PowerColor was showing off numerous custom designed ATI Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards at Computex 2010 and we spent some time getting to know them better. Included in our coverage is the PowerColor Radeon HD5770 Sniper, which is the first DX11 GPU to have network card built right onto the PCB. We also show you the PowerColor Radeon HD5770 Evolution, which has the Lucid Hydra chip on it for improved multi-GPU capabilities.
PowerColor was showing off the world’s first single card solution that combines a DirectX 11 enabled graphics chip with a Network Processing Unit (NPU) that is coming to market as the PowerColor HD5770 Sniper edition. We aren't sure exactly what to call this 'video card' though as it's unlike anything we have seen before. The card features Advanced Game Detect technology, which means that the card can classify the right network traffic and separate the game data for priority treatment, enabling a faster and more fluid gaming experience. This technology designed by Bigfoot also bypasses the Windows network stack in a bid to offer the highest performance, often measure not only in bandwidth, but also latency. It's a little strange seeing a nic port on the back of a video card isn't it? The PowerColor HD5770 Sniper edition was certainly one of the most unusual and innovative products that we spotted at Computex 2010.
Article Title: PowerColor Shows Off Custom Video Cards At Computex 2010
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