Originally Posted by MagicBox
As nice as the card is, if core clocks are really going to be toned down on this thing I will most likely pass up on this generation alltogether. I'm really looking forward to a X2 GPU that has an increased clock over the single GPU 5870. My PSU can spare dual 8-pin PCIe connectors.
That card better have dual 8-pin. In that case I'd wait for EK to make a waterblock for it and then clock that thing up to at least standard 5870 speeds.
Edit: I wonder how many generations it will take for ATI's shadercount to exceed over nine thousand
1. You can make a connector draw more than what they're rated for, as long as you know that it's a good Power Supply and can supply said power. (Eg. Corsair, Enermax, Silverstone, etc)
2. You can bet that someone will make a non-reference dual 8pin one.
3. If AMD radically changes the architecture when they remake the cores for HD6k (They said they would), it might be never.