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
btarunr
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Here's another design candidate. The cooler shroud matches that of some of the oldest pictures that came out of ChipHell:







No, it's not going to look like this, but it's a working prototype:

^You can see a heatsink between the GPUs (there's the bridge chip)

Ze back:

^although the card has 6 + 8 pin power connectors, there's placeholders for two 8-pin connectors.
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#2
wolf
Performance Enthusiast
Personally I much prefer the design that appears to use 2x Zalman VF8xx series coolers.

As for the length, I love it, my high end cards need to pack a fair amount of 'cleft' to em, however this is biiiiiiiiiiiiig.

Aragorn: If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. You have my sword...
Legolas: ...and you have my bow...
Gimli: ...and my 5870X2...
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#5
Bo_Fox
So, it's longer than a 4850X2 from Sapphire?? (Exclusive 4850X2, not 4870X2)

Bigger motherboards (some X58 mobos), bigger cards, and what next? Will we go back to 5.25" hard drives that use 5 inch platters for 2x the capacity? I bet many of you guys would love to buy 4TB hard drives even if they were released in such format today!

And then we'd need new mega-size CTX tower cases to accommodate the bloated sizes, along with 200/300mm fans to cool those quad-chip 600mm^2 GT300 cards on dual PCB's! What else??
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#6
imperialreign
Bo_Fox said:
So, it's longer than a 4850X2 from Sapphire?? (Exclusive 4850X2, not 4870X2)

Bigger motherboards (some X58 mobos), bigger cards, and what next? Will we go back to 5.25" hard drives that use 5 inch platters for 2x the capacity? I bet many of you guys would love to buy 4TB hard drives even if they were released in such format today!

And then we'd need new mega-size CTX tower cases to accommodate the bloated sizes, along with 200/300mm fans to cool those quad-chip 600mm^2 GT300 cards on dual PCB's! What else??
It looks like the 5870 is a tad longer than a 4870x2 (almost all are the same length, regardless of manufacturer) . . . and considering the 5870x2 will be longer than the 5870 . . .



. . . this card could land friggin airplanes inside your case.
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#7
Scrizz
Glad I have a real Tower
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#10
Hayder_Master
i think prices still high for this cards until nvidia release something good
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#12
Reventon
Anyone know the specs on this beast?
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#13
jaredpace
Thanks for the avatar, lucy pinder is so fine
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#14
miamimuscleboy
same length as the 4850x2 11.6"

my temjin tj6 (upside down) has room for a 14 " card if it needed PSU on top with harddrive case get on of those and plus it looks better than having the video cards upside down in a regular case
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#15
Aceman.au
Ill get it if there's a dual molex to 8 pin power connect :P. Just fits in my case and will sucking air thru the front air filter PERFECT!!!
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#16
po0finga
im sellin my wife n kids for 1 of these n if i dont get enough il kill my dad he got a bit of money il inherrit then maybe il buy 2 n the world can worship me for my pc bein so great
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#17
Aceman.au
So you value your computer more than your family? Thats sad...
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#18
Kantastic
The size is, ironically, not a problem for my P180 Mini provided I remove the bottom HDD cage. ^_^
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#19
po0finga
l33tGaMeR said:
So you value your computer more than your family? Thats sad...
no i just get a quiet life from my computer
u try livin with my wife n kids
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#20
Bo_Fox
po0finga said:
im sellin my wife n kids for 1 of these n if i dont get enough il kill my dad he got a bit of money il inherrit then maybe il buy 2 n the world can worship me for my pc bein so great
:laugh:
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