Tuesday, March 25th 2008

ASUS EAH3850 Trinity Has Three RV670 Chips

Here's what happens when two GPUs aren't enough. The latest ASUS EAH3850 Trinity works with three mobile RV670 chips in CrossFireX and is cooled by a combination of aluminum heatsinks, copper heatpipes and an enclosed water cooling system. The three 55nm GPUs all have their dedicated memory and make use of a 256-bit memory interface. Featuring one 8-pin power connector, the Trinity also has four DVI connectors. The card's clocks and actual availability haven't been decided yet.

Source: plaza.fi, Muropaketti, TechConnect Magazine
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46 Comments on ASUS EAH3850 Trinity Has Three RV670 Chips

#1
Silverel
I think I pee'd a lil bit.

12-way Crossfire anyone?
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#2
mandelore
lol thats crazy. wonder with them being mobile gpus what banch scores the card would give
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#4
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
10/10 on wierdness
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#5
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Weirdness...

Yeah I'd agree with that. Crazy bastard Asus, kudos on the whole, we've got 3 cards on one. Still, can't help but think it's rather pointless.

Now what I'd want to see would be dual GPUs on an AGP card, now that would be interesting. ^^ Yeah I know AGP bus blah blah blah but go eat di....
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#6
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Nvidia will reply with sticking 4 8800gs's together in completely rediculous ways just to beat asus in wierdness
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#7
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
They need to make them MXM modules instead so you can upgrade them. That would be sick!
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#9
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
:p would be cool having 1 gpu for rendering 1 for physics and hell another for the sake of overkill
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#10
lemonadesoda
Ridiculous. Inbuilt water cooling system required for a single (albeit tripple core) GPU card.

Just goes to show that GPU's have got a LONG WAY TO GO to get to better power efficiency.

I guess we have to wait for another die shrink. And that wont be for a while :(

The Intel LV team needs to share a few tips...
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#11
warup89
something tells me this wont make it to the public
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
Well thats just crazy...:eek:
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#13
GSG-9
I bet this will be like the dual 7800GT they made, it will be really cool with terrorable driver support and will never go below $800. and I want one really bad.
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#14
gooner45
So do I put that into my motherboard, or plug my motherboard into it? :eek:

Is it april 1st or something ?:confused:
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#15
Silverel
Eventually, GPU's will be add in cards with sockets on them. Boards will vary with the bus size, while the GPU and memory will be add-ins o.o...
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#16
GSG-9
by: Silverel
Eventually, GPU's will be add in cards with sockets on them. Boards will vary with the bus size, while the GPU and memory will be add-ins o.o...
No, sadly thats never going to happen. Its not economical for video card makers to breakdown videocards. It creates to many components to be bought, the card would not be able to maintain series of parts like cpus/motherboards. It would make itself obsolete.
Its a great thought though.
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#17
Saakki
by: OnBoard
The source is actually Muropaketti (http://plaza.fi/muropaketti/ or muropaketti.com)

plaza.fi is just an internet portal of our biggest ISP Sonera (and has puch of other pages as well). Muropaketti is the TPU of Finland :)

Nice that it includes watercooler as well and seems it is http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Thermaltake/Bigwater760i/
niinkuin aikasemmin postasinkin suoraan murolta tän ;) eipä nuo sitä älynny heh..keep up teh good job finns :)
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#18
CY:G
Im really skeptical about the performance of this card, hopefully we will get some benchies soon
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#20
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Have to say but that thing looks incredibly retarded. It's just not tidy like the Gx2 or X2 and what about people who don't have water cooling.
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#21
GSG-9
Im pretty sure the enclosed water cooling is included. at least thats what I got out of it. The GX2 is not all that tidy, if you want that, put a plastic box over it and it looks the same.
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#22
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: GSG-9
Im pretty sure the enclosed water cooling is included. at least thats what I got out of it. The GX2 is not all that tidy, if you want that, put a plastic box over it and it looks the same.
Exactly the least they could have done was put a box over it and some people e.g me don't have water pumps, radiators etc unless that all comes with it.
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#23
GSG-9
by: DrPepper
Exactly the least they could have done was put a box over it and some people e.g me don't have water pumps, radiators etc unless that all comes with it.
If I do end up getting one (I will never have the funds for one though) that just means mine will be better than everyone else's after I mod it :)
I will just call it room to mod. :p

I dont have any of the above either, im assuming we will be able to close the loop if its not included, im certainly not buying water cooling just for the card.
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#24
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Well suppose it could specifically be aimed at people with water cooling but i wonder what the cost will be with 3 gpu plus cooler maybe more than its performance
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#25
trt740
those should overclock their balls off
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