What is arguably the fastest graphics card in the world has landed in the secret underground testing facility known as ClubOC Labs... Okay, the secret lab is nothing more than a cluttered garage, but we really do have an ATi Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition graphics card! As if the X800XT wasn't enough, ATi decided to do some tweaking here and there, increase the clock speed, and slap a monster cooling system on the card. The result...the X850XTPE. While this is by no means a budget card, it is the ultimate video card that you've been dreaming about ever since you installed Doom 3 and watched in horror as your outdated video card and computer become a slide show projector. Money may not be able to buy you love, but it sure can buy you the best computer hardware available... Let's take a look at the X850XTPE and see why this card costs twice as much as second best.
Overview & Features by ATiThe RADEON® X850 series is the most extreme gaming graphics card technology ever created by ATI, with up to 16 pipelines, the fastest frame rates and ATI's industry-leading 3D image enhancement technology. The RADEON® X850 series delivers further on the promise of High-Definition Gaming.
Introducing the Most Advanced Gaming Card
The RADEON® X850 series advances High-Definition Gaming with blockbuster features, including SMARTSHADER™ HD, ATI's highly advanced pixel shader engine. With up to 16 parallel pixel pipelines and up to 43 billion shader operations per second, the RADEON® X850 series delivers the power serious gamers need. SMOOTHVISION™ HD combines advanced texture filtering with ATI's revolutionary 3Dc™ image enhancement technology to deliver brilliant image quality without compromising performance. 3Dc™ has quickly become an industry standard for supporting complex, high-definition visual effects in real time.
HYPER Z™ HD, ATI's intelligent data compression technology, enables the RADEON® X850 series to optimize available memory bandwidth for ultra-high resolution 3D gaming and ultra-fast performance. The result is the most extreme gaming experience ever, making this the ultimate graphics card for serious gamers.
Tomorrow's Video Experience Today
With VIDEOSHADER™ HD, the RADEON® X850 series delivers a futuristic multimedia experience for Internet streaming video and DVD playback. The RADEON® X850 offers advanced hardware acceleration of video for reduced CPU utilization which increases overall system performance. Comprehensive support for industry-standard video formats, such as MPEG1/2/4, Real Media, DivX and WMV9 is also included. ATI's FULLSTREAM™ video processing technology further sharpens streaming video playback image quality.
The Solution for Extreme Gaming
With its sophisticated board design, the RADEON® X850 series is the ultimate technology for today's newest and most demanding games. Power throttling technology together with the complex fan control system vastly improves overall stability and performance.
The RADEON® X850 series also features ATI's incredible display architecture, now with dual-DVI support. With output to HDTV capability, big screen multimedia and gaming is now larger and sharper than ever before. Users can simultaneously view on analog and digital monitors, including TV or HDTV, for the ultimate gaming, multimedia and applications multitasking experience.
Ultimate Performance and Stability
The RADEON® X850 series features ATI's all-new CATALYST™ Control Center, the award-winning application that is revolutionizing how users interact with their graphics software. CATALYST™ Control Center delivers the industry's most stable 3D acceleration control software, providing exceptional graphics performance and breathtaking visual quality, while giving users complete command of their graphics processing unit.
|Adaptive De-Interlace||VIDEOSHADER™ HD|
|Hardware MPEG Encode Assist||Yes|
|Bus Type||PCI Express x16|
|Memory Amount (MB)||256|
|Memory Clock Speed (MHz)||590|
|Engine Clock Speed (MHz)||540|
|Pixel Fillrate||8.6 Gpixels|
|Geometry Rate||540 MTriangles|
|Dual Monitor Display||Dual DVI-I|
|YPrPb Out for HDTV||Yes|
|Remote Control Included||No|