AMD releases ATI Radeon HD 4770 GPU

AMD releases ATI Radeon HD 4770 GPUThe manufacturer of graphics processors, based in Sunnyvale, California – AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.) has released its ATI Radeon HD 4770 graphics processing unit (GPU). AMD has claimed is Radeon HD 4770 graphics processor is performance product in the 4000 series for the desktop PC market, known for its excellent HD gaming performance and affordable price.     

According to AMD, the ATI Radeon HD 4770 graphics card features the up-to-date 40nm process technology of the industry and the most advanced GDDR5 memory technology, twice faster than GDDR3, for enhanced performance. Comprised of over 826 million transistors, the Radeon HD 4770 offers support for third-generation hardware for the latest DirectX 10.1 games; e.g. Battleforge, HAWX, S.T.A.L.K.E.R Clear Sky and Stormrise. The Radeon HD 4770 also features ATI CrossFireX helps boosting performance.  

The ATI Radeon HD 4770 uses high performance anisotropic filtering and 24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) to enhanc the definition and clarity of lower resolution media, including standard definition video. The Radeon HD 4770 comes with the second-generation AMD Unified Video Decoder (UVD 2.0) technology that helps to enjoy HD content without putting burden on the main processor. Supporting decoding of VC-1, H.264, the Radeon HD 4770 also supports MPEG-2 content, Blu-ray content with dual-stream (HD+SD), picture in picture (PIP) capabilities. AMD has claimed that the Radeon HD 4770 can upscale video display to 2560x1600 on dual-link monitors -- nearly twice the display resolution of 1080p displays.     

The Radeon HD 4770 also provides support for HDMI, DisplayPort, OpenGL 3.0, picture-in-picture (PiP), dynamic/automatic contrast, dynamic power management, and HD audio technologies such as 7.1 surround sound (including AC-3, AAC, DTS) and Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) that help fast conversion of standard and HD video into multiple formats for use on differing consumer electronics devices. The Radeon HD 4770 also offers xvYCC support that helps to enjoy a wider range of color when connected to a capable HDTV.

Commenting on the ATI Radeon HD 4770, the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD, Rick Bergman said, “Consumer pressure in this economic downturn is shifting demand to lower prices and the price band around $100 has the highest demand and highest volume. AMD has responded with the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4770, targeting this market with cutting-edge technologies like 40 nm processors, support for DirectX 10.1 gaming and GDDR5 memory. This strategy stands in stark contrast to the old 'trickle down' technology approach some still use to address this important segment.”

According to AMD, the ATI Radeon HD 4770 GPU w/512MB of memory is available immediately for $109 with a $10 rebate, which means the GPU is available for under -$100 price ($99).

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