R700 confirmed Radeon HD 4870 X2 Page: 1 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.