ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series Officially Released
Finally the long awaited ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series cards have been released, fully supporting Microsoft’s DirectX® 11. These new cards utilize the 40nm fabrication process and pack double the amount of transistors found in the 4800 series, coming in with 2.15 billion of them. Both the 5870 and 5850 come with a GDDR5 memory interface, a PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface, DirectX® 11 support, OpenGL 3.2 support and ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology as well as a few more extras. The 5870 comes in as ATI’s fastest graphics processor, with 2.72 TeraFLOPS of processing power, 1600 Stream Processing Units, 80 Texture Units and 32 ROPs with a peak bandwidth of 153.6 GB/sec while the 5850 which comes in slightly less powerful with 2.09 TeraFLOPS of processing power, 1440 Stream Processing Units, 72 Texture Units and 32 ROPs with a peak bandwidth of 128.0 GB/sec. The full specifications for the 5870 can be found here and for the 5850 here. You can expect cards to be coming from ASUS, Club 3D, Diamond Multimedia, Force3D, GIGABYTE, HIS (Hightech Information Systems), MSI, Multimedia, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE Technology, VisionTek and XFX.