AMD Showcases Radeon HD 5870 X2 in All Its Beauty

Due out in November

As you have probably already found out, Sunnyvale, California-based Advanced Micro Devices has decided to give something to all computer enthusiasts out there looking to boost their system's graphics performance. The chip maker has officially announced this week its new Radeon HD 58xx series of desktop graphics cards, with the introduction of the Radeon HD 5870 and Radeon HD 5850 models. However, the company is expected to up the ante with a new card, boasting a dual-GPU configuration and slated for a November release, the Radeon HD 5870 X2.

Apparently, AMD couldn't keep said card a secret no more, having recently showcased the card in all its beauty. Although all the technical specifications and details are yet to be unveiled, the card looks like it's ready for launch. Codenamed Hemlock, the upcoming solution is designed out of two 40nm Cypress GPUs and offers support for DirectX 11 API and ATI's CrossFire technology.

According to available details, the card will require two PCI power connectors with one 6-pin and another 8-pin, which will deliver the necessary power to get the card started. Featuring 2x256-bit memory interface and an impressive number of 3200 Stream processors, this behemoth will be one of the main choices for computer and overclocking enthusiasts, providing them with what AMD will likely call 'the most powerful graphics card in the world'.

Unfortunately, we have no details on its clock speeds, but it's likely that the new Radeon flagship card will come with lower speeds, compared to the current Radeon HD 5870, due to limitations related to the power and heat specifications.

Slated for release sometime in November, AMD's next-generation, dual-GPU, high-performance desktop graphics card will deliver a considerable performance boost to those willing to pay about US$500 a piece.


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