As expected AMD today officially unleashed its Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 graphics cards. The Radeon HD 4850 has a MSRP of $199 and the Radeon HD 4870 should sell for $299 - the firm claims these new GPUs deliver the best performance-per-watt, performance-per-mm² of chip die size, and performance-per-dollar.
ATI Radeon HD 4870 introduces GDDR5 performance, pushes 1.2 teraFLOPS
The ATI Radeon HD 4870, available immediately with a suggested retail price of USD$299, represents an unprecedented 1.2 teraFLOPS of visual compute power. It features a stock GPU core clock speed of 750 MHz, 512 MB of GDDR5 memory rated at 3.6 gigabits/second, and comes in a dual-slot PCI Express 2.0 configuration with a maximum board power of 160 watts.
ATI Radeon HD 4850: one teraFLOPS of visual compute power
The ATI Radeon HD 4850, immediately available with a suggested retail price of USD$199, received an enthusiastic welcome from global graphics reviewers. The ATI Radeon HD 4850 is the world’s first teraFLOPS graphics chip, with 800 stream processing cores (identical to the ATI Radeon HD 4870), a stock GPU core clock speed of 625 MHz, 512 MB of GDDR3 memory rated at 2 gigabits/second, and comes in a single-slot PCI Express 2.0 configuration with a maximum board power of 110 watts.