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what is this "sideport" you all speak of?!
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what is this "sideport" you all speak of?!




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One novel feature of the HD 4870 X2 is that it has an additional direct-GPU-to-GPU interconnect called CrossFire Sideport (XSP). The XSP offers an additional 5 GB/s interlink bandwidth between the GPUs but is not enabled at this time. Yes, you read correctly. The official reason why the XSP is disabled at this time is because that much bandwidth is not required with current applications and it will be enabled at some point in the future via driver update.
One major advantage of the XSP that I see is that transfers between the GPUs would have a lower latency. The Gen2 PCI-E bridge will certainly be fast, but it will take a short time to process the incoming data and send it out to the other GPU (<140 ns). With the XSP's point-to-point interlink this delay is eliminated. So my speculation is that AMD is working on using the XSP feature but the driver support simply doesn't work as intended at this time.
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i hate it when producers make those kind of charts...anyway i'm just gonna wait for some REAL benchmarks
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i really liek the way that looks simular to 9800gx2 thats my fav looking card simple but nice great but hope it runs better then my card allready have to rma it green artifacts all ova my screen..... hopefully this new card is a much larger stability improvment
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I like how they only benched Crysis and Vantage
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I like how they only benched Crysis and Vantage
I know. I will wait for real benchies and hope that price isn't correct. If they want to take back the market then it will need to not only be faster than the X2 but cheaper. Just my
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I like how they only benched Crysis and Vantage
The chart I'm seeing shows exactly a dozen apps/games?

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I know. I will wait for real benchies and hope that price isn't correct. If they want to take back the market then it will need to not only be faster than the X2 but cheaper. Just my
Look up the 4870X2 prices, they're still pretty high, but yeah I expect them to drop about 50$ if a driver update doesn't save them. I don't think it will because they would have enabled it already, thinking it's just so people buy it hoping for it to be better later on. Not sure about the exact effects of latency reduction on that small scale though, so maybe not.
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The chart I'm seeing shows exactly a dozen apps/games?
Opps, I read it wrong. You're right
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looks equal to the 4870x2 now for prices to hit the actual stores.
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