With the nearing launch of AMD's mighty R700 monster, a couple of well known websites have managed to get their hands on early engineering samples of the card with which they've taken many quality photos and recorded the card's performance characteristics compared to GTX260/280, 4800 Series and more.
If you've been holding off on your graphics card purchase to wait and see what the HD 4870 X2 will bring, you've made a wise decision. From what the results show, the card is definitely not going to dissapoint.
AMD has quite a hit on its hands in the Radeon HD 4850 and 4870, and pretty much everyone already knows it's developing another product code-named R700, a high-end graphics card based on two 4870s paired together. We have an early engineering sample of this beast, and we can offer a preliminary look at how the card-to be called the Radeon HD 4870 X2-performs. You might be expecting big things, and you might be right. Keep reading to see what we found.