Sapphire's RV570 Pics

"Sapphire finished its first dual Crossfire card on a single printed circuit board (PCB). Read on to find out more..."

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News <script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 11/01/07
Author: PV5150
Source: The Inquirer

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SAPPHIRE has finished its first dual Crossfire card on a single printed circuit board (PCB) and it is currently being displayed at CES 2007. The card utilises a bridge chip to make the two chips work together. The card sports: dual power connectors; 2 x DVI and 2 x VGA display out's, and is apparently as long as Nvidia's 8800GTX. The Sapphire X1950 PRO DUAL also appears to be cooled by a solution not far removed from the 7900 GTX cooler.

Both chips are clocked at 580MHz and we are talking about two RV570 chips with 36 "shaders" each. The card has 2 x 512 MB of memory working at 1400 MHz and we seen it in action running the 3Dmark. We haven’t seen the scores as the driver is unready, but the card should get to sample stage by February time. It has a dual Crossfire internal connector, so you should be able to stitch two of these cards together making the quad work. Hopefully.

X1950 Pro Dual naked

X1950 Pro Dual

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10-01-2007, 14:16:11

Memory manufacturer Kington Technology has released a new PC9600 Memory module with a clock of 1.2Ghz. Read on in the news article. Feel free to discuss below...

10-01-2007, 14:24:50

I wish I has money right now.. :(

10-01-2007, 14:31:35

You should see a review on these very shortly :)

10-01-2007, 15:05:46

I will be looking forward to that!

10-01-2007, 15:06:36

are there many motherboards that support this?

10-01-2007, 15:13:56

I hope they work for Intel cpu's as well, don't know how/why certain RAM is made for one or the other but it's not cool if it is AMD only.


(yeah, wish I had the money for higher rated memory...)

10-01-2007, 15:36:13


are there many motherboards that support this?

Well strictly speaking, no motherboards 'support' this. A lot of motherboards don;t even officially support ~DDR2-8000.

But if the board is capable of high FSB's or has some decent memory dividers, then you should be able to run it at that speed without problems. It's really just designed to give you oodles of overclocking headroom.

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