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Gainward announces world's fastest graphics card, says it "goes like hell"

by Parm Mann on 7 November 2008, 13:15

Tags: Rampage 700 Golden Sample Goes Like Hell, Gainward

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Gainward is hailing its latest extreme concoction as the world's fastest custom-designed Radeon HD 4870 X2, and it's quite the beast.

The card, pictured below, is dubbed the "Rampage 700 Golden Sample Goes Like Hell" - we kid you not - and features a core frequency of 790MHz and 2GB of GDDR5 running at an effective 3,800MHz.

Despite its association with Hell, the blazing-fast card shouldn't be blazing-hot. It utilises a pair of PWM-controlled fans and four copper heatpipes to help keep it alive. What the above picture tactically hides is that the Rampage 700 Golden Sample Goes Like Hell's cooling solution occupies three PCI slots - making it one of very few three-slot graphics cards.

The tri-size back panel has room for DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, and VGA connectivity. There's no mention of pricing, but a card hailed as the world's fastest isn't likely to come cheap.

Official press release: Gainward Rampage700 2048MB “Golden Sample” Goes Like Hell -The Fastest Card in the World!



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Isn't it just a standard 4870 X2 with an aftermarket cooler that has been clocked up a little? Why not get a watercooled one if you want the "fastest"
'Goes like hell'? its not a freakin harley davidson
Lovely bit of meaningless marketing spin there. The press release seems to imply that the 'fastest card in the world' claim relates to the 4870X2 in general rather than this card in particular - but didn't everybody already know that?? And why give it a DisplayPort output? I thought that was supposed to be a multimedia interface - and I don't know of too many HTPCs that could fit a triple-height card that's over 10" long...

Underneath all the marketing craziness though, it's probably a very good card!
SiM
Isn't it just a standard 4870 X2 with an aftermarket cooler that has been clocked up a little? Why not get a watercooled one if you want the "fastest"


SIM SIM SIM

you don't see the point here adding aftermarket coolers and such voids warranty and not many will want to even attempt this. So shall we say its the fastest pre overclocked card you can buy for arguments sake?
CK_1985
And why give it a DisplayPort output? I thought that was supposed to be a multimedia interface


Nope its the next step for monitors, look at the new apple cinema display.