SOURCE: Diamond Multimedia
June 25, 2008 09:00 ET
Adding Fuel to the Fire, Diamond Launches the ATI Radeon HD 4870 Graphics Card
CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Diamond Multimedia (www.diamondmm.com), a
leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications
products, launched today the much anticipated ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics
card. This powerful card offers the ultimate in gaming capabilities
combined with state of the art efficiency.
The HD 4870 is a dual slot card, PCIE 2.0, with 512MB of DDR5 memory and a
clock speed of 725 MHz. The memory speed is 900 MHz, designed with 800
The HD 4870 provides plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX upgradeability with up
to quad-GPU support. Making it fast and efficient is ATI's Power Play and
55nm processing technology.
The Radeon HD 4000 series of GPUs delivers their superlative visual
performance with a powerful new TeraScale engine that delivers high
resolutions and fast frame rates. Unified Video Decoder 2 frees up the CPU
for other tasks, especially the most processing-intensive content,
including VC-1, H.264 and now MPEG-2. Take full advantage of Blu-ray
functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture (PIP) capabilities. As
with their predecessors, the Radeon 4000 series provides graphics support
for the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 games and realistic 3D graphics and
shading effects. Experience the best of Windows Vista and take advantage of
the Windows Aero graphical interface.
Additionally, Radeon HD 4850s and HD 4870s will include a scratch and win
card for the chance to win one of 8 custom painted gaming rigs. These will
only be available from participating online retailers: Amazon.com,
CompUSA.com, NCIX.com, Newegg.com, TigerDirect.com and ZipZoomFly.com.
All Diamond video cards carry the Diamond guarantee of quality assurance.
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.
Diamond Multimedia's ATI Radeon HD 4870 will be available at Fry's, Amazon,
CompUSA, Newegg, NCIX, Tiger Direct and ZipZoomFly. Learn more at
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 is a new type of
multimedia company 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