AMD: Board partners with Radeon HD 4770 X2 soon?
AMD considers a Radeon HD 4770 X2 graphics card to be a good idea and leaves it to its board partners to create an appropriate solution.
Certainly a dual GPU graphics card is not a new idea but in this case it's not a bad one either: AMD was interviewed about a possible Radeon HD 4770 X2 and thinks positive about such a concept.
"A dual ASIC board utilizing the ATI Radeon HD 4770 chip is a great concept idea. This would be up to our partners to bring to market”, says AMD's Patrick Moorhead in the Interview.
Producing a Radeon HD 4770 X2 would be comparatively cost-saving due to the small memory bandwidth of only 128 Bit and the uncomplicated power supply. Furthermore its performance would be marginally below a HD 4850 X2. The biggest problem for AMD is probably not being able to deliver enough RV740 chips whose production still seems to be slowly.
Presumably a sufficient amount of chips will not be available before August. However, within this period of time AMD wants to bring the first DirectX11 compatible graphics cards to the market - just in time for the Windows launch.
Due to this situation Radeon HD 4770 X2 models are rather unlikely to come - according to AMD's statement it's not impossible, though. Do you think the production of such a graphics card model to be reasonable? Please tell us in the comments.
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