Tuesday, November 4th 2008

Palit Creates Monstrous Radeon HD 4870 X2: The Revolution R700

Palit is ready with what appears to be, a monstrous graphics card based on the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 (R700) design with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory, called the Palit Revolution R700 Deluxe. What makes it monstrous apparently is its width that spans across three expansion slots. Under the shroud of the cooler is an elaborate cooling system designed by Palit itself.

The cooler comprises of a large heat radiator, through which several heat-pipes conduct heat from contact blocks for the GPUs, memory, and the PCI-Express bridge chip, with seperate cooling blocks for the VRM area. Two fans of identical sizes blow air on the two thermal zones for the card: GPU and power circuitry. The card boasts overclocking features and company marketed overclocking potential highest for any R700 design so far, while shipping with reference clock speeds of 750/3800 MHz (core/memory). The card is fueled by the usual 6+2 pin and 6 pin power connectors, which are right-angled for accessibility.

The card uses Palit's own PCB design that's richly studded with high grade components throughout. On the outputs front, there are dual-link DVI-D and D-Sub connectors, apart from a DisplayPort and 7.1 channel audio routed HDMI port. Palit tells us that it expects to start shipping this card next week and it should hit the shelves soon enough, with a price-tag that makes it competitive with other HD 4870 X2 cards in the market.
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57 Comments on Palit Creates Monstrous Radeon HD 4870 X2: The Revolution R700

#1
Exavier
....wow
now I wish I had waited a while for mine, but I guess I did get mine cheap..
I find myself more and more annoyed that sapphire implemented all their best ideas on the 4850x2 rather than the 4870x2 also....sigh..
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#2
Animalpak
Amazing, finally active and efficent cooling !
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#4
buggalugs
OMG its a three slot monster. Quite happy with my 4870 though.
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#5
eidairaman1
now i wonder why in the hell they didnt use this cooler on their 4870 Sonic, because the cooling design from sapphire looked better than the cooler on the Sonic card, but i guess most will swap out the stock cooling to some of the ones from the past few months.
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#7
Valdez
by: hayder.master
double fan double fun
:roll:
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#8
RadeonX2
I want one... but I guess it's overkilling my 17" oldskul LCD :nutkick:
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#9

Wow..

That's actually a very good idea ! I wish they would do the same to the normal cards, i would take it 100%.

I hope we will see more cards that have triple-slot cooling solutions.
#10
Wile E
Power User
Dave, if you're listening, I'll take 2 of these please. :D
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#12
TheLostSwede
Did anyone else notice that this is a triple-slot design?
I mean, really... how is that supposed to fit in most systems without breaking something?
I wouldn't want that in my case...
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#13
Lu(ky
Yeah if my current 4870 X2 is like hot lava blowing out the back of the case I can imagine this new Palit card blowing it back into my case making it a small "easy bake oven"... Would anyone like some cookies or brownies. :laugh:
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#14
DOM
by: Wile E
Dave, if you're listening, I'll take 2 of these please. :D
same here :o
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#15
Scrizz
too bad it had the reg. vga connector.
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#16
Wile E
Power User
by: TheLostSwede
Did anyone else notice that this is a triple-slot design?
I mean, really... how is that supposed to fit in most systems without breaking something?
I wouldn't want that in my case...
Case? Who needs a case?
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#17
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: TheLostSwede
Did anyone else notice that this is a triple-slot design?
I mean, really... how is that supposed to fit in most systems without breaking something?
It's mentioned in the first line. pressure the card applies on the chassis is somewhat distributed. The 2nd bracket doesn't have a notch to bolt it to the chassis, there's some gap between the fans and the two fin arrays, yes, there are two independent aluminum-fin arrays, one each for a GPU. It's not as heavy as it looks like.



by: servermonkey
wow! release date?
One or two weeks from now. TPU's sample is on its way, expect a review soon.
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#18
CyberDruid
Got to hand it to Palit. They are not afraid to try something different.

Anyone that use VGA with that card need an ass-whupping IMO.
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#19
RadeonX2
by: CyberDruid
Got to hand it to Palit. They are not afraid to try something different.

Anyone that use VGA with that card need an ass-whupping IMO.
it should be a kickass card for my 17" vga LCD but is this card for 22" and beyond LCD's?
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#21
CyberDruid
Again just my opinion but oneof the features I find most valuable about the HD cards is they play in HD :D

The sound comes through the HDMI ...unlike Nvidia cards...where you you have to set up something (usually cumbersome) to get the sound to your TV and then it's still not HDCP...

The HD ATI cards offer a single cable solution for running a modern LCD TV. I'm driving my 52" Sammie with a single cable and get decent sound even for music from the PC.
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#23

oooooooooooo .; mmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy GOD !!

What have you done Palit !!!

monster !!!
#24
KieranD
sweeet card finaly one 4870 x2 that has good air cooling, all ive saw is waterblocks havnt seen non stock 4870 x2s before

looks like a beast ifi had the cash id get it tho but well i dont
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#25
mdm-adph
I think it's absolutely beautiful. :laugh:
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