Mobility Radeon 4870X2 Just Days Away

ATI to Dethrone NVIDIA.

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Published Wed, Feb 18 2009 8:10 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:37 PM CST
The folks over at GPU Cafe were told by Asus that their new W90 notebook will launch on February 23rd. What makes it so special that that the W90 will feature the upcomming ATI Mobility Radeon 4870X2 GPU. The mobile version of the 4870X2 wll have clock speeds of 600 MHz on the core and 900 MHz for the memory.

ATI Mobility Radeon 4870X2
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ASUS's new laptop is based on Intel's X-38 core-logic and will support up to 6GB of DDR2 and 1TB of storage. There have been some early benchmarks released on the W90 featuring the mobile T9600 Core 2 Duo and the numbers are very promising. At stock speeds, the mobile ATI chip will get you a score of 17,000 on 3DMark 06 and with a little bit of overclocking the W90 has already broken 20,000. This should knock NVIDIA down a notch, letting ATI take the lead in the mobile GPU market for at least a little while.

Zac provides professional IT support by day, but plays the role of enthusiast by night. He's been building high-end custom computer for the nearly fifteen years and writing PC hardware reviews for the better part of a decade. Aside from computers, he also dabbles in quite a bit of home A/V equipment. Throughout the years, Zac has picked up an extensive knowledge of power circuitry and leverages this to provide the PSU reviews. When not found testing or writing, you can often find him speeding through the winding countryside on his motorcycle.

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