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[TCM]Powercolor 6870x2 coming this month at $449.

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 580 is set to get some more competition very soon as PowerColor is readying the release of a card that brings together two Barts 40nm GPUs and packs 2GB of GDDR5 memory. The product in question is known as the Radeon HD 6870 X2 and can be seen at Computex.

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Man a lot of multi-GPU cards coming out nowadays lol.
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The ONLY interesting thing about this card is the fact u can use 2, i.e. 4x 6870s...Lets see the scaling plz.
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Originally Posted by MoBeeJ;13749017 
The ONLY interesting thing about this card is the fact u can use 2, i.e. 4x 6870s...Lets see the scaling plz.

Tri-fire should work then?
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Damn, I'm too lazy to lookup the original PowerColor 6870x2 thread- the 2gb is that really 2gb or is it 2x1gb (with only 1gb ususable)?
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Originally Posted by BinaryDemon;13749427 
Damn, I'm too lazy to lookup the original PowerColor 6870x2 thread- the 2gb is that really 2gb or is it 2x1gb (with only 1gb ususable)?

I believe it is 2x1Gb, so 1Gb usable. How could you have 2 chips, one use 2Gb and the other use 0Gb?
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Not that great of a value, but is great for people to tri-fire with an existing 6850/6870. Can't wait to see performance numbers with this card. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Segovax;13749455 
I believe it is 2x1Gb, so 1Gb usable. How could you have 2 chips, one use 2Gb and the other use 0Gb?

You can't, I was checking if it was possibly 2x2gb which would make sense on this type of card. Granted then it would probably be advertised as 4gb. I just hate misleading advertising.
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post #9 of 75
Wow, nice.

Not in terms of price, because it's more expensive than 2x6870 on its own, but hey, it's gonna be the 'budget' dual GPU single card solution smile.gif


Although I fail to see which market is it targeted at.
   
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post #10 of 75
people who spend $500 on a card want the latest. This seems to be aimed at an extreme niche market. I got a ref 6950 for the bang for the buck but if had $500 budget on my card I would have gotten a 580 for sure. Def not some dual card with dated tech
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