Diamond Radeon HD 3870 Video Card - 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support

Item#:  D10-3874  | Model#: 3870PE31G

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Diamond Radeon HD 3870 1GB PCIe 2.0 Product Details

Diamond Radeon HD 3870 Video Card
The ATI Radeon HD 3870 GPU allows you to experience the power of HD with graphics processing designed for how you work and play. The Diamond Radeon™ HD 3870 delivers outstanding performance at a great price. Advance to the next generation of HD game performance and life-like realism thanks to DirectX® 10.1 capabilities and plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU upgradeability. Watch the latest Blu-ray and HD-DVD videos in full 1080p HD and upscale beyond - without placing huge demands on your CPU. Enjoy break-through efficiency with more processing performance per watt and energy-saving features to help save you money™.

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Make sure your motherboard is compatible with this video card. For example, PCI Express video cards won't work with motherboards designed only for AGP or PCI video cards, and vice versa. Please read the specifications carefully or call us for expert advice.

• Interface Type: PCI Express 2.0 x16 (PCIe 1.0 Compatible)
• Maximum Resolution: 2560 x 1600 (Digital)
• Video Memory: 1GB GDDR3

DirectX 10.1

Shader Model 4.1 Technology

Unified Video Decoder Technology (UVD)

Diamond Radeon HD 3870 VPU Features
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU
    Upgrade to even greater 3D performance quickly and easily thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX technology with up to quad-GPU support.
  • Ultimate Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 Performance
    You’ll be blown away by life-like graphics from the latest DirectX® 10.1 games, with stunning 3D graphics and shading effects.
  • Shader Model 4.1 Technology
    Get your box geared up for the future of games with blazing fast shader performance and watch your characters sweat with Shader Model 4.1
  • Unified Video Decoder Technology (UVD)
    Upgrade to even greater 3D performance quickly and easily thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX technology with up to quad-GPU support.
  • Ultimate Image Quality
    Performance that rivals high-end HD-DVD and Blu-ray players on displays with resolutions that exceed 1080p – up to 2560x1600.
  • Integrated Digital Outputs
    Enjoy your digital content the way you want to, with built-in HDMI that includes 5.1 surround audio for big screen entertainment and the latest in display connectivity; DisplayPort™ technology.
  • More Processing Performance per Watt
    Upgrade to even greater 3D performance quickly and easily thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX technology with up to quad-GPU support.
  • ATI PowerPlay™ Technology
    power saving features that reduce power consumption at idle or during low-usage
  • Runs Cool and Quiet
    With a smaller chip designed to use less power, your system can take advantage of high-end Windows Vista® features while running more efficiently and quieter than ever.
  • Be More Productive
    See more and do more of your work and entertainment with advanced multi-monitor support.
  • Windows Vista - The Ultimate Experience
    The cards GPUs provide total support for the Microsoft® Windows Vista® operating system and improve the performance of the Windows Aero™ graphical interface. You will be amazed by the dazzling 3D visual effects and have peace of mind that the ATI Catalyst™ software and drivers are designed and thoroughly tested to ensure full compatibility and stability to keep you up and running.
  • PCI Express 2.0 Support
    PCI Express Base 2.0 specification doubles the interconnect bit rate from 2.5 GT/s to 5 GT/s in a seamless and compatible manner. The performance boost to 5 GT/s is by far the most important feature of the PCI Express 2.0 specifications. It effectively increases the aggregate bandwidth of a 16-lane link to approximately 16 GB/s. The higher bandwidth will allow product designers to implement narrower interconnect links to achieve high performance.
Windows Vista Certified
Have confidence that Certified for Windows Vista products will provide superior experiences with your videos running the Windows Vista operating system.That's because only Certified for Windows Vista devices have undergone Microsoft compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.
PCI Express 2.0 Support
Designed to run perfectly with the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering a future-proofing bridge to tomorrow's most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing the 5GT/s PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth (twice that of first generation PCI Express). PCI Express 2.0 products are fully backwards compatible with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.

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Minimum System Requirements

  • AMD Athlon® or Intel® Pentium® 4
  • 512MB of system memory; 1GB or more for best performance.
  • Optical drive for installation software (CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive).
  • 480MB available hard disk space
  • A 450 Watt or greater (650 for CrossFire™) power supply recommended
  • Operating Systems
    • Windows® XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    • Windows® 2000™
    • Windows® Vista™ Ready

What's Included

  • Diamond Radeon HD 3870 Video Card
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Installation Disk
  • HDTV Cable
  • S-Video Cable
  • DVI to HDMI Adapter
  • DVI to VGA Adapter

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  • Manufactured by: Diamond Multimedia
    Warranty provided by: Diamond Multimedia
    UPC No: 757448006179
    Mfg Part No: 3870PE31G
  • Box Size: ( Length:12, Width:4, Depth:10)
    Shipping Weight: 2.2000 pound(s)
    Dimensional Weight: 3pounds

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