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RV770 based Radeon HD 4870 X2 stripped naked

Inner secrets revealed

| Video Cards News | Posted: Jun 30, 2008 12:41 am

Many of us are in strong anticipation of AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 4870 X2 (RV770) dual-GPU graphics card, especially now that we've seen what the HD 4850 and 4870 is capable of.

 

It's been mentioned that the 4870 X2 is expected to arrive towards the end of Q3 this year. Apart from that, we've heard or seen very little about the RV770 monster thus far.

 

However, the folks at Chiphell have a nice treat for us early on; some nicely presented nude shots of the card, revealing some of its inner talents.

 

 

Scanning over the slick black PCB, we see the two 55nm RV770 GPUs and a PLX PCI-E 2.0 bridge chip sitting in between. 16 Qimonda GDDR5 chips can be spotted on both sides, totalling 1GB of video memory. You can also see that the card requires both 8 and 6-pin PCI-E power sources.

 

 

From the few early performance runs spotted around the web, it's been hinted that the card will provide at least 15% more performance over running two seperate Radeon HD 4870 cards in Crossfire.

 

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