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Of course, we've all heard about the latest technologies raging in town, including the AMD Phenom X3 and X4 processors and Tri- and Quad SLI configurations from NVIDIA. In this article, we will be touching on the performance figures of the latest multi-GPU solutions available from both AMD and NVIDIA, namely the HD 3870 X2 from the red camp, the 9800 GX2 from the green camp, and a pretty unique solution that we saw a month back but without concrete figures, the ASUS Trinity!

Made up of three MXM with a single Radeon HD 3850 core on each, ASUS went to the drawing boards and came up with this special product . You would probably assume that the end-result is a really long card, but this triple Radeon HD 3850 card is just a wee bit longer than a NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 and uses only one main PCB and a single 8-pin connector.


On the Trinity, the GPU cores are cooled by a heatpipe system, while the memory chips used by each core are cooled by simple aluminium heatsinks. The best part is, this card is designed to be watercooled only.
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On the whole, the charts pretty much round up the performance of this three graphic monsters. The Trinity trails the EAH3870X2 by about ten-odd frames per second in Crysis and the deficit becomes glaring when you compare it against the 9800 GX2. However, it still manages to keep its own ground by giving rather good performance in Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, and returning the same performance figures as the EAH3870X2 at lower resolutions in World in Conflict.

Nevertheless, the ASUS Trinity is a fine piece of engineering concept. It is not easy to design a high-performance piece of hardware consisting of three individual cores to communicate with each other properly and effectively on the same PCB.

Nice review of this tech sampler
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Edited by Antho - 5/22/08 at 5:19am
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