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Old 9th September 2009, 19:02   #1
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Default AMD Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 Pricing Revealed

We can also confirm the price information on Radeon HD 5850 and Radeon HD 5870, and they will be 299USD and 399USD respectively.

Even if we don't have any benchmarks to share, we have it on good authority that AMD's new Radeon HD 5800 series will bring between 25-40% better performance than current generation, depending on games and application.

The card will use 1GB GDDR5 memory but 2GB models are to be expected. We have learned a bit about the overclocking potential and it seems the 40nm technology has matured well. There are talks about overclocking to 1GHz GPU with the reference cooler, which is on par with the current flagship Radeon HD 4890 in terms of overclocking ability.

http://www.nordichardware.com/news,9887.html
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Old 10th September 2009, 07:32   #2
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We made the decision to pull the story, sorry for any inconvenience. There will be more on the many flavors of Radeon in the future.

Story pulled.

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Old 10th September 2009, 08:18   #3
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I quoted the most interesting part price/performance wise;
there was also a piece about a "HD 5870 Six" part which would include native support for a total of 6 output displays using displayport/mini displayport
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Old 10th September 2009, 08:30   #4
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here's the full content

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A few weeks ago there were reports of another member of AMD's graphics card family Evergreen. The card was code-named Trillian and would not use a special GPU but instead be a very special model. There were talks about three graphics processor but more likely it would be a card with extra display outputs. We have learned that the card will be called Radeon HD 5870 Six and support no less than six monitors, all with 3D functionality.

Many are perhaps wondering how AMD managed to fit no less than six display outputs on the back of the same graphics card. The answer is DisplayPort, or more precise Mini DisplayPort.

The interface, used quite frequently by Apple, supports resolutions up to 2560x1600 pixels through a connector that is only a fraction of the size of a regular DVI output.


DVI. vs. Mini DisplayPort

The 3D support across multiple monitors have been improved significantly with the coming Evergreen family and Radeon HD 5870 Six will take this to a whole new level. Theoretically you could connect six monitors to one and the same graphics card, with tailored resolutions. Something that should not only appeal to simulator fans but also regular gamers, or why not just use it run of the mill applications.

According to the info we received all cards of the Evergreen family will work a lot better with multiple monitors, something we're truly looking forward to seeing more of. AMD has talked about better support for multiple monitors for many years, and finally it's happening, and the exact shape and form will be revealed soon.

We can also confirm the price information on Radeon HD 5850 and Radeon HD 5870, and they will be 299USD and 399USD respectively.

Even if we don't have any benchmarks to share, we have it on good authority that AMD's new Radeon HD 5800 series will bring between 25-40% better performance than current generation, depending on games and application.

The card will use 1GB GDDR5 memory but 2GB models are to be expected. We have learned a bit about the overclocking potential and it seems the 40nm technology has matured well. There are talks about overclocking to 1GHz GPU with the reference cooler, which is on par with the current flagship Radeon HD 4890 in terms of overclocking ability.

We hope to learn more about AMD's Evergreen family soon, very soon, and we will be covering the launch of the first DirectX 11 graphics cards. A launch where performance and features are almost equally important
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these are supposed to be pics of the HD 5870:
http://gathering.tweakers.net/forum/...ssage/32550799
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and confirmed by author that pulling the story had nothing to do with credibility

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The decision to pull this one was hard, but the reason has nothing to do with the credibility of the source. My phone rang in the middle of the night and a "nervous" AMD representative was on the other line. We're not under NDA, mainly because they decided to send Swedish IDG (which is really lame) instead of us to the London event, and when we explained that if they don't simply give us the information, we will find out anyway, and share it to others who are perhaps not meant to know before embargo lifts. After some talks, we came to an agreement. I was a bit surprised they reacted this way know, since we also shared quite a lot before the launch of RV770, but he simply said that there were things we had said that he didn't even know and had to look up.
The exact details of the details will stay with me though
Everything in the post is true, and you can read it in the first post of this thread, and many other places around the web, but not at NH anymore
so HD 5870 25-40% quicker than HD 4870
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gtx285 to be good .
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I think it will be on par or slightly better, seeing as HD 4890 is already a match for GTX 285 in some games
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Too bad the price for the 5870 ain't 299 as predicted first... that would have forced Nvidia to drop their prices drastically... now we will see and wait till the green team reveal their monster cards...
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Too bad the price for the 5870 ain't 299 as predicted first... that would have forced Nvidia to drop their prices drastically... now we will see and wait till the green team reveal their monster cards...
Yeah, but it would also have ment less profit for AMD and they still need a lot of money .
Price might still drop to 299 after a few months, first AMD needs to get the money out of the early adopters' pockets
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