AMD rolls out ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 12 2008 @ 04:17 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD has released its Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card, this card features two Radeon HD 4870 GPUs and will be sold for $549. One of the special things about the Radeon HD 4870 X2 is the greatly increased bandwidth, the new card features a total interconnect bandwidth of 21.8GB/s and that's over three times as much as the previous generation Radeon HD 3870 X2 delivered.

The 4870 X2 delivers 2.4 teraFLOPS and has a memory bandwidth of 230GB/s. The Radeon HD 4870 X2 should be available real soon and indepth reviews will hit the web pretty soon.

Next month AMD will introduce a cheaper dual-GPU card based on the Radeon HD 4850. The ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2 is rated at 2 teraFLOPS and has a memory bandwidth of 128GB/s. You can expect to find this card in September for around $399.

The price of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 280 flagship is now around $449 in some shops.

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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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