Sunday, July 6th 2008

Fresh Product Images of the R700 Emerge

With the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, codenamed R700, inching towards an August launch, ChipHell released fresh pictures of the R700, these are product images of the card in the form in which it will be sold, all built to order.

Visually, the R700 can be regarded as a black colored R680 (HD 3870 X2). While early shots of the cooler showed it to have a red colored leaf-blower, these shots show a black one. The appearance can be described as: Black PCB, black see-thru cooler cover, black leaf-blower, black heatspreader over the rear-side of the PCB.

Source: ChipHell
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47 Comments on Fresh Product Images of the R700 Emerge

#1
intel igent
w00t! lovin' the black PCB

release time august? just in time for my b-day :rockout:
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#2
DaedalusHelios
Any idea on pricing? :confused:

Were there any slides from ATi?
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#3
btarunr
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by: DaedalusHelios
Any idea on pricing? :confused:
All yours for $499.
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#4
Conti027
looks pretty. same with a Aug b-day to!!
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#5
intel igent
by: DaedalusHelios
Were there any slides from ATi?
this is ATi not Nvidia........

nice lookin' card for ~$500
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#6
DaedalusHelios
by: btarunr
All yours for $499.
I can do $499, but will it be worth it?:confused:
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#7
ShadowFold
First thing I thought was "OMG That is sexy" Too bad ill never afford one :ohwell:
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#8
DaedalusHelios
I wonder if it will be that much better than 4850's in crossfire.
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#9
btarunr
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by: DaedalusHelios
I can do $499, but will it be worth it?:confused:
As long as GeForce GTX 280 is 1 cent more than this, it is more than worth it. AMD says: "The R700 will overwhelm GeForce GTX 280".
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#10
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Figures. Just because I bought a 9800GTX, ATI finally releases a card in black PCB. :shadedshu
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#11
trt740
by: btarunr
With the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2, codenamed R700, inching towards an August launch, ChipHell released fresh pictures of the R700, these are product images of the card in the form in which it will be sold, all built to order.

Visually, the R700 can be regarded as a black colored R680 (HD 3870 X2). While early shots of the cooler showed it to have a red colored leaf-blower, these shots show a black one. The appearance can be described as: Black PCB, black see-thru cooler cover, black leaf-blower, black heatspreader over the rear-side of the PCB.



Source: ChipHell
my god it gonna be a hot mother in your case my 4870 is unreal. I cannot imagine how hot this thing is gonna be. My 4870 at the default fan setting scares me I hope that it doesn't melt the PCIe slot it so freaking hot.
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#12
thebeephaha
Oh now that is nice looking... I'm not normally an ATI guy but I would honestly consider that as a viable replacement for my 8800 Ultra.
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#13
tkpenalty
by: trt740
my god it gonna be a hot mother in your case my 4870 is unreal. I cannot imagine how hot this thing is gonna be. My 4870 at the default fan setting scares me I hope that it doesn't melt the PCIe slot it so freaking hot.
Actually 4870 is quite cool running. The only reason for high temps is what you said; the low fan speeds. Remember that the fan at like 10~20% runs like at 1000RPM. If you install something like a duo orb onto it, temps will just plummet. However theres no need, just use the fan mod.

Lets hope the partners wont supply us with a bios that makes the fan spin slower than the earth.
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#14
btarunr
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Even at 30% fan (stock), my 8800 GT idles at 65~70 C at an ambient temp of 24 C. You can imagine what a RV770 at 20% fan would do.
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#15
From_Nowhere
Looks nice, but didn't some preliminary photos of this card's cooler have a heat pipe? If this is the final design it is going to be one hot card (ex. 3870X2 stock cooler)
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#16
DaedalusHelios
by: From_Nowhere
Looks nice, but didn't some preliminary photos of this card's cooler have a heat pipe? If this is the final design it is going to be one hot card (ex. 3870X2 stock cooler)
I agree. Its going to be a lackluster cooler on a great card. Aftermarket will be essential for anybody that wants to OC. A nice looking cooler, doesn't mean its a very useful cooler. :laugh:
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#17
mandelore
seriously tho, think on this, get the x2, get a waterblock, get an unlocked bios and ramp up some volts, then overclock that bitch like crazy and watch ur widescreen monitor melt lol..

well.. not really but its gonna be one awesome card. Im half tempted to wait a bit longer to see if ATI releases some of those rumoured higher binned versions :)
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#18
btarunr
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There are bigger rumours than that running aroung now.
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#22
tigger
I'm the only one
A nice looking card,nice performance too.Pity we will get reamed up the bottom in the uk on the price.$499 ooh ha ha ha more like £499 in the uk:banghead:
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#23
Polarman
It looks like a very long card. Is it more than 10 inches?
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#24
tigger
I'm the only one
The card? :p

It looks a big one.
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#25
calvary1980
3870X2 was 11 inches. this will be 11 inches lol.

- Christine
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