Originally Posted by LAN_deRf_HA
Think I saw a review for one of those 512 480s where it sucked down 200 more watts than a normal 480. Would have been the most power hungry single gpu card ever released by far.
You mean this card?
My favorite card design has always been the 7900 GX2, which was only made for a few pre-built systems and never sold at retail. You have a card listed in the DB as a 7900GX2 (http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/172..._7900_GX2.html
), but its picture and specs are actually that of a 7950GX2.
The 7900GX2 has a much longer PCB, a higher memory clock, dual SLI fingers, and full PCIe bandwidth (each GPU on the 7950GX2 got x8 bandwidth compared to x16 on the 7900GX2) This site has a better description of it (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/gra...rce_7900_gx2/1
Also, ASUS had a dual GTX 480 prototype http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...a-fermi-card/1
Another thing to mention (sorry about the numerous posts in series). The X800 GTO AGP you have in the DB is somewhat incorrect. There are two versions of the X800 GTO AGP - a version based on the R480 with native AGP and a version based on the R430 with a PCIe to AGP bridge. They both have the same clocks and shaders. I owned the bridged version (this card, specifically SAPPHIRE 100131L Radeon X800GTO 256MB 256-bit GDDR...
) and the R430 versions have noticably different PCB layouts and PCB lengths than the R480 versions.
edit: I also noticed that you have Mac editions of some cards, so how about the GTX 285 Mac edition? I don't know if it's different enough from the standard card to warrant a separate page though. http://www.anandtech.com/show/2805