The HD4870 now comes in three distinct flavours, the X2, the original 512MB version and now the supersized 1GB version.  The doubling of memory is the only difference between the 512MB and 1GB models, all the clocks stay the same and the memory giving [H]ard|OCP a perfect chance to ses GDDR5, e how the extra memory effects performance.  Read on to see what to expect and whether current HD4870 owners should dump their current card for the new version, or pick up a second one for Crossfire.

“AMD’s brand new ATI Radeon HD 4870 with 1GB of GDDR5 RAM is on the chopping block today. We throw two brand new games at it; Crysis: Warhead and Stalker: Clear Sky. We will directly compare the new 1GB Radeon HD 4870 to a 512MB Radeon HD 4870 and the newer GeForce GTX 260 video cards.”

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