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Palit Creates Monstrous Radeon HD 4870 X2: The Revolution R700

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I think it's absolutely beautiful. :laugh:
 
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#28
Wow, 2GB?
2x2GB? 1GBx2? I love these marketing method.
I'm still waiting for someone to make a technically 4GB 4850X2 (2GB x 2) card. :laugh:
 

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#29
Again just my opinion but oneof the features I find most valuable about the HD cards is they play in HD :D

The sound comes through the HDMI ...unlike Nvidia cards...where you you have to set up something (usually cumbersome) to get the sound to your TV and then it's still not HDCP...

The HD ATI cards offer a single cable solution for running a modern LCD TV. I'm driving my 52" Sammie with a single cable and get decent sound even for music from the PC.
My 9800GTX+ offers HDMI Audio by having an audio input in the side of the card under a rubber cap, even comes with the cable needed to make it work and DVI-to-HDMI adapter ;) :rockout:
 
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That card is made for modding, remove the plastic cover and cheap fans, strap on 2x 80mm high CFM fans then volt mod the GPU/MEM for some serious performance bump, enthusiast performance card of the year we have a winner...
 
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#31
I thought Dave said he was going to give every TPU member, with 4+ years on TPU, a new Graphics Card??:D
 

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Possibly the best looking 4870X2 I've ever seen! I'm drooling over here! I want one so bad! Cant wait to see the review! :D
 

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I'm still waiting for someone to make a technically 4GB 4850X2 (2GB x 2) card. :laugh:
You need 2Gb GDDR3 chips, which I doubt exist.
 
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I meant 2Gb, not GB. 2 Gb = 256 MB. An R700 PCB takes 16 connections, so 256 x 16 = 4096 MB.

In that PowerColor card, every two 1Gb chips share a connection. There's no room left on an already overcrowded R700 PCB, for two 1Gb chips to share a connection.
 
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I meant 2Gb, not GB. 2 Gb = 256 MB. An R700 PCB takes 16 connections, so 256 x 16 = 4096 MB.

In that PowerColor card, every two 1Gb chips share a connection, so there's no room left on an already overcrowded R700 PCB.
So, dual-PCB like a 9800GX2, then?
 

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So, dual-PCB like a 9800GX2, then?
Given the market these days, I don't think any AIB would dare do that. It's suicidal in terms of mfg costs.

Also that, it's not just two boards with a GPU and its memory each, the GPUs aren't just connected to the bridge chip and to eachother using the crossfire connection, but also the extra bit of wiring Sideport brings in. NVIDIA made it look very easy, with the NF200 suppying a PCI-E connection, and the SLI connection.
 
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Given the market these days, I don't think any AIB would dare do that. It's suicidal in terms of mfg costs.
The said the same thing about the Spruce Goose. All we need now is a Howard Hughes character to direct AMD's R&D.
 

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Howard was lucky. The people behind the drawing boards shared the same passion he had to nutkick Pan, more importantly, they were skilled to do so.
 
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Pretty friggin' sweet looking.

Paging Palit_Guy for a TPU giveaway bonanza!:roll:
 
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Howard was lucky. The people behind the drawing boards shared the same passion he had to nutkick Pan, more importantly, they were skilled to do so.
Au contraire -- none of us can be completely sure that the people running AMD are entirely sane, either.
 
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I still have use of those other slots - a dual slot GPU is a much space as I'm going to give to one.
 

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hell yes, thats what Im talking about. Iwonder if Palit_guy can give us some more insight or benchmarks or something..
 
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why 3 slots?

all the better to eat the competition, my dear.




damn, that has got to be one of the beefiest, mean & nasty looking cards I've seen in a while.

Nice also to see Palit stepping up to the ATI line as well. I'm so tempted right now to scalp my two 4870s and two 3870s for two of these beasts . . . :p
 

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dang nabbit, this is the card i was waiting for...until that Sapphire 4850x2...deciding....hurting...brain...aargh
 

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This IS my next card. I don't care if it takes up four slots, it would be insanity to run two in crossfire.
 

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Sure .... I buy a Palit X2 a little while ago and now they come out with this.

Oh well, I am really pleased with my X2. Smooth as silk at 2560 :toast:
 

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Wow! Triple Decker GFX Godlyness!
 

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anyone know what retail is gonna be for this?