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XFX to Ship Radeon HD 5970 in a P90 Gun Case

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 86 comments

Edgy packaging, but don't let the cops see you toting that around the streets.

Nvidia may have the fastest single GPU solution out right now, but the fastest video card title belongs to AMD with its ATI Radeon HD 5970. If leaks about an upcoming XFX product are to be believed, the Radeon HD 5970 is about to get a bit of a boost in an upcoming premium dual GPU card.

What you see here is supposedly an upcoming Radeon HD 5970 with 4GB of RAM and six mini-DisplayPort connectors, making it ready for Eyefinity6 – for six displays driven simultaneously.

While this new card coming from XFX will be topping the benchmarks for sure, what sets this vendor's offering apart from the rest is the supposed packaging that resembles a FN P90 firearm. The packaging will be plastic and can serve as a carrying case should you decide to tote your graphics card outside of your computer, though we do not recommend you do any of that out in public (at least not without painting the casing in a bright orange color first).

According to Legit Reviews, XFX will be handpicking the GPUs for this series of cards to increase their attractiveness to overclockers. As for pricing, we're supposed to expect pricing at around $100 more than current Radeon HD 5970 cards.

Update: It's been brought to my attention from the people in the comments that the firearm looks more like an F2000 than a P90, and you're probably right. Admittedly, I'm not that familiar with guns. As a Canadian, my idea of a deadly weapon is a hockey stick and a blindside hit to the head.

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    cekasone , March 30, 2010 9:51 PM
    dude i cannot wait for the benchmarks on this box vs. a fermi box
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    coopchennick , March 30, 2010 9:46 PM
    Here they are! Box shots for AMD!
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    shadow187 , March 30, 2010 9:49 PM
    Hot damn! XFX must be really happy after partnering with AMD.
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  • 37 Hide
    coopchennick , March 30, 2010 9:46 PM
    Here they are! Box shots for AMD!
  • 26 Hide
    shadow187 , March 30, 2010 9:49 PM
    Hot damn! XFX must be really happy after partnering with AMD.
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    swat565 , March 30, 2010 9:50 PM
    Win, But Why do I have this feeling that we will be paying 50-70 dollars just for the packaging...
  • 41 Hide
    cekasone , March 30, 2010 9:51 PM
    dude i cannot wait for the benchmarks on this box vs. a fermi box
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    vcbb10 , March 30, 2010 9:51 PM
    Anyone stealing this may be upset if they accidentally grab a real p90 instead, cause this may cost more.
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    rob_neff , March 30, 2010 9:52 PM
    Not sure what that looks like, but it sure isn't a P90.
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    thegreathuntingdolphin , March 30, 2010 9:54 PM
    Now I am waiting on a story of some teenager getting shot while carrying this case. Inevitably, the story will blame gaming. Outrage will fill the streets. Congress will investigate this new epidemic of gaming related deaths. Gun shaped gases will be banned along with violent video games. Blah blah blah.

    Seriously though, that is one sweet card and case.
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    bogcotton , March 30, 2010 9:55 PM
    Next news article:

    "Man shot dead by police who believed that the videocard he was carrying was an automatic weapon."
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    Manos , March 30, 2010 9:57 PM
    Ive been enjoying XFX products myself. Glad to see them keep going at it big time in selling quality products.

    rob_neffNot sure what that looks like, but it sure isn't a P90.


    That, indeed, has nothing to do with a P90.
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    choujij , March 30, 2010 9:57 PM
    I can't wait for the headline: "Police mistaken Gamer for Terrorist".
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    doc70 , March 30, 2010 10:01 PM
    thegreathuntingdolphinNow I am waiting on a story of some teenager getting shot while carrying this case. Inevitably, the story will blame gaming. Outrage will fill the streets. Congress will investigate this new epidemic of gaming related deaths. Gun shaped gases will be banned along with violent video games. Blah blah blah.Seriously though, that is one sweet card and case.

    I think that even your first few sentences should be taken seriously, given ... well, given pretty much everything nowadays.
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    bigrigross , March 30, 2010 10:02 PM
    That does not look at all like a P90. It looks more like the F2000 assault rifle. Either way, i want to get this, so when i go to lans i can pull this out and install my card. Thats an awesome case.
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    Parsian , March 30, 2010 10:06 PM
    somebody is definitely going to get murdered.
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    PhoneyVirus , March 30, 2010 10:15 PM
    Really nice Video card and Carrying Case something I would like to sell my younger bother after I was done enjoying its Awesome Power, XFX Life time War.
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    IzzyCraft , March 30, 2010 10:16 PM
    Does it matter becuase it still just arrives in a brown undiscript box from the ups man.
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    Emperus , March 30, 2010 10:17 PM
    XFX do hold some of the best and most innovative packages along with some very excellent cards.. But this seriously looks over the top and unwanted.. The card looks sweet though along with those specs..
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    blevsta , March 30, 2010 10:19 PM
    I heard the price was $1000, and only 1500 would be produced. That's well over $100 of the nearest 5970.
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    builderbobftw , March 30, 2010 10:20 PM
    I'm gonna buy this, walk into a police station, or a US Embassy, and playt an audio file of a machine gun firing!

    Epic Lulz!
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    zoemayne , March 30, 2010 10:23 PM
    "Cops Gun down Gamer after spotting P90 Gun Case"
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    phantomtrooper , March 30, 2010 10:28 PM
    Looks more like an F2000 to me
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