Today marks the launch of the new AMD Radeon video cards and XFX has pulled the wraps off new HD 6870 and 6850 video cards for gamers. The new cards have many nice features including support for 3D gaming with DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a ports on the cards. The cards support 120Hz frame rates for use with active 3D glasses.
Both of the cards are DirectX 11 compliant and has 1GB of GDDR5 RAM onboard. The core speed of the 6850 is 775MHz and the core of the 6870 runs at 900MHz. The shaders in the cards are clocked at 800MHz in the 6850 and 960MHz in the 6870 card for better performance.
Both of the new video cards support 3D Blu-ray movies and have AMD EyeSpeed video acceleration tech for better video quality and performance no matter the source. The new cards also support AMD CrossFireX technology and have AMD parallel processing technology.