So, I took some money I had saved up, and bought a graphics card. It's amazing so far. Plays everything on the highest settings with no lag, on the highest resolutions. It blows my mind.
It also looks like it ate like 12 of my old graphics cards.
I bought this guy, but the black edition.
It doesn't look big, but it's the size of my elbow to the tips of my fingers. It's super long and giant.
Anyone else have the same/similar card?
If so, what are reviews?
Did I make a good choice, like I think I did?
Oh, and here are some specs. These specs are for the not overclocked one though, the normal version, not the black one. The black version comes pre-overclocked and all this shit.
2.15 billion 40nm transistors
TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
1440 Stream Processing Units
72 Texture Units
128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
32 Color ROP Units
GDDR5 interface with 128.0 GB/sec of memory bandwidth
PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
DirectX® 11 support
Shader Model 5.0
Programmable hardware tessellation unitAccelerated multi-threading
HDR texture compression
OpenGL 3.2 support15
Image quality enhancement technology
Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
128-bit floating point HDR rendering
ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology2,4
Three independent display controllers
Drive three displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
ATI Stream acceleration technology
Double precision floating point processing support
Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling3,5
ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology6
Dual, triple, and quad GPU scaling
Dual-channel bridge interconnect
ATI Avivo™ HD Video & Display technology7
UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
Advanced post-processing and scaling8
Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
Independent video gamma control
Dynamic video range control
Support for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2
Dual-stream 1080p playback support9,10
DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP11
Max resolution: 2560x160012
Integrated DisplayPort output
Max resolution: 2560x160012
Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support and high bit-rate audio
Max resolution: 1920x120012
Integrated VGA output
Max resolution: 2048x153612
3D stereoscopic display/glasses support13
Integrated HD audio controller
Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
ATI PowerPlay™ power management technology7
Dynamic power management with low power idle state
Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
Speeds & Feeds
Engine clock speed: 725 MHz
Processing power (single precision): 2.09 TeraFLOPS
Processing power (double precision): 418 GigaFLOPS
Polygon throughput: 725M polygons/sec
Data fetch rate (32-bit): 209 billion fetches/sec
Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 52.2 Gigatexels/sec
Pixel fill rate: 23.2 Gigapixels/sec
Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 92.8 Gigasamples/sec
Memory clock speed: 1 GHz
Memory data rate: 4.0 Gbps
Memory bandwidth: 128 GB/sec
Maximum board power: 151 Watts
Last edited by Seth; 01-10-2011 at 08:16 PM.
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