Asus EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP Sneak Peek

Asus EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP Sneak Peek

Ever get the hankering to run not one but four panels from a single graphics card?  Let's see... How about a quartet of 24" widescreens spanning your desktop or game environment?  The good folks at Asus sent this beefy plank-o-silicon over for test and evaluation and needless to say, it seemingly has the gifts. 

Asus' EAH3870 X2 1GB TOP - Radeon HD 3870 X2

    


    
 

Features:

  • 1GB of .8ns Hynix GDDR3 DRAM (1200MHz/2.4GHz GDDR3)
  • Quad dual-link DVI outputs
  • Overclocked out of the box (speeds to be announced in our full review)
  • Custom cooling with dual fans
  • All copper heat-plate with heatpipes linked to dual aluminum heatsinks.
  • Much lighter wieght than the original reference design AMD Radeon HD 3870 X2
  • Dual slot solution

In typical fashion, Asus steps out to market with something innovative and different versus a run-of-the-mill reference design.  The Asus design team was able to cram four dual-link DVI connectors and an S-Video port into a single dual-slot back plate.  Stay tuned for more details in the weeks ahead as to how this new high-end board performs.

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OMG.. cant wait..

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That's just ridiculous! I love it! This is making me want to go with ATI again in my next machine. Can these be crossfired?

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So you want 8 Monitors ? :S

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I just cant believe someone needs that many monitors!

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Yes, they can be CrossFired, just not yet. The CrossFireX drivers are supposed to be ready in March.

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:) Just had to crack the whip there. Don't tease our loyal readers for too long Wopo!

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 Hi All,

WOW! 

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I understand that xfire drivers for this card won't be available till march, but I'm wondering if newer Ati cards in general(i.e. 3850/3870)will work in xfire mode on my current board(in sig).

Also since my board isn't pcie 2.0 will that negatively affect performance and if so by approx. how much percentage-wise???

~EDIT~

Strike that last question... shoulda been obvious to me.

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This is awsome :)

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Can you find out wether the DVI ports are genlocked or not? This is a requirement to use them with a 3840x2400 WQUXGA IBM T221 monitor. Thanks!

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We're not actually sure on this but will ask our AMD-ATI contacts and get back to you ASAP.

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