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[Fud] ATI's R700 Spartan has 2GB of memory

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Comes in late August

We just got a final confirmation that R700 uses two RV770XT GPUs and that it supports massive 2GB of GDDR5 memory.

Naturally, the card uses 256 bit memory interface and it looks that the card can ship in last days of August.

ATI used the codename Spartan for R700, as someone got hot for the movie. At this time, there are no talks about any clock speeds but the brand should settle at Radeon HD 4870 X2 area.

We will confirm this as soon as we can.
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Originally Posted by Nubcake View Post
If thats true thats a lot of memory, alot of GDDR5 memory
Edited by Joeking78 - 7/3/08 at 5:33pm
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2GiB actually seems fairly necissary, since I doubt both GPUs will be able to share information, and the settings the card will be used at will make more than 512MiB of texture space very necissary.
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I think this is basically two 1gb cards, but nice to see it happening, as 512 isn't quite enough.
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Been hearing 2GB from a lot of sources now. Maybe they're all relying on the same leak.

Didn't the R700 PCB have eight chips per GPU, same as the 4870? Must be a fancier, denser GDDR5 chip then.

Still, the codename, 2GB GDDR5.. Might as well get a 'Leonidas' name badge for your case when you put this thing in it.
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mmm

to wait, or not to wait.
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It might be better to wait and crossfire two 4870 1GB cards.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Croft View Post
It might be better to wait and crossfire two 4870 1GB cards.
hmm true.

but then again, ATI claims the R700 (4870X2) will perform around 15% better than Crossfire 4870's. although im guessing they were referring to the 512mb versions, since a 1gb version has not been announced.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Croft View Post
It might be better to wait and crossfire two 4870 1GB cards.
They will share the frame buffer of one card. Effectively, 1GB. So if this 2GB rumor holds true, much less potential at high levels of AA/resolutions/geometry complexities.

OEMs will also slap on an extra charge for the double set of RAM chips too.

I think in the end the R700 will be a much better deal.
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256-bit memory interface = Eek!

so much for having 2Gb's of video mem why it can can only process 256mb at a time, what a waste
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