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    Asus plans EAH3850 Trinity with 3 GPUs





    Update: Asus let us know they haven’t decided the amount of memory per MXM module yet, we will get final specs later

    "Muropaketti.com got first pictures of Asus EAH3850 Trinity graphics card which is equipped with three 55 nm RV670 GPUs. Asus engineers have managed to build this proof of concept using MXM graphics modules from notebooks and AMD’s CrossFireX technology. All three MXM modules include RV670 GPU and not decided amount of memory (likely 512 MB).

    Two of the modules are located on back side of the PCB and the third one is on the front side. All GPUs are cooled with heatpipes which are routed to rear of the card and attached to separate liquid cooling solution. PCB has an additional 8-pin PCI Express power connector and the card features four DVI display connectors. Currently there are no information about the clockspeeds or availability. All we know so far is that the card actually works."

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    Finnish hardware site Muropaketti.com:
    http://plaza.fi/muropaketti/asukselt...50-katso-kuvat
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    this might be nice for future


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    Great idea,

    hope that it scales good.

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    LOL, sextuple X-fire anyone?

    This is one of the ugliest cards i have ever seen though.. hehehe
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    lols takes up too many slots

    2 for graphics and 2 for the water cooling thingy
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    if they would go for a proper wc setup they could probably do the same with 4x 3870 chips...

    the concept is interesting, but the real product value? about zero, why? It most likely wont stand a chance against 2x 3870 or a 3870x2 while taking up more space than either of them.

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    LOL.
    3* 3850 with 256MB framebuffer... what are they thinking ?
    Users buying "triple CrossFire" for 1024x768 ? 2xAA 4xAF

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    WOULD BE MORE IMPRESSIVE WTIH 3870 BINNED gpus AND 512mb per core.

    6way crossfire might be good for benchers though.

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    Update: Asus let us know they haven’t decided the amount of memory per MXM module yet, we will get final specs later
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    Sampsa, you know as well as I do, that they haven't decided whether they will release it or not

    I still agree that it's a cool design though

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    I really do hope this bugger gets released without or with one MXM-Module (or at all...). this way we could choose which graphic we want to use and could upgrade easily when more power is needed.

    I'd watercool it differently though. the cooling sucks imho. why didn't they make a typical w/c-block? this design is very inefficient...

    hopefully ASUS will offer MXM-Modules in the retail-market as well.

    I'd buy one if it was available! I was looking forward to buying the graphic card MSI presented in 2006 with two MXM-Modules, but it never came to live :/
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    TBH I can't see this card selling, unless it's priced very well.
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    MXM modules are too pricey and hardly available.


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    Jesus crhist that is one kick ass GPU =D
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    Erm why bother doing this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BulldogPO View Post
    MXM modules are too pricey and hardly available.
    at least the last thing could change if ASUS wanted to sell this graphic card. or do you think ASUS would be that stupid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Erm why bother doing this....
    kinda thinking the same thing here
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    Liquid cooling system looks like Thermaltake Bigwater 760i.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Erm why bother doing this....
    Probably a "because we can" kinda of deal.

    Looks interesting enough though. I still want to see benches and whatnot.

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    Schwarzie:

    "Must, terminate, single-GPU"..

    Hooray Asus engineers, but let it remain a prototype for future high-end products, this won't sell...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrometheusCon View Post
    Probably a "because we can" kinda of deal.

    Looks interesting enough though. I still want to see benches and whatnot.
    more likely a "because we gotta get rid of this junk"

    3 gpus and 256mb ram. That's gotta stink

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    The Leadtek Leviathan Ultra had a wc solution and didn't sell well...this is even worse on the space, and TBH most people would probably rather have a 9800GX2 unless, like I said, this was priced reasonably.
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    Didn't MSI already do this kind of stuff a few years ago with MXM modules to demonstrate their know how, haven't seen such a board ever on the market... if we get numbers on this card then it would be nice... awaiting further news... this card is oriented at which crowd ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leeghoofd View Post
    Didn't MSI already do this kind of stuff a few years ago with MXM modules to demonstrate their know how, haven't seen such a board ever on the market... if we get numbers on this card then it would be nice... awaiting further news... this card is oriented at which crowd ?
    they did, indeed. see my post above
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    Soz didn't see that ; I read it in Pcgameshardware you prolly know that great mag too but that was ages agooooooooo
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