AMD "Cypress" Is Radeon 5850 & 5870

"AMD has shown some more details of their upcoming DX11 graphics cards."

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Cypress is 5850 and 5870
 
AMD has informed their partners that their upcoming DirectX 11 Cypress cards will be known as Radeon HD 5800 series. Cypress XT is Radeon HD 5870 while Cypress PRO is Radeon HD 5850. The key features of these DX11 cards are :
 
• 1GB GDDR5 memory
• ATI Eyefinity technology with support for up to three displays
• ATI Stream technology,
• Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL
• Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
• Compliant with DirectX® 11 and earlier revisions
• Supports OpenGL 3.1
• ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance6
• ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology
• Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology
• DL-DVI, DL-DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI
• PCI Express® 2.0 support
 
The launch will take place in September and retail availability in October, which is the same time as the launch of Windows 7.
 
Finally some solid information, although alot remains up in the air. Discuss in our Forums.
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17-08-2009, 15:29:48

cl0ck_ed
Hi, I am into gaming and general computer use with internet and itunes etc. Wanting to spend some money to upgrade my pc. I want a cost effective upgrade for the above perposes.
Looking at upgrading my cpu or entire system.

Current spec:
Asus commando P965 (775 socket)
E5200 4ghz
4gb ballistix 920mhz, 4-4-4-12
hd4870 512mb
Water cooling etc..

Ok, what cpu is best for gaming and casual use? E8600 or i7 920?
Any other cpu upgrades people recommend? Think i will go 2nd hand fro c2d's and brand new if i7. Is i7 worth the investment atm for just gaming?

Look forward to your views. :)

17-08-2009, 16:22:40

lasher
Are you saying your current spec isnt enough for casual gaming and itunes?

I would have said a decent dually like you have and 4gb stapled with your 4870 should be giving you some pretty good frame rates.

On the other hand if .. like most of us on here you feel the need to adopt the latest then if you check out some of Webbos reviews on the I7 kit then that will soon put a nice hole in your wallet and maybe a few framerates on your games.

the I7 920 DO stepping is a spanking chip atm, saying that coupled with some RAM and a decent mobo that will be an expensive upgrade.

Hi, I am into gaming and general computer use with internet and itunes etc. Wanting to spend some money to upgrade my pc. I want a cost effective upgrade for the above perposes.
Looking at upgrading my cpu or entire system.

Current spec:
Asus commando P965 (775 socket)
E5200 4ghz
4gb ballistix 920mhz, 4-4-4-12
hd4870 512mb
Water cooling etc..

Ok, what cpu is best for gaming and casual use? E8600 or i7 920?
Any other cpu upgrades people recommend? Think i will go 2nd hand fro c2d's and brand new if i7. Is i7 worth the investment atm for just gaming?

Look forward to your views. :)

17-08-2009, 16:53:17

cl0ck_ed
haha, yeh getting gd frame rates on my games but just fancy an upgrade, the 6mb wolfdales offer 10% increase in gaming clock for clock, and an e8600 would be nice for 4.7ghz ish which would be the same performance as my chip at 5.2ghz lol. Therfore a e8600 @ 4.7 should bag me 30% performance gain if my calcs are right. Fancy doin abit of watercooled benching aswell tbh. What do you think a e8600 is worth 2nd hand? Would it hold its value well as its the last and best c2d?
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