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Force3D jumps the gun, launches its Radeon HD 4870

by Parm Mann on 24 June 2008, 15:03

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Force3D, a relatively new start-up in the graphics-card market, has today launched its Radeon HD 4850 and HD 4870.

You're probably about as confused as we are when it comes to AMD's HD 4000 series launch, so here's the predicament; the HD 4870 is supposed to be launching tomorrow, but Force3D has let its card loose today.

So, what will Force3D's version of the highly-anticipated HD 4870 have in store? Well, it'll provide a core frequency of 750MHz and 512MiB of GDDR5 memory with an effective clock speed of 3,600MHz. Wait, what? Yep, 3,600MHz, GDDR5's dual data rate is to thank for that. The 256-bit interface should therefore serve up 115.2GiB/s of memory bandwidth.

Force3D has served up the following 3DMark Vantage benchmark to highlight the 4870's power, showing that it races ahead of AMD's HD 3870 X2.

There's no word of a bundle or price, but you can expect Force3D's HD 4870, along with cards from AMD's other partners, to begin popping up tomorrow.

Official product page: force3d.com



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the theoretical memory speed instantaneously makes GDDR3 feels like ancient dinosours..

imagine a 512bit bus with this GDDR5 RAM... holy crap..
sawyen
the theoretical memory speed instantaneously makes GDDR3 feels like ancient dinosours..

imagine a 512bit bus with this GDDR5 RAM... holy crap..


GT300? ;)

hexus
Eagle-eyed readers might be wondering if Force3D is any relation to Inno3D. Both companies happen to be registered at the same address, but Force3D is telling us there's no relation.
Of course there isn't - if you sign an exclusive distribution contract you honour it ;)
just noticed an error :P

So, what will Force3D's version of the highly-anticipated HD 3870 have in store?

Just so you know. will be reading article now and will update with a response :)

edit: wow nice numbers i think :P, beats a x2 and so its definitly on line with a 9800x2, perhaps even the gtx280 then as they are similar afaik in performance.
Hicks12
just noticed an error :P



Just so you know. will be reading article now and will update with a response :)


Fixed
This is the card I have been waiting for to replace my 8800GT for some nice 1920 x 1200 gaming, seen some benchies that look promising, tomorrow will tell, lets hope Scan get some in :D