DirectX 11 Graphic Cards Now Available: ATI HD 5870/5850

24 September 2009 By Shashank

ATI 5870

The next generation of graphic cards ATI Radeon HD 5870 and HD 5850 boasting of DirectX 11 support and ATI Eyefinity technology are now available, these video cards support upto 3 monitors and resolution upto 2560×1600 per display, 6 screen support will eventually come out in November with a new version of 5870 graphics card with 6 mini display ports. HD 5800 series of graphics cards also supports dual, triple and quad ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology.

ATI HD 5870 and 5850  GPUs are developed on the advanced 40nm fabrication technology containing massive 2.15 billion transistors and additionally the streaming processor units, texture units and ROPs are almost doubled in comparison to ATI 4870 and 4850 GPUs respectively. My 6 months old Dual Sonic 4870 graphics card is already feeling older, I  might even sell it to make way for new GPU chips, the performance that these cards provide and their price point makes them the only graphics card you should buy if you are in a market for a  higher end graphics solution as of now.

Power consumption

Apart from double performance ATI has attained another feat in power consumption, 5870 graphics card consumes only 27 watts at idle and 188 watts at full load when used with single display whereas 4850 consumes 27 watts at idle and 170 watts at full load with single display, with two displays the idle power will be doubled.

Price of ATI HD 5870 and HD 5850

The new video cards are priced at sweet $259 for HD 5850 and $379 for HD 5870, the prices will come down a bit once ATI releases new cards in November or if NVIDIA comes out with its lineup of DirectX 11  cards.

India Price would be around Rs 17,000 for HD 5850 and  Rs 25,000 for HD 5870

Full Features of HD 4870 –  AMD Website

Full Features of HD 4850 – AMD Website

ATI Radeon HD 5870 Review

List of DirectX 11 Games

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Hardware, Latest Technology 7 comments


ronny says:

5870 is unnecessarily highly priced.If any one a dx10 enabled gfx even as simple as 8600gt ddr3 or 9500gt ddr3 the dx11 games are playable at decent settings,of course youll need Vista,they wont run in xp :(, i think upgrading now is not a good choice, few more gfx are in a row, lets see how they perform.

aspret says:

👿 this is not a high priced card……nvidia always best on high pricing…..comparatively it is lower than gtx295 and 285 which is noooooooot a dx11 card not even dx10.1

avesh says:

nvidia is costly, ati 5870 is still better than 295 ..

hilton furray says:

i am looking for card ati hd5770 cant find one in this
could you give me the coust and werw i can buy one?
trinidad and tobago

hilton furray says:

could you tell me the cost and were i can buy one

video card repair says:

Thanks for mentioning the good points of ATI graphic cards and why we should prefer them.

Meemansak Bharti says:

Whic is best adi radeon graphic card directx11 for gaming under $95

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