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
AsphyxiA
by: Duffman
anyone know what retail is gonna be for this?
the bulletin said it's gonna be competitive with all other cards. Considering that Palit had a 4870x2 on newegg for a while and now they have this beasty revision and the "old" 4870x2 was cheaper than most of the other cards, it'll probably be in the low 500's. Not bad considering you're essentially getting two cards for the price of one.
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AsphyxiA
by: PP Mguire
This card is just boss. Makes me wanna turn red for Christmas.
ok is the word boss coming back into style LOL! sorry to get off topic
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#3
mullered07


meh two of these would eat it for breakfast voodoo 5-6000 FTW :toast:
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#4
ShadowFold
FINALLY!!! A triple slot card! I totally want one :cry:
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spearman914
by: ShadowFold
FINALLY!!! A triple slot card! I totally want one :cry:
That's not the only one. There's some single slot card with dual slot coolers.
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PP Mguire
by: AsphyxiA
ok is the word boss coming back into style LOL! sorry to get off topic
Ive been using it for years ;)
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mdm-adph
by: mullered07


meh two of these would eat it for breakfast voodoo 5-6000 FTW :toast:
My brother actually had a prototype version of one of those cards, acquired from somewhere -- I don't know if he ever actually got it to run or not.
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