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AMD Radeon HD 4870 X2 Ready By August

 

Following the recent launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 GPUs, AMD plans to introduce the high-end dual-GPU HD 4870 X2 by the end of July, according to sources at graphics card vendors. Evaluation samples are schedule to be available in mid-July, and AMD will begin shipping reference design boards with 2 GB GDDR5 memory at the end of the month, the sources detailed.

More here at Digitimes.

  • cushgod
    Excellent!! Ahahahhaa get to work Nvidia!!! AAAHAhahahhahahaah
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  • zaratustra06
    Now we just need some good games....
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  • hannibal
    Two Gb??? Why? Is the divided memory rumour false?
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  • holy, Crap I was a huge ATI fan back in the 9800pro/XT days aswell as X800XT days but with the 8800 Series I ended building a QX6850 3-way 8800ultra. I might need to upgrade in the future if we manage to get more DX10 games.
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  • The 256bit wall on the 48xx must of been pushed up little to take advantage of that 2GB on the X2 release. Maybe were going to see a 384bit or a 512bit bus?
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  • jimmysmitty
    256bit wall is non existent. The memory is GDDR5 which allows higher frequencies and bandwidth while using a lower amount of power.

    Oh and hanibal, I think thats only for a real CF connection Since this is 2 actual GPUs on one PCB they each can be made to have full access to the entire amount of memory, kinda like how they had a 3870X2 with 1GB memory.
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  • kelfen
    ATI Really wants to put a smack into Nvidia 200gtx's total pwnage.!
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  • tagasur
    nvidia would need to include (again) some benchmark cheat-codes in their GTX280 just so they can say the performance is comparable.
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  • kelfen
    tagasurnvidia would need to include (again) some benchmark cheat-codes in their GTX280 just so they can say the performance is comparable.This reminds me of avatar when ang useing other avatars powers before him to buff up (cheat code).
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  • neblogai
    AMD is going for most powerfull card, so doesn't save on memory and puts 2GB. If they charged for them by their power, these cards could be the most expensive ones.. It will be interesting to see the price, and if it is the rumoured $500, then I wonder about availability..
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