In mid-November 2007 is the revision of the RV670 chip R600 series manufactured in 55 nm with 666 million transistors. Specifically the graphics card HD 3870 (512 MB GDDR 4) is about 775 MHz frequency and 2.25 GHz Core Memory. Supports APIs for DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.0. Includes HDMI output and can be configured in CrossFire (technology by which two or more same cards can be installed on the same motherboard with a consequent increase in graphics performance). El menor tamano de su GPU incide directamente en el coste de produccion, lo cual abarata el producto al consumidor y lo que es mas importante para la firma: aseguran un exito empresarial dificilmente superable por la competencia, al acaparar la atencion de las multinacionales ensambladoras de computers (HP, Dell, Acer, etc.)..
2008.Se produces the new release, the card HD 3870 X2 dual GPU built. In the next test seems to outperform the benchmark over current launch powerful graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra. It is considered that the HD 3870 X2 is usually cheaper than their opponent.
The following graphics ATI supports version 10.1 of the API is the series 4 Microsoft, focusing mainly on the models 4650, 4670, 4830, 4850 and 4870. The latter two versions have dual-core GPU (X2), and all these can be mounted on Crossfire for optimal performance. Also it is noted that the number 4 was a huge blow to Nvidia since its launch due to the high performance of the graphs above 4670 (the level of the 9600GS) and 4850 (at the 9800GTX) for a set price.
ATI expects to return in April to tighten a bit the current scene graph with the launch of their new graphics in 40 nm, with the same pricing policy tight, and try to regain the throne of performance that currently has the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 .