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AMD are due to launch the R680 on 28th of January, a few weeks before NVIDIA launch the 'D9E' 9800GX2 (approx. 14th of February).

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.
 

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Neither gpu giant is offering any revolutionary technology to it's customers with both opting to combine two existing graphics cards into one. Currently the NVIDIA 8800GT outperforms the 3870 in both single and muli-gpu configurations yet the community are speculating the R680 will prevail over the D9E.
 
There are a few things to consider while we speculate about the imminent battle between AMD and NVIDIA:
- 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.
 
What do you think about AMD’s future card? Comment here
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03-01-2008, 09:17:01

BigPobs
As others have done before me, I have come hear as a result of ignored/unanswered emails.
I returned a mobo back to you after you sent me a different one to the one I ordered and as yet had no acknowledgement or correspondence of its receipt.
I'm not too familiar with how long RMA's take but would appreciate any info you could supply.
The motherboard was returned on the 19th Dec, 2007 by Royal Mail Special Delivery (guaranteed by 1pm next day) and up to midday today the status field was still blank.
Yours in anticipation,
Paul.

03-01-2008, 09:56:40

kris[tek]
Hi,

this was received on the 20th of december and was procesed on this same day, a refund was made to your credit card also on this day.

appologies for the lack of e-mail response, we are still working through these from the festive period.

regards

04-01-2008, 15:11:46

BigPobs
Thanks for the response.

Account checked, money received 24th Dec.

I suppose I've perpetuated this situation as much as you guys have, by having more money than I know what to do with and therefore no need to check my bank account. :p
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