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ATI Radeon 3870


Author:  Michael Lynch
Date:  2008.04.07
Topic:  Video
Provider:  ATI
Manufacturer:  ATI






ATI Radeon HD 3870

Introduction:

We recently tested ATI's new lineup of the 3400 series graphics card, it was considered to be one of their 'value' cards, and it sure was. Now we are going to put their 'performance' card, the ATI Radeon 3870, up to some strenuous tests to see how well it really does perform. We will be putting it up against the BFG Nvidia 8800GT Over Clocked and see how it performs.

 

Product Overview:

Experience the Power of HD

Experience the power of HD with the ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series of GPUs - graphics processing designed for ultimate HD gaming.

Ultimate HD Gaming

Advance to ultimate HD gaming with incredible performance, life-like graphics and support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1. With ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series GPUs powering your gaming experience, you’re ready to dominate the battlefield. And thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX™ upgrade ability, you can scale your performance to even greater heights.
Prepare to DOMINATE!

HD Video Beyond 1080p

The latest Blu-ray and HD DVD movies play smoothly at full 1080p and your CPU is unbound for other tasks thanks to the Unified Video Decoder and ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology. Enjoy quality to spare with resolutions upscaled beyond 1080p for the most processing-intensive content. And with a choice of digital outputs, you have more options when enjoying your digital entertainment.2

Break-through Efficiency

ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series graphics processors have break-through efficiency, with up to twice the processing performance per watt than previous generations of AMD GPUs. And thanks to the smaller, 55nm process technology that runs cool and quiet, you can pack more performance in your system at an extraordinary value.

ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series – Key Features

  • Ultimate Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 Performance – You’ll be blown away by life-like graphics from the latest DirectX® 10.1 games, with stunning 3D graphics and shading effects.
  • Over 1 teraFLOPS of Compute Power – up to 640 stream processors (320 x 2) on a single card deliver the raw horsepower to attack the most demanding graphics applications
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU – Upgrade to even greater 3D performance quickly and easily thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX technology with up to quad-GPU support.
  • PCI Express® 2.0 – Get ready for the most demanding graphics applications with PCI Express 2.0 support, which allows up to twice the throughput of current AMD PCI Express cards.1
  • Unified Video Decoder – View and manipulate the latest Blu-ray and HD DVD content with a dedicated hardware video decoder that leaves your CPU free to perform other tasks.
  • Ultimate Image Quality – Performance that rivals high-end HD-DVD and Blu-ray players on displays with resolutions that exceed 1080p – up to 2560x1600.2
  • Integrated Digital Outputs – Enjoy your digital content the way you want to, with built-in HDMI that includes 5.1 surround audio for big screen entertainment.
  • More Processing Performance per Watt – Get up to twice the Gigaflops per watt of previous generations of high-end AMD GPUs.
  • ATI PowerPlay™ Technology – power saving features that reduce power consumption at idle or during low-usage
  • Runs Cool and Quiet – With a smaller chip designed to use less power, your system can take advantage of high-end Windows Vista® features while running more efficiently and quieter than ever.


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