It’s quickly becoming the week of graphics card news, with AMD announcing the launch of the fastest graphics card ever made that is seriously hardcore and not really for the average online BBC iPlayer watcher. The ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 and the name unashamedly eludes to is the combination of 2 Radeon HD4870 graphics cards and has a staggering 2GB of dedicated memory.
Fortunately, ATI hasn’t just relied on the pot of super glue or Bostik to stick them together either. An advanced cross-GPU connection means that you actually gain more benefit from using the Radeon HD4870 X2 than you would from running two of its parent cards simultaneously.
2GB of dedicated memory is an absolute mass, and is more memory than a lot of PCs have (although not the kind of PC that is likely to feature a graphics card like this). The end result of this graphics card pimping is that it will easily work on ridiculously high resolutions.
Already available in the shops you should expect to pay at least £350 so you need to be really serious about graphics, gaming, and multimedia and you also need to have a huge HD monitor to truly benefit.