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AMD/ATI RV770 - Radeon HD 4 Series Almost Ready

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  1. malware New Member

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    ATI is moving ahead the launch of its next-generation video processors, as reported by TG Daily. Despite its previous faliures in the graphics business and $8 million loss in the first quarter of this year – AMD’s president and chief operating officer Dirk Meyer stated that the company will roll out a significant number of products in May ahead of schedule, including the new RV770 and mobile (M88) graphics parts. RV770 will launch as Radeon HD 4800 and will make its way into the FireStream stream processor and FireGL workstation cards. Both GDDR3 and GDDR5 memories ranging from 256MB to 1024MB will be supported by the chip, but ATI itself will only be offering GDDR5 cards with 256-bit memory controller. The Radeon HD 4850 version is set to come to market with an 800+ MHz core (the final clock has not been specified yet and will not be available until the final qualification is completed), while the 4870 will be the first mass-production GPU with a clock speed higher than 1GHz. The graphics processor itself will integrate more texture memory units (TMUs) - 32 in RV770 against 16 in R6xx. Expect mass availability of RV770 cards soon after their announcement in May.

    Source: TG Daily
     
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    Ati .. to di worl'. Wonder if i should still get that 3850?
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Sounds promising. I can't wait to se performance numbers, and more importantly pricing. Hopefully ATi can now compete on both fronts.
     
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    Man, I bet you could cut the tension with a knife at AMD. I would NOT want to be working there right now! :eek:

    On the upside, their new products rolling out should put them back in the saddle for awhile..
     
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    yes yes yes!
    this is what i want to hear...cant wait to see the numbers!
     
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    4870 clocked higher than 1GHz! dang..
     
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    This is good news, it looks like AMD is coming back in their graphics business. I'm really looking forward to their future solutions, especially the multi-cored models. What we need is developers to start programming for AMDs solution.
     
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    hells yea man :rockout:
    this seriously just made my day!
     
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    Those new cards sound delicious, so now i have to make the decision of going crossfire or buying a 4870 :p
     
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    i wish the 4xxx series would work with the 3xxx series....
     
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    Leaked benchmarks, where art thou?
     
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    I'm glad I haven't bought an upgrade yet.
    2 x 4870x2 FTW !
     
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    Sooo tempting :D
     
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    hopefully this series gives decent performance compared to NVidia.
     
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    Wow, that was quick. The HD 3000 series is still pretty fresh.
     
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    hope they get a sample top teh folding fellaz as soon as possible.
     
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    So, can the 3870x2 be Crossfired with the 4870x2???
     
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    Curious if you can Crossfire a 3870 with a 4870...
     
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    I wouldn't want to if the R770 does have 32 TMUs. Compound that with GDDR5 and it would be a waste IMO.
     
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    WHAT?!?!?!??! GDDR5 already when Nvidia only has GDDR3. You think this thing can seriously own 9800 GX2?
     
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    Not likely..


    ATI may find itself with a little spending cash at the end of this year if they keep up their recent fortune.. These cards look sic!!:rockout:
     
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    I can't wait for a 4870x2!! Goodbye 3870's in crossfire.:D
     
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    Im waiting for the x2 aint gonna bother with its first offerings
     
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    OOooohh shiney!!!

    May look to swapping my 2900Pro(flashed XT) to a 4870 :p should be a nice boost hehe.

    Although I wounder what temps would be like when clocked over 1GHz!?
     
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    Core clock of over 1Ghz means ZILCH without other statistics. It's like saying there's a new P4 Netburst Extra Extreme Edition P4EEE with 5Ghz. It's a worthless power-consuming hog. We need architecture changes, fab shrinks and multiparallelism.

    If they said 500Mhz clock but with 512 memory bus and 1024 universal shader units, and 75W total consumption, then I'd be much more impressed.
     

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