Monday, August 11th 2008

First PowerColor HD 4870 X2 Images Appear

Another HD 4870 X2 picture leak comes from an anonymous E-Mail in my inbox. The pictures show how the PowerColor HD 4870 X2 will look like.
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78 Comments on First PowerColor HD 4870 X2 Images Appear

#1
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
alexp999 said:
Is the 680i mobo PCI-E 2 or 1 ? Cus if they havent fixed power issues, the 4870X2 needs the power capability of a PCI-E 2.0 mobo. i also dont know how well a 600W will cope either. Will be interesting to see TPU's review tomorrow and see if power issues are fixed.
680i is PCI-e 1.0(or 1.1) But you can run 2.0 card on it from what i have heard and seen.
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#3
mdm-adph
CDdude55 said:
Wow, the 4870 X2 must be very powerful. If it can beat 2 GTX280's in SLI.:eek:
Aye, the GTX 280 is one powerful damn card, but SLI has very poor scaling compared to Crossfire. So, weirdly enough:

One GTX 280 > One HD 4870

Yet:

Two GTX 280's < One 4870 X2

I do wish that ATI would drop the damn "X2" from this cards -- just call it the 4890 or something. :p With this card and the 3870X2, forums like these are just filled with posts like "Can I run this card if I can't run Crossfire?" and "Can I run this card if I have an SLI board?" I wouldn't doubt that they're probably losing a few sales due to people with SLI boards and whatnot just being scared to buy one.
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#4
alexp999
Staff
CDdude55 said:
680i is PCI-e 1.0(or 1.1) But you can run 2.0 card on it from what i have heard and seen.
Yeah, but the power requirements of the engineering sample needed 96W of power through the PCI-E slot under full load which exceeds PCI-E 1 spec.

Zehnsucht said:
At six? Then you'll be one hour late :p (UK is GMT +1 with DST?)



Awww poor W1zzard :) I bet it was fun testing it though :D
Was thinking it was 5hrs from GMT then another for BST.

meh, will read it at some point, will prob crash the TPu servers if we all try to access it at once!
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#5
robspierre6
mdm-adph said:
Aye, the GTX 280 is one powerful damn card, but SLI has very poor scaling compared to Crossfire. So, weirdly enough:

One GTX 280 > One HD 4870

Yet:

Two GTX 280's < One 4870 X2

I do wish that ATI would drop the damn "X2" from this cards -- just call it the 4890 or something. :p With this card and the 3870X2, forums like these are just filled with posts like "Can I run this card if I can't run Crossfire?" and "Can I run this card if I have an SLI board?" I wouldn't doubt that they're probably losing a few sales due to people with SLI boards and whatnot just being scared to buy one.
The 4870 competes with the 280gtx and beats it in some games.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4870,1964-10.html
http://techreport.com/articles.x/14990/9
http://techreport.com/articles.x/14990/12
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-4870,1964-14.html
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#6
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
CDdude55 said:
Now i have to pick, should i get a GTX 260 or one of the 4870 X2's?

I know the 4870 X2 will cost more but i think it may be worth it.
For 12xx resolution you wont notice a lot of difference apart from maybe in Crysis.
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
W1zzard said:
sucks for me though because i have to get up so early and press the launch button :(
NP, I'll be wide awake at 5 AM GMT, I'll press the 'buttons' for you if I could :)

To Do list:
- Publish the review.
- Deploy a platoon of moderators to keep an eye on the discussion thread
- Ask Zotac for a new ad (No more "Fastest VGA in the World")
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#8
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
How about the 9800 GX2?. But i only game at 1440x900, so i guess a GTX 260 or 280 would do.
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#9
ShadowFold
CDdude55 said:
How about the 9800 GX2?. But i only game at 1440x900, so i guess a GTX 260 or 280 would do.
I got 1440x900 and my 4850 laughs at everything even crysis with AA so thats all you need if your gaming :)
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I cant wait and I envy you guys who got reps who contact you about new stuff like this!!!
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#11
Megasty
Grrr, I only know a few guys at TD & MC. They like to give you free stuff after they're done nearly blowing it up :p Especially the TD guys. I guess they loved all the business I gave them since they opened up over here :rolleyes: I do know a certain someone that will be getting the card today & I will be crashing on him later on :toast:
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#12
mk_ln
W1zzard said:
yes we will have a review when the nda is up tomorrow at 12:01 am EDT
ooh, so that's in about 3 hours :D
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#13
philbrown23
I'll be up refreshing the site to see when it comes, though I wont buy this card because I have 2 3870X2's and even if I sell them both now it would only = a single 4870X2 :(
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#14
mk_ln
but the performance would be much better! :D
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#16
mk_ln
ShadowFold said:
We need a countdown timer :D
i second that option :D
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#17
Unregistered
btarunr said:
NP, I'll be wide awake at 5 AM GMT, I'll press the 'buttons' for you if I could :)

To Do list:
- Publish the review.
- Deploy a platoon of moderators to keep an eye on the discussion thread
- Ask Zotac for a new ad (No more "Fastest VGA in the World")
That you will be ! :laugh:

Wont you be at work or school or where ever you are at 10:30 AM IST ?
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#18
CY:G
Countdown would be nice, i cant WAIT to see the reviews!!!
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#19
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
It comes out today? What time?(in U.S.)
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#20
mk_ln
CDdude55 said:
It comes out today? What time?(in U.S.)
depends where you are located in the U.S.
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#21
CY:G
Eastern time?
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#22
mk_ln
should be midnight
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#23
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
CY:G said:
Eastern time?
Ya.
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#24
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
So i guess it comes out in three hours. Hopfully the price for the 4870 comes down with the X2 launch. So i can just get one of those.
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#25
CY:G
CDdude55 said:
So i guess it comes out in three hours.
2 hours 15 minutes :D
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