Friday, September 25th 2009

AMD Radeon HD 5870 X2 Pictured

Behold AMD's, and soon aimed to be the industry's most powerful graphics accelerator: Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock". Armed with two "Cypress" Radeon HD 5870 graphics processors, this dual-GPU monstrosity packs twice the shader compute power. From the looks of it, the card is slightly longer than its single-GPU sibling from the series, and is better ventilated, although the cooler design more or less resembles it. It draws its power from one 6+2 pin and one 6 pin PCI-E power connectors, just like two of its ancestors in the R700 and R680. Listed for pre-order on a European online store, a Radeon HD 5870 X2 by Club3D is priced at 677 EUR (incl. applicable taxes, 568.9 EUR excluding).

Source: Xtreme Systems Forums
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145 Comments on AMD Radeon HD 5870 X2 Pictured

#1
Assimilator
This is when it makes sense to use a dual-PCB design, even though the costs may be higher. The size of that puppy is absolutely crazy!

I think it may be time for a new form factor for PCs that allow video cards to grow "taller" instead of "longer"...
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#2
crown
Definetly a FAKE

This is only a PR thing for a Online Shop
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#3
Fatal
May have to look around not sure what case could handle that bigboy I doubt my 900 could well if I move my cages maybe. :p Yeah should fit I would think after looking inside my case :laugh:
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#4
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Not fake, name of online shop not mentioned.
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#5
The Witcher
DAMN !!! it's more expensive than the Ultra O_O

I wish I had a job ;(
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#6
WhiteLotus
I am concerned of the weight of this thing, never mind the length.
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#7
Fatal
Too rich for my wallet :laugh: would have to upgrade whole system to try and keep up with that baby! I am glad I waited will get a 5870 or 5850 and be happy with that.
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#8
troyrae360
The GT300 had better be one bad ass card to keep up with this monster!!
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#9
WhiteLotus
by: Fatal
Too rich for my wallet :laugh: would have to upgrade whole system to try and keep up with that baby! I am glad I waited will get a 5870 or 5850 and be happy with that.
Good point, how much is this card going to be bottlenecked by the much used Core2Duos.
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#10
Fatal
Last time I checked I dont crap money :roll: so this card is out of my reach cant afford to upgrade my whole system. Will be nice to see results on what it can do.
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#11
troyrae360
:eek:Thats thing is almost as long as this:eek:



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#12
bogie
Will this gfx card be able to run Horace goes skiing? :laugh:
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#13
crown
Its mentioned at other websites

Its Salland dutch online shop but they removed item now because it was a fake
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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
But will is run Crysis?

Sorry I had to do it :laugh:

Anyway I would love to own one but anyone who buys this for gaming is a moron. That is WAY to much money to play crappy console ports.
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#15
SteelSix
by: P4-630
Hmm.... Would need to buy a new case for that :eek::D
I'm sure a lot of people would need a new case to house one of these beasts; so don't feel bad!

So this pic I posted in the 5870 thread was accurate. Look at X2 length compared to 5870:



I surveyed my Antec 1200 and believe I'm in good shape. Check out the Asus 4890 TOP, a bit of room left. I'll need to move some cables and use the open middle drive bay to nest them. My SSD's are out of the way in the upper drive cage. A decent case for such a monster:



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#16
vivek90
It sucks MAN !!!

5870 is longer than GTX295
& now its 5870x2 even longer than 5870

Now of my knowledge its 5850x2 not 5870x2
Bcos 5870 for there TDP cannot sit side-by side together :nutkick:

:D
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#17
bogie
by: vivek90
It sucks MAN !!!

5870 is longer than GTX295
& now its 5870x2 even longer than 5870

Now of my knowledge its 5850x2 not 5870x2
Bcos 5870 for there TDP cannot sit side-by side together :nutkick:

:D
I'm sure it can if its water cooled. :)
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#19
AsRock
TPU addict
Dayum that be getting air from the front fans for sure with that length lol.


Price WOW, but AMD do need to drive the prices back up so they can get some of there own fabs.
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#20
ShadowFold
You'll definitely need a full tower for this beast. I can't even begin to imagine how powerful two of these would be..
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#22
pantherx12
I'll never own one of these, but I have enough room for cards 5 inches longer then these even XD

What an awesome piece of kit, in an emergency you could use it to defend your home!

People will think its some sort of ungodly weapon!
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#23
tigger
I'm the only one
Imagine the price of this in the uk :O
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#24
LAN_deRf_HA
I hope the 4 GB version is the standard... Need to be able to max GTA IV if you're spending that much $$$
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#25
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Yup, 4 GB is on the cards (don't mind the pun).
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