ATI Radeon HD 4850 and 4870: RV770 Has Arrived

Last week, due to some unexpected circumstances, we were able to post a sneak peek of the RV770 GPU and ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card.  As our limited testing showed, the Radeon HD 4850 was quite promising for a $199 graphics card.  But we weren't able to tell the complete story.  While the initial benchmarks definitely looked good, there was a lot more to talk about in regard to the Radeon HD 4850 and the RV770 GPU at the heart of the card.

Today we can finally spill the rest of the beans.  You see, AMD didn't plan to officially announce just one new Radeon HD 4800 series card this week, but two, with a dash of information about a third thrown in for good measure.  Today marks the official arrival of not only the Radeon HD 4850, but the higher-end Radeon HD 4870 as well.  As we've already explained, one card - the Radeon HD 4850 - is targeted at the sub-$200 price point.  The other, however, is a $299 screamer that makes use of some cutting edge technology, like GDDR5 memory.  Click the link below and check them out...

ATI Radeon HD 4850 and 4870: RV770 Has Arrived

Via:  HotHardware

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