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
Zubasa
by: 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!
What makes me goes mad is the amount of emty space of these cards.
They will easily make them smaller and sell better.
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#2
wahdangun
i hope the store use $1=1 euro conversion, so the card will be priced outside euro for $680.
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#3
pantherx12
I can only guess that not having things compact helps with cooling *shrugs*
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#4
Zubasa
by: pantherx12
I can only guess that not having things compact helps with cooling *shrugs*
It certainly proves to be no much of help.
ATi just needs better cooler and gets rid of the stupid red vents thats a god damn inch right there.

For the X2 all that is going to happen is they are still putting the second GPU on a foot long barbeque.
I don't see any better than the 3870X2 or 4870X2, only difference is a longer e-peen.
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by: Assassin48
677 euro = $1000 USD

I wonder how low they will get after nvidia releases the gt300 series
by: Animalpak
Ohh my .... :eek::eek::eek: that thing is huuuuge... The price too... :shadedshu Ok it's normal price for such a high power but who buy it ?


but if they think of selling prices like the 8800 Ultra when it came out many years ago, a real absurdity pay 1000 dollars for a graphics card.


Should have the current price of a GTX 295.
Seriousley why do people constantly insist on converting something from euros to USD, I guarantee it wont be the same conversion, the US always gets better prices than europe, on everything time and time again, yet people always come out with the same crap :rolleyes:

On topic, that is a monster, imagine 2 of those in quad crossfire, you could power a small town with the amount of power that would require, and prices will drop when gt300 comes out. I will wait for a £150 HD 5850 and be happy :D
#6
Marineborn
*Drools profusly and passes out* *then bursts into flames and yells about chacitos*
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#7
ArkanHell
Yo dont need to buy a new case, is modding time!!! grab a can cutter ssissor, and remove all the IDE bays, and put your hard drives on the CD/DVD rooms with screws well attached and some support if is needed. End of the problem.
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#8
Jstn7477
by: ArkanHell
Yo dont need to buy a new case, is modding time!!! grab a can cutter ssissor, and remove all the IDE bays, and put your hard drives on the CD/DVD rooms with screws well attached and some support if is needed. End of the problem.
I already took my 4 HDDs out of my removable rack, moved them into my empty 3.5" and 5.25" bays, and took out the rack several weeks ago. :)
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#9
Imsochobo
by: InTeL-iNsIdE
Seriousley why do people constantly insist on converting something from euros to USD, I guarantee it wont be the same conversion, the US always gets better prices than europe, on everything time and time again, yet people always come out with the same crap :rolleyes:

On topic, that is a monster, imagine 2 of those in quad crossfire, you could power a small town with the amount of power that would require, and prices will drop when gt300 comes out. I will wait for a £150 HD 5850 and be happy :D
well, You forgetting that we have better pays than usa.

When my education is done i get
3500+ euro's a month is surely nothing i complain about ;)
Currently at 1800 though :P

Its more expensive here, okey, we earn more, okey, diffrence = we can afford more in most countries, depending on what country and state we are comparing..
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#10
A Cheese Danish
$1K is a little much for a graphics card don't ya think? :wtf:
Nonetheless, can't wait to see the benchmarks of this thing!
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#11
mdm-adph
by: InTeL-iNsIdE
On topic, that is a monster, imagine 2 of those in quad crossfire, you could power a small town with the amount of power that would require
Don't see why -- each one uses less power than a 4870X2, and people ran two of those all the time. :p

That being said -- whatever happened to ATI promising not to sell any cards over $500? :ohwell:
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#12
KainXS
by: A Cheese Danish
$1K is a little much for a graphics card don't ya think? :wtf:
Nonetheless, can't wait to see the benchmarks of this thing!
its not gonna cost that much you need to remember that in the UK they pay more for graphics cards than over here in the US.

thats what really sux, people in EU always get ripped off sadly.
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#13
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Apparently AMD's target SEP price is still $500:

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#14
Kaleid
Small fan for hot card = fail.

And even if it is awesome in performance it too will be outdated pretty quickly.
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#15
A Cheese Danish
by: KainXS
its not gonna cost that much you need to remember that in the UK they pay more for graphics cards than over here in the US.

thats what really sux, people in EU always get ripped off sadly.
That sucks for those in EU :(

by: btarunr
Apparently AMD's target SEP price is still $500:

http://images.enet.com.cn/2009/0923/50/6764936.jpg
If that is so, Hot damn!
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#16
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Retail price usually is ± $50 target price, as was with HD 4890.
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#17
Solaris17
Creator Solaris Utility DVD
wow this is rediculous....seriously i wanted 2 of thse..because let me tell you when you go quad youll never go back...but this is rediculous. wtf am i going to hold it up with? do they come with suspension lines that bolt on to your cases cross bar? because at that price i will not buy them seperatly.
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#18
ZoneDymo
hehe, that will fit in my case with ease :)
Old unusual server case FTW ;)
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#19
Kantastic
by: Assassin48
677 euro = $1000 USD

I wonder how low they will get after nvidia releases the gt300 series
I don't think they're worrying about that yet... I personally never worry about anything until it happens. ;)
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#20
Zubasa
by: Kantastic
I don't think they're worrying about that yet... I personally never worry about anything until it happens. ;)
I worry about the 5870 being too freakin long before I buy the card.
Well, it proves to be right.
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#21
lepra24
ATI :rockout:
Nvidia say something if you can't :D
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#22
erocker
by: Zubasa
I worry about the 5870 being too freakin long before I buy the card.
Well, it proves to be right.
Meh, it will fit in my case. Sometimes we have to sacrifice things like size for an ultra over the top high end card.
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#23
icon1
still waiting for Nvidia GT300 series..

but this x2 card from ATI is a beast *drool
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#24
yogurt_21
by: WhiteLotus
I am concerned of the weight of this thing, never mind the length.
you'd be surprised at how light cards get when you remove the stock cooler and slap water or even third part air on them;)
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#25
..'Ant'..
by: -1nf1n1ty-
that is a long graphics card.......
Really long holy cr*p!!!
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