AMD Finally Officiates 4870 X2 Launch

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skhills

Keep in mind that according to the Dream Machine issue of Maximum PC that uses these cards, each GPU requires a copy of the exact same data, so you effectively get the performance of 1 GB total memory.

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sirphunkee

I'd like to see some hard numbers that show exactly how much performance delta there is with that j-lo-ass of a frame buffer

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roninnder

That's not what officiate means. Get less stupid today at http://www.thefreedictionary.com/officiate.

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Paul_Lilly

What I really wanted to go with was AMD Finally Officialifies 4870 X2.

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gatorXXX

Intel....whatever...this is about ATI/AMD. I'm also glad to see them finally take the crown whether it's one gpu or two. Doesn't matter. If you can slap 2 gpu's on a single pcb, biotch slap nvidia with it, produce better performance than it's competitor with lower power consumption, I'm all for it! WHEN I SAY ATI, YOU SAY RULES..............ATI....you know the hillshire farms commercial....say it!!! You know you wanna!

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pellier

RULES

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skhills

I would normally agree that a dual GPU card is inferior to a single GPU card for a given performance level, but when nVidia makes a die 6 times bigger than a Penryn CPU and consuming over 250 watts under load the single GPU benefits disappear fast.  We've already seen the diminishing returns of Phenom CPU's claiming paper superiority as a native quad-core, but intel's cooler-running, better performing dual die approach winning out.

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majorsuave

I am pleased to see ATI take the crown back, although it needs 2 processors to beat one.

Any shift in momentum is good for us the users. Let's hope AMD can repeat itself on the CPU front in the near future and there will be cake.

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johnny3144

"a single 4870 X2 churned out twice as many frames as Nvidia's GTX280 in 3DMark Vantage"

doesn't this mean 4870 X2 = atleast two 280GTX? and we know that SLi isn't double performance.... so a 4870 X2 = Tri-SLi 280GTX?

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Paul_Lilly

Keep in mind that 3DMark Vantage is a synthetic benchmark and not always indicative of real-world performance. When getting into real-world gaming applications, you aren't likely to see the 4870 X2 beat the GTX280 by the same margin across the board, and depending on the game, it might even be slower in some cases.

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Scapegoat

God bless America, thank you for giving us another top of the line, best of the best ATi videocard!! This has to be good news for the future of AMD.

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bandeezee

It may have taken ATI 2 processors to beat one, but this card seems to be about the same size as the GX 280 so there really doesn't seem to be a disadvantage of having 2 processors on one card compared to the gigantic single processor card by nvidia.  I hope this card doesn't have the finicky driver problems I've had in the past with ATI cards.  I too am glad to see ATI back on top.

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pellier

cake is so delicous and moist

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X1300 Pro

The cake is a lie....

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pellier

yes butit doesn't hurt to keep trying until you run out of cake

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