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AMD unveils "world's fastest" graphics card

Chip maker insists the release reinforces its business strategy after string of disappointing quarterly financial results

AMD has announced it is ready to sell what it claims is the "world's fastest" graphics card, the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2.

The card is available at a retail price of USD 549 and comes only months after the company was forced to cut its staff by 10 per cent, following a failure to stimulate sales to meet expectation.

"The ATI Radeon HD 4800 X2 series is proof that our graphics strategy is working. The response from OEMs, system integrators, game developers, press, and most importantly, from gamers regarding the ATI Radeon HD 4800 series products has been incredibly positive," said Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD.

"Now, only a few short weeks after the launch of those products, AMD reclaims the ultimate performance crown and continues to deliver winning products to market in the ATI Radeon HD 4800 X2 series."

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