R700 confirmed Radeon HD 4870 X2

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R700 confirmed Radeon HD 4870 X2
  
This week ATI have confirmed that the RV770XT codenamed R700 will come with 2GB onboard video memory in the form of GDDR5. We can also confirm the final name of the card is as expected Radeon HD 4870 X2.
 
 
Volume production of R700 will begin on July 28th resulting in the avalibilty of the card by August 2008. ATI have decided to build the card itself and then ship it on to it's partners. This means the partners of ATI will be receiving full graphic cards including a heatsink and fan.
 
 
 
The 2GB version of R700 is not going to be all that cheap but rumour has it a 1GB version is also coming. ATI plans to take the performance crown from Nvidia for the first time in years. This is ATIs best chance so lets hope everything goes to plan. We reported earlier that the Radeon HD 4870 X2 is faster than Nvidia's current GTX 280.
 
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01-07-2008, 18:51:35

p810252
i currently have one of these EK-FC8800 8800GTX/Ultra blocks with 1/2 barbs but i'm getting another card to go SLI. just wondered whther i connect them just using barbs or whether i need to still use pipe as i can't find a 1/2 connector

01-07-2008, 18:53:25

JackyBoy
I think there is special connectors you can get, but just using an inch of pipe will be easier i think as it will be fairly flexible to put on, and its wedged in between the 2 cards so it isn't going to come off or anything :)

02-07-2008, 02:08:48

p810252
thanks it sounds like a plan

03-07-2008, 09:01:54

rrjwilson
I used the barbs as usual but you can get SLi bridges for 2way and 3way.

I'm changing mine soon though as the heatload of one card before the other is causing the second card to be rather hotter. Serves me right for having a mental OC and system :D will be trying a parallel run next time to try to separate the heat load.

24-07-2008, 00:51:38

agentx
ya i never get y ppl put hardware in series since u dont get good cooling power and in the end the system was running better on stock cooling. i'd split and hit the cpu gpu1 and gpu2 all seperately great cooling and uber oc'ing potential!
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