benchmarkreviews.com: Now that Blu-Ray and 1080p are well entrenched into the entertainment industry, Diamond has released their latest update to the All-In-Wonder series. The HD Premium 5000 (aka AIW5000) bundles an ATI HD5570 graphics card with an ATI HD 750 tuner. This duo has the power to handle the most frequently used video signals for viewing, recording and other routine multimedia tasks. At Benchmark Reviews we are compelled to tweak, tune, stress and measure to see how well our new gadgets perform.
tweaktown.com: Samples from Diamond have been a bit few and far between, but we're glad to welcome them back with open arms. It wasn't hard to get my attention, though, as they waved a pre-overclocked HD 6970 in front of my face via email. Diamond has managed to attack this model fast; faster than anyone else and we wonder if that meant a 10MHz increase on the core and a 50MHz QDR memory bump. Well, I'm going to give you a bit of a spoiler here and let you know they've done more than that to the clocks.
legitreviews.com: Today we have the opportunity to look at the Diamond Radeon HD5750 OC video card. There are a few features about this card that break away from the reference design. The first thing I noticed when looking at the card is that it uses a bright red PCB. Possibly the most important feature, though, is the speed of the card. It comes overclocked from the factory. It also uses a third party cooler in order to reduce noise and temperatures...
hothardware.com: We're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 XOC. As you already know, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 employs two RV770 GPUs, each of which is complemented by 1GB of GDDR5 memory (for a total of 2GB frame buffer memory). The reference GPU clock speed for the 4870 X2 is 750 MHz, and the reference memory speed is 900 MHz. Diamond, however, boosted the XOC's clocks to 800 MHz and 950 MHz, respectively, making this one of the fastest 4870 X2 cards on the market.
legitreviews.com: The Diamond HD 4870 1GB can take todays latest games and blitz right through them, providing buttery smooth gaming enjoyment. At a price under $300, high end gaming never looked so good and cost so little. In the driver department I have had no problems with ATIs 8.12s. The inclusion of the AVIVO video converter for FREE is a welcome sight. I like that I dont need to install third party applications or a second utility aside from the driver to do basic temperature monitoring, basic overclocking, and tweaking the fan speed...
hothardware.com: We're writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features and performance of a pair of Diamond Multimedia Radeon HD 3870-based graphics cards. One of the cards is essentially a reference model with a Diamond-branded cooler, while the other is an overclocked variant with a beefy 1GB frame buffer. Head on over to the site and check them out...
neoseeker.com: Sporting 512MB of blindingly fast GDDR5, the Diamond HD 4870 is taking no prisoners, not stopping for traffic lights, and not busting open savings accounts on its way to deliver extreme performance.
techpowerup.com: AMD's new Radeon HD 4870 is the first graphics card to feature GDDR5 memory. GDDR5 offers twice the memory bandwidth over previous GDDR generations which helps the HD 4870 gain a nice performance advantage over the HD 4850.
thetechlounge.com: Under the heatsink is a whole lot of GDDR3, which in itself doesn't mean much--you can find a pile of budget cards with a gig of RAM, the extra memory incapable of boosting their meager performance--but the 3870 is plainly able to fill its frame buffer. If it were truly a budget card, it would come off as sheer marketing; with a high-end card like this, it really does make a difference. The last great ATI card was the HD 2900 XT, a spectacular misfire. But despite it's ridiculous power consumption, sub-par video processing, and tremendous heat with the blower to match, it still beat out the 512MB HD 3870.
motherboards.org: The Diamond HD3650 1GB is not a bad card as it does support DirectX 10.1 features, meaning that you can play the latest and greatest games on the computer with full visual fidelity. The problem becomes, when price comes into play along with the performance of the card, the card just doesn't cut the mustard. Another review of this card states that at $95 USD, this card is an ok buy and I would agree with that statement. At $130 online from various sources (Newegg, ZipZoomFly etc.) the card is not a good buy as there are better choices for your money.
techreport.com: What happens when you take a Radeon HD 3870 graphics card and slap a gig of memory on it? That is the question of the hour, since our subject is Diamond's new card with just such a configuration. The Radeon HD 3870 has established itself as a pretty decent option among mid-range graphics cards, although it's squeezed by formidable competition from Nvidia. Could doubling up on video memory allow the 3870 to distinguish itself from the likes of the GeForce 9600 GT and GeForce 8800 GT? We decided to find out.
tweaktown.com: Whats different about the Diamond HD 3650 from Diamond is that it carries with it a massive 1GB of memory. Were not really big on huge amounts of memory added to a mid-range card, but well have to see if Diamond is able to do anything with the HD 3650 here today that impresses us. Diamond does something that is quite common when companies increase the amount of RAM on lower end models. Instead of using 1GB of GDDR3, theyve dropped back to GDDR2.