Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 pixellated, detailed
Initially expected to make its debut in September, the second dual-GPU Radeon HD 4800 series model known as HD 4850 X2 is still nowhere to be found but at least it has been caught in the wild that is the internet. Seen below is a Sapphire-made Radeon HD 4850 X2 which features a probably custom dual-fan, dual-slot cooling system and (apparently) 2GB of GDDR3 memory, double the amount of a ‘stock’ 4850 X2.
Also equipped with two 55nm RV770 chips, the card offers the power of 1600 Stream Processors, requires extra power via two (one 6- and one 8-pin) PCIe connectors, has a 256-bit memory interface, CrossFireX support and a nice blue PCB. Currently, Sapphire’s Radeon HD 4850 X2 still doesn’t have a release date but, if nothing goes wrong we’ll get to see it in stores next month.