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There will be a 280GTX x2 alsol which I would believe will be the fastest GPU, but w/e I think the 4870 is a way better deal.
No way, Even at 55nm, I doubt the GT200 GPU would be able to be paired (Heat + Power would be enormous).


Very Sexy, about time ATI used a black PCB.
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yer i cant wait, if the price is right say $400-$500 aus dollers think if moving to ATI
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If that's the case, I wonder if that doubles the number of GPUs CF can have. If a 4870X2 acts as one GPU, then putting it in CF means having 4 GPUs and putting it in CFX means 8 GPUs! Yeah... that's just wishful thinking......
Sorry to dissapoint you, but that's not what it means. All the driver is doing is showing a single card to the user, but behind the scenes it is still communicating with each GPU individually. Unless this changes, you aren't going to see more than 4 GPUs. It's not that more than 4 isn't possible, it just isn't practical given that CrossFire currently uses AFR to scale accross cards.

If they began to use a different method like split-frame rendering or SuperTiling, it would be a different story. However, SFR and SuperTiling are not easy to implement because you have to make sure the load is balanced between both GPUs or it will scale like crap. Nobody knows yet whether or not the HD4870X2 will use AFR, though. We'll just have to wait and see.
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If that's the case, I wonder if that doubles the number of GPUs CF can have. If a 4870X2 acts as one GPU, then putting it in CF means having 4 GPUs and putting it in CFX means 8 GPUs! Yeah... that's just wishful thinking......
Like i said device manager reads 2, Windows is the limiter, not CCC. (Actually they both limit it but you know what i mean.)
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I must have this...but with a heatsink/fan!
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Like i said device manager reads 2, Windows is the limiter, not CCC. (Actually they both limit it but you know what i mean.)
I heard somewhere that the PLX chip makes it look like one GPU to the rest of the computer, dunno if its true, but I wish ATI would do that so we can have Quadfire.
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I heard somewhere that the PLX chip makes it look like one GPU to the rest of the computer, dunno if its true, but I wish ATI would do that so we can have Quadfire.
The PLX chip doesn't make it read like one GPU, it kind of does the opposite and lets each GPU be addressed individually by splitting the PCIe traffic.

Nothing is stopping us from QuadFire..just CF two HD48470X2's or four HD4870's.
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they look sooo beautiful. and i love the new black pcb.
    
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Having a hard time deciding between Crossfire 4870's or the 4870X2, supposedly the X2's are going to be faster than the crossfire versions. Damn can't decide whether to wait or not. D:
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Hopefully this will be my next card.
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