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First Graphics Cards of the DirectX 11 era.
« on: Friday, December 18, 2009, 20:27:15 PM »
ATI has released the first 5 cards capable of DX11 graphics.


ATI Radeon HD 5750
Core Clock    700MHz
720 Stream Processing Units
Memory Clock 1150MHz (4.6Gbps)
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR5
PRICE- $150

ATI Radeon HD 5770
Core Clock  850MHz
800 Stream Processing Units
Memory Clock 1200MHz (4.8Gbps)
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type GDDR5
PRICE- $170

ATI Radeon HD 5850
Core Clock  725MHz
1440 Stream Processing Units
Memory Clock 1000MHz (4.0Gbps)
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR5
PRICE- $310

ATI Radeon HD 5870
Core Clock  850MHz
1600 Stream Processing Units
Memory Clock 1200MHz (4.8Gbps)
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Interface 256-bit
Memory Type GDDR5
PRICE- $410

ATI Radeon HD 5970
Core Clock 725MHz
 3200 (1600 x 2) Stream Processing Units
Memory Clock 1000MHz (4.0Gbps)
Memory Size 2GB
Memory Interface 512 (256 x 2)-bit
Memory Type GDDR5
PRICE- $650

*Prices were based off of newegg.com and may vary*
*card specification were based off of newegg.com*

Most of you already know these exist but I was bored and if no one knows, now they do. I am going to get a 5770 when I get the money, which probably isn't going to be soon.
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Re: First Graphics Cards of the DirectX 11 era.
« Reply #1 on: Friday, December 18, 2009, 21:17:43 PM »
Somebody read my Moderator thread :D

I didn't know about these honestly. Personally, I'm a Nvidia guy and have no desire to have the latest and greatest. It's nice sure but it also comes with a pricetag. Nvidia's stream processors are much more efficient which explains why ATi needs well over 5x the number of them just to compete with Nvidia. I also like CUDA and PHYSX, I just wish they were implemented more... I'm sure ATi cards do great, although I've never owned a decent one and probably never will.

Hardware usually comes out before applications can use it. This is a great reason to hang back a generation or two. There are a couple DX11 games out but I have heard bad reviews about DiRT 2. More DX11 games will come with using even more of DX11 features.

Anyway, nice informative post. Good collection of quick-view information.
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Re: First Graphics Cards of the DirectX 11 era.
« Reply #2 on: Friday, December 18, 2009, 22:27:11 PM »
I've actually wanted to post about this for awhile now; I just never had the time to.

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Re: First Graphics Cards of the DirectX 11 era.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 03:54:29 AM »
I hate when they have race wars on who can release the latest and greatest features first. That ultimately leads to bad craftsmanship.



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Re: First Graphics Cards of the DirectX 11 era.
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 03:56:45 AM »
That ultimately leads to bad craftsmanship.

Another reason to hang back a couple generations. Revisions pwn.
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Re: First Graphics Cards of the DirectX 11 era.
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 03:59:35 AM »
Iunno, last time I got a Donkey Kong Country catridge, they fixed a bug where you can mask the A button at the start of the game and get warped about 85% through the game. That revision was definitely not pwn.


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Re: First Graphics Cards of the DirectX 11 era.
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 11:01:07 AM »
I hate when they have race wars on who can release the latest and greatest features first. That ultimately leads to bad craftsmanship.

That is true. Same happened with the Xbox 360. They rushed the release and half of the systems were faulty. But I have heard nothing but good reviews for these cards. But when Nvidia comes out with it 300 series, they will probably be very expensive. I hope they make a cheaper DX11 card (in the $200 range) because I prefer Nvidia cards over ATI.  ATI has an advantage because they are making DX11 cards that people can afford.

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Re: First Graphics Cards of the DirectX 11 era.
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 15:22:15 PM »
Nvidia is predictable. They release high-end cards at it's first cycle, then as holidays approach they release the mid-end cards. Then they release the low-end cards at about Spring.

Now we play the waiting game =D



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Re: First Graphics Cards of the DirectX 11 era.
« Reply #8 on: Saturday, December 19, 2009, 16:39:38 PM »
Oh for sure they'll have the GT300 series as well as the GTX300. However, I think it's in the best interest of people to save up a pinch of money and get one of the higher-end cards. It will last you a lot longer, even through to the next version of DirectX.
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