AMD announced the release of the AMD Radeon™ HD 7990, the world’s fastest graphics card, designed for gamers who want to take their PC gaming experience to the highest level. AMD Radeon HD 7990 is based on award-winning AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture with AMD Eyefinity technology (allows consumers to run up to five simultaneous displays off of a single graphics card), and delivers unrivalled performance and world-class technology for playing the latest DirectX® 11 games in extreme resolutions and multi-monitor configurations. The new graphic card consists from two specially-screened AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series GPUs, with a clock speed of up to 1GHz and 6GB of GDDR5 running at 6.0Gbps for 576GB/s of memory bandwidth. The massive performance is cooled down by three ultra-quiet fans and according to AMD the fans are quieter than by the Titan or the GTX 690. For better imagination, the new AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 contains a combined 8.2 billion 28nm transistors.
NVIDIA announced support for the Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStation®4 with the popular NVIDIA® PhysX® and NVIDIA® APEX® software development kits (SDKs).
Game designers use PhysX and APEX technologies for collision detection and simulation of rigid bodies, clothing, fluids, particle systems and more across a wide range of platforms, including desktop PCs, game consoles, and mobile and handheld devices.
Sony got a head-start in the next-generation race for hardware domination with its early reveal of the PlayStation 4. Sony has ditched the Cell architecture it utitlised in the PS4, instead opting for technology that its developers will be more familiar with. As such, the PS4 is more like a “supercharged” PC, running off an x86-based CPU – similar to that found in most desktop computers – and an “enhanced” GPU, both of which are designed by AMD. The console also hosts 8GB of memory, meaning plenty of space for extremely shiny graphics.
According to Apple press release:
Apple® today announced iPhone® 5, the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever, completely redesigned to feature a stunning new 4-inch Retina™ display; an Apple-designed A6 chip for blazing fast performance; and ultrafast wireless technology—all while delivering even better battery life. iPhone 5 comes with iOS 6, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system with over 200 new features including: the all new Maps app with Apple-designed cartography and turn-by-turn navigation; Facebook integration; Passbook® organization; and even more Siri® features and languages.
Third generation of iPad brings many enhancements and innovations. New iPad has faster chip, better camera and great new display and much more. New Retina display brings four times more pixels than iPad 2 with razor-sharp text and richer text. The Retina display transforms the entire iPad experience. The Retina display on the new iPad features a 2048-by-1536 resolution, 44 percent greater colour saturation, and an astounding 3.1 million pixels — in the same 9.7-inch space. That’s four times the number of pixels in iPad 2 and a million more than an HDTV. Those pixels are so close together, that your eyes can’t discern individual ones at a normal viewing distance.