AMD Ships Two Millionth DirectX 11 GPU

AMD is plenty proud of itself for beating the competition to market with its DirectX 11 parts, and today at CES the company expressed even more pleasure at its hitting the milestone of 2 million DX11 GPU shipped.

AMD pointed out that it was able to reach this milestone three months after the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series, the first DirectX 11-capable graphics products from AMD.

"Today's milestone underscores the ingenuity and innovation that AMD poured into the DirectX 11-capable ATI Radeon Premium Graphics products,” said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Products Group, AMD. “Fifteen weeks ago we introduced the ATI Radeon HD 5800 series graphics cards to the world, the first to support DirectX 11 and powerful capabilities like ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology, with support for Direct Compute 11. Over the course of the last few months, we’ve shipped tens of thousands of DirectX 11-capable graphics processors a week to technology partners who in turn put them into consumers’ hands. With this week’s introduction of the DirectX 11-capable notebook counterparts to our desktop family in the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series, an even larger base of users will enjoy the best visual computing experience available today."

"Being first to market with new technology and initiatives gives a company a strong lead, and if properly managed, a sustainable advantage," said Dr. Jon Peddie, founder and president, Jon Peddie Research. "AMD has been first to market with DirectX 11 graphics products, and as a result, all of the new DirectX 11 games have used those products as the basis for their development. This gives AMD a substantial advantage."

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Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • rodney_ws
    Fermi! Where are you?
  • CoryInJapan
    Sweet. I want to get on eventually.

    I think Nvidia isnt stressing out over it is because they know they still got time before any games come out the truely show off DX11.
  • cryogenic
    Only 198 Million to go, and developers will start to take DX 11 and PC Gaming seriously.
  • chris13th
    It's so good to see AMD doing well.
  • jjchmiel78
    I am one of the lucky 2 million. I got 5770 when I did my last computer build, and works GREAT!
    Ok so I was thinking... DX11 is great in all but what about us will powerful DX10 cards??? The new game developers are going to start making more and more DX11 games and making it compatible with DX9... take Dirt 2 for example,2508.html. So I guess all of us with DX 10 cards are kinda screwed out of the shinnies they put into DX10 and have to run on DX9. Maybe I am wrong and it will change when true DX11 games start coming out.
  • fulle
    CoryInJapanSweet. I want to get on eventually.I think Nvidia isnt stressing out over it is because they know they still got time before any games come out the truely show off DX11.
    Nvidia can SUCK IT. We never saw DX10.1 supported by any games because they knew they couldn't compete with ATI in DX10.1 benchmarks. They had a slight lead in DX10 because its less strict about standards that it needs to adhere to. They then claimed that "DX10.1 doesn't matter." Now, DX11 comes around and its a complete repeat of the same scenario, only so far this time its been less obvious about them completely cock-blocking progress (Another Assassin's Creed incident hasn't happened... yet).

    Nvidia doesn't have the hardware, and their marketing is doing its best to slow the progress of software to compensate. AGAIN. AND you've bought into their marketing BS. Grats.
  • apmyhr
    So far all I have seen from Nvidia in regards to AMD and DX11 is "Who cares?" I wonder if this news might make them care.
  • cptnjarhead
    CryogenicOnly 198 Million to go, and developers will start to take DX 11 and PC Gaming seriously.Exactly!!
    How many DX10 gpu's are out there since launch?.. and how many full DX10 games are there?.. not nearly enough.
    Now some companies are just skipping from DX10 right to DX11 .. look at Dirt2.. DX9 or DX11 only.
    As always.. i will wait till the end of the DX cycle before i purchase.
    While others jump on the DX12 bandwagon.. i will enjoy upgrading at half price with a ton of games to catch up on.

    Sometimes it is better to sit back and watch what the other does and then strike later...