Wednesday, September 23rd 2009

Introducing the XFX Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 Graphics Accelerators

Gamers are always pushing for the ultimate realistic gaming experience, and the XFX Radeon HD 5870 graphics card brings them three enormous steps closer to their ideal. First, ATI Eyefinity Technology enables gamers to see things like never before, with the ability to spread out across three displays at resolutions of up to 1080 pixels. Offering the first-ever "wrap-around" in-picture experience, gamers can surround themselves in the digital world, or, if productivity is the goal, maximize workspace with the ability to see more windows simultaneously.

Second, ATI Stream Technology ensures that today's demanding games play faster at higher resolutions. This state-of-the-art technology boosts systems performance by offloading tasks that were previously sent to the CPU to the GPU. The result? A more evenly balanced platform that can handle greater capacities at faster speeds.

Third, the XFX Radeon HD 5850 and 5870 are the first cards to offer full support for Microsoft DirectX 11. Now, gamers can push their experience to the limit, going the distance with the highest resolutions at maximum settings. Striking 3D effects are there for the asking thanks to features like HDR Texture Compression, DirectCompute and Tessellation.

Additionally, consumers who purchase either card will have the ability to download a free copy of Dirt2, the first video game to take full advantage of all three technologies.

The XFX Radeon 5850 and 5870 graphics cards also feature a second generation TeraScale engine that provides a dramatic increase in processing power over previous generations. Two teraFLOPS of power enable gamers to carve through the most demanding games and GDDR5 memory technology provides twice the data per pin of GDDR3 memory at similar clock speeds, enabling these GPUs to be more nimble and responsive than previous graphics cards.

Additional features include ATI CrossFireX technology, which offers gamers up to 180% better gaming performance in dual-mode. ATI Avivo technology maximizes the Blu-ray movie experience with brighter whites for more vivid video playback. And ATI PowerPlay balances computing needs, keeping the power draw low when GPU activity is reduced.

As easy as 1, 2, 3, XFX has helped reality step up its game. To learn more about the XFX Radeon HD 5850 and 5870 graphics cards, visit xfxforce.com. To purchase, visit one of our favorite e-tailers today.
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10 Comments on Introducing the XFX Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 Graphics Accelerators

#1
mav2000
Well since its going to be a ref design, I probably would pick the HIS, just for the looks. This is a bit over done.
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#2
buggalugs
by: mav2000
Well since its going to be a ref design, I probably would pick the HIS, just for the looks. This is a bit over done.
Hahaha, all you can see is the back PCB when the card is installed but ye we all have our likes and dislikes.
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#3
Lu(ky
Black PBC is the way to go, good job XFX. :D To bad I just bought the 2 x XFX 4890 with eK FB 1 month ago. Oh well when I sell them I will be prepared for this ---> :nutkick:
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#4
legends84
owh.... this will be my next build.......:rockout:
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#6
..'Ant'..
by: PP Mguire
Best looking 5870 so far.
Agreed! Really looks nice.
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#7
suraswami
is the 5850 longer than 4850 card, thinking if it will fit my Ultra case.
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#8
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: suraswami
is the 5850 longer than 4850 card, thinking if it will fit my Ultra case.
from what they say the 5850 is the same length as a 4870....
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#9
suraswami
by: fullinfusion
from what they say the 5850 is the same length as a 4870....
crap, that means it might be longer and not fit in my case.
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#10
tzitzibp
by: PP Mguire
Best looking 5870 so far.
my vote goes to Sapphire VaporX (for looks):D
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