XFX, a world leader in graphics cards, motherboards and computer accessories, has become an official AMD technology partner, joining the group of successful AMD add-in-board (AIB) partners.
XFX plans to provide new products based on the award-winning ATI Radeon HD 4000 series GPUs to consumers, beginning in early 2009.
"In the world of PC gaming, XFX is synonymous with the extreme performance that enthusiasts crave," says Imi Mosaheb, country GM of AMD South Africa.
"Their decision to partner with AMD and launch AMD GPU-based XFX graphics cards, including the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, widely regarded as the world's fastest graphics card by technology enthusiasts around the world, speaks to the level of excellence achieved by the ATI Radeon HD 4000 series."
Michael Chiu, chairman and CEO of Pine Technologies Holdings, which makes XFX graphics cards, comments: "With the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4000 series, AMD redefined the graphics market and delivered graphics cards for gamers in every segment.
"It wasn't just AMD gaming prowess that caught our attention; the company's technology leadership in multimedia performance, including video transcoding, HD content playback and surround sound audio, made it clear that AMD was and continues to be a great fit for users everywhere.
"We are excited by this partnership as it allows us to incorporate current and future ATI graphics technology into our graphics card designs, enabling our R&D teams to develop an even wider range of XFX graphics products for consumers in every region and every segment."
ATI Radeon HD 4000 series graphics cards were first introduced in June 2008 with the arrival of ATI Radeon HD 4850 and ATI Radeon HD 4870. The two products represented the world's first graphics cards to deliver one TeraFLOPS or more of compute power, quickly establishing both as cards of choice for gamers in the performance and enthusiast segments.
The ATI Radeon HD 4870, and its dual-GPU variant, the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, continue to be the only graphics cards to utilise a frame buffer based on GDDR5 memory.