AMD claims HD 4870 as the "world’s fastest graphics card" – hopes to bring it back on top

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AMD is basically hoping that its new graphics card, ATI’s Radeon HD 4870 X2, brings it back at the top of its game by claiming it is the fastest graphics card out there in the entire world. And from the results from PC Perspective, it may be – having a higher frames per second (FPS) rate than its competitors.

At the time of the launch of the 4800 series, they were both less expensive and more powerful than the GeForce 9800 GTX and the GTX 260 respectively.

The card will feature two RV770 GPUs – running in tandem in a "CrossFire" configuration, DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.0 support, its own Avivo Video Post Processor and Display Platform, 2 DVI and a HDMI outputs, and a 256-bit GDDR3/GDDR5 memory interface.

It is scheduled to be released in September at the price of US$399, or about AU$457.

Source: AMD Press Release, Engadget