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There will be a 280GTX x2 alsol which I would believe will be the fastest GPU, but w/e I think the 4870 is a way better deal.
No, there won't. There's a number of issues that would make the time and effort required useless.

1. Cost: The cost for just a single GT200 chip is enormous. Adding two to that equation and even if they did do it, nobody would buy it and they wouldn't be able to sell enough to get back the manufacturing costs.
2. Size: GT200 is a big chip, slightly more than twice the size of a single RV770 IIRC. There will be issues just trying to fit two of them, and their memory, and all the connections required for the 512-bit bus, and the PCI bridge in the same card.
3. Heat
4. Power

Sure a 55nm die shrink could help with all of these, but I think the signifcance of the 65nm->55nm in the GPU business is overrated. It's not the huge leap that going from 65nm to 45nm is in the CPU business. Just look at the marginal gain from 9800GTX->GTX+ and then don't really expect a whole lot more for GT200b.
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Fantastic. That thing just looks like a monster. Now I am really divided on whether I wait for July or scramble to get a 4870 now...
    
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No, there won't. There's a number of issues that would make the time and effort required useless.

1. Cost: The cost for just a single GT200 chip is enormous. Adding two to that equation and even if they did do it, nobody would buy it and they wouldn't be able to sell enough to get back the manufacturing costs.
2. Size: GT200 is a big chip, slightly more than twice the size of a single RV770 IIRC. There will be issues just trying to fit two of them, and their memory, and all the connections required for the 512-bit bus, and the PCI bridge in the same card.
3. Heat
4. Power

Sure a 55nm die shrink could help with all of these, but I think the signifcance of the 65nm->55nm in the GPU business is overrated. It's not the huge leap that going from 65nm to 45nm is in the CPU business. Just look at the marginal gain from 9800GTX->GTX+ and then don't really expect a whole lot more for GT200b.
Ye, 280GX2 is a crazy idea. But nVidia will find a way to counter ATI offering and we will see it soon enaugh, we can be sure about that.
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who really needs more than 4 GPUs at this point in time, anyways?
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I have a feeling this card is going to sell like crazy.
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gtx280 x2 i hear WONT come out due to size, and power. The die shrink there only thinking they may be able to squeeze it on a single pcb.
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Only one eight pin power?

Guess its power efficient.
    
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who really needs more than 4 GPUs at this point in time, anyways?
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Woah. That thing looks nice with the black PCB. I think this may be the card I upgrade to later this year.
 
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I have a feeling the cooler will be loud and inefficient. Here's to hoping Thermalright makes a heatsink for it.
the cooler for the 3870X2 is awesome so i expect no less from this one
    
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