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Diamond Launches Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850

Diamond Multimedia announced its new Diamond AMD Radeon HD 6870 and HD 6850 graphics cards, which support Microsoft DirectX 11 as well as AMD Eyefinity and HD3D technologies.

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Diamond Multimedia Introduces the New AMD RadeonTM HD 6870 and HD 6850 Graphics Cards

CHATSWORTH, CA–(October 22, 2010) – Diamond Multimedia, a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, introduced today the Diamond AMD Radeon™ HD 6870 and HD 6850 graphics cards. Designed to deliver high performance HD gaming and computing, the HD 6800 series offers support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11 technology, AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor technology, and the new AMD HD3D technology.

The Diamond AMD Radeon™ HD 6800 series features lightning-fast frame rates and ultra-realistic effects while fully supporting the latest Microsoft® DirectX® 11 games. Using AMD Eyefinity™ technology the HD 6800 series can run up to 3 displays from a single graphics board providing the ultimate immersive gaming experience with “wrap around” multi-display capabilities. AMD HD3D technology enables 3D images, video, and gaming capabilities from one graphics card and allows home theater PC enthusiasts to experience Blu-ray 3D.

Using AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology an HD 6800 GPU can offload data parallel compute tasks from the CPU to the GPU thus accelerating the most demanding applications. Engineered to take advantage of all the graphics features within the Windows 7 operating system, HD 6800 cards deliver a visually compelling experience and a fast, responsive PC.

The HD 6870 model boasts a memory speed of 1050 MHz and a core clock speed of 900 MHz while the HD 6850 has a memory speed of 1000 MHz and a core clock speed of 765 MHz.

All Diamond video cards carry the Diamond guarantee of quality assurance, including a two year warranty with product registration. Diamond cards use superior connectors, cables and components, and undergo thorough testing for heat susceptibility and durability.

Diamond Multimedia’s HD 6800 series will ship immediately and will be available at Amazon,, Fry’s, Micro Center, 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 consumers 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 offers a complete solution 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 a graphics chip provider.

Diamond products are available to the public throughout North America and Europe through retailers, resellers and systems integrators, as well as, top technology product distributors. Corporate headquarters are located in Chatsworth, California.