I’ve talked about the 3800 series before but it is now officially out. AMD is launching the product with 10 partners for a total of 24 different available cards.
I mentioned earlier (here) that ATI has two different 3800 cards ready, the HD3850 and the HD3870. The cards will be available immediately and the 3850 should be priced around $179 while the 3870 will be about $219.
According to AMD, these are the world’s first graphics cards to support DirectX 10.1. The GPUs are made using 55nm process technology and have tri and quad multi-GPU support with ATI CrossFireX. 3850 has 256MB of GDDR3 memory while the 3870 sports 512MB of GDDR4.
The cards look pretty good and are priced pretty nicely, but, you’ll have to wait to see how the card does in the benchmark department.