MSI send over some information about their upcoming R4850-T2D512 Radeon HD 4850 and R4870-T2D512 Radeon HD 4870 graphics cards:
MSI R4800 series
Integrated with the ATI PowerPlay power-saving technology, MSI R4800 provides twice the performance enhancement with the same watt so it suits MSI ECOlution campaign very well. The MSI R4800 series graphics cards are also equipped with the enhanced version of UVD 2.0 video decoder core. High performance, energy efficient, and HD video experience are the main features of MSI R4800 series graphics cards.
First GDDR5 graphics card
MSI R4870-T2D512 is the industry’s fist graphics card with GDDR5 memory! Compared with general GDDR3 memory, the GDDR5 can perform under a lower voltage and incredibly high clock. With the high clock of GDDR5 the MSI R4870-T2D512 can achieve a high memory bandwidth which improves the overall 3D performance.
UVD 2.0 video decoder core
MSI R4800 series graphics cards are equipped with the advanced UVD 2.0 video decoder core, a built-in HDCP key encryption. This supports Blu-Ray movie disc broadcast and 100% complete hardware acceleration to MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264 movie form. Significantly reducing the burden on CPU, UVD 2.0 can simultaneously decode two movies at the same time.
The new generation MSI R4800 series graphic cards support the latest CrossFireX™ technology, as long as it is supported by the motherboard. This technology makes it possible to rune 2 – 4 graphics cards at the same time. Simply install a bridge connecting the graphic cards to activate them. The CrossFireX technology takes the gaming experience to the next level with more performance, flexibility and compatibility.
Below are small photos of the Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870. I'll try to get a bigger version.