XFX has just brought what they’re claiming to be ‘a new dimension to gaming’ to the table with their XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 graphics cards. This latest series of AMD Radeon graphics cards is AMD’s first introduction of a 3-D gaming and multi-media solution for desktop computers, plus one of the first HDMI 1.4a and DisplayPort 1.2 solutions for Stereoscopic 3-D on the market.
3D is seriously big these days, although it’s yet to pick up in the gaming segment considering how expensive it is. So this advance into Stereoscopic 3-D, although it does usher in a new era of gaming, it’s not yet affordable for the masses. With up to 120 Hz active shutter technology, the quality of 3-D achievable with the AMD Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 is definitely going to be one to compete with.
As part of the AMD Open Stereo 3-D initiative, AMD has teamed up with other Open 3-D ecosystem partners to provide consumers with “more choice, more innovation and lower cost.” These standards will help make AMD Radeon solutions more readily compatible with a broader range of choices for building a computer with a stereo 3-D solution including hardware, software, middleware, glasses as well as displays.
XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 graphics cards also include the second generation of DirectX 11-capable graphics cards. With 1 GB DDR5 ram and the core speed (775 MHz in the HD 6850, 900 MHz in the HD 6870) gaming can get quite intense now. The new cards are also designed to offer shaders speeds up to 800, this should ensure that graphics are consistent, crisp and life-like. The chipset is based on the previous dual engine architecture, but it’s been revamped for improved gaming action.
With the new series XFX debuts the XFX 3E Technology, a new trilogy that incorporates AMD Eye-Definition, AMD Eyefinity and AMD EyeSpeed. AMD Eye-Definition, which utilizes AMD’s HD3D technology, is designed to support rich, life-like visuals and offer a high-end HD gaming performance. These high-powered cards feature exclusive AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology that expands the view of the gaming landscape for a more immersive level of gameplay.
AMD’s EyeSpeed Visual Acceleration Technology should help improve video image quality and application performance for crisper video, 3-D photos and Blu-ray 3-D experience. This cutting edge technology also accelerates video formats like DiVX and DivX Plus HD and features improved performance with applications like Microsoft Office 2010, Internet Explorer 9 and Mozilla Firefox 4.
The official prices haven’t been released yet by AMD so stay tuned to this space for the official prices.
The XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 graphics cards are priced at Rs. 27,000 and Rs. 25,000 respectively.