The wait is over, ATI officially said that the 4850X2 should hit the shelves within weeks. The 4850X2 will feature 2 4850 chips on a single PCB, with each core having access to 1GB of GDDR3 memory. The new 4850X2 is expected to retail in the region of $350-$399 according to ATI, it is clear that instead of priciest GDDR5 cheaper GDDR3 will be used. It is expected to go head-to-head with Nvidia’s monolithic single core design Gefore GTX 280 which currently retails in the $499 price range. Thanks to cheaper components used in manufacturing process of 4850x2 cards ATi achieved lower price and because of this GPU on these cards cannot achieve working frequencies of 4870x2. Beside GPU frequency, bandwidth and memory frequency are key factors in determination of final performances for graphics card. When you sum up all this you get cheaper but slower product”.