Date: April 26th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: HIS
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS & FEATURES (From HIS / ATI)
Prepare to experience a riveting high-definition gaming experience with ATI Radeon TM HD 5800 Series graphics processors. Expand your visual real estate across up to three displays and get lost in the action with revolutionary ATI Eyefinity Technology. Using ATI Stream technology, accelerate even the most demanding applications and do more than ever with your PC.The first to deliver full support for Microsoft DirectX® 11, these GPUs enable rich, realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance so you can dominate the competition.
- Get unrivalled visual quality and intense gaming performance and for today and tomorrow with support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11
- With ATI Eyefinity technology get the ultimate immersive gaming experience innovative ‘wrap around' multi-display capabilities
- Tap into the massive parallel processing power of your GPU with ATI Stream technology and tackle demanding tasks like video transcoding with incredible speed
- Feel the brute strength of nearly 3 teraFLOPS plowing through the most demanding games
- Experience the speed, responsiveness and performance of ultra-high bandwidth GDDR5 memory
- ATI CrossFireX TM technology with multi-GPU support offers advanced scalability
Expand your visual real estate with ATI Eyefinity Technology, with revolutionary multi-display capabilities that let you see more and get more done. ATI Eyefinity technology maximizes your field of view across up to three displays, fully engaging your peripheral vision and putting you right IN the game.
Flight Sim and Racing Games:
Create the ultimate flight or racing simulation platform by extending supported games across multiple displays for a panoramic view that gives you a true sense of height and speed.
Role-playing Games (RPG) :
Get a bird's-eye view and spread out game information across multiple screens and still stay in the center of the action.
Real-time strategy (RTS):
See more of the battlefield without having to zoom.
First-Person Shooter (FPS):
Get a better view of what's going on around you, use your peripheral vision so you can see the enemy before they see you.
Help increase productivity by maximizing your visual workspace so you can see more Windows simultaneously
Run up to 3 displays from a single graphics board and expand your gaming field of view across all displays. Enjoy the ultimate immersive gaming experience with innovative "wrap around" multi-display capabilities. *
- ATI Eyefinity technology requires one panel with a DisplayPort connector to enable the third display. DisplayPort to DVI dongle is required for panel with DVI connector
- Driver version 8.66 (Catalyst 9.10) or above is required to support ATI Eyefinity technology.
- ATI Eyefinity technology works with games that support non-standard aspect ratios, which is required for panning across three displays.
Thanks to the ATI Stream Technology, developers can now leverage AMD GPUs and CPUs for enhanced application performance and user experience. The massively parallel, programmable GPU architecture delivers dramatic performance and power efficiency
ATI Stream technology is a set of advanced hardware and software technologies that enable AMD graphics processors (GPU), working in concert with the system's central processor (CPU), to accelerate many applications beyond just graphics. This enables better-balanced platforms capable of running demanding computing tasks faster than ever.
Along with leading third party industry partners and academic institutions worldwide, AMD is building a complete ATI Stream computing ecosystem, one that delivers the performance, applications, software and tools necessary to turn AMD's low-cost application acceleration vision into reality.
With DirectX® 11 support you can play the latest HD games with unrivalled visual quality, astonishing realism and ultra-fast frame rates. Get unrivalled visual quality and intense gaming performance and for today and tomorrow with support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11
ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series graphics accelerators and software drivers are the first to offer full support for Microsoft DirectX® 11.
Get striking 3D visual effects and dynamic interactivity with DirectX® 11 support, including features like HDR Texture Compression, DirectCompute and Tessellation.
DirectX® 11 brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and you'll get top-notch performance for these titles with ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series GPUs.
Get AMDs most advanced technology and massive compute power with ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series GPUs
Experience the speed, responsiveness and performance of ultra-high bandwidth GDDR5memory.
Get up to 1.8X of a graphics performance boost with ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode.
Unparalleled anti-aliasing (AA) and enhanced anisotropic filtering deliver slick graphics with remarkable realism.
ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series GPUs are designed to deliver all the benefits of Microsoft Windows® 7
Engineered to take advantage of all the graphical features within the new Windows 7 operating system, ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series GPUs deliver a visually compelling experience and a fast, responsive PC.
Sapphire Radeon HD 5800 System Requirements
PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
450 Watt or greater power supply with 1x 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connector recommended (600 Watt and two 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ Technology in dual mode)”
Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certified PSU list for a list of Certified products
Minimum 1GB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive
For an ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per graphics card (optional) are required
To support 3 displays, one of the monitors has to support DisplayPort.