1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Previews Posted

Discussion in 'News' started by malware, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. malware New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Messages:
    5,476 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    956
    Location:
    Bulgaria
    With the launch of AMD's Radeon HD 4870 X2 flagship knocking at the front door, a couple of hardware sites have managed to get their hands on early engineering samples of the card and post preliminary results, dropping a hint at what's coming next month. From what I saw today, AnandTech and [H]ard|OCP are the first two web sites to drop unofficial benchmark results. PC Perspective and The Tech Report are also among these sites. To make their previews even more interesting they have added performance results from GeForce GTX 280 in SLI and other popular cards that can work in pairs.

    Please let us know what you think about ATI's fastest single card.

    [​IMG]
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 14, 2008
  2. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    What I think? It has to pwn all (and the black cooler does not look bad)
  3. Megasty New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,263 (0.53/day)
    Thanks Received:
    82
    Location:
    The Kingdom of Au
    Pwn - yes, looks - yes, SPARTAA - YES! Need I say more :rockout: :pimp:
  4. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,600 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    welcome to spartaa everyone



    all hail the spartaaaannnn!!!!!
    Megasty and Zubasa say thanks.
  5. philbrown23

    philbrown23 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2007
    Messages:
    1,231 (0.50/day)
    Thanks Received:
    147
    Location:
    vermont
    I think there may be some issues with it like the 4870's
  6. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,600 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    yea, I'd have to agree to taht also
  7. mlupple

    mlupple New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    209 (0.09/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Location:
    USA
    Why, because you buy two of ATI's filler cards (3000 series)?:shadedshu
  8. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,600 (2.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    there are alot of 4870's dying for some reason, I'm seeing it on every forum now:(
  9. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,068 (2.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    907
    well dual 4870 x2's looks like power draw is almost 700w. so my psu would be fine for it :D
    Crunching for Team TPU
  10. chron New Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    569 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    33
    am I alone when I say I'm completely unimpressed? Not only is the performance in crysis lacking (for such a robust card) but the reviews all have different numbers so it's hard to determine which would give a realistic view of the performance.

    Also, what in the HELL makes age of conan such a hog? It doesn't even look that cool.

    Maybe next year :/
  11. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    8,068 (2.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    907
    beta drives and engineering cards my friend. wait till the "official" reviews are out
    Crunching for Team TPU
  12. mdm-adph

    mdm-adph New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2007
    Messages:
    2,478 (0.91/day)
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Location:
    Your house.
    Hooray for Free AA! :laugh:
  13. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    I have two words.

    Bad coding.

    That is probably why. No optimization, no good performance.
    Zubasa and mdm-adph say thanks.
  14. Sasqui

    Sasqui

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,619 (2.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,384
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
    As an ATI fan (inspite of myself), this is good shit.

    The results from the 4 reviews have the wattage varying all over the charts. The HARD OCP seemed to be the highest @~700w. Yikes!
  15. cool_recep

    cool_recep

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Messages:
    344 (0.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    63
    Location:
    Istanbul/Turkey
    I am waiting for the W1z to review the card including a nice 3DMark Vantage!
  16. InfDamarvel New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    500 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    They are saying eventually you can use 4 of these in CrossfireX...now what the hell is going to power that? (Even though I know its possible)
  17. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,513 (3.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,142
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    I've been ranting about this for ages... how can you actually have 4 in a PC (besides server)? Think about it. If one card takes up 2 PCI slots, then:

    2 slots x 4 cards = 8 PCI slots. Most PC cases only have 7 PCI slots. How is that going to work?
  18. chron New Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2006
    Messages:
    569 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    33
    special case :p
  19. lemonadesoda

    lemonadesoda

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,250 (2.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    963
    Wow. I thought the 4870x2 would blow the 280. Not true. Pretty much equal performance, but with 280 winning in SLI vs. crossfire by quite a fat margin.

    For similar money, for similar performance, but much lower power consumption, the 280 wins IMO. Or at least, with the 280b refresh it does.
  20. InfDamarvel New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    Messages:
    500 (0.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    But it doesnt.
  21. Urbklr

    Urbklr

    Joined:
    May 16, 2007
    Messages:
    2,346 (0.88/day)
    Thanks Received:
    247
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    1. Take ones I/O bracket off, and watercool it.
    2. Mod your case

    It's possible for anyone who wants 8 GPU's badly enough. I don't see the point, with the previews claiming 8xAA at 2560x1600 is playable in most games with 2 4870X2's, who needs more than 2?...Other than people looking to break records

    Read AMD's comment to that, they said they are not near done the driver's CrossfireX support. Considering how bad the 48xx's drivers are right now, I can only imagine how bad the R700's are. Wait till semi-finished drivers come out, then we can get a real comparison.
  22. Megasty New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Messages:
    1,263 (0.53/day)
    Thanks Received:
    82
    Location:
    The Kingdom of Au
    My xaser has 10. 4 of these is totally unrealistic. A supercomputer maybe, but not 8 graphical processing agents in CFx. The scaling with 4 GPUs is awful, the 4th GPU doesn't exist & yet it still sucks juice. Imagine having 2 whole cards doing nothing :roll: They literally would do nothing but suck juice if you try it now but even if drivers ever did support such a thing, the cards would still be decoration. I just want them to properly fix 3 & 4 GPU scaling & leave that as a pipe dream, like it should be.

    It doesn't get any better than to watch these engineering samples in action. The monsterous power that this thing is putting out right now is just going to be all that much better when it hits our hands. GJ AMD & keep it up :pimp:
  23. Nkd New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2007
    Messages:
    93 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    18
    yea in your dreams seriously, have you seen the driverheaven preview, did you see the x2 kicked the crap out of gtx 280 and even two of those in sli in some games, I am not a fanboy but when you come in here and try to tell lies is just not right, it is so ignorant of you to not even realize the numbers.

    crysis is the only game where crossfire does not scale well, well that has always been the case, sli scales better because the game is TWMTBP game, and ati probably never gotten a helping had from crytek, there has to be a reason why this game scales so bad in crossfire than it does in sli.

    I am not defending Ati I am just telling the truth, it is just and honest opinion.
  24. imperialreign

    imperialreign New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    7,043 (2.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    909
    Location:
    Sector ZZ₉ Plural Z Alpha
    read from TechReport's review:

    effin sweet!
  25. lemonadesoda

    lemonadesoda

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,250 (2.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    963
    Wow. What a performance! All I did was show my surprise at the results I saw at linked previews I read. First link to anand was down, so read HardOCP. If there are other reviews where 280 gets whalloped by the 4870x2, then fine. That's what I was expecting too. But no need to act like a slow boy and get all rude about it.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page