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AMD Confirms GDDR5 for ATI Radeon 4 Series Video Cards

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AMD today announced the first commercial implementation of Graphics Double Data Rate, version 5 (GDDR5) memory in its forthcoming next generation of ATI Radeon graphics card products. The high-speed, high-bandwidth GDDR5 technology is expected to become the new memory standard in the industry, and that same performance and bandwidth is a key enabler of The Ultimate Visual Experience, unlocking new GPU capabilities. AMD is working with a number of leading memory providers, including Samsung, Hynix and Qimonda, to bring GDDR5 to market.


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Man, cool and all, but its getting hard to keep up. Specs are getting so dated sooo fast, what happened to the 6 months and your good rule.
 

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Now i am confused, Should i get the a 8800 series card like a 8800 GT or get one of the 4 series cards? I have a 680i SLI SE motherboard so i don't know if an ATI will work so good on my motherboard :confused:. Still can't wait for GDDR5:)
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Damn I was thinking doing CF with current 38 series. May be just one 48 series will do if the price is right. Damn should I keep the Asus?
 
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Now i am confused, Should i get the a 8800 series card like a 8800 GT or get one of the 4 series cards? I have a 680i SLI SE motherboard so i don't know if an ATI will work so good on my motherboard :confused:. Still can't wait for GDDR5:)
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As far as i know, any 1 card (except 3870x2, i believe) will work with your motherboard. It's when you want crossfire or SLI that you have to worry about.
 
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the 3870x2 will also work, should.. the crossfire bridge is onboard
 
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Well it looks like atleast one of the rumors about the 4 series cards are true. Hopefully the GDDR5 doesn't make things too expensive though.
 
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the 3870x2 will also work, should.. the crossfire bridge is onboard
I think the 3870 works in crossfire, even though it's only 1 board. Therefore, it shouldn't work in SLI only boards. I could be wrong, though!
 

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ATI's always better on paper - faster memory, clocks, DX 10.1 support... yet nvidia cards are still better.
 
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I think the 3870 works in crossfire, even though it's only 1 board. Therefore, it shouldn't work in SLI only boards. I could be wrong, though!
I'm pretty sure the 3870x2 doesn't need a crossfire board in order to work.

edit- its not listed under requirements on the ati website. There is no work on the motherboards part to make the dual gpu's work together.
 

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Man, cool and all, but its getting hard to keep up. Specs are getting so dated sooo fast, what happened to the 6 months and your good rule.

Good point, That the only problem i have with PC hardware. I could get a 8800 GTX at launch and in the next two days a rumor about the 9 series is leaked. I just wish they had longer life spans instead of dropping from highend to second best in a matter of days or weeks.:shadedshu
 

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ATI's always better on paper - faster memory, clocks, DX 10.1 support... yet nvidia cards are still better.
yet another Fanboy.
 
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Fanboy or not, NVIDIA cards are still faster right now. They have the fastest card and best bang for the buck card at the moment.
 
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Lets hope these will clock better than the current 3k offerings.
 

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ATI's always better on paper - faster memory, clocks, DX 10.1 support... yet nvidia cards are still better.
Careful dude, that post is a potential fanboi war starter :p

Anyway, back on topic: I'm looking forward do both nVidia's 9900 and ATI's 4870, the battle should be a close one! Competition is good. That something we almost forgot it existed until the 38x0 vs 8800/9600 GT battle :)
Who knows, by the end of this year, someone might be able to play Crysis maxed out! :p
 

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hows that the case, the 2900XT and 3870 looked great on paper, but they came out and didnt stand a chance.

The x1800XT didnt have a fight agasint the 7800GTX 512 and the 1900XTX tied it and was again beaten a few weeks later by the 7900GTX and then the 7950GX2. When the 1950XTX showed up the 8800GTX arrived 1 month later. ATI hasnt been putting up a good showing for awhile. Heck look at the x1600 or hd2600 cards compared to there direct compititon
 

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ATI's always better on paper - faster memory, clocks, DX 10.1 support... yet nvidia cards are still better.
I personally don't care. The only reason i have a Nvidia card is becuase i have a 680i SLI motherboard. But if ATI come out with something really good(maybe the 4 series) then i would have know problem upgraded to a ATI card.
 
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I personally don't care. The only reason i have a Nvidia card is becuase i have a 680i SLI motherboard. But if ATI come out with something really good(maybe the 4 series) then i would have know problem upgraded to a ATI card.
The same is true if it were the other way around!

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Good point, That the only problem i have with PC hardware. I could get a 8800 GTX at launch and in the next two days a rumor about the 9 series is leaked. I just wish they had longer life spans instead of dropping from highend to second best in a matter of days or weeks.:shadedshu
nv launched the g80 (gtx, ultra) in 2006. Now is mid 2008, and the fastest (single gpu) card is still the 8800 ultra.
 
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Fanboy or not, NVIDIA cards are still faster right now. They have the fastest card and best bang for the buck card at the moment.
yes, faster with bribed developers and publishers behind nvidia...
 
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I personally don't care. But if ATI come out with something really good(maybe the 4 series) then i would have no problem upgraded to a ATI card.
Me neither! I wouldn't care if some new company came out called Goobledygoobledy, and realeased the fastest card, I'd buy that too!:)
 

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nv launched the g80 (gtx, ultra) in 2006. Now is mid 2008, and the fastest (single gpu) card is still the 8800 ultra.
Thats true but it's not generally the fastest anymore. Also,the 8800 GTX and Ultra is still expensive on Newegg.com.
 

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yes, faster with bribed developers and publishers behind nvidia...
Not bribed, what I don't get is why ATi isn't getting together with developers a little more? Can Nvidia's "The way it's meant to be played" program really be leagal? It would be like Ford getting together with OPEC and formulating a gasoline that only works well with Ford cars. Sure, it's smart of Nvidia to do it, however it hurts competition. The end result is that it hurts the consumer. Oh, and I'm glad that Ati is at least using GDDR5, and furthering thier advancement. Hopefully this will pay off well in the performance department.
 
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