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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 11:05

Powercolor shows its HD 6970 X2 card

Written by Slobodan Simic
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A new dual-Cayman flagship?
Powercolor decided to showcase yet another card based on the Cayman GPU - the dual GPU HD 6970 X2.

The new HD 6970 X2 features a non-reference, taller than standard PCB and comes strapped with a custom dual-slot/dual-fan cooler. It has a total of 3072 stream processors and works at 880MHz for each of GPUs. The card features 4GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5500MHz and paired up with a dual 256-bit memory interface. The backplate features DVI, HDMI and two mini DisplayPort outputs.

Unfortunately, the higher-than-HD 6990 specs means that this card needs three PCI-Express power connectors, something that you don't see these days except on high-end niche products like Asus Mars II graphics card. In addition to the new HD 6970 X2, Powercolor is also working on a dual HD 6870 card as well that might be even more interesting to some buyers and could easily end up more popular than the HD 6970 X2

Powercolor didn't reveal any details regarding the price or the availabilty date, but we'll keep an eye out for this one.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 31 May 2011 12:19
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+13 #1 romulous 2011-05-31 14:27
This will only make sense if it's cheaper than 2 6970's.
 
 
-6 #2 Boomstick777 2011-05-31 14:52
Wow looks like its needs a hefty power supply, I would rather stick with my HD 6990 than this though, this looks like it needs at least a 1000Watt PSU.

Id rather Powercolor had designed a quiet HD 6990 to be honest, thats a card that isn't out of everybody's price range (Like this card will be) and a silent one would be very popular..
 
 
-8 #3 Boomstick777 2011-05-31 14:54
....
 
 
+6 #4 123s 2011-05-31 15:05
Silent one is pretty easy to get...with water cooling :_D

Cooler on this looks pretty awesome, should have better temps AND performance than 6990.
 
 
+12 #5 iicsus 2011-05-31 15:33
Quoting Boomstick777:
You could also run these in 4 way crossfire so 8 GPU's! The max you could have with a standard HD 6970 is 4 GPU's..

Actually no, you couldn't, 4 GPU's is max. Hence the single crossfire connector.
 
 
+12 #6 redisnidma 2011-05-31 17:32
OUCH!!
It's bigger than my ... :oops:
 
 
+10 #7 bobjohn9995 2011-05-31 19:26
Quoting redisnidma:
OUCH!!
It's bigger than my ... :oops:

I bet it is faster too.
 
 
+5 #8 Boomstick777 2011-05-31 23:23
Quoting iicsus:
Actually no, you couldn't, 4 GPU's is max. Hence the single crossfire connector.




Oops lol
 
 
+3 #9 Kryojenix 2011-06-01 11:17
When is this coming out? I will need it to keep my place warm during winter! (Especially if I'm playing Skyrim!)
(NB - it's the first day of winter here)
 
 
+5 #10 bro_fist 2011-06-01 11:49
Three 8pin power connectors.

Nuclear reactors will be forever on business. :-)
 

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