SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 3870
"Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 review featuring the powerful Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 video card from ATI. Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 is compared to Sapphire Radeon x1950 XT which Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 replaces."
"Unshackle your PC's performance from the coin in your pocket as Sapphire HD 3870 liberates your inner gamer without compromising your wallet. Hard pressed to find a comparable product on the market for the price, Sapphire HD 3870 extinguishes all doubt that the Radeon HD 3870 core is a mid-range performing product. With features such as: DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 support, integrated HDMI and HDCP support for Blu-ray/HD DVD decoding and for the extreme enthusiast, CrossFire X support, Sapphire incarnation of the HD 3870 will own your imagination and accelerate your performance on the virtual battlefield of your desktop!"
SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI-E SINGLE SLOT
FEATURES OF THE SAPPHIRE RADEON HD 3870
"320 stream processing units, PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus interface, 256-bit GDDR4 memory interface, 512-bit Ring Bus Memory Controller, DirectX 10.1 support, ATI CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology, ATI PowerPlay, ATI Avivo HD Video and Display Platform, Integrated HD audio controller with multi-channel (5.1) AC3 support and Up to 24x Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing (CFAA)."
MICROSOFT DIRECTX 10.1 SUPPORT
"Shader Model 4.1, 32-bit floating point texture filtering, Indexed cube map arrays, Independent blend modes per render target, Pixel coverage sample masking, Read/write multi-sample surfaces with shaders and Gather4 texture fetching"
UNIFIED SUPERSCALAR SHADER ARCHITECTURE
"320 stream processing units, Dynamic load balancing and resource allocation for vertex, geometry, and pixel shaders, Common instruction set and texture unit access supported for all types of shaders and Dedicated branch execution units and texture address processors"
"Multi-sample anti-aliasing (2, 4, or 8 samples per pixel), Up to 24x Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing (CFAA) for improved quality, Adaptive super-sampling and multi-sampling, Temporal anti-aliasing, Gamma correct, Super AA (ATI CrossFire configurations only) and All anti-aliasing compatible with HDR rendering"
"Advanced power management technology for optimal performance and power savings, Performance-on-Demand, Constantly monitors GPU activity, dynamically adjusting clocks and voltage based on user scenario, Clock and memory speed throttling, Voltage switching, Dynamic clock gating and Central thermal management on-chip sensor monitors GPU temperature and triggers thermal actions as required"
ATI CROSSFIREX MULTI-GPU TECHNOLOGY
"Scale up rendering performance and image quality with two, three, or four GPUs, Integrated compositing engine and High performance dual channel bridge interconnect"