Gigabyte shows off its Radeon HD 6850 and Radeon HD 6870:
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to launch the latest addition to its premium graphics cards selection. GIGABYTE’s GV-R687D5-1GD-B and GV-R685D5-1GD are built with AMD’s latest RadeonTM HD 6800 Series GPUs, which are based on 40nm processor and advanced GDDR5 memory technology. These new GPUs provide for a host of innovative new features including GIGABYTE WINDFORCE™ 2X cooling design (GV-R685D5-1GD only), full Microsoft DirectX® 11 support, AMD Eyefinity technology, AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology, and AMD HD3D technology. The GPUs promise a truly immersive experience with no-compromise performance and flawless image quality for the most demanding games, applications and users.
WINDFORCETM – GIGABYTE’s Latest Cooling Solution
GIGABYTE introduces WINDFORCE™, the latest cooling technology that differentiates the brand’s graphics cards from the rest. GIGABYTE understands that a fan is crucial to the graphics card, so only the fan with the most efficiency is selected for WINDFORCE™. To qualify for WINDFORCE™, a fan must be equipped with anti-turbulence inclined-fin, ultra quiet PWM fan and pure copper heat pipe. Inclined-fins help to reduce excessive heat and upward turbulence. Depending on its orientation, there are 3 types of inclined-fin designs: parallel-inclined, mirroring-inclined and 3D-inclined. Each type generates excellent exterior airflow for efficient heat dissipation from the interior GPU core.
WINDFORCE™ 2X: Anti-turbulence Cooling
GV-R685D5-1GD is equipped with WINDFORCE™ 2X: anti-turbulence cooling design. The special inclined dual fan design effectively minimizes the flow of turbulence between two fans and enhances heat dissipation of hot area right underneath each fan. By unique design, WINDFORCETM 2X even enlarges air channel on the graphics card vents and creates a more effective air flow system in chassis. This special design helps heat dissipate quickly from GPU. In addition, WINDFORCETM 2X is equipped with 2 copper heat-pipes which strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.
GIGABYTE GV-R687D5-1GD-B and GV-R685D5-1GD feature AMD’s second-generation DirectX® 11 technology, delivering rich, realistic visuals and explosive HD gaming performance. With 1GB GDDR5 hi-speed video memory, GV-R687D5-1GD-B and GV-R685D5-1GD offer twice the data per pin of GDDR3 memory at the same clock speeds. Benefiting from AMD Eyefinity technology, gamers are able to experience multi-monitor support for immersive entertainment and enhanced productivity from a single graphics card solution.
Furthermore, using AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology, users 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 to improved video image quality and playback for video formats like DivX and DivX Plus HD, GIGABYTE GV-R6800 Series also enable improved performance with applications like Microsoft® Office 2010, Internet Explorer 9, and Mozilla Firefox 4.
AMD HD3D technology
To respond to every power gamer for a no-compromise HD gaming experience, GIGABYTE GV-R687D5-1GD-B and GV-R685D5-1GD are the first to offer full support for Microsoft DirectX® 11 for life-like realistic and stunning 3D gaming effects. Gamers are able to enjoy their favorite games in full stereo 3D with AMD HD3D technology, which gives 3D support for Stereo 3D display, gaming, Blu-ray™. It brings new levels of visual realism to gaming on the PC and gamers can dominate the competition with GIGABYTE GV-R6800 Series graphics cards.
In order to provide the best digital audio/video interconnection between a computer and display monitor or home-theater system, GIGABYTE GV-R687D5-1GD-B and GV-R685D5-1GD are capable of outputting DispalyPort signals and integrated HDMI 1.4a with support for Blu-ray 3D, Stereo 3D gaming and 3D photos/videos.