Diamond Introduces First 1GB Radeon HD 3870

Introducing the First 1 Gigabyte HD 3870 Graphics Card

CHATSWORTH, CA — April 15, 2008 — Diamond Multimedia (www.diamondmm.com), a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, introduced today the 1 gigabyte, overclocked version of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card.  This card offers maximum speed and power at an incredible value.  Utilizing 55nm technology, this card runs cool and quiet.

Diamond was the first AIB for AMD to launch a consumer based 1GB card with the HD 2900 XT. Today, we stand alone to again to be the first AIB to offer the HD 3870 1GB. The performance itself matches against Nvidia new line of 9xxx series, as well against the HD 3870 X2.

The HD 3870 is a dual slot card, PCIE 2.0, with 1024MB of DDR3 memory and an overclocked  speed of 825 MHz.  The memory speed is 900 MHz.  As with the original HD 3870, the 1 gigabyte version is designed with 320 stream processors and plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX upgradeability with up to quad-GPU support.

The Radeon HD 3870 will blow users away with life-like graphics from the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 games and stunning 3D graphics and shading effects. Experience the best of Windows Vista and bump up the performance of the Windows Aero graphical interface.

Uncompromising HD video is delivered via ATI Avivo display technology.  The latest Blu-ray and HD DVD movies play smoothly at full 1080p with a dedicated hardware video decoder that leaves your CPU unbound to do other tasks.  Enjoy digital content with HDMI and built in 5.1 surround sound. 

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 3870 will ship immediately and will be fully optimized with xDNA software.  All Diamond cards are available through North American distributors, such as ASI, D&H, Ingram Micro, Synnex and TechData.  They can also be found at most leading computer retailers and e-commerce sites.

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 Chatsworth, California.