The 3DMark06 scores we heard were around 10,800 for the 8800 GT with the Radeon HD 4850 coming in at about 11,760. Not a huge win, but this is with beta drivers on a reference GDDR3 card, so with some help from AMD’s partners, we might see some better scores.The site also claims the Radeon HD 4870 X2 will be released about six weeks after the RV770 launch. This means you'll may have to wait until late August until you can get your hands on one of those dual-GPU R700 cards.
We haven’t seen a single partner made card so far, but some partners will have shipped cards into the channel by the time AMD is ready to announce the new cards and we’re not talking a handful of cards, we’re talking 1000’s if not 10,000’s of cards.
Radeon HD 4850 8-9% faster than 8800 GT + R700 release
Posted on Thursday, June 05 2008 @ 19:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck