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First Product Images of the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Emerge

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The first product images of the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 have been posted at Pro-Clockers. This card is based on the reference ATi design and features a total of 2 GB GDDR5 memory. GPU Café reports online stores to have started listing this product (such as this one) within a 5% price-range of the GeForce GTX 280, pre-release reviews already point to high performance gains over the GeForce GTX 280. The product formally launches this Tuesday.

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Me First~
Me Want THZ~

The black PCB is just plain sexy.
 
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nice looking card, & I would hope that it being a X2 it would have high performance gains over the GeForce GTX 280, at least for ati.
 
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Here's my question, would I be able to run it with my current board, being it's a nforce chip, even though both 4870s are on the same PCI-E slot?
 

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I'll go for the non-horrible-sticker-model myself. I'm really starting not to care for them anymore, especially since the high end cards have clear cases - the sticker just seems to spoil it.
 

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Here's my question, would I be able to run it with my current board, being it's a nforce chip, even though both 4870s are on the same PCI-E slot?
Why not? NForce 750a SLI uses a PCI-E 2.0 hub. Even better.
 
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the crown is once again falling from nvidia's head. hope this will lower some prices
 
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I decided to try the VisionTek HD4870 over my EVGA 8800GT (SC)sli setup and I was very impressed, can't wait to try the HD4870X2. Good Job ATI !!!!!!!!!
 

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I'll go for the non-horrible-sticker-model myself. I'm really starting not to care for them anymore, especially since the high end cards have clear cases - the sticker just seems to spoil it.
But the card is facing down. How would you even see it? Unless you put your PC on the top shelf of a bookcase, I dont think there is anything to worry about as far as how the cooler looks.
 
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nice, now that im looking for a flat im so not gonna be able to afford one just yet lol!! :(
 
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Maybe the first reliable X2 ever made? I've never seen AA scale so nicely. Almost stupid not to turn it on!
 

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But the card is facing down. How would you even see it? Unless you put your PC on the top shelf of a bookcase, I dont think there is anything to worry about as far as how the cooler looks.
I'm using one of my old 3870x2s as a paperweight. When I end up using the 4870x2 as one, I surely don't want to see some ugly sticker all day instead of its slick-looking hardware config :p
 

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I'll go for the non-horrible-sticker-model myself. I'm really starting not to care for them anymore, especially since the high end cards have clear cases - the sticker just seems to spoil it.
well peel it off and rub some cleaner to remove the rest of the glue.
 

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ati is bringing sexy back!
 
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Hmmm so this is the return of the jedi...when will the empire strike back?
 

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this may very well be my next video card.
 
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woody ....Wow when do these get the NDA lifted Monday ?
 

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woody ....Wow when do these get the NDA lifted Monday ?
Tuesday. That's when the stores can start selling them....well...officially.
 
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This price is insane, I hope they`re joking or at least I hope that the prices is that high only in the UK, from where the link is.
 
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nice looking card, & I would hope that it being a X2 it would have high performance gains over the GeForce GTX 280, at least for ati.
sure it is more performance than gtx 280 , we see some tests before
 
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the crown is once again falling from nvidia's head. hope this will lower some prices
Actually that's about all it will do. Until ATi's architecture truly changes, and changes for the better, they'll never really hold the crown ever again.

I love how the box says 'Prepare to Dominate.' That's the same nonsense one of the ATi director's spouted a few months ago in regards to the 280.

So Nvidia sits on their hands, waits, pops out a 55nm with possibly DDR5 (though not necessary), and has the last laugh again.

ATi caught up this time around, (at the cost of cutting corners) but they're far from ahead.


This card serves one purpose for gamers - it will drive prices down a bit. That's all.