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Palit ATI Radeon 4870 X2
Written by Gizmo   
Tuesday, 12 August 2008 22:44
Palit ATI Radeon 4870x2
(Image by TWL)

Techware Labs give us the numbers on this kit:

Nvidia has been allowed to take the market by storm over the last few years and as everyone can agree competition is good for the consumer as well as the market. Well the 48XX series video cards have really brought competition back, in fact, some might argue that its Nvidia's turn to play catch up. The early benchmarks showed the 4800 series to be a powerful contender against the Geforce 260 and 280 and whats better, it did it at a much lower price. The follow up testing on retail cards showed the 4800 series not only landed a hit but really started to swallow up market share from Nvidia. Theres an old saying about money talking thats apropriate here. Consumers vote with their wallets and AMD/ATI knows that. I'm quite sure the ATI/AMD fan boys are going eild over this recent turn of events.

Read the full review at TWL:

Let's not get all bent out of shape here though, anyone who expects Nvidia to take this lying down is just lying to themselves. You can all fully expect the next gen Nvidia card is in the works and will more than likely pack a punch. If Nvidia is smart it wil be more than just an revision of an existing chipset as the 9800 series was of the 8800 series. If Nvidia were to release such a product it will garner less than spectacular press and will probably result in them losing additional market share. But this is all speculation, lets see what were have here in actual product today. . . the 4870 X2.

Crossfire in a single card promising nearly double the performance of a single card in certain games and applications while not consuming as much juice as two. Whats not to like about that?

The Palit 4870 X2 is not yet even listed on their website at the time of this writing but we expect that will change quickly enough.

A Quick look at the 4870 X2 Specifications:

Broad Specifications:

  • Transistor Count: 956 Million X 2
  • Core Clock: 750Mhz
  • Memory Clock: 900Mhz GDDR5
  • Stream Processors: 1600
  • Texture Units: 80
  • ROPs: 32
  • Memory Bus: 256-bit X 2
  • Memory Size: 2048MB or 2GB
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