As expected, one of ATI’s partners, XFX, has launched their own version of graphics cards based on the HD 5800 series GPUs. The two new graphics cards feature ATI’s reference HD 5870 and HD 5850 designs, although the cooling chamber’s shell has been stylized with the XFX design and logo.
Both graphics cards offer full support for Microsoft’s DirectX 11 as well as 3D effects features that include HDR Tecture Compression, DirectCompute and Tessellation. The XFX versions also features 1GB of DDR5 memory and multi-display support for connecting up to three monitors.
Additionally, XFX also offers a free copy of what’s listed to be the first DirectX 11 game to come out: Colin McRae DiRT2 with a purchase of either card. DiRT2 downloads will be available starting December 11, 2009.