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MSI and GeCube unveil ATI Radeon HD 4870-based graphics cards
Press release, June 27; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Friday 27 June 2008]

MSI and GeCube have unveiled ATI Radeon HD 4870-series graphics cards.

ATI Radeon HD 4870 series graphics cards integrate ATI's PowerPlay power-saving technology and UVD 2.0 video decoder core.

ATI Radeon HD 4870 is the industry's first graphics card that comes with the GDDR5 memory, which can operate under lower voltages while still provide high frequencies compared with GDDR3 memory. GDDR5 memory also features 256-bit memory interface to provide a higher memory bandwidth.

MSI: R4870-T2D512 specifications

Item

Detail

Graphics Engine

ATI Radeon HD 4870

Bus Standard

PCI Express x16 2.0

Memory Type

GDDR5

Memory Size(MB)

512

Memory Interface

256-bit

Core Clock Speed(MHz)

750

Memory Clock Speed(MHz)

1800

Memory Bandwidth(GB/sec)

N/A

Texture Fill Rate(billion/sec)

N/A

DVI Output

2

D-SUB Output

1(via DVI to D-Sub adaptor)

TV-Output

1(via S-Video to Composite)

HDMI-Output

1(via DVI to HDMI adaptor)

VIVO(Video-in/out)

N/A

HDTV Support

Y

HDCP Support

Y

HDMI Support

Y

Dual-link DVI

Y

Display Ouput(Max Resolution)

2560×1600

RAMDACs

400

DirectX Version Support

10.1

OpenGL Version Support

2.1

CorssFire Support

Y

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, June 2008

GeCube: GC-HD487XTG5-E3 specifications

Item

Detail

ASIC

RV770XT (55nm)

Core/Memory

750MHz/3.6GHz

Unified shader

Yes

Shader Model

4.1

DirectX

10.1

Memory Bus

256-bit

Memory Type

GDDR5, 512MB

Video Processing

Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD)

Interface

PCI Express 2.0

TV-Out

S/HDTV-out

DVI

Dual DVI (Dual-ink, HDCP)

D-Sub

Yes (by Dongle)

Built-in HDMI

Yes (by DVI to HDMI dongle)

HDTV

HDTV by S to

YPbPr cable (default included)

Multi-VPU Support

Native ATI CrossFireX Support

Cooling

Dual Slot Fansink

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, June 2008

MSI R4870-T2D512 graphics card

MSI R4870-T2D512
Photo: Company

GeCube GC-HD487XTG5-E3 graphics card

GeCube GC-HD487XTG5-E3
Photo: Company

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