The HIS HD5870 brings raw performance to the table while at the same time pushing the technology envelope with support gamers will readily use. I'm talking about DirectX 11 support in Windows 7 and ATi's Eyefinity. These two items give the HD5800 series of cards instant staying power with features not soon to be going anywhere. That is also the downside as we don't have any real DirectX 11 game titles on the market now either. HIS and ATi look to correct this for card purchasers with the decision to include a downloadable copy of Dirt2 when its released mush as they did in 2007 with Half Life.