MSI send out a press release to introduce its new Radeon HD 5850 and Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards.
As top computer gamers are demanding only the very best hardware, all manufacturers in the industry are constantly striving for the efficiency and performance to fulfill these needs. In order to adequately cater to these ever increasing performance demands, MSI - the leading graphics cards and mainboard manufacturer - has joined forces with the renowned graphics chip manufacturer AMD and today officially launched the next generation MSI R5800 series graphics cards. The 40nm GPU supports DirectX 11 and a variety of AMD-exclusive audio/visual and performance enhancing technologies, creating an entirely new series of performance oriented graphics cards.
40nm manufacturing process – new performance leader
The brand new MSI R5870/R5850 series uses a more advanced 40nm GPU to decisively implement more transistors within the same amount of space, thereby reaching a new level of performance. In addition the modern 40nm process reduces power consumption and brings about a more efficient overall electrical utilization. By using the advantages of this innovative 40nm process technology, the next generation MSI R5870/R5850 series offers outstanding performance of a new kind.
Supporting a variety of next-generation graphics standards
Apart from the production process advancements, the entire new MSI R5870/R5850 series is already optimized for the upcoming Windows 7 operating system, and the first one to support the new DirectX 11 / Shader 5.0, thereby taking the immersive gaming experience to a new level, dramatically improving special effects enjoyment. Furthermore, the MSI R5870/R5850 also provides for more comprehensive graphics software support. Not only is OpenGL 3.1 supported, but also the newest OpenCL standard. This allows the powerful graphics processor to not only render visual effects but also being used on general computing matters which helps to reduce CPU usage resulting in a more effective overall performance.
Brand new ATi Eyefinity technology - single-card triple-screen output
The MSI R5870/R5850 series graphics cards also support the new ATi Eyefinity technology, allowing for triple screen output on one single card*; The ATi Eyefinity technology breaks with the former limitations that one graphics card could only support a maximum of two outputs. Using ATi Eyefinity gamers can extend their game play to three displays, widening visibility and putting the gamers truly into the experience, and also reach a new level of immersion.
Military Class Concept Components – To bring a new level of stability
In order to further improve stability of the MSI R5870 and R5850 graphics cards, MSI has adopted solid capacitors and SSC (solid state chokes). This provides for the highest stability even under long-term full loading. Hardcore gaming sessions will be limitless with components that won’t quit on you!