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Diamond Multimedia

September 23, 2009 00:01 ET

Diamond Introduces the ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 and 5850 Graphics Cards

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - Diamond Multimedia (www.diamondmm.com), a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, introduced today the AMD ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series graphics cards. Utilizing 40nm technology, these graphics processors are the most technologically advanced, feature rich GPUs ever made.

These GPUs feature a PCIE 2.1x16 interface, 1024MB of DDR5 memory and are designed with 1600 stream processors. The HD 5800 Series supports ATI CrossFireX™ allowing upgradeability to four boards. The HD 5870 models boast a memory speed of 1.2 GHz and a core clock speed of 850 MHz while the HD 5850 GPUs have a memory speed of 1000 MHz and a core clock speed of 725 MHz.

The ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series will blow users away with intense gaming performance and life-like visual effects while fully supporting the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 11 games. Using ATI Eyefinity technology the HD 5800 Series can run up to 3 displays from a single graphics board providing the ultimate immersive gaming experience with "wrap around" multi-display capabilities.

Using ATI Stream technology an HD 5800 GPU can offload data parallel compute tasks from the CPU to the GPU thus accelerating the most demanding applications. Engineered to take advantage of all the graphical features within the new Windows 7 operating system, ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 Series GPUs deliver a visually compelling experience and a fast, responsive PC.

Uncompromising HD video is delivered via ATI Avivo™ display technology. The latest Blu-ray™ movies play smoothly beyond 1080p with a dedicated hardware video decoder that leaves the CPU unbound to do other tasks. Enjoy digital content with HDMI 1.3 and built in 7.1 surround sound supporting AC-3, ACC, Dolby True HD and DTS Master audio formats.

All Diamond video cards carry the Diamond guarantee of quality assurance, including a two year warranty with product registration. Unlike many cards that are simply first to market, Diamond carefully tests and retests every new model for its ratio of performance to reliability. Diamond is legendary in the PC video card business for its less than 1 percent return rate versus an industry average of approximately 10 percent. Diamond cards use superior connectors, cables and components, as well as undergo more thorough testing for heat susceptibility and durability.

Availability

Diamond Multimedia's HD 5800 series will ship immediately and will be available at Amazon, Best Buy Canada, CircuitCity.com, CompUSA, Fry's, Future Shop, Micro Center, NCIX, Newegg, Tiger Direct and ZipZoomFly. Learn more at www.diamondmm.com/5800.php

About Diamond Multimedia

Diamond provides the absolute best quality in advanced graphics, digital television, communications and sound hardware solutions for home and business users, enabling users to create, access and experience compelling new media content from their desktops. Diamond products stand for performance, quality and value.

For the past two decades, Diamond Multimedia has been widely recognized as a pioneer in the graphics, sound and communications industries and as a key player in launching the multimedia revolution. Diamond offers a complete solution that brings all of the differing technologies together under one brand. Diamond Multimedia is partnered with some of the top technology companies, including AMD, as an ATI graphics provider.

Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America through retailers, resellers and systems integrators, as well as top technology product distributors. Corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California.

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