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AMD ATI Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 DirectX 11 GPUs
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 12 October 2009 15:20

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From The Register:

Before we dive into our review of the HIS Digital HD 5870 and Sapphire HD 5870 graphics cards, let’s take a quick look at the technology behind the AMD’s new family of graphics chips.

These DirectX 11 graphics cores use the same 40nm fabrication process that we saw in the ATI Radeon HD 4770 and this has allowed AMD to increase the transistor count by a huge margin. The 55nm HD 4870 packed 956m transistors into a die size of 263mm² while the new 40nm HD 5870 has 2.15bn transistors - 2.25 times more - in a die area of 334mm², 27 per cent bigger than the previous one.

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