Radeon HD 4870 X2 R700 Reportedly Beats GeForce GTX 280

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Radeon HD 4870 X2 R700 Reportedly Beats GeForce GTX 280
 
According to our source the Radeon HD 4870 X2 R700 prototype card is out and it beats the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 in 3DMark Vantage.
 
The R700 card is basically made up of two RV770 GPUs with 2x256-bit memory interface to either GDDR3 or GDDR5 memories. We asked our sources about R700 in Computex and apparently AMD is going to let AIB partners to decide the specs themselves. Therefore, the partners will set their own clock speeds, PCB design, memory types, cooler solutions etc. and there will be Radeon HD 4850 X2 and 4870 X2 cards differentiate by the memory type. The R700 card apparently doing pretty well at this stage scoring about X5500 in 3DMark Vantage Extreme preset while the GeForce GTX 280 card is scoring X4800. Both sides are still working hard on optimizing their drivers for the new architecture so probably we will see the performance to improve over time.
 
 
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03-06-2008, 04:16:32

Kerotan
DVD for me, it's all cost really, and on a 19" monitor DVD looks fine to me when I'm sat back a little from the screen, I can't see myself going to blu-ray unless it dramatically drops in price or i come into posession of a fortune. On a nice 1080p screen it does look excellent, but you need that screen in the first place. Also the analysts are correct, I believe one of the main factors that puts people off is lack of titles, pretty much anything can be had on DVD nowadays.

03-06-2008, 04:19:59

Toxcity
Blu Ray is the future, give it time.. it will be everywhere.
Plus, most things can be had on blu ray now.. which is impressive. I hate DVDs when watching them on a PC, they look blurred. So Blu Ray will be a welcome change.

But once again price comes into the issue.

03-06-2008, 04:58:52

niky_d
Blue-Ray is still too expensive. There are also other technologies out there that could slow down blue-ray, like the experiments with dvd's with multiple layers, and lasers that can cope with a bigger density of information’s and so provide more space. And I think, but I'm not shure, that you don’t even have to change your dvd player to read them. We will see what the future brings.

03-06-2008, 05:44:02

mrapoc
Altho its only £1 more to rent a blu ray over a DVD - i went for it and wow - the pic is gooood

03-06-2008, 08:19:17

Bungral
Yeah my girlfriend bought me The Golden Compass (Nothern Lights) on Blu Ray the other day... It does look mighty fine. Don't think I'll be buying DVD's anymore. Still use them for backing up vids though as they are nice and cheap.

03-06-2008, 08:42:01

Hyper
I just dont like the name!

03-06-2008, 11:46:33

Yeungster
I can't handle the quality of DVD on big screens, hence my most recent purchase...a PS3 :o

03-06-2008, 15:47:50

ionicle
blu-ray is cool :)

the name is cool
and i like the quality :)

all in all, a good, well rounded product, nothing less than you should expect from sony :)

03-06-2008, 16:01:05

Kempez
Blu Ray is fantastic but Sony really have got to lower those prices to sensible levels if they want to start dominating the market

04-06-2008, 00:41:21

Rastalovich
BR is pretty darn good.

Imo, maybe this time next year, new rigs will be built with br/rw whereas u`d automagically say dvdrw now. They won`t be $40/$50 by then, but they`ll be priced enough to be seriously considerable.

.. then the newer "violet"-ray will be the new thing, or something, with 100g capacity, and be in a ps4... (think we all know the market) ... 1080p/i will be replaced by 2160 as a new SuperHD ...

hehe
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