Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), on Wednesday launched the world’s most powerful processor ATI Radeon HD 5800 besides launching the world’s first and only-to-fully support Microsoft DirectX 112 in India.

Boasting up to 2.72 TeraFLOPS of compute power, the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series effectively doubles the value consumers can expect of their graphics purchases, delivering twice the performance-per-dollar of previous generations of graphics products, a press release issued here stated.

AMD has initially released two cards-the ATI Radeon HD 5870 and the ATI Radeon HD 5850, each with 1GB GDDR5 memory.

With the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series of graphics cards, users can expand their computing experience with ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology, accelerate their computing experience with ATI Stream technology, and dominate their gaming competition with superior gaming performance and full support of Microsoft DirectX 11, making it a must-have consumer purchase just in time for Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

“Many applications are already designed to take advantage of the massive parallel processing capabilities of the GPU. To help this phenomenon, ATI Radeon HD 5800 is changing the game, both for the ‘gamer’ and the ‘worker’ in us,” AMD’S Global Business Development (Professional Graphics), Director, Anirban Chakravartti, said.

AMD is the first to market with full DirectX 11 support, designed to help make Windows 7 that much better, and with the unique experience of ATI Eyefinity technology.