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Old 17th February 2008, 9:58 AM   #1
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Radeon HD 4600 Series
ATI Radeon HD 4670 Launch = RELEASED (Stock Available)
ATI Radeon HD 4650 Launch = RELEASED (Stock Available)

Radeon HD 4500 Series
ATI Radeon HD 4550 Launch = RELEASED (Stock Available)

Radeon HD 4300 Series
ATI Radeon HD 4350 Launch = RELEASED (Stock Available)

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ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series Key Features:

• GDDR3/GDDR5 Memory
• 256-bit memory interface
• DirectX 10.1
• 24x Custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
• ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
• Use up to four discrete cards with an AMD 790FX based motherboard
• PCI Express 2.0 Support
• Dynamic geometry acceleration
• Game Physics processing capability
• ATI Avivo HD video and display technology
• Unified Video Decoder 2 for Blu-ray and HD Video
• Built-in HDMI with 7.1 surround sound support
• On-chip HDCP
• ATI PowerPlay Technology




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ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 (R700)



Process: 55nm
Cores: Two RV770 GPU's
Core Clock: 750MHz
Memory Capacity: 2048MB
Memory Clock: 3600MHz (900MHz X 4)
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Interface: 2 x 256-bit
Unified Stream Processors: 1600
Standard DirectX Version: 10.1
Video Playback Technology: Avivo HD (UVD2)
Interface: PCI-Express 2.0 (Backward Compatible)
Power Connector(s): 8-Pin & 6-Pin PCI-E Connector
MSRP: $549USD / $669AUD | StaticICE HERE | PriceSpy HERE
Thermal Design Power (TDP): 286 Watt


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ATI Radeon HD 4850 X2



Process: 55nm
Cores: Two RV770 GPU's
Core Clock: 625MHz
Memory Capacity: 2048MB
Memory Clock: 1986MHz
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Interface: 2 x 256-bit
Unified Stream Processors: 1600
Standard DirectX Version: 10.1
Video Playback Technology: Avivo HD (UVD2)
Interface: PCI-Express 2.0 (Backward Compatible)
Power Connector(s): Unknown
MSRP: $399USD / $469AUD
Thermal Design Power (TDP): 230 Watt


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ATI Radeon HD 4870 (RV770XT)



Core Clock: 750MHz
Process: 55nm
Memory Capacity: 512MB (1024MB Available Later)
Memory Clock: 3600MHz (900MHz X 4)
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Unified Stream Processors: 800
Standard DirectX Version: 10.1
Video Playback Technology: Avivo HD (UVD2)
Interface: PCI-Express 2.0 (Backward Compatible)
Power Connector(s): Two 6-Pin PCI-E Connectors
MSRP: $299USD | StaticICE HERE | PriceSpy HERE
Thermal Design Power (TDP): 157 Watt


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ATI Radeon HD 4850 (RV770PRO)



Core Clock: 625MHz
Process: 55nm
Memory Capacity: 512MB (1024MB Available Later)
Memory Clock: 1986MHz
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Interface: 256-bit
Unified Stream Processors: 800
Standard DirectX Version: 10.1
Video Playback Technology: Avivo HD (UVD2)
Interface: PCI-Express 2.0 (Backward Compatible)
Power Connector(s): One 6-Pin PCI-E Connector
MSRP: $199USD | StaticICE HERE | PriceSpy HERE
Thermal Design Power (TDP): 114 Watt

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Pre-Launch Posts/Details/Photos Etc:


General Bits And Pieces Around The Net
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=5013 AMD to launch new HD46XX GPUs this month
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=4354 Pictures of the RV730 Emerge
http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html ATI Radeon Series Catalyst 8.7 Driver Download
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ed-4800-a.html How to change fan speed Profiles for 4800 Series
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=2934 Alba's QX9650 @ 3Ghz 2 x HD4870 @ Stock XP/Vista 3DMark06 Results
http://www.techpowerup.com/articles/...ng/vidcard/152 How to recover ATI Radeon HD 4870 from bad BIOS flash
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=2339 Shinanigans HD 4870 Single & Crossfire Review
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=2282 HD 4870/4850 Brands & Bundles Compiled By Maldark
http://support.ati.com/ics/support/d...estionID=35298 ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series Catalyst 8.6 Hotfix Support Link
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=691666 PhysX GPU Acceleration for the Radeon HD 3800/4800 Series
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=2197 Flashing Your HD 4800 Series Video Card - Fix Fan Issues and PowerPlay Clocks
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=2003 ATI's GPU transcodes four 1080p video files in real time
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1670 Radeon 4800 And 3800 Cards Won't Crossfire
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1030 ATI Press Slides, 4870 July 8th? + GPU Strategy
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=821 New ATI Website Goes Online
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=487 AMD document - Retail Price Correction For ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=687454 AMD/ATI Partners with Havok Physics
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=314 AMD official press release on employing GDDR5
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=314 Qimonda rolls out GDDR5, to partner with AMD for graphics
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=752 AMD Radeon HD 4850 / 4870 Slides 800 Unified Shader Processors
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=624 RV770 Launch On 25th June, Clocks Finalized
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=453 Vantage results for GTX 280, 260, Radeon HD 4870 and 4850?
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=429 [Quick Summary] GT200 and RV770 Specifications
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=424 ATI/AMD Press Slides RV770XT & RV770PRO
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=362 System Requirements HD 4870 & HD 4850
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=362 Product Details HD 4870 & HD 4850 Series (AMD/ATI Slides)
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=347 HD 4870 X2, HD 4870, HD 4850 and HD 4650 Coolers Revealed
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=338 Specifications for HD 4870 & HD 4850
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=321 RV770XT and RV770PRO Cooler Sketches
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=249 RV770 Preliminary Performance Details
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=227 ATI Radeon 4800 launch details
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=206 More RV770 and RV770X2 details
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=113 ATI Radeon 4800 Gets 480 Stream Procs
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=109 Possible ATI Early Spec's Leak

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Specific Posts Related to the HD4870X2
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=3428 More Microstuttering Tests on ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=3196 ATI R700 HD4870 X2 Preview on DriverHeaven
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=3196 DriverHeaven Physical Card Shots R700
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=3196 DriverHeaven Gaming Results R700
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=3171 R700 Supports 4-way Crossfire X (Sort Of)
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=3152 Micro-stuttering R700 Report/Test
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=3039 Radeon HD 4870 X2, August 12th and Official Details Revealed
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=3008 R700 up to 80 % Faster than GeForce GTX 280?
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=2865 General 4870 X2 Vs 3870 X2 PCB Front Comparison
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=2706 ATI Radeon 4870X2 Photos #2
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=2290 ATI HD 4870X2 Naked PCB Shots (Front & Back)
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1343 R700 Actual Radeon HD 4870 X2 Photos
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1343 ATI R700 Press Slides & Possible Vantage Results
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=600 Radeon HD 4870 X2 R700 Beats GeForce GTX 280
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=580 R700 is 6 weeks after RV770
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=296 Radeon HD 4870 X2 not until late Q3
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=206 More RV770 and RV770X2 details
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...2&postcount=80 R700 to launch close to Computex
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...5&postcount=27 Source claims R700 has shared memory

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Specific Posts Related to the HD4870
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1878 Hexus: AMD (ATI) Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 Review
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1727 Expreview: Radeon HD 4870 The World's First Test Vs 280/260 GTX & More
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1643 [Autopsy] ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256bit
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1595 4870/CF Results VS 280GTX SLI results
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1396 [First Look] AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4870
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1308 Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 GDDR5 Benchmarks
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1020 ATI Radeon HD 4870 Is Prepped For Launch!
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=593 HD 4870 RV770XT Card Exposed
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=360 Physical "Press Photos" HD 4870
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=296 Radeon HD 4870 & 4850 Final Specs
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=255 RV770XT to Retail for $229
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=255 RV770XT and Pro to launch on June 16th
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=212 RV770 to be 1.5 times faster than RV670
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=173 HD4870 1Gb VS 9800 GX2 Benchmarks
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=170 RV770 to volume ship in July
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=166 RV770XT samples out
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...4&postcount=82 RV770 Cooler Exposed
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...4&postcount=82 RV770 with GDDR3 in May already
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...7&postcount=66 RV770 is in production, 480 SPs and 32 TMUs indeed
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...5&postcount=27 AMD lowers RV770 reference frequencies

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Specific Posts Related to the HD4850
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1712 Second wave of Radeon 4850 cards to go against Nvidia’s 9800 GTX+
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1473 Tripple Crossfire HD 4850's and QuadFire Coming As Well
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1195 ATI Radeon HD 4850 Vs GTX 260/280 Preview
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...postcount=1109 Dual Card HD 4850 Crossfire Benchmarks/Results
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=896 Vision Tek HD 4850 Review (Pre-Release)
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=854 PowerColor HD4850 sold in Hong Kong, 3DMark 06 Results
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=821 HD 4850 Crossfire Tested, 3dMark Vantage
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=805 ATI HD 4850 + E8500 @ 4.0Ghz, Crysis Benchmarks
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=785 ATI HD 4850 + E8500 @ 4.0Ghz, 3DMark Vantage (Performance)
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=785 AMD Mystery Card Benchmarks (Looks like a 4850)
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=765 AMD Radeon 4850 1GB GPU-Z & 3dmark 06 and Vantage Results
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=593 HD 4850 Can Keep Up With The 9800GTX?
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=591 HD 4850 RV770PRO Card High Res Photos + Die Shot
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=529 Radeon HD 4850 (RV770PRO) Tested
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=487 AMD ATI Radeon HD 4850 pictured
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=467 AMD Ships Radeon 4850 Graphics Card
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=360 Physical "Press Photos" HD 4850
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=345 RV770 A12 version greatly reduce power consumption
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=340 HD4850 (RV770PRO) Heatsink & Back PCB Photo's
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=338 HD 4850 PCB board + GPU Chip
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=335 RV770PRO can reach 900MHz Core
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=308 HD4850 Cooler Sketch
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=296 AMD to cancel Radeon HD 4850 GDDR5
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=296 Radeon HD 4870 & 4850 Final Specs
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=255 RV770XT and Pro to launch on June 16th
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=240 Radeon HD 4850 to be released on June 16
http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...&postcount=173 HD4850 Benchmarked

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Old 17th February 2008, 10:05 AM   #2
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a double of speed in four months...

taking his with a pinch os salt, good on ati...maybe they will start selling heaps of systems now...
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a double of speed in four months...

taking his with a pinch os salt, good on ati...maybe they will start selling heaps of systems now...
Well these chips have been on the drawing board for ages, same as nvidia. Its weird to see such a gap in a true high end release since the release of the 2900XT and 8800GTX from Nvidia.

Looks like ATI are leaning to multiple GPU solutions rather than one monther chip..but i guess only time will tell.
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The frequencies suggested here are actually lower than what good GDDR4 chips are capable of.
Just noting;

Given the use of GDDR5 the Beyond3D crowd are taking the published clockrates as the actual base clockrates, not the transfer rates. IE 2.2 GHz = 4.4 GTransfers, which I'd hope is an accurate assessment, otherwise...
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I already made a thread about this Monkey

I guess we can have another one - your much more organised than me :P

But anyway, heres my contribution - you can take the things from there.

http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...highlight=R700

Doesn't look like ATI will continue the 512bit bus

Another article to back up GDDR5:

http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...=5675&Itemid=1
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Just noting;

Given the use of GDDR5 the Beyond3D crowd are taking the published clockrates as the actual base clockrates, not the transfer rates. IE 2.2 GHz = 4.4 GTransfers, which I'd hope is an accurate assessment, otherwise...
Ah cheers for that, will be interesting to see what types of performance GDDR5 will bring

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Hmm nice, but 4 months is a long wait. Abt the doubling of performance will wait to see that - secretly hoping its true


I think one of the mod can just merge the post/thread with the relevant info -minus the non-relevant ones. Keep all the info HD4000 series in the same thread.
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yeah :P

digital monkey has it covered
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Hmm nice, but 4 months is a long wait. Abt the doubling of performance will wait to see that - secretly hoping its true
Well the nvidia's high end offering is expected to be released in June as well..
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I feel like dropping my 2900 for an R700.

Problem is $$
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I have looked around on the web quickly and can't find anything , but with GDDR modules has each type been limited in some way to module size?
What i mean is will GDDR5 come as 512meg modules so say one chip on a 512meg card?

If that is the case it would be an advantage for a multi GPU design. ie:less space or more RAM etc..
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Well the nvidia's high end offering is expected to be released in June as well..
Yer I know, stop telling me doesn't stop the feeling that its still a long wait. Im just the impatient type

Well at least it will be something new from both I guess.
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I have looked around on the web quickly and can't find anything , but with GDDR modules has each type been limited in some way to module size?
What i mean is will GDDR5 come as 512meg modules so say one chip on a 512meg card?

If that is the case it would be an advantage for a multi GPU design. ie:less space or more RAM etc..
Samsung and Quimonda look like introducing GDDR5 with 512MBit modules while Hynix is going all alpha male puffy chested and debuting with 1GBit. Graphics memory all use a 32-bit bus per chip, the advantages of generation #5 being much higher bandwidth per chip alleviating the need for wider GPU buses and lower power consumption relative to previous generations producing less heat.

Quimonda have a ten page PDF on their site for a little light reading though I could barely find any mention on the home pages of the other two.
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Hmm, with this new generation round the corner, I may as well drop my plans to get 2 x 3870X2s and wait for 2 x 4870X2s! At least by that stage they will have CrossfireX well and truly sorted!

May just buy a cheapie card till then.
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Man if these actually turn up, i'll be more than happy to leave nvidia.
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