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With everyone waiting on them to give the OK for the RV770 arrival, Advanced Micro Devices or simply AMD for friends and foes has announced a new old card based on the RV670 chip. Said to be optimized exclusively for Macs, the Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC edition features DirectX 10.1 and PCI-Express support, a 256-bit memory interface and comes loaded with 512MB of GDDR4 memory, just like the 'regular' HD 3870. A nice plus for the new card is that it uses a single-slot cooling solution. But that's about it.

"AMD is introducing the ATI Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition to enhance the Mac experience to maximum levels of 3D gaming and HD performance," said Matt Skynner, vice president of marketing, Graphics Products Group, AMD. "Mac users demand the best when it comes to HD graphics performance, and the ATI Radeon 3870 Mac & PC Edition is designed to meet and exceed that need by delivering The Ultimate Visual Experience to our customers’ displays."

Set to start selling in late June, the Radeon HD 3870 Mac & PC Edition has a suggested retail price of $219.
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post #2 of 22
That pretty cool
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The fan is pointed into the case. Granted macs are not overclock oriented, this still seems like a counterintuitive design.
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I don't understand...the normal 3870 works on macs...
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i'm guessing it has some super optimized driver for macs.
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Woot, A more expensive 3870 just for those fruity folks that spend more just because it has a different name...........


Seriously, the 3870 is like $130 now... people are starting to market things like apple....
    
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Its from Sapphire...
Look familiar?


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post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
Its from Sapphire...
Look familiar?

I was about to say the exact same thing.
I have one of those Sapphire cards running in my rig atm.
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Rebranded and overpriced Sapphire 3870?

Yay.
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Originally Posted by Kamikaze127 View Post
Its from Sapphire...
Look familiar?
not really that one has a picture of a chick on it this one dosnt.
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