AMD has released the fastest video card ever, the ATI Radeon HD 5870. And now it has been listed on Newegg, and will be shipping on September 28, 2009.
The 5870 will have 2.15 billion transistors, DirectX 11 support, and 1600 stream processors, among other features. It will use a 40nm manufacturing process and use only 27W of power when idle. And to compare the 5870 to the 4890, the 5870 has more than twice the transistors and twice the stream processors. The video card will also be about 30% larger physically than the 4870.
Some of the 5870’s listed on Newegg include a free copy of Dirt 2. And the best thing about this GPU is that it’s only $380. This will push Nvidia not only to lower the prices of their current graphics cards, but to also speed up the development of their next generation graphics processors.
For a detailed look into AMD’s new ATI Radeon HD 5870, check out the article on Maximum PC.
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