Monday, August 11th 2008

First PowerColor HD 4870 X2 Images Appear

Another HD 4870 X2 picture leak comes from an anonymous E-Mail in my inbox. The pictures show how the PowerColor HD 4870 X2 will look like.
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78 Comments on First PowerColor HD 4870 X2 Images Appear

#1
alexp999
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by: W1zzard
Another HD 4870 X2 picture leak comes from an anonymous E-Mail in my inbox. The pictures show how the PowerColor HD 4870 X2 will look like.
Wow, they are all coming out today! Any word on whether TPU will be getting a retail one for testing? I want to know if they have fixed the power draw yet.
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#2
Laurijan
Lol 2gb ddr5.. no microstuttering.. thats insane - i see forward to the reviews
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#3
W1zzard
yes we will have a review when the nda is up tomorrow at 12:01 am EDT
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
You're going to review this, aren't you? (looking at the TPU watermark). :)
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#5
Zehnsucht
I think they already have reviewed it. The minute the NDA is lifted, you'll see the net swarming with reviews! I'm looking forward to anandtech and tpu's review, I find those the best there is.
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#6
newconroer
In today's day and age, NDAs make me chuckle.

Bring on the reviews!
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#7
W1zzard
no we are not reviewing a powercolor card this time
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#8
Zehnsucht
Well, if they want to be the first to publish reviews next time around, they better agree with the NDA...
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#9
johnnyfiive
Man.... beautiful card. Can't wait to see the reviews.
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#10
lolhalol
i can get them retail already

Got a call today by distro rep to meet with him..told me its a surprise.

When i reach.. :P 4870X2 retail unit are here :)




not many pics i can take atm.. ill try to get more pics later :)


Package comes with standard driver cd and additional software.. but also comes with vantage. More details to come soon :)

regards
Reggie
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#11
Zehnsucht
12:01 AM EDT = 04:01 GMT . Nice, gonna set the clock one hour earlier so I have time to read some reviews :D :D :D
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#12
mascaras
I will start testing this powercolor 4870X2 tomorow


i will report the tests later



regards
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#13
ShadowFold
I wanna see the HIS ones. They usually have the coolest looking!
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#14
W1zzard
by: Zehnsucht
12:01 AM EDT = 04:01 GMT . Nice, gonna set the clock one hour earlier so I have time to read some reviews :D :D :D
5 am gmt ?
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#15
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Will the 4870 X2 work with my 680i SLI SE board(TR)?

I dont know how the Ati drivers are going to work with the nvidia chipset.:(
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#16
mdm-adph
by: ShadowFold
I wanna see the HIS ones. They usually have the coolest looking!
Hopefully they'll release an un-stickered cooler, too. :laugh: I was really jiving with the all-black look that the prerelease photos of this card had.
Will the 4870 X2 work with my 680i SLI SE board(TR)?

I dont know how the Ati drivers are going to work with the nvidia chipset
Yes, should work fine. Don't need crossfire to run this card, and I don't think the presence of an nvidia chipset should cause trouble.
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#17
ShadowFold
by: CDdude55
Will the 4870 X2 work with my 680i SLI SE board(TR)?

I dont know how the Ati drivers are going to work with the nvidia chipset.:(
Of course! You cant Crossfire two of them tho, but you can use one perfectly fine
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#18
Zehnsucht
by: W1zzard
5 am gmt ?
EDT = GMT - 4 => GMT = EDT + 4

Man, writing 1201 AM is one strange way to put it. I'm used to 1201 (1201 PM) and 0001 (1201 AM).


Due to DST, CET should be GMT +2 this time of year, so 06:01 CET is pretty good time to get a coffee and wake up reading the reviews :D

I don't know why I'm so excited though, I probably wont even buy a new GPU until next year.
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#19
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Now i have to pick, should i get a GTX 260 or one of the 4870 X2's?

I know the 4870 X2 will cost more but i think it may be worth it.
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#20
alexp999
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by: CDdude55
Now i have to pick, should i get a GTX 260 or one of the 4870 X2's?

I know the 4870 X2 will cost more but i think it may be worth it.
Is the 680i mobo PCI-E 2 or 1 ? Cus if they havent fixed power issues, the 4870X2 needs the power capability of a PCI-E 2.0 mobo. i also dont know how well a 600W will cope either. Will be interesting to see TPU's review tomorrow and see if power issues are fixed.
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#21
W1zzard
by: Zehnsucht
so 06:01 CET is pretty good time to get a coffee and wake up
sucks for me though because i have to get up so early and press the launch button :(
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#22
CY:G
Cant wait for the reviews, my only question is, and only if you can respond W1zzard...

Are the reviews testing this card with a new unreleased driver??
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#24
alexp999
Staff
by: W1zzard
sucks for me though because i have to get up so early and press the launch button :(
I'll be up and waiting at six. :D Wonder if it will break the record of most people online...?
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#25
Zehnsucht
At six? Then you'll be one hour late :p (UK is GMT +1 with DST?)

by: W1zzard
sucks for me though because i have to get up so early and press the launch button :(
Awww poor W1zzard :) I bet it was fun testing it though :D
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