Tuesday, March 31st 2009

Radeon HD 4770 Pictured, Slated for May

AMD may be inches close to launching its high-end Radeon HD 4890 accelerator, but in its shadows, an equally exciting product-line is taking shape: the Radeon HD 4700 series, which AMD refers to as "A new paradigm of performance and price", rightly so, with the new 40 nm process the RV740 GPU is built on, and the performance that looks to put it on top of its class.

IT168.com published a few slides from a recent presentation AMD carried on, for its upcoming Radeon HD 4700 series. The most relevant slides reveal a lot about the Radeon HD 4770, the flagship product based on the RV740. The card design that has surfaced, reveals a cooler design similar to that of the Radeon HD 3870, except for a different colour-scheme and printed graphics. The card features 512 MB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit memory interface, which ideally churns out the same amount of bandwidth as 256-bit GDDR3, while consuming lesser power (due to lesser number of chips on the board). A slide also reveals a crucial bit about the pricing strategy AMD is planning to adopt, which shows the Radeon HD 4770 to be priced at US $99 (target SEP prices). From AMD's own ratings, the card should offer higher performance per watt and performance per dollar (in terms of rated compute power) than NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT. You can also work out from the figures that the card consumes 80 W of power. The card is slated for a May 4 launch.


Source: IT168.com
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42 Comments on Radeon HD 4770 Pictured, Slated for May

#1
crtecha
depending on how they perform they might not be bad to crossfire and run in a light gaming rig/folding station.
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#2
ShadowFold
GDDR5, 40nm, 99$ and an awesome looking cooler? Do want! :D
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#3
locoty
price is good, XFire it, you can beat GTX 285
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#4
Imsochobo
HD 4770 X2
256 bit GDDR5.
1024 MBX2
Same config.

= WIN ?

My guess, but could be way off though.
Memory will be bottleneck if cf'd, depends on youre resolution. 1680x1050 wont be a issue ;)
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#5
ShadowFold
An X2 varient would be interesting. The 40nm process would make the card easier to cool and probably cut down on the PCB or something. I could be wrong tho :p
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#6
MTnumb
oh god. HD4770X2 sounds like a great card. low power consumption and low temps and probably a smaller PCB [or not?] this would make it a great card and not to mention the OC :drools: too bad its just a dream [for now maybe? :drools even more:]. well this card sure seems interesting for a mid-range PC.
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#7
PCpraiser100
by: ShadowFold
An X2 varient would be interesting.
Yeah, but it will still be a power hog once OC'ed afterwards. I think I rather Crossfire the thing to get better results. Seriously, I think there could be no 1GB version since it isn't showing on the schedule. Might come through custom-made?
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#8
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Man I just got my second 4850 :banghead::banghead:

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#9
Yukikaze
by: PCpraiser100
Might come through custom-made?
Most likely will.

I doubt NV planned to have 2Gb GTS250s spring up, either. But I might be wrong.
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#11
D4S4
would be interesting to have one... loved the stock cooler on hd3870s, 2U server style cooper block <---just brutal
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#12
locoty
but if there is X2 of this card maybe it will be ended like 4850 X2, and will kill 4870 sale or even 4890
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#13
HolyCow02
i like what I see! 2 of them in XFire could potentially be awsome!
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#14
johnnyfiive
I may actually sell my XFX GTX 260 BE to get two of these. I like the idea of low power consumption and less heat output. With the games I play my GTX260 is complete overkill. I'm a big fan of folding all the sudden so I really may go through with this.... look out for a really nice deal on a XFX GTX260 BE everyone! I may even get three of these... :) TRI FIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
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#15
DarkMatter
by: johnnyfiive
I may actually sell my XFX GTX 260 BE to get two of these. I like the idea of low power consumption and less heat output. With the games I play my GTX260 is complete overkill. I'm a big fan of folding all the sudden so I really may go through with this.... look out for a really nice deal on a XFX GTX260 BE everyone! I may even get three of these... :) TRI FIREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
You do know that 2 HD4770 will consume more than a single GTX260 right?
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#16
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
4830 it is for me
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#17
MTnumb
by: DarkMatter
You do know that 2 HD4770 will consume more than a single GTX260 right?
how can you tell?:confused:
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#18
Bokteelo
Woah, these seem like awesome cards! I'm still going to buy my 4830 now, a month is too much to wait!
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#19
timta2
I love the comparison page between the Radeon that hasn't come out yet versus the 2+ year old card (9800GT).
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#20
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: timta2
I love the comparison page between the Radeon that hasn't come out yet versus the 2+ year old card (9800GT).
9800 GT may be old, but is NVIDIA's current offering for $99.
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#21
TheMailMan78
Big Member
I smell a fanboy fight a'brewin in dees har parts.
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#22
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: TheMailMan78
I smell a fanboy fight a'brewin in dees har parts.
SO



I wants to run 4 4830 cards I dont think this new card will be that different.

Prove me wrong someone.
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#23
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
odd, in the early reports, the 4750 seemed to be better than the 4850, so how is the 4770 worse?
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#24
MTnumb
by: Random Murderer
odd, in the early reports, the 4750 seemed to be beter than the 4850, so how is the 4770 worse?
maybe the early reports where more like early guesses
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#25
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
not bad, though not a fan of the 128 bit bus width. Why not just use cheaper GDDR3 ?
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