In amongst the HD 3870 X2 launch, we thought it necessary to do a 9800 GX2 story, just to keep the Nvidians happy. The last round of photo's of Nvidia's upcoming dual-GPU board revealed that the two PCB's face inwards towards each other, and today's shots are no exception to this. For the first time, the pictures show the board's G92-450 GPU and Samsung GDDR3 memory chips, as well as give us an insight as to how the cooling system works.
After lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of hype, including the delay from January 23rd to the 28th, the Radeon HD 3870 X2 has finally seen the light of day. The two RV670 cores are clocked at 825MHz, while the memory operates at 900MHz. For reference, the HD 3870 is clocked at 775MHz/1125MHz. AMD suggests that their new "gold standard" for gamers will have a retail price of US $449 - still cheaper than two HD 3870's.