Radeon HD 4870 X2 3DMark score leaked

Posted on Tuesday, Jun 03 2008 @ 03:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CJ from the Beyond3D forums leaked some more information, this guy leaked a lot of NVIDIA details lately but now he offers some info on the upcoming Radeon HD 4000 series from AMD. According to CJ the Radeon HD 4870 X2 (R700) will score more than twice as high in 3DMark Vantage's Extreme preset than the Radeon HD 3870 X2. This would put the card at more than 5200 3DMarks. Last week CJ leaked Vantage Extreme scores of the GeForce GTX 280 and GeForce GTX 260, he says these cards score 41xx and 38xx, respectively.
But for now I'll leave you with this... what does a HD3870X2 score in Vantage on the Extreme Preset? Some reviews I found on the net say a HD3870X2 scores about X2600 with Cat 8.3... Well according to a source of mine who I trust and who has proven to be correct most of the times before...

you can double that... and some more for the R700 Vantage X-score...
Hopefully some benchmark results from real games will get leaked this week at Computex.

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Re: Radeon HD 4870 X2 3DMark score leaked
by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jun 03 2008 @ 13:54 CEST
We could "smell" it was going to be faster than the 280. And we know it will be coming in a mobile version as well as mainstream versions.

So if the 280 isn't the "fastest", or won't be for all that long, and it's not the most energy efficient at 65nm, and it won't have a mobile version, again due to the heat and power at 65nm, what is the 280 really going to do?

I'm thinking it won't do much except feed reviews until it shrinks to 55nm and gets versions of itself into the mainstream and mobile markets.

AMD has messed up even a good thing before, so we'll see. But it seems that while Nvidia has been looking at Intel and scrapping for a fight, ATI/AMD has been waiting for Nvidia to turn around so they can give them a black eye :)