Today (finally) brings on the launch of AMD's latest desktop graphics card lineup based on their RV670 GPU. Making up the new family are two cards for the moment, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 and 3850. You've heard all sorts of bits and pieces about the characteristics of these new cards over the past few months, but now it's all put into full perspective with mass-production well underway.
The big question most people will be asking is how it fairs to the kickarse 8800GT NVIDIA let loose very recently. An assortment of reviews are popping up all over the web which answers this question and many more. We were one of the first sites to publish a full review on the 3870 some 12 hours ago, but you can find more coverage below as well :-
- Hot Hardware
- PC Perspective
- Hardware Canucks
- Overclockers Club
- Tech Report
- Noticias3D (Translated)
No doubt more reviews will show up over the next few hours which I'll continue to add to the roundup above.
AMD's press release can also be found here.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- November 15, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the introduction and immediate availability of the ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series of graphics processing units (GPU). As the world's first series of graphics processors to deliver Microsoft's DirectX® 10.1 support, 55nm process technology and tri and quad multi-GPU support with ATI CrossFireX™, the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series ushers in a new era of enthusiast gaming performance at mainstream price points. The ATI Radeon HD 3800 series will be introduced in two variants at launch, from US $179 MSRP, the ATI Radeon™ HD 3850 with 256MB of GDDR3 memory and from US $219 MSRP, the ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 with 512MB GDDR4 memory. The launch of the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series redefines the enthusiast segment and puts high performance gaming in reach of more users than ever before. This innovative new series of graphics products also represent the first step in the launch of AMD's upcoming enthusiast platform codenamed "Spider."