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Now that it hit Nvidia with 'Da Bomb,' you'd think AMD could deserve a little time off but that's not happening this summer as the company is preparing the release of a new dual-GPU card, the Radeon HD 4870 X2. Set to feature two 55nm-built RV770 GPUs summing up to 1600 Stream Processors, the upcoming single-PCB R700 beastie can be seen in the nude just below.

The black-coated circuit board of the HD 4870 X2 houses the RV770 couple, a PLX PCI-Express 2.0 bridge chip (between the GPUs) and, front plus back, 1GB of Qimonda GDDR5 via 16 memory chips. To extra power connectors are also 'included.' The Radeon HD 4870 X2 should be released in August.

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Nice. Can't wait to see the cooler and specs.
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*drools*
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I have a feeling I'm looking at the fastest consumer graphics card in the world at the moment...
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WOW! black pcb from ati!
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nice find....

this ought to teach nVidia what's what
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Interesting. Black color schema.
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Nice. Can't wait to see the cooler and specs.
I have a feeling the cooler will be loud and inefficient. Here's to hoping Thermalright makes a heatsink for it.
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OHNOEZ PC PRON! *****
Darn, that thing's hot with that black pcb.
BUT DARK BLUE PCB'S ARE HOTTER
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You know, now that I think about it, black makes a lot of sense. The color black naturally radiates AND absorbes infrared heat energy at a higher rate than any other color (white absorbs and radiates at the lowest rate). So if the pcb is going to be under zero light conditions--and it pretty much will be--then we can ignore the fact that the card absorbs IR heat energy and focus on the fact that it will be emitting heat in IR form at a higher rate. Never thought about it this way.
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