AMD clarified with press late last week about the immediate future of its line of Radeon HD graphics products, particularly the HD 4870 X2. According to AMD, its partners are now being selected and prepped for validation of its next major part, the HD 4890 X2.
According to reports, the new card will have both GPUs running at least at 1 GHz core clock speed. Depending on the SKU, customers should be seeing 2 GB and 4 GB cards. The specs are not fully confirmed yet, but we'll let you know when we hear anything different.
Previously, AMD stated that there wasn't a real market need for something beyond the HD 4870 X2, since AMD thoroughly felt that its top of the line offering was already leading the competition. Also, as AMD's ultra high-end commands a significant price premium over, the target customer group is relatively small.
As of now, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 295, a dual-GPU product, remains the cream of the crop for Nvidia. With the pending release of AMD's Radeon HD 4890 X2, a follow-up from Nvidia can surely be expected. More to come.