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Diamond Multimedia Releases Radeon HD 4870 X2 - XOC³ H2O

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Diamond Multimedia (www.diamondmm.com), a leading manufacturer of PC graphics cards, sound cards and communications products, launched today, the Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 - XOC³ H2O edition graphics card. This card offers exquisite gaming capabilities combined with state of the art efficiency.

    The Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 - XOC³ H2O,edition is a dual slot Monster card sitting on a PCI-Express 2.0 slot, loaded with 2GB of DDR5 memory and over clock speeds of 800 MHz on each GPU. The memory speed is OCed to rev at 1100 MHz and is designed with 1600 stream processors. “This adrenaline pumped card on steroids will make our competitors card look like a Ford Pinto station wagon engine” says, Mario Gastelum, Director of Product Development & Engineering. Diamond brings the same engineering mentality to it’s high performance line of Radeon graphics boards that AMG brings to a Mercedes Benz”. This finely tuned beast was re-engineered, to go beyond what our competitors are capable of delivering to their end consumers; the real Super RV 770 came out of the closet today to deliver a “real can of ass whooping”.

    The HD 4870 X2 - XOC³ H2O edition provides plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX upgradeability with up to quad-GPU support. Continuing with ATI’s Power Play and 55nm processing technology, this card is the fastest, period. We took the same engineering approach from the success of the Diamond Radeon HD 4870 XOC H2O edition and we redesigned the firmware to enable end users to go beyond the normal over clocked speeds and allow them to push their cards for higher performance via the catalyst control center.” The GPU’s has been unlocked to push cards to GPU settings of up to 990 Mhz and Memory of up 1200 Mhz. Diamond and Smoothcreations worked closely with Koolance engineering to ensure we had a robust and high performance water cooled solution that allowed Diamond engineers to push the performance envelope. And Koolance flawless was able to accomplish that.

    All Diamond video cards carry the Diamond guarantee of quality assurance. Unlike many cards that are simply first to market, Diamond carefully tests and retests every new model for its ratio of performance to reliability. Diamond is legendary in the PC video card business for its less than 1 percent return rate. Diamond cards use superior connectors, cables and components, as well as undergo more thorough testing for heat susceptibility and durability.

    Availability

    Diamond Multimedia’s ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 - XOC³ H2O Edition will be available for purchase starting August 18, 2008 at Premier Boutique System Builder Smoothcreations.

    Source: Diamond Multimedia
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    wow... diamond are stepping up the PR
  3. btarunr

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    Very bold choice of words. Mario sounded more elated than Jen-Hsun (NV) when he blurted "we gon open..." and "100 basis points".
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    cool 4870x2 with brand overclock that will be perfect
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    Diamond are clearly getting off their asses now.... bring on the cards I say!
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    I was going to mention something about performance/price ratio and how perhaps 2x stock 4850x2's might be better then this o/c 4870x2, but then I clicked on that link to the smoothcreations website :eek:
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    Damn, hope this card becomes available outside of SmoothCreations.
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    the quote is corny as hell...
    does this douche nozzle even know what he's talking about or is he paid to simply say cliche bullshit like this with every card they release?
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    lolololol
    koolance
    I laughed, found the cliched soundbytes, laughed some more, and now I'm off. :p
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    Radeon HD 4870 X2 - XOC³ H2O

    ...longest graphics card name ever
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    Honestly I have not seen this much news from Diamond since the Voodoo2 days.

    <<<<<<<< Hey what are these yellow gold stars for ?
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    ^ more posts = more starz! (assuming you were serious)...

    Question: I was *just* looking at the single GPU XOC on newegg ($290 A/R) - Anyone know if the "Super RV 770" has shown up on other MFG boards???
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    4400MHz effective RAM speed. Wow. It's amazing the bandwidth that cards have to play with today.
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    not long enough compared to the old champ:
    Radeon X850XT Platinum Edition :laugh:
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    Another impressive feat by Diamond, but that site is even more impressive - especially that rig that costs 8Gs :eek:
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    true! but atleast you could say that x850xt's name without forgetting the alphabet halfway through.

    "hey man, check out this awesome new graphics card i got!"

    "oh yea? what card!?!?!?"

    "it's the radeon 4870 HD X2, O...C... 2? squared cubed, extreme c, water ?"
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    I can't wait to see 4 of these cards running like ATI claims is/will be possible, with those speeds, matched with a QX at 4.5GHz, there are some impressive records to be set.
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    Why? Doesn't BFG Tech also use GeForce GTX 280 OCX / H2OC and the likes?
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    LoL, yeah when I saw Diamond I thought of 3dfx too.
    Dam beat me too it, lol.

    So who's buying this and benching it for us??
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    I love how Diamond pushes the newest products, it just make me wanna try new things! Is there any waterblocks for the HD 3870 that work with liquid nitrogen or dry ice?????
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    Yeah I was.Thanks for the info.
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    Koolance makes some very excellent water cooling products so I hope that was just a joke. On the other hand, I Dont see anything on that website about the card. Id love to get my hands on it though.
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    that made me laff :roll:
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    great product!!! Diamond is doing some serious work. what pisses me off though is that i am never going to see this product being sold here in greece. in fact most of these products never reach the greek market and that is very irritating.
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    i modded my brothers 8800GT in his second rig to say it was an "8800ABCDEGT 2girls1cup"

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