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AMD Radeon HD 5870 X2 Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    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).

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    the longest consumer level GPU ever?
     
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    that is a long graphics card.......
     
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    over 9000 mm?
     
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    Incredible - these aren't due for release until a couple of months. Looks like AMD might release them early to give nvidia a good kicking.
     
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    I reckon these cards will need a new suspension system designed for them...
     
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    Yup, and over 9000 points of fail in the asian market. :respect:
     
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    They made Juniper for us poor Asian sods.
     
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    Yup....
    I want the power but I don't want to kick my HDDs out of the window for a 11+ inch card.:cry:
    I can remove the HDD cage in my Zaria, but now where do I put my HDDs :shadedshu
     
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    I wouldn't have minded if they made this a dual-PCB card with PCBs as long as that of HD 5850 (HD 4870). That really wouldn't have cost them much.

    Stack them up in the empty 5.25" cage?
     
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    wonder when these cars will be fast enough that they become a security risk; i.e for brute forcing seeing how its got error checking etc... and way more power compared to a CPU.
     
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    I will take 2 please:)
     
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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Well... I need to secure them somehow.
     
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    O_O O_O O_O
     
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    Hmm.... Would need to buy a new case for that :eek::D
     
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    yeah consumer they have some render cards that long too and lots of cases take them but that HDD cage might have to come out like those instruct too. but its just like 3000s 4s were shorter so hopefuly midway they will refresh them.
     
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    the size of this pcb will make even my case look small! :rolleyes:

    Now, put a waterblock on that and send me one! Please! :laugh:
     
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    mind reader
     
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    WTF? almost 700E for a graphic card? have they lost it????? :banghead:
     
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    don't tell everyone....:slap:

    lol, I wish the wced versions of these babies come out soon!
     
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    677 euro = $1000 USD

    I wonder how low they will get after nvidia releases the gt300 series
     
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    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.
     
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    This thing will CRUSH the Asus MARS, and that costs 1000 dollars too.
    In price/performance it's not that expensive. It's so expensive because of it's awsomeness!

    Though I will not buy any high-end ATi GPU with stock cooling sine my Asus EAH4850...
    The MEMIO temps got up to 110 degrees in almost any game and then it crashed...

    When the HD6xxx series launch, I'll get one with WC, till then my system will hold out.:cool:
    S: It's my birthday today, I turned 16 and am now allowed to drink beer! :toast::toast:
     
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    i won't buy because i'm not sure if Mario will run with it...:laugh:
     
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    sweet.

    VC length = e-peen length

    Not even sure if that small fan on the end will reach ample pressure on the GPU on the far end.. plus all that vents further reducing air pressure.. hsf design fail
     
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