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New card will likely be the most powerful solution on the market when it lands late this month

The AMD/ATI success story in the GPU sector has shown little signs of fading with the transition from the 4000 series to the 5000 series.  Continuing its competitive pricing, AMD's 5870, 5850, 5770 and 5750, the world's first DirectX 11 GPUs, are all showing strong sales in their respective price ranges, leaving NVIDIA in a painful wait for its Fermi series to reach market readiness.

Now AMD is reportedly preparing to take the single-card performance crown, currently held by the GTX 295 away from NVIDIA, with the release of a dual GPU single-slot, single-printed circuit board solution.  Codenamed Hemlock, the card was initially named 5870 X2, a designation that was reportedly scrapped in favor of the name HD 5970.

Alienbabeltech has leaked what may be the first images of the new card and it looks to be a beast in every way.  Measuring 13.5 inches (34.29 cm) long, the prototype 5970 has no reason to feel insecure -- after all, it's endowed with presumably the longest PCB on a mass-produced graphics card to date.  It's reportedly a struggle to fit the card inside even full size tower cases like the Antec 1200. It is unknown if these dimensions will carry over to the production card.

The leaked card was perhaps running the leaked Catalyst 9.11 drivers, as the version number in CPU-Z was listed as for the Direct3D driver, versus on Catalyst 9.10.  Benchmarks showing the card trouncing the NVIDIA GTX 295 in performance were aired then quickly removed at AMD's request.  If these benchmarks holds true, it appears that AMD will wrest the title of having the most powerful single-card solution, at least temporarily, from NVIDIA.

A few scraps of information remained after much of the info was pulled -- apparently the fan will run at 4700 rpm under load.  And the card uses one 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector.  Pictures also remained posted

According to previously released information, the card will launch late this month and will likely hold the performance crown until NVIDIA launches its DirectX 11 offerings.  The card is expected to feature 2 GB of GDDR5 memory and a thrid-party PCI-E bridge, similar to Radeon HD 4800 X2 cards.  DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI connections are all included, as would be expected.

Accompanying the HD 5970 will be a dual-GPU variant of the 5850, dubbed the HD 5950.  No pricing has been announced, but thus far AMD has been very aggressive with the pricing of its 5000 series.

According to AnandTech, NVIDIA's Fermi, which has been delayed already, won't reach general availability until, at the earliest, Q1 2010.  That means that for the holiday season, it appears that the highest end solutions will likely carry the HD 5970 and HD 5950.  However, it is rumored that AMD may have supply issues with the HD 5950 and HD 5970 in the first months of availability, so don't count on your HD 5970 dream machine until it arrives.

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ATI equivalent?
By InternetGeek on 11/3/2009 4:33:36 PM , Rating: 5
ok, this monstruosity is gonna be fast, but it seems we need an ati version of this video:

RE: ATI equivalent?
By MrBungle123 on 11/3/2009 4:51:56 PM , Rating: 2
I wonder why ATI didn't go with a dual PCB sandwich design and make the thing shorter so I could fit into more modest cases...

Not every enthusiast that is willing to spend 500 bucks on a video cards is using an enormous full tower for a case, asking them to shell out for a new case and video card is going to put this GPU out of reach of more people, it will also cause big problems for the ones that buy without checking the dimensions of thier cases first... Im sure many in that crowd will feel "burned" after buying a 500ish dollar video card that they can't use because its longer than the current crop of high-end cards.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By Reclaimer77 on 11/3/09, Rating: 0
RE: ATI equivalent?
By ClownPuncher on 11/3/2009 5:05:54 PM , Rating: 3
Folks with Eyefinity setups might want the power. Also, the 4870x2 held the crown for several months, and the 295 has had the crown for what, a year now? 3-6 months might be a little false.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By imaheadcase on 11/3/2009 10:10:07 PM , Rating: 1
Eyefinity setups? Thats like saying people will buy it just to run folding at home. In cause you did not catch that humor it means not many people do it.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By Amiga500 on 11/4/2009 3:10:46 AM , Rating: 3
Not many shell out this much for a GPU, and of those people, a higher percentage (than the overall market) would be running eye-finity setups.

He/She does have a point.

Although I personally think its just too expensive to be justifiable... ( goes off to look at Audi RS4s again on the 'tinternet :-D )

RE: ATI equivalent?
By The0ne on 11/4/2009 5:54:54 AM , Rating: 2
And many just have money to burn but are clueless to fully utilize such a card.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By dgingeri on 11/4/2009 7:45:12 AM , Rating: 2
I would if I had the money.

think about it: 3X 24" monitors, dual 5870's driving them, world of warcraft. I would be a god tank. I'd be able to see everything around me.

Oddly, if I get this job I'm interviewing for now, I would probably have the money for this in about 6 months.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By Frallan on 11/4/2009 10:04:25 AM , Rating: 4
Well you might have but then again you probably wont have the time to use it...

RE: ATI equivalent?
By xti on 11/6/2009 2:55:50 PM , Rating: 2
im going 4 42" hdtvs. but barely working on #2 :(

come on black friday, no whammy no whammy

RE: ATI equivalent?
By iocedmyself on 11/5/2009 9:16:34 AM , Rating: 3
I i've got a pair of 4870x2's in crossfire, though someone grabbed them out of the AMD lab when they weren't needed anylonger so i didn't have to shell out the cash. though i was prepared to do so happily. I got the first card a month before the x2's actually launched and the second one 4 months later. so they've already lasted me 15 months or so. That averages out to $2.20 a day for cost to duriation of use. The 295's were only..what $750-$800 at launch? and they still cost $550 despite being pretty well whooped by 57** cards in crossfire for 2/3 the cost.

people buy what they like and i happen to like ATI cards...the last nvidia card that didn't give me any problems was a 6600 ultra, so about 5 years ago. one benifit of the 4870x2's is that unlike the 295's, they are actually capable of ussing AA in 19**x1*** and higher resolutions. the 295 either fails totally or performs horribly.

the 4870x2's still beat the 5870's in some benchmarks, which isn't surprising considering the extra available memory and second gpu core. But where the 5870 wins me over is the power consumption. 4870x2 eat 350w+ each under load and 180 or something at idle, where the 5870 is at 160w load 27w idle...with 15% more processing power then the x2. the 5970x2 will more than double that, 5.6 teraflops overall, with gddr5 effective clocked over 5ghz.

$500 to bring 2 cards drawing 700-800w in xfire down to a single card with nearly a teraflop greater computational power and support for 6 19**x1*** displays or higher ( of which i already have 4 to make use of....and a "highend" case that would fit a 13.5in just a full tower in $100-$150 depending on sales now, though my lian-li Pc=g70 cost $300....4 years ago. gamers have no exscuse for not investing in a good case.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By jonmcc33 on 11/3/2009 5:57:35 PM , Rating: 5
People still obsessed with finding SOMETHING that will run Crysis on max settings...even though the game is boring and has no real MP aspect.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By roostitup on 11/3/2009 11:09:52 PM , Rating: 2
Pfft...I've been running Crysis/warhammer on the highest setting with quad SLIed 9800GX2's which were released almost 2 years before this. People wont need these to run Crysis on full detail :-P

If you ask me this ATI card will be overkill and overpriced, but that's what it will take to finally pass up Nvidia. To ATI this is probably their opportunity to finally start getting out of debt and to pass Nvidia. Nvidia got what was coming to them, though. I don't feel sorry for Nvidia one bit!

RE: ATI equivalent?
By BZDTemp on 11/4/2009 7:09:28 AM , Rating: 2
It depends on what resolution you will want to play in - besides who is to say the next game coming out will not need even more power.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By EasyC on 11/4/2009 12:08:14 PM , Rating: 3
I find it amusing that you're calling an ATI card that isn't even released "overpriced" while nVidia just FINALLY lowered their price (gtx 285) to compare with the 5870 price, even though it gets trounced with performance.

Why yes, nVidia. I would like to pay the same/more for less :)

RE: ATI equivalent?
By MrPoletski on 11/9/2009 11:31:49 AM , Rating: 2
Must be said, my 4870x2's let me run crysis at 1920x1200 max details (I draw the line on AA tho).

Crysis is a great game though. I was disappointed with the low grav end bit, but the second story was even better and did not suffer that issue.

As for MP, when it first came out, it sucked, but nowadays, crysis wars has it fairly well fixed and there are quite a few decent servers out there. Unfortunately I think they missed the boat a little and didn't get as many people playing power struggle (the only mode worth playing crysis mp.. WHERE IS MY CTF?!?) as would have done the game justice.

Now they need to focus on more maps and stuff.

I will be buying crysis 2 the day it comes out or the day I decide to get my DX11 upgrade, whichever comes last.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By bighairycamel on 11/3/2009 6:08:18 PM , Rating: 5
Keep in mind these are leaked "prototype" pics. The first site I read about this thing said it will likely not be 13" long and this is just the engineering sample. Wait until they start sending the real ones to reviewers before you all start modding your cases.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By bighairycamel on 11/3/2009 6:13:32 PM , Rating: 2
I also wanted to add that the guy who leaked these pics (they call him DJ on alienbabel) can't be the sharpest tool in the shed. How many of these prototypes went around so that this guy can feel safely anonymous? I think it's probably a safe bet ATI knows exactly who leaked the pics.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By just4U on 11/3/2009 7:48:06 PM , Rating: 5
While that may be so I'd lay money on AMD actually giving their consent in a round about way to leak it. It's a win situation for them and keep the Radeon in the news for all that much longer.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By StevoLincolnite on 11/3/2009 10:28:19 PM , Rating: 3
Keep in mind these are leaked "prototype" pics. The first site I read about this thing said it will likely not be 13" long and this is just the engineering sample. Wait until they start sending the real ones to reviewers before you all start modding your cases.

I remember when my Voodoo 5 5500 was 9.5" long, and the up-coming Voodoo 6 6000 was going to be even longer. (It would have been a 4 GPU one-PCB solution). - Everyone complained about the length of the cards back then...

I personally doubt there will be much change in card length between the engineering sample and the production sample, but AMD/ATI might make cost reductions in the future which might include using a smaller PCB.
Plus the 3rd party's like HIS, Saphire etc' might make there own alterations to the design as well.

I guess we will have to wait and see! - I personally never buy the fastest of the fastest GPU or CPU, I find better value in the mid-range/mid-high-end range of parts. (Like the 4670/4830).

RE: ATI equivalent?
By leexgx on 11/5/2009 12:25:28 AM , Rating: 2
the will not make an card bigger then 11.5" as it not fit in most cases apart from thermaltake armor type of cases or simmer type of cases (getting an 9800gx2 into my old case was funi had to put the end where the power connectors back end in first before i could put the other end in, and not use 2 hard drive bays)

RE: ATI equivalent?
By Ristogod on 11/3/2009 8:48:40 PM , Rating: 2
Wrong. I owned my 4870X2 for a year with nothing coming out to beat it. nVidia had their dual-gpu solution which was relatively around the same performance.

Also, I run high res with all settings at max. There were plenty of games that still taxed the card. So there are plenty of people who NEED this kind of "bleeding edge" power.

I currently run 2 5870s in Crossfire. I suppose that makes me stupid too huh?

RE: ATI equivalent?
By MonkeyPaw on 11/3/2009 9:28:32 PM , Rating: 5
No, that doesn't make you stupid, but I think that your definition of NEED is what I'd call my definition of WANT.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By The0ne on 11/4/2009 5:58:14 AM , Rating: 2
It could be that he's running max settings on a 20" monitor too. But I can't really complain because if I want to max settings on my 2 30" then I would have to have the best performing cards out there.

However, that's a want and not a need since my single 4870 1GB is plenty enough :D

RE: ATI equivalent?
By MrPoletski on 11/9/2009 11:33:54 AM , Rating: 2
There is no such thing as need, only want.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By Redwin on 11/9/2009 12:48:15 PM , Rating: 2
Need and Want are loaded terms because they are not self defining. You have to say what you NEED or WANT something FOR before it makes any sense.

If you desire to keep living, then you probably NEED to keep breathing. If you don't mind dieing, then its probably only a WANT.

If you desire to run games at full resolution and full speed with all options high at 2560x1600, then you probably NEED a massive multi-gpu video card to accomplish that, otherwise, its probably a WANT.

Saying there's no such thing as a need without providing the context of what it may be needed FOR is kind of pointless though.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By bryanW1995 on 11/3/2009 9:23:52 PM , Rating: 2
um, there still isn't a single gpu card that "blows away" 4870x2, and that thing is over a year old. In fact, we're probably going to be pushing 2 yrs before that happens.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By moriz on 11/3/2009 4:57:07 PM , Rating: 3
the sandwich board design costs more, and tends to be harder to cool. this is why AMD/ATI never used that design.

and let's face it, the people who would spend this kind of money on a graphic card likely have a very large and expensive case to match. if all else fails, i guess we can take a circular saw to the top few drive bays.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By ClownPuncher on 11/3/2009 5:02:10 PM , Rating: 3
Less overall power draw too when using a single PCB design.

The same people who buy a desk without measuring if it can fit in their home are the ones that will order this without checking dimensions first.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By kattanna on 11/3/2009 5:41:03 PM , Rating: 5
you mean like this FD

A new, approximately $1 million fire truck, recently purchased by the town of Clarksville, is too large to fit in the town’s professional firehouses.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By AlexTRoopeR on 11/3/2009 4:58:33 PM , Rating: 2
Because a sandwich is more expensive, having 2 PCBs instead of 1. This is exactly why nVidia went from a 2 PCB GTX 295 it made in the beginnig to a single PCB GTX 295.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By MrBungle123 on 11/3/09, Rating: 0
RE: ATI equivalent?
By VashHT on 11/3/2009 5:32:53 PM , Rating: 2
I'd think that people who want the performance of this card will make it fit somehow, and the market for the super high end isn't very big anyway so it's kind of doubtful that a lot of people would sit on the fence because of its size.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By Amiga500 on 11/4/2009 3:15:38 AM , Rating: 2

How can you make up the cost through more sales if each card sold costs more due to material/manuf costs?

R&D (one-off costs) can be recouped through more sales. Manufacturing/Material (continuous/regular) cannot.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By jonmcc33 on 11/3/2009 5:56:47 PM , Rating: 3
Because dual PCB designs (nVIDIA) are horrible.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By Operandi on 11/4/2009 1:01:30 AM , Rating: 2
No kidding 4700RPM is gona make some serious noise. Better crank the volume on those speakers/headphones.

RE: ATI equivalent?
By LRonaldHubbs on 11/4/2009 10:27:22 AM , Rating: 2
How fast does the 5870 fan spin? I haven't been able to find that information. The RPM of this fan is pretty meaningless without a reference point. I run my 5870 fan at 50% duty all the time and it isn't particularly loud -- nothing like the X1900 or FX5800 were.

i love my case
By kattanna on 11/3/2009 4:40:52 PM , Rating: 2
ive got one of those antec 1200 cases you have showing, and its simply the best case i have ever had.

there is no such thing as anywhere without lots of air flowing.

RE: i love my case
By Ratinator on 11/3/2009 5:22:13 PM , Rating: 2
If this is an indication of things to come, my HAF 932 I just bought last week has now become too small.

RE: i love my case
By FITCamaro on 11/3/2009 5:46:27 PM , Rating: 2
I've got a Lian Li V2000B. But I'm a long ways away from building a new computer. Granted I don't think I need much more than the Q6600 @ 3GHz with 8GB of RAM I currently have. If anything I'll just need to throw a new GPU in it.

RE: i love my case
By Spuke on 11/3/2009 7:19:42 PM , Rating: 2
If anything I'll just need to throw a new GPU in it.
That's all I'm going to do. Well, that and a new power supply. I think the 550W can be upgraded now. ;)

RE: i love my case
By jonmcc33 on 11/3/2009 5:58:51 PM , Rating: 2
Same thing as an Antec 900 but taller. This video card will of course fit in that as well.

RE: i love my case
By The0ne on 11/4/2009 6:02:39 AM , Rating: 2
It will fit but you lose a couple of HD bays. I lose 2 with my 4870 already and the front is sticking out because I'm using them. Why? Because you see there are cables that has to attached to the HD and the video card will prevent you from having a nice enclosed system.

With 13" I wouldn't hold your breath, you won't be able to route your HD cables, less any cables behind the card.

RE: i love my case
By The0ne on 11/4/09, Rating: 0
RE: i love my case
By ET on 11/4/2009 6:59:41 AM , Rating: 2
"Judging from the photos, they look to be on the end"

A figure a new pair of glasses is in order for you. Click on the top picture and take a better look.

RE: i love my case
By MrPoletski on 11/4/2009 9:10:59 AM , Rating: 2
*seconded that motion*

By Scabies on 11/4/2009 1:03:51 AM , Rating: 2
I kinda wanted to see the performance numbers, but more intriguing to me is the connections on the back. The leak was so horny over getting an image out with his watermark that he missed the back!
(we see after some research that all this guy did was bring benchmarks to the table, since removed. Images of the formerly 5870x2 are nothing new.)

Googling for the 5870x2 shows a card with DVI, Displayport, DVI and the top-bottom cooling/connections we're used to. The 5870 it was held up next to had left-right cooling we see on retail 5870's. Length was estimated to be about 12-13".

Guess theyre saving the six-display eyefinity cards for the refresh (5880, 5890, 5980, 5990? soon we will be confusing ATI/AMD's newest cards with nVidia's older ones!) Displayport + miniHDMI, 3 slot cards (oshxt), or massive eyefinity to multi-card-crossfire only are my bets.
The article is dated Sep 25...

RE: connectors
By Assimilator87 on 11/4/2009 1:22:07 AM , Rating: 2
I can't wait for the X2 12 display version \m/

RE: connectors
By The0ne on 11/4/2009 6:06:43 AM , Rating: 2
Hopefully I would already have 2 more 30" LCDs before grabbing one of these puppies. 4 30" LCDs, yummy.

RE: connectors
By Bainne on 11/4/2009 6:20:26 PM , Rating: 2
Soooo if this card was photographed and detailed over a month ago at hardware canucks, why is it just becoming big news now?

The benchmarks would have been great to see, but as you say this really doesn't bring anything new to the table... just more pictures not taken with a crappy camera of the card now labelled the 5970 instead of the 5870x2

Let me know when something NEW arrives, like benchies

By dagamer34 on 11/3/2009 4:39:40 PM , Rating: 2
I was pretty sure that they were testing an engineering sample and the final board won't be quite so large.

RE: Hmm..
By VashHT on 11/3/2009 5:35:18 PM , Rating: 2
Unless there are major problems I don't think they would spend the time or money to do a major change to the layout of the board (the actual PCB that is).

RE: Hmm..
By quaiky on 11/4/2009 5:17:09 AM , Rating: 2
early engineering samples are often larger than the final cards, so without knowing how close this card is to the final one its really hard to say anything about the final cards.
if i remember right the first leaked pictures of the 4870 were rather big too and then the final version was a lot smaller.

late to the game as always
By johnsonx on 11/3/2009 7:22:51 PM , Rating: 1
It's already been reported elsewhere, days ago, that this card was in fact an engineering sample. AMD was quoted saying that the production card will NOT be 13.5 inches long.

RE: late to the game as always
By Natfly on 11/4/2009 12:48:18 AM , Rating: 3
Also, just to note, but the original clock speeds that were leaked were somewhat low compared to the single gpu variants. This was also chalked up to the fact that the leaks were done based on engineering samples.

And one other thing... in leaked pictures, while there were both an 8 and 6 pin power connectors, contact points on the engineering board pointed to there being the ability to have two 8 pin power connectors. Speculation leads to the 5950 having one 8 pin and one 6 pin connector and two 8 pins for the 5970.

We'll see how these speculations pan out.

What I want to know is...
By MrPoletski on 11/4/2009 9:09:23 AM , Rating: 2
Sure, it has 2GB of ram, but is all of that memory accesible by both of the chips, or is it once again effectively only 1GB of ram on the card (per chip) with possibly a few savings here and there (so effectively 1.1gb per card).

I mean, there is talk about this x2/59xx having the two chips int he same package. In that case there is no excuse to have a high bandwidth link between the two chips memory controllers so either chip can access either pool of memory quickly and efficiently.

RE: What I want to know is...
By MrPoletski on 11/9/2009 11:37:39 AM , Rating: 2
can anybody tell me this?!?

Umm old picture FOLKS!
By Zstream on 11/3/2009 9:25:35 PM , Rating: 2
You do realize that this is an old photo of the card, this card is two inches longer then the production card....

By yacoub on 11/4/2009 11:31:59 AM , Rating: 2
This news is only relevant to me if it means the 5800 series cards will drop in price. Which doesn't look to be the case because they have restricted supply and high demand. So I'll just keep waiting. No rush. Unless my current GPU fails, I can definitely out-wait the current prices.

I hope they make it shorter
By Randomblame on 11/4/2009 11:59:40 AM , Rating: 2
This will barely fit into my antec 900 - if I remove the radiator from the front of the case and cut away part of the drive bay!

Cutting up the case is no problem but my i7 needs that radiator so unless they shrink this thing down to size or make the 5950 shorter then I'll just have to go crossfire I guess

By SavagePotato on 11/3/2009 8:27:13 PM , Rating: 1
...the 5870x2 starts trying to sing a song causing people in the theater to chuckle and snort, then is followed by half a dozen false endings that make the crowd groan I will be disapointed.

Gfx card length
By mapesdhs on 11/4/2009 10:28:54 AM , Rating: 1
This issue of longer gfx cards reminds me of an old joke product:

More relevant now than ever. :D


will this be another paper launch?
By ratbert1 on 11/3/09, Rating: -1
By bangmal on 11/3/2009 7:46:11 PM , Rating: 5
5800 is not a paper launch.
just becuase you and your grandmother can't get it , does not mean it is a "paper launch"

RE: will this be another paper launch?
By aj28 on 11/4/2009 12:24:42 AM , Rating: 4
End yourself, nVidiot.

Also, the production card will fit in Silverstone's SG01-F, so no complaints here. Frankly, if cards are getting longer, case manufacturers need to change the way they're designing to accommodate, because I don't see a reversal of that trend anytime real soon.

By piroroadkill on 11/4/2009 3:44:36 AM , Rating: 2
The 5800 series was a paper launch? News to me, since I could buy them immediately

By silverblue on 11/4/2009 7:33:55 AM , Rating: 2
SiliconDoc would be proud of such a comment. It's the sort he was making before someone finally got annoyed enough to ban him off Anandtech.

But then again, he was a rabid fanboy of nVidia. He couldn't take that ATi had a better (and, in some places, available) single GPU card and nothing anybody could say, no matter how rational, seemed to force its way inside his skull.

RE: will this be another paper launch?
By bobvodka on 11/4/2009 9:59:08 AM , Rating: 2
paper? huh.. I guess that explains why I ordered an 5870 on launch day and had it in my machine the following day...

if thats a paper launch then bring 'em on I say!

By HotFoot on 11/6/2009 2:50:16 PM , Rating: 2
It was kind of like an apple launch... an initial skin of hardness followed by a somewhat softer follow-up. A friend of mine ordered the 5870 within a couple days of launch and it was delivered in less than 24 hours. I ordered mine a day after him and it took a full two weeks for the card to come back into stock and ship to me, during which time I didn't find much stock other places either.

Still, it's by no means a paper launch. Product was available and is still flowing. It's just not keeping up with demand.

By frozentundra123456 on 11/4/09, Rating: -1
RE: HD5970
By Bateluer on 11/4/2009 8:34:16 AM , Rating: 2
Eh? Dying?

RE: HD5970
By bobvodka on 11/4/2009 11:41:51 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, PC Gaming has been dying since around 1999 by my estimates.. *rolls eyes*

RE: HD5970
By MrPoletski on 11/5/2009 9:51:22 AM , Rating: 2
PC gaming was stillborn, dontcha know.

Dual Core GPU Please!!!!
By MustangMike on 11/4/09, Rating: -1
RE: Dual Core GPU Please!!!!
By Assimilator87 on 11/4/2009 1:24:06 AM , Rating: 4
Um, isn't this already a 1600 core processor?

RE: Dual Core GPU Please!!!!
By wuZheng on 11/4/2009 1:27:34 AM , Rating: 4

You don't understand modern GPU architecture do you? These chips are already highly parallel, making an "x-core" design not only extremely redundant but useless for improving performance, energy consumption, manufacturing cost, etc.


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