Wednesday, June 25, 2008

ATI Radeon HD 4870 Launch & Reviews




Today is the launch of the first graphics card featuring ultra high bandwidth GDDR5 memory, the ATI Radeon HD 4870. The ATI Radeon HD 4870, available immediately with a suggested retail price of USD$299, represents an unprecedented 1.2 teraFLOPS of visual compute power. It features a stock GPU core clock speed of 750 MHz, 512 MB of GDDR5 memory rated at 3.6 gigabits/second, and comes in a dual-slot PCI Express 2.0 configuration with a maximum board power of 160 watts.

A dedicated website for ATI Radeon HD 4000 series called Unleash One Tera was up and running : http://www.unleashonetera.com/

Below is the specifications of Radeon HD 4850 & 4870 compared to their predecessor:



Reviews are in for AMD/ATI's Radeon HD 4870 and it is an even bigger winner than the 4850, beating the GTX 260 in every single benchmark and the $650 GTX 280 in a few. Here's some to enjoy:

AMDZone
AnandTech
TechReport
Legit Reviews

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