On Friday, ASUS announced the world's first 1GB version of the Radeon HD 4850:
"Taipei, Taiwan, June 20, 2008 – Catering to users who require top notch graphics cards, ASUS, world-leading producer of quality graphic solutions has today unveiled the world’s first 1GB onboard memory version of the latest ATI Radeon™ HD 4850 GPU with the ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/1G. The unparalleled large onboard memory size is specially designed for feature-rich DirectX 10 gaming, and the best multimedia playback at ultra-high resolutions and maximum quality settings. Additionally, the ASUS EAH4870 TOP and EAH4850 TOP will be released soon with impressive performance results to provide superb gaming performances. Every ASUS EAH4800 Series graphics card will also soon be equipped with the Glaciator Fansink* – a uniquely designed cooling solution that will keep GPU temperatures up to 7ºC cooler than reference designed boards. On top of all this, the ASUS EAH4870/G/HTDI/512M will also come bundled with the latest survival video game – Alone in the Dark."