AMD 1GB R680 Custom Cooling
"1GB R680 with Cutsom Cooling Pictures Leaked."
Published: 7th January 2008 | Source: PCPop |
This card is a dual die configuration; two 3870 cores sit on one PCB. This differs from NVIDIA’s approach who opted for a dual PCB. Rumour is the reason behind AMD's decision is cooling as it is easier to effectively cool two cores on one PCB than cool two single cores on two closely spaced PCBs. There appears to be an xfire connector so expect some multi-gpu action.
- Xfire scales better than SLi but NVIDIA’s cards are more powerful so win through brute strength.
- The R680’s design allows superior thermal management allowing for higher clocks…
- Both will rely on drivers for success.
- The true next generation of graphics cards are due Mid-08 giving these cards a relatively short shelf life.