Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-12-2008, 09:59 AM   #11
Fully Optimized
 
_-..zKiLLA..-_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,952
Send a message via AIM to _-..zKiLLA..-_
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

Quote:
Originally Posted by drumthrasher View Post
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/articl...50aHVzaWFzdA==

Seems like it's better in all tests except for Crysis on a GTX 280.

Yeah the anandtech.com one doesn't load...
yeah but in SLI
__________________

__________________
My beast lappy: Acer netbook, 1.6ghz atom dual core, 2gb ddr3
My PSN: Kalikid_420
_-..zKiLLA..-_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 10:04 AM   #12
Fully Optimized
 
drumthrasher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,606
Send a message via AIM to drumthrasher Send a message via MSN to drumthrasher Send a message via Yahoo to drumthrasher
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

A single GTX 280 is better than a single 4870...
__________________

__________________
Gateway GT4016 Desktop | CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ @ 2.2GHz | RAM: 2GB (4x512MB) | HDD: 1x200GB, 1x120GB | Video: ATI HD Radeon 4850 512MB | OS: Vista Home Premium x86 SP1, Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6
drumthrasher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 10:15 AM   #13
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

I wonder if it'd be worth me dropping money down on the 4850X2 when it arrives....
I can't see me using the power of the 4870X2 with resolutions max of 1680x1050 on my current monitor.

Wow though, 752 watts used when in load using 2 of those cards in Crossfire...
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 12:34 PM   #14
In Runtime
 
Shantei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 413
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

Quote:
Originally Posted by drumthrasher View Post
A single GTX 280 is better than a single 4870...
Not by much .. and the GTX280 is 2 gpus in one I believe isn't it?

Also .. WHAT happened to them being cheaper than the 280s? Or was it just for the signle 4870? 370 for a X2?! :s

Edit: .. It's freakin $559.99 on Newegg!! Like, 100 cheaper .. why why why can't Newegg ship to the UK??
__________________
Asus P5Q PRO | Intel Q6600, 3.40GHz | Core-Contact Freezer CPU cooler (36 idle) | (2x2)Gb Skillz DDR2 @ 978MHz | Radeon 4870 1Gb | Raptor 10K rpm 74Gb | Windows Vista x64 |
Shantei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 03:28 PM   #15
Golden Master
 
worshipme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,603
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

The GTX 280 is a single monolithic die. GT200 is 576mm2, RV770 is a mere 256mm2. Nvidia and ATi chose different strategies, ATi's payed off, Nvidia's didn't
__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
worshipme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 04:47 PM   #16
In Runtime
 
Shantei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 413
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

Quote:
Originally Posted by worshipme View Post
The GTX 280 is a single monolithic die. GT200 is 576mm2, RV770 is a mere 256mm2. Nvidia and ATi chose different strategies, ATi's payed off, Nvidia's didn't
Do they not have a dual GPU version of the 280 then?

That's a hell of a size difference!!
__________________
Asus P5Q PRO | Intel Q6600, 3.40GHz | Core-Contact Freezer CPU cooler (36 idle) | (2x2)Gb Skillz DDR2 @ 978MHz | Radeon 4870 1Gb | Raptor 10K rpm 74Gb | Windows Vista x64 |
Shantei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 04:51 PM   #17
Golden Master
 
worshipme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,603
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

Quote:
Do they not have a dual GPU version of the 280 then?
No, the cost would simply be too high. It would almost definitely have to be a dual PCB board, not a single PCB like the X2. Two 512bit PCBs would be very complex and expensive. Not to mention the power requirements and heat output.

What I think we might see, is a dual GPU GX2 card made with the 55nm G92b with higher clock speeds and faster GDDR3 memory.
__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
worshipme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 04:53 PM   #18
In Runtime
 
Shantei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 413
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

Hmm, fair dos.

Well .. I just got to say, I ordered a 4870 X2

Not off Overclockers. They were way too expensive .. got it for 284.. somewhere... ;-)

Simply can NOT wait.
__________________
Asus P5Q PRO | Intel Q6600, 3.40GHz | Core-Contact Freezer CPU cooler (36 idle) | (2x2)Gb Skillz DDR2 @ 978MHz | Radeon 4870 1Gb | Raptor 10K rpm 74Gb | Windows Vista x64 |
Shantei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 05:05 PM   #19
Golden Master
 
Kage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

Wow!
Well I hope you have a Kilowatt + power supply
__________________
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 06:33 PM   #20
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 3,390
Default Re: 4870 X2 finally here

Well it looks like it's gonna be a stonker of a 'graphics computer'...

http://www.custompc.co.uk/
__________________

__________________
Lenovo ThinkPad T410 - i7 620M - 8GB RAM - Crucial M4 120GB SSD - 250GB 2nd drive - Intel HD 3000 GPU - 1440x900 - Windows 7/8
REMENIZ Computers
Remeniz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0