Friday, July 11th 2008

R700: Several Product Details Exposed

The Taiwanese team of Tom's Hardware revealed several confidential (no more) slides pertaining to the AMD R700 product line, exposing details of the product codenamed "Spartan". It's now confirmed that it comes with a total of 2 GB of GDDR5 memory spanning across sixteen 1 Gb chips.

The picture is that of the HD4870 X2 itself in an angle never pictured before:

The first slide shows certain details about the R700 "Spartan", the GPU core speed isn't disclosed yet. Crucial bits: 32Mx32 GDDR5, driver version 8.52 or later, deviceID: 0x9441.

The second one reveals the card's video-related features. It is supportive of DisplayPort, AIBs may choose to add it in their non-reference designs.

Here's the slide which shows it has 2x the performance/watt compared to 'previous generation', R680:

Some more product details, a bit on its anti-aliasing features:

A concise list of features:

And finally, system-requirements. They recommend at least a 650W PSU. A power-user wouldn't take it literally, they are just making sure that even the worst-quality PSU out there with wonderful wattage printed on the stickers could be able to run it. A good quality PSU with anywhere between 35~40A on the +12V should be able to handle a single card with a 95W CPU and two HDDs in place:

Source: Tom's Hardware
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51 Comments on R700: Several Product Details Exposed

#1
HTC
According to the 5th pic, on the bottom in green. the launch date will be August 12.
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#2
alexp999
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Looks like it might be an August 12th launch date, checkout the bottom of the second slide.

Cant wait :D

EDIT: Beat me to it, lol! And slide 2 is based on the order on Tom's Hardware site.
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#3
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
I want one. I really hope they (and partners) keep the black PCB.
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: HTC
According to the 5th pic, on the bottom in green. the launch date will be August 12.
Yes. So much for GPU Cafe's claim.



I was laughing as I typed that^ (no more) :D
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#5
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
I wonder what the tag line for ATI will be when this is released ... THIS IS SPARTAAA :laugh:
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: DrPepper
I wonder what the tag line for ATI will be when this is released ... THIS IS SPARTAAA :laugh:
Try this: "The real color of Whoop-Ass is Red".
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#7
Shurakai
Just curious, how big will the HD4870X2 be compared to an 8800GTX?

August 12th is going to be awesome :D
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#8
alexp999
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by: InnocentCriminal
I want one. I really hope they (and partners) keep the black PCB.
+1. It is one of the reasons I want one so bad. lol
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#9
alexp999
Staff
Didnt it get posted somewhere that ATi are making the first lot anyway?? Then they ship it to partners to box up and shove a branded sticker on the cooler?
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#10
KainXS
HEY HEY HEY

is that game physics processing I see on one of those charts or is it just me

. . . . how?
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#11
Nitro-Max
spartan is one cool name they should keep it 4870x2 spartan
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#12
dani31
by: Shurakai
Just curious, how big will the HD4870X2 be compared to an 8800GTX?
the 4870 X2 will be 10.5'' long (considering that Tom's Hardware's picture is the real deal)
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#13
alexp999
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by: Shurakai
Just curious, how big will the HD4870X2 be compared to an 8800GTX?

August 12th is going to be awesome :D
I'm pretty sure it got posted that the 4870X2 is 11inches long. Not sure about that of the 8800GTX.

Being that long, wont the PCB bend? My 3870 is ever so slightly bending towards the PCI-E power connector.
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#14
zOaib
(Nvidia) -- tHIS IS mADNESS !!!!!

(ATi) No this is SPARTAAn !!!

(ATi)
:nutkick: (Nvidia)
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#15
Nitro-Max
by: zOaib
(Nvidia) -- tHIS IS mADNESS !!!!!

(ATi) No this is SPARTAAn !!!

(ATi)
:nutkick: (Nvidia)
hehe too right!! :laugh:
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#16
KainXS
by: zOaib
(Nvidia) -- tHIS IS mADNESS !!!!!

(ATi) No this is SPARTAAn !!!

(ATi)
:nutkick: (Nvidia)
omg thats funny man, props:roll:
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#17
alexp999
Staff
by: btarunr
And finally, system-requirements. They recommend at least a 650W PSU. A power-user wouldn't take it literally, they are just making sure that even the worst-quality PSU out there with wonderful wattage printed on the stickers could be able to run it. A good quality PSU with anywhere between 35~40A on the +12V should be able to handle a single card with a 95W CPU and two HDDs in place
My Corsair TX650 should be okay then along with the upgrades in my sig. My rated 12v rail is 52A
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#18
Nitro-Max
I want one of these time to sell my 3870 x2 i think anyone wanna buy a kidney??
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#19
alexp999
Staff
Unless I missed it the first time, I think another pic has been added:

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#20
alexp999
Staff
I'm suprised they haven't labeled a 64 bit OS as recommended in the system specs. Even for crossfire you think they would mention it.

I wonder what would actually happen if you installed two 4870X2's and tried to boot XP or vista 32...?
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#21
chron
looks pretty sick. I really hope heat isnt an issue as there isnt much you can do for aftermarket cooling (unless you go with liquid) :/

by: alexp999

I wonder what would actually happen if you installed two 4870X2's and tried to boot XP or vista 32...?
two words: black hole.
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#22
alexp999
Staff
by: chron
looks pretty sick. I really hope heat isnt an issue as there isnt much you can do for aftermarket cooling (unless you go with liquid) :/



two words: black hole.
As long as the fan speed works in the bios and you have good airflow in your case it should be fine. It is mentioned in the specs to have good airflow.

I'm gonna have a 120mm fan blowing at it from the front of the case, and my case has air holes in the bottom, so it should be good to go. One thing I like about the UK is that it isnt the hottest place on the planet. :D .
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#23

by: alexp999
My Corsair TX650 should be okay then along with the upgrades in my sig. My rated 12v rail is 52A
i'm hoping so too, although i wont have the moeny to buy one, nor the res i play at ,LOL . wat a waste this card will be for my res 1280x1024 except for crysis .
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by: zOaib
(Nvidia) -- tHIS IS mADNESS !!!!!

(ATi) No this is SPARTAAn !!!

(ATi)
:nutkick: (Nvidia)
sweet !
#25
panchoman
Sold my stars!
um someone needs to help me out here.. im a little lost... what the hell are the phenoms doing here? is r770 a phenom or something?
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