Sunday, June 29th 2008

ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 1GB GDDR5 Nude Shots

I spotted some new nude shots of the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card today and decided to share them with you. Little is known about the card's specs at the time, but what's apparent from the pics is the black PCB, the two 55nm-built RV770 GPUs and the PLX PCI-Express 2.0 bridge chip situated between the GPUs. On both sides of the PCB there are 16 Qimonda GDDR5 chips for a total of 1GB video memory. Also one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-E connectors will be needed for proper operation.

Source: ChipHell
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62 Comments on ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 1GB GDDR5 Nude Shots

#1
erocker
Dirty, dirty pictures!:laugh: Black is soo "in" right now! This will be one hot card, literally and socially.
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#2
ShadowFold
Nice! I like the single 6+2pin + 6pin for power! I was expecting 6+2 x 2.
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#3
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
They have these up on NOQ as well. Saw them today when I was reading the NVIDIA Cheats thread.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Thank God, the X2 now comes with the same memory standard as the "X1", unlike HD3870 X2 whose initial releases came with GDDR3.
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#6
frankie827
this will blow the gtx280 and 9800gx2 out of the water
hopefully...
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#7
mandelore
it should best the 280 since it sports a new inter-gpu bus so its scalability of two on pcb gpu's is better than that of two single gpu cards in crossfire.

think it was quoted as being 1.8x on the dual gpu design vs 1.5x scalability on 2 crossfired cards...

hmm... since the "joining" of the gpu's is done earlier in the pipeline maybe the overclocking ability will be enhanced compared to that of the old style internal crossfire bridge of the 3870x2
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#8
Cold Storm
Battosai
That looks Pretty dang GOOD! :toast:
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#9
Bytor
MMMMMmmmmm Black PCB is so Sexy!!!

Wish they all would go black on the PCB's.
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#10
cool_recep
Engineering masterpiece if you look at the back site of the card.
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#11
Fleekar
Is this card going to be single slot cooling?
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#12
ShadowFold
by: Fleekar
Is this card going to be single slot cooling?
Hell no :roll:
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#13
hv43082
More importantly, how much?
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#14
zithe
So much for a rated "G" forum....

**Unrealistic scenario suggesting that 4 year olds read and reply on this forum (which sometimes seems true...) following:** "Mommy? What's mastru____?"

Come to think of it, I think the forum lost its chance at being anything below PG-13 the day it was born (I win the trophy for lurking!)

Edit: Nevermind. I don't think I even OWNED a computer at that point...
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#15
mandelore
just looking at the work gone into it, compare that to how the dual gpu designs of others require 2 pcbs, yet this still packs some serious firepower.

The designers deserve a round of applause
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#16
imperialreign
by: malware
I spotted some new nude shots of the upcoming ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card today and decided to share them with you. Little is known about the card's specs at the time, but what's apparent from the pics is the black PCB, the two 55nm-built RV770 GPUs and the PLX PCI-Express 2.0 bridge chip situated between the GPUs. On both sides of the PCB there are 16 Qimonda GDDR5 chips for a total of 1GB video memory. Also one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-E connectors will be needed for proper operation.



Source: ChipHell
black ATI PCB?!! :twitch: Sacrilege!! Blasphemy!! Heretical!!

but damn sexy, though! :toast:
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#17
Megasty
by: zithe
So much for a rated "G" forum....

**Unrealistic scenario suggesting that 4 year olds read and reply on this forum (which sometimes seems true...) following:** "Mommy? What's mastru____?"

Come to think of it, I think the forum lost its chance at being anything below PG-13 the day it was born (I win the trophy for lurking!)

Edit: Nevermind. I don't think I even OWNED a computer at that point...
Forget about it :roll:

On a lighter note, I feel like reaching through my LCD & pulling out the card...
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#18
substance90
by: frankie827
this will blow the gtx280 and 9800gx2 out of the water
hopefully...
Maybe it won`t in every single game, but the 4870 X2 sure will kick GX2 and GTX280`s asses in at least half of the titles. For The Witcher and Bioshock I am 100% sure!
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#20
TooFast
I hope its clocked much higher than the 4870, like 900 for each core.
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#21
Dr. Spankenstein
BEWARE THE QUIMONDA MEMORY!!!! Beware....:laugh:

They can't be the OMLY producers of GDDR5, can they?

Imma waitin' on HIS to pump one of these out.:D
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#22
X-TeNDeR
just look at those PWMs! very complex and clever design :respect:

This black pcb is really sexy, and by the estimated numbers this beast can output.. oh man :rockout:

I heard estimates that price should be 450-550$ if I'm not mistaken.
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#23
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Still not nearly as bad as the GTX280's price
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#24
calvary1980
this card is going to suck up alot of power.

- Christine
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#25
farlex85
Seems like it's going to be quite hot too. All the heat problems others have been having w/ one of these gpu's, I can't imagine what two will get to. 1600sp's though and 1gb of gddr5 ram, that just sounds tasty, hopefully it will be.
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