Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 and HD 5850 HQ pics

TechpowerUp got some awesome High Quality(HQ) pics of Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 the upcoming series of graphic cards by ATi which will support DirectX 11.It’s based on the 40nm fabrication technology.The cards sport the usual sticker design of a CGI girl in a reddish background. With these cards having the cosmetic “red-streak” cleaving the cooler shroud in the center, the so is the sticker.



This is also perhaps the first public picture of the Radeon HD 5850, and our size projections were right: While the Radeon HD 5870 maintains a long PCB, the HD 5850 is about as long as a Radeon HD 4870 (reference design). Both accelerators stick to the reference AMD design.

These would be a bit shorter than 4870 X2.It is predicted that ATI is going to be extremely short on supply for the new 5800 series considering that it has allocated a large portion of the first production run to Dell.

Source from Hexus channel website

Our intel is that there will be between 50,000 and 100,000 Radeon HD 5800 series cards produced in the initial 40nm TSMC run, with a ratio of around 4:1 in favour of the 5870 over the 5850. We also gather that the channel – as opposed to OEMs – is likely to only get around ten percent of this.

Sources have revealed that AMD has committed a large proportion of these cards to Dell, so that the PC maker can launch a new range of DirectX 11 (DX11) compatible gaming desktops to coincide with the launch of Microsoft’s new Windows 7 operating system.

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