GeCube Radeon HD 3870 X2 unveiled

Posted on Monday, Jan 28 2008 @ 20:14 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
GeCube unveiled its Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics card along with two new Radeon HD 3650 and 3450 graphics cards.
The HD3870X2, HD3400 and HD3600 are all based on the AMD 55nm chip process and use the PCI-Express 2.0 interface to deliver the optimal graphics performance; The GECUBE HD3870X2 even combines the latest dual-core technology with ATI CrossFireX™ and the enhanced DirectX10.1/SM4.1 standard to achieve even more realistic visual effects. There is no better way to enjoy high-definition video with superior image processing technology!

The GECUBE HD3870X2 series is the new performer from AMD’s new HD3000 series. Equipped with the ATI Radeon™ R680 (55nm) graphics chip, it uses the latest dual core technology, 1GB of high-speed GDDR3 memory and massive 512-bit memory bandwidth to unleash the full potential of the graphics card for the best visual effects. Thanks to the use of the PCI-Express 2.0 interface, complete support for the enhanced DirectX10.1/SM4.1 standard and integration of the latest ATI CrossFireX™ technology, the GECUBE HD3870X2 not only delivers the most immersive 3D gaming effects but can also easily overclock its core and memory frequencies to 850MHz/960*2MHz.

At the same time, GECUBE’s proprietary X-Turbo Dual fan solution uses dual ultra-quiet 7.5cm fans and Quad Heatpipes to deliver a superb cooling performance that keeps the HD3870X2 running cool and quiet even at overclocked speeds. The GECUBE HD3870X2 also comes with a built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround sound that supports HDCP, HD DVD, Blu-Ray and the latest UVD (Unified Video Decoder) technology. This provides even more realistic and lifelike video performance at resolutions of up to 1080p. Quad Dual-link DVI support means that it can drive up to four different displays at the same time, allowing users to enjoy movies while playing 3D games or running standard applications. Thanks to the new dual-core technology, Quad DVI support, latest 24X AA (Anti-Aliasing) and high-speed 128-bit HDR (High Dynamic Range) processing technologies, the GECUBE HD3870X2 will simply amaze you with its awe-inspiring performance during gaming or media playback.

The GECUBE HD3600 series is equipped with the ATI Radeon™ RV635 chip, also based on the 55nm process. The card comes with an exclusive offer of 256MB and 512MB, GDDR3 memory that together with PCI-Express 2.0 and DirectX™ 10.1 support allows the core and memory frequencies to be easily overclocked to 800MHz/1.0*2GHz. This makes GECUBE HD3600 an outstanding performer among its peers and the natural choice for intermediate and high-end enthusiasts. The GECUBE HD3400 series is designed for the mainstream and performance gaming market. It uses the ATI Radeon™ RV620 chip manufactured using the 55nm chip technology and is equipped with 512MB of DDR2 memory so even new gamers can experience excellent video and gaming quality. Both the GECUBE HD3400 and HD3600 come with built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround sound. HDCP, HD DVD and Blu-Ray are also supported so users can benefit from the latest high-definition media.

roduct Name GC-HD3870X2-F3 GC-XHD3870X2-F5 GC-RX365XTG3-D3 GC-HD345PLS2-E3
Fab process  R680 (55nm) R680 (55nm) RV635PRO (55nm) RV620LE (55nm)
ASIC  825MHz /900*2MHz 850MHz/960*2 MHz 800MHz/1.0*2 GHz 600MHz/400*2 MHz
DirectX/SM  4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1
Memory Bus  10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1
Memory Type  256*2-bit 256*2 bit 128 bit 64 bit
Interface  GDDR3 1.0GB GDDR3 1.0GB GDDR3 256MB DDR2 512MB
TV-Out  PCI Express 2.0 PCI Express 2.0 PCI Express 2.0 PCI Express 2.0
DVI  S/HDTV-out S/HDTV-out S/HDTV-out S-video thru. cable
D-Sub  Dual DVI (Dual Link, HDCP) Quad DVI (Dual Link, HDCP) Dual DVI (Dual Link, HDCP) DVI (Dual Link, HDCP)
Built-in HDMI  Yes (Thur DVI to HDMI dongle) Yes (Thur DVI to HDMI dongle) Yes (Thur DVI to HDMI dongle) Yes 
HDTV  HDTV by S to YPbPr cable HDTV by S to YPbPr cable HDTV by S to YPbPr cable HDTV by S to YPbPr cable
Multi-VPU Native ATI CrossFireX™ Ready Native ATI CrossFireX™ Ready Native ATI CrossFireX™ Ready N/A
Cooling  Dual Slot Fansink Dual Slot Fansink (X-Turbo Dual) Single Slot Fansink  Single Slot Fansink 

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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