AMD has officially announced Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics card today and VR-Zone has rounded up several partners’ offerings from HSI, MSI, ASUS, Palit, Sapphire, Club3D, PowerColor, GeCube, Force3D, Gainward
HIS today unveils the HD 4870X2 2GB (256bit) GDDR5 PCIe card, the fastest and
most powerful graphics card available in the market!
Believe it or not – the best just got better. For the first time ever, 2.4
teraFLOPS of graphics horsepower, 1600 stream processors and 2 GB of GDDR5
memory have been combined to create the fastest and most powerful graphics card
available today. HIS Radeon™ HD 4870X2 2GB GDDR5 card is powered by dual
TeraScale graphics engines with core speed up to 750MHz and memory speed up to
The powerful dual TeraScale graphics work in tandem to deliver blazing frame
rates, putting the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ in the hands of extreme
gamers. The powerful UVD 2 engine frees up your CPU for other tasks so you get
The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for even the most processing-intensive content,
including VC-1, H.264 and now MPEG-2.
· Dual TeraScale graphics engines work in tandem to deliver blazing frame rates,
putting the power of graphics ‘supercomputing’ in the hands of extreme gamers.
· 1600 stream processors and 230GB/sec of memory bandwidth provide the brute
power needed to tackle the most intense 3D games, even those with artificial
intelligence, physics operations and tessellation.
· Superior Scalability with dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ Technology – ATI
CrossFireX™ technology with quad GPU support in dual mode offers superior
scalability so you can take your game to new heights.
· Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2) UVD 2 frees up your CPU for other tasks so you
get The Ultimate Visual Experience™ for even the most processing-intensive
content, including VC-1, H.264 and now MPEG-2. Also, take full advantage of Blu-ray
functionality with dual-stream, picture in picture (PIP)capabilities.
· Ultimate Control – Take your game to the extreme with state of the art
overclocking capabilities, advanced system monitoring and amazing control.
· Unparalleled anti-aliasing (AA) and anisotropic filtering delivers striking
graphics with extraordinary realism so you can max out the settings of the most
demanding next-generation games.
· Regardless of platform, these graphics cards delivers the power needed to
blaze through games while dynamically conserving energy at idle or when demand
HDMI Video and Audio
A system with an ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series graphics card can help enhance the
HD entertainment experience by providing a seamless connection to an HDTV or
home theater system. With built-in 7.1 surround sound audio (AC3 / DTS ), the
new GPUs and graphics cards support single cable connection directly to a
compatible HDTV, projector or receiver. This single cable carries both the HD
video and 8 channel audio for a clean, high definition connection. Some graphics
cards will be equipped with an HDMI connector, while others will output the HDMI
signal using a special ATI Radeon DVI-I to HDMI adapter. These options give
consumers more options and flexibility when connecting their PCs to monitors or
home theaters for maximum enjoyment of HD content. The new GPU also supports
xvYCC color which can display a wider range of color when connected to capable