Thursday, November 6th 2008

Gainward Out with Radeon HD 4870 X2 Golden Sample

Gainward, a subsidiary of Palit, has announced the Radeon HD 4870 X2 Golden Sample. The graphics card is identical to the Revolution R700 Deluxe by the parent company Palit, while going with Gainward branding to cater to the company's target markets. Gainward focuses on the Asian markets, where it has most of its influence on. The other subsidiary of Palit, XpertVision, is reportedly being dissolved into the parent brand, as brand Palit has started to have market presence in XpertVision's target market.

The card spans across three expansion slots for its massive cooler. It features two RV770 graphics processors by ATI aided with 2 GB of total memory based on the GDDR5 memory standard. It features a dual-link DVI, a D-SUB, a DisplayPort and a HDMI port. The availability and pricing of this card, is intended to be synchronized with those of the Palit card, they might reach markets at the same time, just that they release in different parts of the world. More pictures could be viewed here.


Source: Expreview
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12 Comments on Gainward Out with Radeon HD 4870 X2 Golden Sample

#1
tkpenalty
Nice card, the implementation's style is similar to Nvidia's offerings. Even though its three slots, considering how two 4870s would take up four, its not really an Issue.

I'd hope that the card runs both QUIET and COOL. I wonder if the heatpipes on the cooler are HDT style?
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btarunr
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by: tkpenalty
Nice card, the implementation's style is similar to Nvidia's offerings. Even though its three slots, considering how two 4870s would take up four, its not really an Issue.

I'd hope that the card runs both QUIET and COOL. I wonder if the heatpipes on the cooler are HDT style?
I wish I had a bigger pic but:



Two separate heatsinks for the GPUs. Someone has to rip it further apart to see if it's HDT. You'll soon know, TPU is reviewing the Palit card.
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OMFG look at that mother :eek:
#4
Icewind31
anyone else feel the D-sub vga connector looks out of place? they shoulda just left it out. IMO anyone who runs a card like this is unlikey to not have digital connections for their screens :rolleyes:
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#5
Widjaja
Heh and I remember the comments about the 8800GTX being a huge card when it first came out.
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#6
iStink
I'm waiting for that single card that takes up so many slots that you have to cut a hole in the bottom of your case and set it on stilts.
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#7
gumpty
Freaking Huge

What are the chances of someone releasing just the cooler as an aftermarket bit of kit, for existing X2 owners. The original is rubbish.
All I can find out there are waterblocks.
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[I.R.A]_FBi
by: gumpty
What are the chances of someone releasing just the cooler as an aftermarket bit of kit, for existing X2 owners. The original is rubbish.
All I can find out there are waterblocks.
Sell it and buy this, or better yet, give it to me
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#9
gumpty
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
Sell it and buy this, or better yet, give it to me
Hur hur, tempting.

Even better yet, give my old one to the starving kids in Africa, get two of these and watch my psu choke to death on the humiliation of inadequacy.

:nutkick:
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#10
Darkrealms
[first thoughts] OMG! thats a big card.

The question is with that kind of cooling what kind of overclocking is possible?!?
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#11
iStink
has anyone tried custom rig two VF1 Plus coolers on to this card? That would be friggin sweet. That was a GREAT cooler
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