Up to 2,72 TFLOPS per card, new ATI Radeon HD 5800, fully Win 7, OpenGL supported and DirectX 11 compatible. This is the firs card to support Directcompute 11 standard. As we know, GT300 from NVIDIA will not be ready before December this year. So, ATI got some 4-5 month lead in next get DirectX 11 product development.
Until now, ATI has not performed well in Folding@Home, delivering lower performance levels per dollar as NVIDIA. Hope to see change in this area also.
Directcompute 11 is Microsofts application programming interface (API) that takes advantage of the massively parallel processing power of a GPU to accelerate PC application performance in Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7. DirectCompute is part of the Microsoft DirectX collection of APIs. This means, that ATI Radeon HD 5800 equipped PC fill be significantly faster in certain tasks, cause it’s streaming processors are used in parallel with PC-s main processor.