AMD has introduced a new class of graphics cards:
The Radeon Sky series is designed for the representation of stream games. But also the first look at a classic coming top model, the company has granted and a coming tech demo that comes with Crytek.
When AMD currently seems to run quite well. The processors of the company are the heart of the PlayStation 4 and probably the successor to the Xbox console.
And with technology like the new hair TressFX representation in the PC version of Tomb Raider, the company has also attracted attention. At the Games Developer Conference (GDC) 2013 in San Francisco, AMD has now announced even new graphics cards. Under the name, Sky to appear Radeon cards that are optimized for the generation of streaming games.
There will be three variants: a top model is the AMD Radeon Sky 900 that has 3484 stream processors, and over 6 GB of GDDR5 memory and a memory bandwidth of 480 GB per second.
The mid-range is called Sky 700
It has half the number of stream processors and a memory bandwidth of 264 GB per second. At the bottom of the Radeon Sky is to find 500 who has to get with 1,280 stream processors, has 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and a memory bandwidth of 154 GB per second.
All three are based on PCI Express 3.0. Hardware partners, AMD already have pre-production models, the regular production is in the 2nd Quarter of 2013 begin. Information about the availability and prices are not yet available.
In the U.S., AMD is working with streaming companies such as G-cluster Global and Ciinow. What partners in Europe to join the course and how the service should be configured otherwise is not yet known.
First look at high-end hardware
Those interested in less unusual, but powerful hardware should keep the upcoming flagship product rather from AMD in the eye. It is called the Radeon HD 7990 and has two 7900 GPU units. Despite the three fans, the card works very silently.
Information about the price and the release date, AMD will announce later. The HD 7990 should be able to present resolutions in the 4K standard liquid and also by the massive use of technology TressFX not let its knees.
Among other things, the deadline to get the package, AMD is working with Crytek is developing a new video demo. A short focal-real-time part of it could be seen on a very small screen. The whole thing should probably be some counterpart to the Samaritan demo from Epic Games and help to position the companies involved as graphics pioneers.