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Galaxy displays dual-GPU GeForce 400-series card

by Tarinder Sandhu on 2 June 2010, 09:37

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COMPUTEX always throws up a surprise or two. This time around, the joker in the pack appears to be on the Galaxy stand, where the company is showing a prototype dual-GPU GeForce GTX 470 board.


Those pesky critters at hothardware grabbed a few pictures of said beast. Incorporating two Fermi-class GPUs on to a 12in PCB and outfitted with three DVI connectors on the back, the prototype is powered by two eight-pin power connectors.

We wonder at the kind of cooling Galaxy will have to employ to keep the behemoth cool, as a single GeForce GTX 470 is no shrinking violet as far as power-draw is concerned.

Galaxy's information card clearly states that the dual-GPU card cobbles two GeForce GTX 470s together, but the memory allocation, eight chips per GPU, would infer that they're GeForce GTX 46x, which would make more sense.

Our findings have indicated that NVIDIA's GeForce 400-series architecture is particularly efficient when run in multi-GPU SLI mode, meaning that a dual-GPU card is an intrinsically alluring proposition.

We've sent out own sleuths around to Galaxy, to get the lowdown, and will update this article as more information is presented to us.

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Considering how well Fermi's been scaling this could be a good card - will no doubt suck electricity like nobody's business though
So I'm guessing we've found what's going to cause the world to end in 2012.
I'm waiting for Asus to do it with two GTX 480 processors….

Mind you, you'd never be able to get a water block to fit it, so who'm I kidding.
snootyjim
Considering how well Fermi's been scaling this could be a good card - will no doubt suck electricity like nobody's business though

Power usage would be the least of my concerns. How will they get all that heat away. One chip on its own requires a good cooler. Two chips on the same board will require one super cooler.
unless this becomes the first official water cooled reference video card I don't see this being released. A single fan solution probably won't work because the chip closest to the exhaust will be fed hot air from a chip running at 95 C…