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Default Radeon HD 4870 X2 2048 MB preview Guru3D - 07-21-2008, 08:00 | posts: 6,462

Radeon HD 4870 X2 - 2048 MB
It was known for a while already that AMD's ATI is developing a new product under codename R700. Guru3D has a nice preview of what AMD is going to launch real soon the Dual-GPU...

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well it's impressive, the gtx280 doesn't stand a chance...i can't wait to see the final result..with a set of official drivers..
   
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Default 07-21-2008, 08:07 | posts: 9,518 | Location: Dundee, Scotland

You seem to have left bold on halfway down page four.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon...0-x2-preview/4
   
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Its impressive but i would much rather have a fast single card because SLI and i presume crossfire as well have many many short comings.
   
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Talking 07-21-2008, 08:23 | posts: 6,450 | Location: Puerto Rico

Just gourgeous card , im sold. I know wich one will be my next upgrade this time .
Great review as always Hilbert , very well done. The Nvidia 280GTX just got raped . I am anxiously waiting for the release of this card and counting the days.
This is the stuff that get me really excited about new hardware. Amazing card.
Time to let go of my old Ultras finally.

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I'm not impressed. Lets see a sli 280 benched against it.
   
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I'm not impressed. Lets see a sli 280 benched against it.
lets see the price of two 280....
   
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I'm surprised 9800 gx2 wasn't tested against it.
   
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lets see the price of two 280....
Exactly. Nice preview (as always)!
   
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lets see the price of two 280....
$649,oh wait that's what they were charging for 1 not to long ago.
   
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I'm not impressed. Lets see a sli 280 benched against it.
Let's see 2 4870X2's in crossfire

Seriously though if this card is anywhere near the price of the 280, Nvidia are in deep trouble in the high end market.
   
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Default 07-21-2008, 09:05 | posts: 1,476 | Location: Melbourne, Australia

The FPS graph on the Mass Effect page states the score for a GTX 260, unlike the rest (with a GTX 280). Is this a typo, or was the benchmark run with a GTX 260?
   
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The FPS graph on the Mass Effect page states the score for a GTX 260, unlike the rest (with a GTX 280). Is this a typo, or was the benchmark run with a GTX 260?
That indeed is a 260 as the 280's review samples already where returned to NVIDIA. NV has arranged a new 280 for long term loan, so that will be updated asap.


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GURU3D should test also those 2 new babies!!!!!!
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Thumbs up GURU3D should test also those 2 new babies!!!!!! - 07-21-2008, 09:09 | posts: 57 | Location: Greece

SAPPHIRE is now shipping two new models in the HD 4800 series, the SAPPHIRE HD 4850 1GB and the SAPPHIREHD 4850 TOXIC offering a faster, cooler and quieter solution


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it could be resized from the bb code right? i could do it but you could

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Wow!! It got me hook line and sinker!!! Greate review!
   
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Unhappy 07-21-2008, 09:35 | posts: 57 | Location: Greece

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Before we dive into the preview, we need to mention that there is one restriction we got from AMD. We can use any benchmark we want, yet are limited to a small number (four games) considering this is a preview. A second note that we must make is that this is an early beta engineering test-sample, the power saving features are disabled on these boards meaning that IDLE wattage and even peak wattage will be off by a good number.
dont you think this paragraph should be in BOLD? its VERY crusial people Read this about the BETA engineer card cause most of them just read the graphics from the bechmarks!!!

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NO I DO NOT THINK SO - WHY DO YOU USE THE BIG IRRITATING FONTS ?

e.g. stop doing that.


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Cool 07-21-2008, 10:07 | posts: 57 | Location: Greece

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NO I DO NOT THINK SO - WHY DO YOU USE THE BIG IRRITATING FONTS ?

e.g. stop doing that.
because are available?!

no seriously, maybe add a "beta" label over the becmarks or something, the finall product you said your self could be more powerfull and hell lot more power hungry.

to avoid fast-wrong assumptions thats all.

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Default 07-21-2008, 10:18 | posts: 1,476 | Location: Melbourne, Australia

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That indeed is a 260 as the 280's review samples already where returned to NVIDIA. NV has arranged a new 280 for long term loan, so that will be updated asap.
Ah okay, good to hear.

The graphics front always seems to heat up when both manufacturers push out their latest and greatest. Hopefully something powerful (and cheap) enough to run Crysis with all the bells and whistles is right around the corner...
   
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nVidia's GTX280 got reaped,,, if price will be close or the same.
performace gap and CF scaling is amazing
   
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Just a quick Q, how the funk does 2x 4870s in crossfire get over double the FPS of one 4870 on the COD4 benchmarks??? surely crossfire introduces a slight bottleneck due to the communication between cards?
   
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Just a quick Q, how the funk does 2x 4870s in crossfire get over double the FPS of one 4870 on the COD4 benchmarks??? surely crossfire introduces a slight bottleneck due to the communication between cards?
Communication between chips has been improved since 3870x2. The new bridge chip would appear to eliminate any bottleneck
   
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Just a quick Q, how the funk does 2x 4870s in crossfire get over double the FPS of one 4870 on the COD4 benchmarks??? surely crossfire introduces a slight bottleneck due to the communication between cards?
Yeah I wondered the same thing and came to the conclusion it is the drivers.

So the 4870 results where done with the press-driver available at that time. The Crossfire test was done with newer 8.7 drivers and the X2 again had a new driver.

ATI has been working extremely hard on COD4 lately, and it is exactly that game that shows it. CF scaling is amazing in this game. But it seems that the final 8.7 driver offers slightly better COD4 overall performance.


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Oh. My. God.


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Aah ok that would explain it id guess

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