Although ATI, graphics business unit of Advanced Micro Devices, released its latest family of DirectX 11-compliant Radeon HD 5000 graphics boards well ahead of its arch-rival Nvidia Corp., the latter was quicker to roll out its Tesla 20-series stream computing accelerator cards powered by the latest Fermi-architecture processors, which are now available in servers from Dell and IBM. However, AMD has not been wasting time and plans to introduce the new generation FireStream cards later this month.
Sources close to AMD said that AMD intends to launch “a new AMD FireStream compute accelerator specifically designed for HPC, cloud gaming and server-side rendering, all of which require maximum compute density” by the end of June, 2010, which is nine month after the latest DirectX 11-capable graphics boards for consumers emerged.
AMD FireStream cards based on Evergreen to arrive later this month
Posted on Friday, Jun 11 2010 @ 21:54 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck