AMD sent a limited number of ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics cards to review sites.
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The Guru of 3D was upset that they were not included in the limited number of review sites, so they went ahead and posted the launch date for the card: August 13.
There will be two versions of the R700-based graphics cards – the 2GB Radeon HD 4870 X2 and the 1GB Radeon HD 4850 X2. The Microstuttering issues are said to be fixed with the 4870 X2. The future looks bright for these new cards.