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Mystery Radeon HD 'X2' Card Spy Shots

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 37 comments

What could that be!?

These days, it's not enough to have just one GPU. Sometimes you need to have a couple video cards in your system. But to be even cooler, you need to have multiple GPUs on the same card.

AlienBabelTech has images of a mystery card from ATI that features 1440 stream processors, pointing to the Radeon HD 5850. The card is believed to be the HD 5950, or perhaps the HD 5850-X2.

 

Check out a couple more pictures of the card here.

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    jonpaul37 , November 10, 2009 5:29 PM
    Wow, that card is as long as my... well, it's long.
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    aznriptide859 , November 10, 2009 5:35 PM
    The real question is: Will it blend? XD
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    njkid3 , November 10, 2009 5:26 PM
    i have the power! amd says to nvidia
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  • 25 Hide
    njkid3 , November 10, 2009 5:26 PM
    i have the power! amd says to nvidia
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    jonpaul37 , November 10, 2009 5:29 PM
    Wow, that card is as long as my... well, it's long.
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    IronRyan21 , November 10, 2009 5:31 PM
    Although TSMC cant produce these chips in large enough quatities, so it will be awhile before we see these bad boys.
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    aznriptide859 , November 10, 2009 5:35 PM
    The real question is: Will it blend? XD
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    curnel_D , November 10, 2009 5:39 PM
    The on-board crossfire link gets toasty. There's no way they'd leave it uncovered. This card is a fakeasaurus rex.
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    roofus , November 10, 2009 5:44 PM
    Well the card may be real with a cooling setup that would never be used in manufacturing. Huge card!
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    xaira , November 10, 2009 5:56 PM
    jacobdrjSo, can they play Crysis?


    yes it can, and the decision has already been made to call it the 5950.
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    jonpaul37 , November 10, 2009 6:11 PM
    nice homrqt, didn't think anyone was going to pickup on that... thumbs up for u!
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    bainne , November 10, 2009 6:14 PM
    right, because this hasn't been seen before... a month ago... the exact same card.... .

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/video/ati-radeon-hd-5870-x2-images-surface/
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    brockh , November 10, 2009 6:14 PM
    I think this is the most interesting part: "We also know that AMD will be handpicking Cypress chips for their HD 5870-XTX which is due in Q1. Expect a big surprise from AMD, also in Q1." Sign me up for an HD 5870-XTX.
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    nekoangel , November 10, 2009 6:16 PM
    yeah too little cooling and power to such a card.
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    anarchy4sale , November 10, 2009 6:16 PM
    well we all don't go to hardwarecanucks now do we. Some of us have lives where we cant sit on the computer all day.
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    bainne , November 10, 2009 6:19 PM
    brockhI think this is the most interesting part: "We also know that AMD will be handpicking Cypress chips for their HD 5870-XTX which is due in Q1. Expect a big surprise from AMD, also in Q1." Sign me up for an HD 5870-XTX.



    I'm just saying - we know it exists, we know what it looks like - it was in the news a month ago and THG is acting likes its the "first pictures ever released". Alienbabeltech have the card in their possession, why can't we see some benchmarks. Why not show something original?
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    bainne , November 10, 2009 6:22 PM
    Apologies for the misquote - was direct at "anarchy4sale"

    Also what's up with the no life comment? Just because I happen to visit websites which I think are a better source of reviews and information than Tom's or Alienbabeltech?
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    belardo , November 10, 2009 6:22 PM
    Looks like a FAKE card.

    Notice: A GPU chip is between the two Coolers... Hmmm... kind of hard to COOL a GPU without a heatsink, muchless an actual cooling system.

    The 5870 is already at the max size a computer case can hold. That card won't fit in most computers.

    vote HOAX.
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    Maziar , November 10, 2009 6:24 PM
    WOW that's a huge card,i hope the cooling/power consumption will be good
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    climber , November 10, 2009 7:19 PM
    That chip in the middle that's between the two coolers would most likely be a Crossfire link chip.
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    Sihastru , November 10, 2009 7:48 PM
    The card is real, even if it's just an engineering sample. In other pictures around the interweb the PLX bridge chip has an aluminum heatsink on it.
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    belardo , November 10, 2009 7:57 PM
    Its a bad cooling design... its a fake. Look at the 5870 and other cards - the FANS are not put directly on top of the GPUs - as that reduces heat-sink area. The fans should / would be placed elsewhere.

    Yeah, there are heat-pipes... but this looks improper.

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