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AMD HD 4870 X2 can't help but share its excitement

MSI and PowerColor SKUs get caught on camera

| Posted: Aug 11, 2008 3:03 pm

AMD's R700 Spartan, the Radeon HD 4870 X2, is all set for launch tomorrow. In midst of all the excitement, some SKUs based on the dual-RV770XT powered behemoth, just couldn't resist letting slip a day early for some mouth-watering shots.

 

Firstly, courtesy of TechConnect Magazine, we have some images of one of MSI's R700 SKUs.

 

AMD HD 4870 X2 can't help but share its excitement

 

AMD HD 4870 X2 can't help but share its excitement

 

The first image depicts some enthralling imagery on the card itself, whilst the second is especially of interest, giving a perspective of the cooling solution components, in relation to the PCB itself.

 

MSI is, apparently, launching not only an iteration of the HD 4870 X2 with GPU/Memory clocks set at 750 MHz and 900 MHz (QDR), respectively, but also an SKU which boasts a factory overclock, in respect of GPU speed, to 780 MHz. Both parts will, as expected, feature 2 GB of GDDR5 memory.

 

Moving on, PowerColor's HD 4870 X2, not wanting to be left behind, has also decided to volunteer for a sneak peak.

 

AMD HD 4870 X2 can't help but share its excitement

 

AMD HD 4870 X2 can't help but share its excitement

 

PowerColor, too, goes for some intimidating imagery which conjures up a visual indication of the HD 4870 X2's prowess. The second image, gives prominence to the fuel required to thrust the R700 into the limelight and we can see components of the cooling solution, peeking through.

 

We will bring you more on the HD 4870 X2, as sources become available.

 

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