Published in Graphics
AMD's crown jewel pixellized
by Slobodan Simic on25 September 2009
The almighty HD 5870 X2
It was just a matter of time before AMD's crown jewel was pixellized, and now we can take a look at the first pictures of the ATI HD 5870 X2, known also by its Hemlock codename. The pictures appeared at Xtremesystems.org forum, and we are quite sure that we will see more of these pretty soon.
This card features two 40nm Cypres GPUs, a dual 256-bit memory interface and a total of 3200 stream processors. Judging by the pictures, the card needs a 6 and 8-pin PCI-Express power connectors while the exact clocks are unknown due to the fact that it could have an unacceptably high TDP and thus might have lower clocks than the HD 5870.
The card should be up and running sometime in November, at a rumoured price of around US $500.