Since the announcement by ATi that there would indeed be a value level enthusiast (value enthusiast product?) version of the X2 we have all waited for its arrival. Where in the performance scale would it fall?
How will this affect the Green Gang (not to be confused with Gangrene) over at nVidia?
The HD 4850 X2 looks very impressive on paper and will ship in two flavors a 1GB and 2GB DDR3 version.
Other than memory size the specifications are the same:
2 x HD4850
2 x 800 Stream Processors
2 x 1024M/2 x 256bit GDDR3 Memory Interface (2 x 512M/ 2x 256bit GDDR3 Memory Interface)
625MHz engine/993 MHz(1986 Mbps) memory
DL-DVI-I x 4/HDTV out
Dual Slot ATX Form Factor
Dual Slot Cooler with Dual FAN and fan speed control
ATI CrossFireX™ Technology
Unified Video Decoder 2
PCI Express 2.0
HDMI with 7.1 surround sound.
2 x 3 pin power connector+ 3 x 4 pin power connector
Well we need wait no more, this morning the HD 4850 X2 reviews have popped up all over. Here are a few for you: