Wednesday, April 16th 2008

Diamond Launches Overclocked 1GB HD 3870

Diamond Multimedia introduced today the 1 gigabyte, overclocked version of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card. This card offers maximum speed and power at an incredible value. Utilizing 55nm technology, this card runs cool and quiet.

The HD 3870 is a dual slot card, PCIE 2.0, with 1024MB of DDR3 memory and an overclocked speed of 825 MHz. The memory speed is 900 MHz. As with the original HD 3870, the 1 gigabyte version is designed with 320 stream processors and plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX upgradeability with up to quad-GPU support.

The Radeon HD 3870 will blow users away with life-like graphics from the latest Microsoft DirectX 10.1 games and stunning 3D graphics and shading effects. Experience the best of Windows Vista and bump up the performance of the Windows Aero graphical interface.

Uncompromising HD video is delivered via ATI Avivo display technology. The latest Blu-ray and HD DVD movies play smoothly at full 1080p with a dedicated hardware video decoder that leaves the CPU unbound to do other tasks. Enjoy digital content with HDMI and built in 5.1 surround sound.

All Diamond video cards carry the Diamond guarantee of quality assurance. Unlike many cards that are simply first to market, Diamond carefully tests and retests every new model for its ratio of performance to reliability. Diamond is legendary in the PC video card business for its less than 1 percent return rate versus an industry average of approximately 10 percent. Diamond cards use superior connectors, cables and components, as well as undergo more thorough testing for heat susceptibility and durability.Source: Diamond
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14 Comments on Diamond Launches Overclocked 1GB HD 3870

#1
newtekie1
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I would rather have the 512MB of faster RAM. On and the title says 3970, it should be 3870, right?
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#2
erocker
I don't understand why it isn't called a HD3850 1gb? It's GDDR3 after all.
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#3
Jimmy 2004
by: a111087
they named it 3970?
My own personal swing on things ;)

Just a typo by me, title said 3970 but article said 3870.
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#4
Morgoth
ummm my hd3850agp is clocked higher then that...
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#5
cool_recep
Damn! I was surprised for a while when i saw the title 3970 but then....:cry:
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#6
mdm-adph
Well, I thought a 3870 was the RV670 plus GDDR4...
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newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
by: mdm-adph
Well, I thought a 3870 was the RV670 plus GDDR4...
Appearently not as the HD3870x2 uses GDDR3 also. I think at this point, the only thing that matters is the core clock speed. If it is 775MHz or higher by default it is a 3870, if it is lower it is a 3850. ATi's naming scheme has become extremely confusing.
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jbunch07
by: erocker
I don't understand why it isn't called a HD3850 1gb? It's GDDR3 after all.
there are a handful of 3870 that use gddr3 but not many....
these clocks are not very high to be called an oc version but i guess its not bad for gddr3
i wanna see how it performs against a 3870 with high clocked gddr4
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#9
Nitro-Max
WHooooo! i bet this runs sexy with tri-Fire
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Gigabytes 3870 uses GDDR3. Not too terribly much of a difference between that and gddr4 but enough for average joe to notice.
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jbunch07
by: WarEagleAU
Gigabytes 3870 uses GDDR3. Not too terribly much of a difference between that and gddr4 but enough for average joe to notice.
yea that gigabyte would look nice with my new board....i was going to buy it but the gddr3 is making me a little worried about ocing
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jbunch07
by: InnocentCriminal
Anymore news on that, the 3k series should have had one from the beginning.
i agree! but none yet...it looks like this is the only review i can find, but ill keep looking :toast:
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