Originally Posted by HugeDink
Why do you keep saying that? It is NOT 2x512mb it is 1x1gb SHARED for the two graphics cards. they will only need to bank the textures once, and they will both pull from the same memory source.
The 4870X2 is going to be NOTHING like the 3870X2. go read some articles.
ah, actually dejanh is right.
look at the 3870X2. the cores each have 512mb ram assigned to them, for an effective total of 1gb. 2 x 512mb.
while the 4870X2 will be nothing like the 3870X2 in performance, it is still essentially the same concept. its not a dual-core GPU card, its still a simple dual gpu card on a single PCB. i shouldnt say simple, but you get what i mean. they have fused 2 x 4870 cores on a single PCB. each core has a 512mb chip assigned to it. 512 x 2 = and effective 1gb on the card. it is not a single 1GB unit.
and also, i think what they meant by 2gb of DDR5 was maybe 2ghz not gigabytes..could just be a typo.
i've pretty much decided im getting this card, but i dunno how authentic this report is, i feel its just speculation as well.