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Hexus took a picture of the ATI R700 graphics card at a press event in Malaga, Spain. The site heard this card will be available in late July but the name and the pricing of the card is still not finalized. First everyone assumed they would give this card the Radeon HD 4870 X2 moniker but it seems AMD is trying to find a better name.

The pricing is also uncertain, Hexus cites a range of $499 to $599. Seems like AMD will have to decide between higher margins or slightly more marketshare.
This is the much-talked-about R700, presented on a black PCB. The twin-chip design should output somewhere in the region of 2.4TeraFLOPs of floating-point performance and, taking an educated guess with a GDDR5 implementation, around 230GiB/s of memory bandwidth. In comparison, Radeon HD 3870 X2 on-paper math throughput is roughly 1TeraFLOPS and bandwidth around 115GiB/s, and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 280's is 0.933TeraFLOPS and 142GiB/s. You got to wonder just how much juice the card will consume. Conservative estimates put it at around 275W.


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Drools i want!!!!
Crossfirex with a 3870 x2 lol ill be set for years to come hahah
Now this card will truly be the beating of crysis i think
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Now this card will truly be the beating of crysis i think
not really, just because the card boost big numbers doesn't always mean real world performance, like the 9800X2 and the GTX280

nice to see it though, looks like a 12 incher
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Thats what I have been waiting for...

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not really, just because the card boost big numbers doesn't always mean real world performance, like the 9800X2 and the GTX280
Looking at the way Xfire is performing on the 4850 gives me confidence that ATI is finally ready to hold the top end again (although not guaranteed). Nvidia's next move has to be a 55nm GX2 which will most likely be a 2 PCB design. Seeing the price of the GTX+ should bring some concern. If they can make a 2 chip card for ~$450 by this Fall they might trump ATI again. The way I see it, the only reason to upgrade this generation is for the folding client. As far as graphics go, I play on a 20" WS @ 1680*1050. All of these GPU's are way overkill unless I want a new monitor. How fast can it crunch WU's is the question.
Edited by Gollie - 6/20/08 at 6:03am
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Probably my next card.
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Thats what I have been waiting for...



Looking at the way Xfire is performing on the 4850 gives me confidence that ATI is finally ready to hold the top end again (although not guaranteed). Nvidia's next move has to be a 55nm GX2 which will most likely be a 2 PCB design. Seeing the price of the GTX+ should bring some concern. If they can make a 2 chip card for ~$450 by this Fall they might trump ATI again. The way I see it, the only reason to upgrade this generation is for the folding client. As far as graphics go, I play on a 20" WS @ 1680*1050. All of these GPU's are way overkill unless I want a new monitor. How fast can it crunch WU's is the question.
Even the folding client runs superbly on Nvidia's 2006 cards.
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I'm so getting two of these. I wonder if I have to upgrade my PSU T_T
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275W? I don't believe it.
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Wow thanks for the post. Was finally waiting to see this card.
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