The guys at Rage3D have spent a lot of time to test the Radeon HD 4870 X2 with around 16 different games. The 4870 X2 is based on the the R700 GPU (actually two RV770). And their conclusion is clear: the Radeon HD 4870 X2 is the fastest card at this point in time. They also recommend, if you have the choice, to buy a Radeon HD 4870 X2 than two Radeon HD 4870 in Crossfire. And last point, an important advice is to have a fast, very fast CPU in order to fill the 4870X2′s command buffer (read send enough graphics data to the card).
Good things come in pairs
This test is focused on DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 titles and it’s a pity that Rage3D has not tested the 4870 X2 with OpenGL applications.
Read the complete test here: Radeon HD 4870 X2 Review.
Technology doesn’t play favorites, and when it reaches an apex there is an indifference towards who develops it. ATI has learned this lesson the hard way, having watched from the sidelines for so long that most have forgotten that AMD could be a leader in technology. The Radeon HD 4870 X2 is the latest evolution in graphics cards, and ATI has delivered something bigger than we’ve ever seen before. Benchmark Reviews is fortunate to test the Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Dual-RV770 GPU video card 100251SR against a collection of todays hottest video cards available.
Read the complete review here: Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X2 Video Card 100251SR @ Benchmark Reviews
Here we are, the new beast of ATI is there! The Radeon HD 4870 X2 has been tested by the guru of 3D and the first results are… stunning! The Radeon HD 4870 X2 is, no doubt, the fastest performing product on the market right now.
The Radeon HD 4870 X2 is powered by the R700 GPU. R700 is actually made of two RV770. Here are some features of this new Radeon:
- GPU: R700 (2xRV770)
- transistors: 1930 million (2x965M) / fabrication process: 55nm
- shader processors: 1600 (2×800)
- memory: 2Gb GDDR5 (2x1Gb per GPU) / 512-bit
- texture units: 80 (2×40)
- ROPs: 32 (2×16)
- DirectX 10.1 / OpenGL 2.1 / Shader Model 4.1
Like the GeForce GTX 280, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 needs one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI-Exp power connector
Read the complete 21-page review here: Radeon HD 4870 X2 and Crossfire review.
Want more news about Radeon HD 4870 X2? Jump right here: Radeon HD 4870 X2 @ Geeks3D.
Other Radeon HD 4870 X2 reviews published today:
MSI’s Radeon HD 4870 X2 is ready and should be available very soon. Radeon HD 4870 X2 is based on R700 GPU (2xRV770) and features the monstrus number of 1600 stream processors with 2Gb of GDDR5 memory.
The new ATI’s flagship graphics card previewed at Guru3D. The Radeon HD 4870 X2 is based on the R700 GPU (actually two RV770). Like the GeForce GTX 280, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 uses one 6-pin PCIe power connector and one 8-pin connector.
Read the complete preview HERE.
- Radeon HD 4870 X2 Preview @ pcper.com
- R700: First previews of the HD 4870 X2 @ pcghx.com
In AMD/ATI laboratory test, four Radeon HD 4870 X2 have been combined. But AMD will not release any drivers for such an Octa Crossfire bundle. In consideration of a motherboard that would have to be able to bear four dual slot graphics cards and the required scaling, Octa Crossfire should be seen as nothing more than a technical gimmick.
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