Radeon HD 4870 X2 to cost more than the GeForce GTX 280?

Many details concerning AMD's next dual-GPU graphics card have already leaked out. We came upon pictures of the card late last month, and now Fudzilla claims to have learned how much AMD will charge for it.

Supposedly, the "Radeon HD 4870 X2" will launch at $549, or about $50 less than a pair of standalone Radeon HD 4870s. That price tag will position AMD's dual-GPU product above Nvidia's fastest single-GPU card, the GeForce GTX 280. (Nvidia cut the price of the GTX 280 to around $499 earlier this week, and some card makers offer additional $30 mail-in rebates.)

Much like the Radeon HD 3870 X2 did with AMD's RV670 graphics processor, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 should pack two RV770 GPUs into a "CrossFire on a stick" configuration. Fudzilla says the card will feature 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Considering how well even dual Radeon HD 4850s perform against the GTX 280, the 4870 X2 could be worth the premium.

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