Sapphire launches HD 7800 Series Graphic Cards based on new graphics GCN architecture from AMD

Sapphire is introducing its third new series of graphics cards based on the revolutionary new graphics GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture from AMD. The new SAPPHIRE HD 7800 series of graphics cards is based on the third family of GPU’s from AMD built in its new 28nm process and featuring the highly acclaimed GCN graphics processing architecture. The new HD 7870 and HD 7850 GPUs have an optimised internal structure sharing many of the features of the high performance HD 7900 series already released but with fewer Stream processors and a new high speed 256-bit memory interface to the latest DDR5 memory types. It is aimed at mainstream gamers looking for excellent performance together with good value and all the latest features.

The new SAPPHIRE HD 7800 series is ready for DirectX 11.1 and the new Windows 8 operating system. With Dual-link DVI, HDMI and two mini-DisplayPort outputs, the HD 7800 models can support configurations of up to 6 monitors. In addition, the SAPPHIRE HD 7800 series cards can simultaneously output multiple, independent audio streams allowing the correct audio content to be associated with different applications on different screens. HDMI specifications have also increased in the HD 7000 series. Fast HDMI 1.4a supports Stereoscopic 3D with enhanced frame rates of 60Hz per eye – 120Hz total. The SAPPHIRE HD 7800 series products will be available from the 19th March 2012.

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