Gigabyte debuts overclocked Radeon HD 5670

Posted on Friday, January 15 2010 @ 17:26 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Gigabyte introduced its Radeon HD 5670 graphics cards, this includes an overclocked model with 785MHz core, a paltry 10MHz more than the reference model.
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to announce their latest GV-R5600 series graphics cards. GIGABYTE’s GV-R567OC-1GI and GV-R567D5-512I are built on the highly anticipated ATI RadeonTM HD 5600 Series GPUs ­­­­­­­─which utilizes the latest 627 million transistors on 40nm fabrication process and GDDR5 memory. GIGABYTE GV-R567OC-1GI and GV-R567D5-512I provide Microsoft DirectX® 11, ATI Stream technology, ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support, UVD 2 and PowerPlay™. GIGABYTE GV-R5600 series are also equipped with GIGABYTE unique features including Ultra Durable 2 technology, and native HDMI port for HD gaming and Blue-ray movie playback.

The GIGABYTE GV-R567OC-1GI and GV-R567D5-512I feature ATI's latest 2nd Generation TeraScale graphics engine, boasting the power of more than 620 GigaFLOPS with 400 stream processors respectively. With 1GB and 512MB GDDR5 memory, the GV-R567OC-1GI and GV-R567D5-512I provide twice the data per pin of GDDR3 memory at the same clock speeds. Utilizing ATI Stream Technology, end-user can easily unleash the massive parallel processing power of GPU for physics, artificial intelligence, stream computing and ray tracing calculations, and tackle demanding tasks like video transcoding with incredible speed.

In addition, the GIGABYTE GV-R567OC-1GI and GV-R567D5-512I fully support for Microsoft DirectX® 11 for life-like realism and stunning 3D gaming effects. Gamers can get striking 3D visual effects and dynamic interactivity with DirectX® 11 support, including features like Tessellation, HDR Texture Compression, Multi-threading and DirectCompute. Microsoft DirectX® 11 brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and gamers can dominate the competition with GIGABYTE GV-R5600 Series graphics cards.

The GIGABYTE GV-R5600 Series also provide real one-cable HDMI™ connectivity to TVs and displays with HDMI with up to 2 channel 48 kHz stereo or 7.1 AC3, enabling a plug-and-play cable-less audio solution. With the ability to take full advantage of Blue-ray functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture (PIP) capabilities, dynamic contrast and enhanced DVD upscaling, the GV-R567OC-1GI and GV-R567D5-512I provide the ultimate high definition solution for home theater systems.

Fantastic Graphics and Video Experience
The GIGABYTE GV-R5600 Series support the hottest Microsoft Windows 7 operating system which enables users to have a more interactive and efficient GPU-accelerated environment. In order to provide ultimate entertaining experience, the GIGABYTE GV-R5600 Series feature native HDMI output, delivering fully integrated support for deep color and 7.1 digital surround sounds. In addition, they are featured on golden plated HDMI connector to fulfill users’ high definition audio and video needs simply through one cable. The GIGABYTE GV-R5600 Series will be a perfect choice for HTPC solution.

Implementing Ultra Durable 2
The GIGABYTE GV-R5600 Series implement GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 boards that guarantee outstanding cooling, lowest power loss, and longer product life. Lower RDS (on) MOSFETs have lower power consumption during the switching process, resulting in less heat generated by the GPU. Ferrite Core chokes hold energy much longer than common iron-core chokes and lower ESR Solid Capacitor are more stable and reliable than other cards on the market.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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