Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by TheMailMan78, Jul 28, 2009.
According to my screenshot gallery from Crysis MP beta and original Crysis, AF did work.
newer drivers would be awesome... the newest ones have had issues.
I'd think it's wishful thinking nvidia would have improvements. Damn, I hope there would be total catastrophy and all these drivers would be handed as open source. ;P
Newer drivers will help, but it isn't going to put any nail in the 5k gen unless their is a price drop, and even then, there will be no competitor for the 5870. You can say the 295 maybe could with new drivers, but SLI or CF scaling isn't always a guaranteed thing like 1 GPU provides. But I am curious to see the price drops as most 285's hover around $50 of the 5870 1gb range.
that would be 5770 should be out around october 2009
Hmm, I think they are already great heaters...
Nothing will be worst than my good oll 2900XT...
Hmm, I just googled on this and jogged my memory about this AF issue. It had something to do with POM textures. When Crysis was first released, there were several tech sites pointing out how AF did not seem to work on the ground textures (especially roads). Here's a quick search: http://www.google.com/search?client=opera&rls=en&q=crysis+AF+not+working&sourceid=opera&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 Since I am not playing for Crysis for the time being, I do not really care too much for it right now, but I might play once again with a 5870 card, at maxed-out settings! THAT, I am looking forward to!!!
XFX offers you the ultimate reality check with the new XFX Radeon™ HD 5870 and 5850 graphics processing units. Bringing three new dimensions to gaming reality, these graphics cards challenge the limits that have restrained your gaming. Until now.
First, ATI Eyefinity Technology literally broadens your horizons by enabling you to spread out across three displays at resolutions of up to 1080p. Use this “wrap-around” in-picture experience to become fully immersed in your gaming—or productively immerse in your work.
Second, ATI Stream Technology gives your system a significant boost by offloading tasks usually sent to your CPU to your GPU. The result is a more balanced gaming platform that can handle the demands of today’s fully immersive games.
Third, both the XFX Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 offer full Microsoft® DirectX®11 support so that you can push your settings to the max and still game at the highest resolutions. And, sure-to-make-you-blink 3D effects are generated through HDR Texture Compression, DirectCompute and Tessellation.
As John Lennon once said, “Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.” At XFX, we couldn’t agree more. Especially when you’re talking about the XFX Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 graphics cards.
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Technology 5 Star
Bundled with DiRT 2
Inspired by the best in off-road racing and extreme sports, DIRT 2 takes you on a stunning world tour from Malaysia to Morocco and London to LA in new and classic events. Unleash the planet’s hottest licensed off-road vehicles in a range of multi-car, solo and multi-class races set in incredible new environments. Step into the drivers seat and enjoy the revolution in off-road racing only with XFX and DIRT 2.
– 1 GB GDDR5 memory
– ATI Eyefinity technology with support for up to three displays (1,3)
– ATI Stream technology (2)
- Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL
- Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT) (2,4)
– Compliant with DirectX® 11 and earlier revisions
– Supports OpenGL 3.1
– ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance (5)
– ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology (6,7)
– Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology (6)
– DL-DVI, DL-DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI
– PCI Express® 2.0 support
(1) Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyfinity technology and to enable a third display you require one panel with a DisplayPort connector.
(2) Requires application support for ATI Stream technology.
(3) ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios which is required for panning across three displays. (4) Digital rights management restrictions may apply.
(5) ATI CrossFireX™ technology requires an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard, an ATI CrossFireX™ Bridge Interconnect(s) and may require a specialized power supply.
(6) ATI PowerPlay™, ATI Avivo™ and ATI Stream are technology platforms that include a broad set of capabilities offered by certain XFX Radeon™ HD GPUs. Not all products have all features and full enablement of some capabilities and may require complementary products.
(7) HD capable display required.
Nice find. IMO that XFX looks much better than the Sapphire offering.
damn thats hot!
No stupid CGI girl shit!
Thanks XFX (and GoldenTiger), you've done it again!
Still looks better plain, no cheap stickers at all...
Going with XFX unless someone comes out with better then that,
I notice so far everyone is using reference cooler. How long does it normally take for different sorts to come out?
It might take a couple months or more, they are restrained by amd...
First sell reference stuff make money, then get the good stuff out and make even more money...
Was that an advertising plug for xfx or what?
XFX FTW! I like the look of that card.
wow, it look way better than shapire an bundled wit dirt 2, now you can feel DX 11
3 more day's to come, i can't wait it.
wizz you should prepare you benches(and have a good quality as always) , because i'm eager to see it
I was talking about the 200 gtx series
yes last time when the 4000 series was released new drivers came out increasing the potential of the 9800 series by a bunch
LOL no, it wasn't... I was just posting it because it is pertinent to this thread and the first listing I found for a 5870/50 officially.
I disagree. I happened to still be rocking the 8800's at that time, and there was no significant performance jump around the launch of 4800. They steadily improved here and there, but definitely no big jumps.
Anyone notice no power adapter on the side as though, looks like thats what the spots on the end of the card are for. Also is that XFX card the Eyefinity only, because if its not, wondering how exactly they will bundle Dirt 2 with the base 5850/5870 when that game doesnt release for PC till December.
Even if that was true, it didn't matter, the 9800's with drivers made by god wouldn't have beaten a 4870. And thats what I'm saying here, even if they have hidden power, they still won't compete.
XFX is the one and only that I am aware of that packs a Parts and Labor Manufacturer Warranty for a Lifetime that is transferable to boot! Now when I am looking to drop 5 bills on a card at least I know if it turns to rubbish in 6 months I don't have a paperweight. I hope they continue this on the 5000 series cards. But yeah looks are a good thing as well and XFX is generally much better than most but a little ugly that performs great and has insurance is a much better deal to me.
Shame res is low.
XFX packing is awesome too. That matters as you often see too little packing material used by the Egg and others. DIRT 2 FTW!
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