Saturday, August 9th 2008

First Product Images of the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Emerge

The first product images of the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 have been posted at Pro-Clockers. This card is based on the reference ATi design and features a total of 2 GB GDDR5 memory. GPU Café reports online stores to have started listing this product (such as this one) within a 5% price-range of the GeForce GTX 280, pre-release reviews already point to high performance gains over the GeForce GTX 280. The product formally launches this Tuesday.


Source: GPU Café
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31 Comments on First Product Images of the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Emerge

#1
Zubasa
Me First~
Me Want THZ~

The black PCB is just plain sexy.
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#2
steelkane
nice looking card, & I would hope that it being a X2 it would have high performance gains over the GeForce GTX 280, at least for ati.
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#3
OzzmanFloyd120
Here's my question, would I be able to run it with my current board, being it's a nforce chip, even though both 4870s are on the same PCI-E slot?
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#4
Megasty
I'll go for the non-horrible-sticker-model myself. I'm really starting not to care for them anymore, especially since the high end cards have clear cases - the sticker just seems to spoil it.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: OzzmanFloyd120
Here's my question, would I be able to run it with my current board, being it's a nforce chip, even though both 4870s are on the same PCI-E slot?
Why not? NForce 750a SLI uses a PCI-E 2.0 hub. Even better.
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#6
GPUCafe
GPU Cafe Representative
by: OzzmanFloyd120
Here's my question, would I be able to run it with my current board, being it's a nforce chip, even though both 4870s are on the same PCI-E slot?
Yes, the PEX bridge chip does all the work. All you need is a PCIe slot and the space.
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#7
Odin Eidolon
the crown is once again falling from nvidia's head. hope this will lower some prices
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#8
speedpc
I decided to try the VisionTek HD4870 over my EVGA 8800GT (SC)sli setup and I was very impressed, can't wait to try the HD4870X2. Good Job ATI !!!!!!!!!
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#9
Viscarious
by: Megasty
I'll go for the non-horrible-sticker-model myself. I'm really starting not to care for them anymore, especially since the high end cards have clear cases - the sticker just seems to spoil it.
But the card is facing down. How would you even see it? Unless you put your PC on the top shelf of a bookcase, I dont think there is anything to worry about as far as how the cooler looks.
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#10
mandelore
nice, now that im looking for a flat im so not gonna be able to afford one just yet lol!! :(
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#11
zithe
Maybe the first reliable X2 ever made? I've never seen AA scale so nicely. Almost stupid not to turn it on!
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#12
Megasty
by: Viscarious
But the card is facing down. How would you even see it? Unless you put your PC on the top shelf of a bookcase, I dont think there is anything to worry about as far as how the cooler looks.
I'm using one of my old 3870x2s as a paperweight. When I end up using the 4870x2 as one, I surely don't want to see some ugly sticker all day instead of its slick-looking hardware config :p
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#13
tkpenalty
by: Megasty
I'll go for the non-horrible-sticker-model myself. I'm really starting not to care for them anymore, especially since the high end cards have clear cases - the sticker just seems to spoil it.
Grab some turp and rub away :)
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#14
eidairaman1
by: Megasty
I'll go for the non-horrible-sticker-model myself. I'm really starting not to care for them anymore, especially since the high end cards have clear cases - the sticker just seems to spoil it.
well peel it off and rub some cleaner to remove the rest of the glue.
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
ati is bringing sexy back!
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#16
Scrizz
by: WarEagleAU
ati is bringing sexy black!
there ya go! ;) :pimp:
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#17
hv43082
Hmmm so this is the return of the jedi...when will the empire strike back?
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#19
jbunch07
this may very well be my next video card.
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#20
H82LUZ73
woody ....Wow when do these get the NDA lifted Monday ?
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#21
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: H82LUZ73
woody ....Wow when do these get the NDA lifted Monday ?
Tuesday. That's when the stores can start selling them....well...officially.
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#22
substance90
This price is insane, I hope they`re joking or at least I hope that the prices is that high only in the UK, from where the link is.
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#23
Hayder_Master
by: steelkane
nice looking card, & I would hope that it being a X2 it would have high performance gains over the GeForce GTX 280, at least for ati.
sure it is more performance than gtx 280 , we see some tests before
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#24
newconroer
by: Odin Eidolon
the crown is once again falling from nvidia's head. hope this will lower some prices
Actually that's about all it will do. Until ATi's architecture truly changes, and changes for the better, they'll never really hold the crown ever again.

I love how the box says 'Prepare to Dominate.' That's the same nonsense one of the ATi director's spouted a few months ago in regards to the 280.

So Nvidia sits on their hands, waits, pops out a 55nm with possibly DDR5 (though not necessary), and has the last laugh again.

ATi caught up this time around, (at the cost of cutting corners) but they're far from ahead.


This card serves one purpose for gamers - it will drive prices down a bit. That's all.
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#25
AsRock
TPU addict
Cool, i wish they did see though colors my self, not for looks but to check for dust build up lol.
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