Aug 20, 2008

ATI Radeon HD 4879 X2: Worlds Fastest Graphics Card Today

August 12, 2008 marks the birth of the worlds fastest graphics card. ATI had officially released its fastest graphics card ever. The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 is the worlds fastest graphics card today based on the 3DMark Vantage v.101 extreme topscore of 6920. It even topped Nvidia's GeForce GTX 280 which was the fastest graphics card before it came.

The $549 ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 is a multi-GPU card that combined two Radeon HD 4870s GPU with 2GB of onboard GDDR5 memory with amazing 2.4 teraFLOPS of GPU Computer power and 1600 stream processing resulting to worlds fastest video card ever. It features ATI PowerPlay™ technology that effeciently use power when graphics processor demand is low. It produces an amazing 8.8GigaFLOPS per watt compared to 4.8GigaFLOPS predecessors.

Key Features:(
2 GB of GDDR5 memory
2.4 teraFLOPS of GPU power
DirectX® 10.1
1600 stream processing units
2 x 256-bit memory interface
24x custom filter anti-aliasing (CFAA) and high performance anisotropic filtering
Dual mode ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance
PCI Express® 2.0 support
Dynamic geometry acceleration
Game physics processing capability
ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology1

* Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2) for Blu-ray™ and HD Video
* Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
* DVD Upscaling
* Dynamic Contrast
* Built-in HDMI with 7.1 surround sound support
* Integrated DisplayPort2

Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology3

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3. AMD. 2008. ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2 Graphics:The Best Just Got Better. Available at: [accessed August 20, 2008]

4. Chiappetta, Marco. 2008. ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 - AMD Back On Top. Available at: [accessed August 20, 2008]