As hinted by AMD last week, the PC graphics and processor maker is starting to talk about its next generation graphics chips under its ATI Radeon brand. In a new blog post on the AMD web site they talk about how their new graphics chips support the DirectX11 API which will launch when Microsoft releases their new OS Windows 7 on October 22.
The blog talks about some of the features that DirectX11 adds to the graphics for PC games such as tessellation (increasing the number of triangles to produce a more lifelike image on screen), multithreaded rendering (allowing DirectX11 to use more of the multi-cores in current and future CPUs) and DirectCompute (allowing for easier access to the GPUs cores for faster performance).
AMD claims it will be the first company to release a "fully compliant and enabled DirectX 11 graphics product" but details on the release have not yet been revealed. However, AMD did offer up an update on what PC games will have support for DirectX11. One was already revealed a few months ago in Dirt 2. In addition the upcoming first person shooter S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Call of Pripyat will support DirectX11. Finally, in a bit of a surprise, the already released free-to-play RTS game Battleforge will also support DirectX11 (presumably via an upcoming patch).