Launch Date of AMD HD 5830 Reported

Several models slated to be released

Advanced Micro Devices has been especially active over the past month, releasing DirectX 11-capable graphics cards for the mainstream and entry-level markets, as well as working on the next-generation chipset aimed to support its upcoming six-core CPU. With its DirectX 11 lineup covering most of the necessary market segments, AMD is now gearing up to release the latest in the HD 58xx line, namely the ATI Radeon HD 5830. This adapter has been in the works for some time and its official launch date has finally been reported.

IT168 has published an article showing a number of HD 5830 models that will supposedly make their debut on Thursday, February 25th. It is implied that the GPU maker itself will not release a reference model, with hardware makers debuting their own custom versions. Still, the specifications of the cards will be largely similar. The HD 5830 will be based on the Cypress graphics processing unit (GPU), with a clock of 800MHz, and will have 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

This memory will operate on a 256-bit interface and at a frequency of 4000MHz. The device will also boast 1,120 stream processors and 56 texture units. Of course, the new graphics adapter will fully support DirectX 11 graphics, as well as CrossFireX and Eyefinity, through its HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort outputs.

Among the board makers that have already been revealed to be preparing their own HD 5830 for the grand debut are Gigabyte, Sapphire, PowerColor, HIS and XFX. These manufacturers will only have to face each other's competition for the time being, seeing how NVIDIA's first GF100-based adapters will only launch about a month from now.

Advanced Micro Devices is also working on releasing its Eyefinity 6-enabled ATI Radeon HD 5870 card, as well as its 890GX chipset, which, most recently, was revealed to be on track to being released during the next month.

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