Just over a month ago we published an early preview of ATI’s latest Radeon, the 4870 X2 (R700). Our initial impression was total powerhouse performance and that it was more than a match for the fastest card currently on the block …. Nvidia’s Geforce GTX 280. Since that preview AMD have been hard at work refining the drivers to ensure that the card performs as well at launch as is possible.
Today we have the opportunity to test the card in its shipping form with a driver which is much closer to the version consumers will receive. We will be running the card through a selection of the latest and greatest games at resolutions up to 2560×1600 as well as testing Blu-Ray acceleration and CrossFireX performance. The big question that needs answered ….. are ATI back at the top of their game?