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I'm with ENTERPRISE.

Smaller PCB would also mean a lower price for consumers. ATi is looking like they may be able to take a chunk away from nVidia this go 'round due to a smaller, more cost effective die so why not further reduce costs by looking for ways to reduce the side of the PCB?
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I'm with ENTERPRISE.

Smaller PCB would also mean a lower price for consumers. ATi is looking like they may be able to take a chunk away from nVidia this go 'round due to a smaller, more cost effective die so why not further reduce costs by looking for ways to reduce the side of the PCB?

Because it would mean more money into research, thus higher costs in the meantime. In the longrun they would benefit, and that would trickle down to us, the consumers.

But if they need something to make profit and keep costs down for now, shrinking the PCB will probably be held off for a later date.
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only by 0.9cm ^^
Every bit counts

Back on topic: Where can I find more info on this card?
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[/reality]You know what would be awesome... if the HD4870x2 came out on August 17th (my b-day)
[reality]
Guys, remember, it's TWO gpus one ONE PCB, you can't expect it to be a quarter of an inch long.
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[/reality]You know what would be awesome... if the HD4870x2 came out on August 17th (my b-day)
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Guys, remember, it's TWO gpus one ONE PCB, you can't expect it to be a quarter of an inch long.
How is that awesome exactly? I don't want to wait until august...
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I'm with ENTERPRISE.

Smaller PCB would also mean a lower price for consumers. ATi is looking like they may be able to take a chunk away from nVidia this go 'round due to a smaller, more cost effective die so why not further reduce costs by looking for ways to reduce the side of the PCB?
Not likely, making the PCB smaller and still packing in as much circuitry would likely require them to use more layers. They're already performing miracles getting so many traces packed into such a small space. More layers would jack up the cost more than just adding 1-2 cm on an edge.
    
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How is that awesome exactly? I don't want to wait until august...
I was dreaming silly head. It's only 2.5 months away. If it comes out sooner I'll just call it an early bday present
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I was dreaming silly head. It's only 2.5 months away. If it comes out sooner I'll just call it an early bday present
Heh, I've got the money IN HAND, RIGHT NOW for a 4870x2, so i really really hope they release it before I waste my hard earned coin on gas or tuition .

I wonder how well the heatpipe is going to work at keeping the two cores even in terms of temps.
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Heh, I've got the money IN HAND, RIGHT NOW for a 4870x2, so i really really hope they release it before I waste my hard earned coin on gas or tuition .

I wonder how well the heatpipe is going to work at keeping the two cores even in terms of temps.
I have the money for three in my pocket O_O

The heatpipes should keep them cooler than what the last HSF did
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so you will need a small nuclear reactor sized PC to X-fire two of these lol
    
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