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Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card - Overclocked Edition, 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX Ready, (Dual Link) Quad DVI, HDTV, HDMI Support

Item#:  V261-3874  | Model#: 900228

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Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 1GB PCIe 2.0 Product Details

Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card - Overclocked Edition
The VisionTek ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition graphics card enables you to experience the power of HD with 3D processing designed for ultimate gaming. Advance to the next generation of DirectX® 10.1 compatible HD game performance and life-like realism with dual ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 GPUs working in exquisite precision to produce over 1 teraFLOPS of GPU compute power. And with ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU upgradeability, you can scale your performance to greater heights. Watch the latest Blu-ray and HD-DVD videos in full 1080p HD – and upscale beyond - without placing huge demands on your CPU. Enjoy breakthrough efficiency with more processing performance per watt and energy-saving features that can help save you money.

What It Is & Why You Need It!

  • Dual-GPU technology – Don’t fear cranking up the settings - with dual ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 GPUs working in exquisite precision, you’re ready to dominate the battlefield.
  • Over 1 teraFLOPS of GPU compute power - 640 stream processors (320 x 2) deliver the raw horsepower to attack the most demanding graphics applications.
  • Incredible performance – You’ll be blown away by life-like graphics from the latest Microsoft® and future DirectX® 10.1 games, with stunning 3D graphics and shading effects.

HD Video Beyond 1080p
The latest Blu-ray and HD DVD movies play smoothly at full 1080p and your CPU is unbound for other tasks thanks to the Unified Video Decoder. Enjoy ultimate image quality with resolutions upscaled beyond1080p for the most processing-intensive content. And with a choice of digital outputs, you have more options when enjoying your digital entertainment.

Break-Through Efficiency
ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series graphics processors have breakthrough efficiency, with up to twice the processing performance per watt than previous generations of AMD GPUs. Take advantage of the latest graphics features that can help drive productivity at an extraordinary price. 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

It's All About The "O"
This video card is very highly factory overclocked. Visiontek has taken the Radeon HD 3870 X2 GPU and equipped it with 1GB of GDDR3, increased the GPU core speed from 825MHz to 850MHz, and increased the memory clock to 1960MHz (vs. 1800MHz standard).


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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.

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



DirectX 10.1
Technology

Shader Model 4.1 Technology

Unified Video Decoder Technology (UVD)

AVIVO™ HD
Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 GX2 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. ATI CrossfireX technology enabled on single card. Internal CrossfireX technology enabled design, without additional flexible CrossfireX bridge
  • Ultimate HD Gaming
    Advance to ultimate HD gaming with incredible performance, life-like graphics and support for Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1. With ATI Radeon™ HD 3800 Series GPUs powering your gaming experience, you’re ready to dominate the battlefield. And thanks to plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX™ upgradeability, you can scale your performance to even greater heights.
    Prepare to DOMINATE!
  • 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.
  • Ideal for high end gamer or workstation professional
  • Quad Heatpipes Silent Fan
  • Variable speed quiet, Dual 7.5cm fans controlled by temperature
  • Massive copper Quad heatpipe driven cooling apparatus
  • 48 PCI-E lanes for switching – 16 lanes communicate with PCIE bus, 16 lanes to 2 GPUs respectively.
  • Superscalar unified shader architecture
  • 320 x2 stream processing units
  • Support for the ATI Radeon™ DVI to HDMI adapter
  • Dynamic geometry acceleration
  • Game physics processing capability
  • 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.

A Closer Look

Minimum System Requirements

  • Intel® Pentium® 4, Celeron, AMD™ Athlon™ 64, AMD™ Athlon XP™, Sempron or compatible
  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 550 Watt or greater power supply with two 2x3-pin PCIe® power connectors required (750 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for dual ATI CrossFireX™)
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires Blu-ray / HD DVD drive
  • For a complete ATI CrossFireX™ system an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable per board (included) are required for a two card setup

Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card

Reviewed By Our Editors

Enhancing your gaming and graphics design performance, the Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition graphics card has 1GB GDDR3 video memory, supports PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture and is CrossFireX-ready. The video card is very highly factory overclocked. Its improved efficiency includes more processing performance per watt and energy-saving features that help you save money. The graphics card gives you the chance to experience ultimate gaming through high-definition (HD) 3D processing. Its PCI Express 2.0 support offers a future-proofing bridge to upcoming bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications by maximizing the 5GT/s PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth, which is twice that of first-generation PCI Express.

This DirectX® 10.1-compatible card delivers HD game performance and life-like realism through two ATI Radeon HD 3870 GPUs working in exquisite precision to produce over one teraFLOPS of GPU compute power. You can scale your performance to greater heights using ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU upgradeability, and enjoy movies in next-generation formats in full 1080p HD.

Having dual GPU technology allows your computer to tackle even the most demanding applications and the most complex games. Digital entertainment is not compromised, even when you do other work-related tasks. It is HDTV-ready, Windows Vista-certified and supports HDCP, which protects digital entertainment content that is transmitted through digital video interfaces. It supports a maximum digital resolution of 2560x1600 pixels, 850MHz core clocking and has two 320 stream processors. Using AVIVO HD technology, the graphics card provides advanced HD image processing, delivering cool and quiet full-specification HD disc playback with hardware-based Unified Video Decoding (UVD) capability, built-in HDMI with multi-channel HD surround audio, and support for high-quality connectivity with multiple HDTVs and other displays.

The card’s ATI GPUs provide total support for the Microsoft Windows Vista and improve the performance of the Windows Aero graphical interface. Your games will be remarkably improved with 3D visual effects. Its ATI Catalyst software and drivers are designed and thoroughly tested to ensure full compatibility and stability to keep your applications up and running. The video card also have HDTV/S-Video dual link quad DVI, HDMI and dual VGA connectors, the last two will require adapters. It also supports multiple monitors for the multitasking you.

As the ultimate HD gaming graphics card, Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 sustains incredible performance, vivid, detailed and amazing life-like graphics. And with plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX upgradeability, you can scale your performance to even greater heights.

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What's Included


  • Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Video Card - Overclocked Edition
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • HDTV Cable
  • DVI to HDMI Adapter
  • (2) Two DVI to VGA Adapters

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    Mfg Part No: 900228
    UPC No: 78409002499
    Box Size: ( Length:13, Width:5, Depth:7)
    Shipping Weight: 3.1000 pound(s)
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