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Pros: Factory overclocked to 760MHz GPU and 1050 GDDR5, Second-fastest DirectX 11 graphics accelerator available, Consumes only 18W or power at idle, Native HDMI 1.3b streams uncompressed audio and video output, Outstanding performance for ultra high-end games, Eyefinity Technology through DisplayPort and DVI (x2), 1440 GPU cores at 760 MHz, 1 GB of 1000 MHz 256-bit GDDR5 vRAM, 1080p HDMI Audio and Video supported for HDCP output, PCS, Offers very-quiet cooling fan under lo...
Cons: Fan exhausts some heated air back into case, Maximum post-processing Anti Aliasing is limited to 8x, Expensive premium-level product
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × ATI have been enjoying huge success in 2010. The 5xxx series of graphics cards has been fondly received by both the public and critics … the combination of low power requirements with top tier performance has proven hard to beat. nVidia have managed to level the playing field lately with the latest Fermi cards, but most people would agree that ATI are still in a very strong position. When heat and power drain are important, the 5xxx is still king.