Dual Barts GPU - what do you think guys?

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Skud

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PowerColor is promising to show off a custom graphics card featuring two Barts GPUs on a single PCB in next month's Computex. What do you think guys about it? Please pour in your comments.

PIX HERE:-

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LINK HERE:-

InsideHW - PowerColor dual-Barts card gets pictured
 

topgear

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From the specs it's clear it will use 2x HD6870 under the hood - so it will as powerful as 2x HD6870 in CF - at the end everything will depend upon the pricing anyway.
 

Piyush

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hmmm....power consumption would be the problem
and the card seems too long....
lets just wait for some test results and pricing too
 

Cilus

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I think it is a much awaiting product...I was expecting it a bit earlier. What I believe is that a company should have 2 dual GPU products....one for the real enthusiastic level and another for higher mainstream level, same like HD 4870 X2 and HD 4850 X2.
BART architecture has been proven again and again and I think this dual GPU card won't be disappointing. Obviously power consumption will be high but not as high as the other Gual GPU cards in market. BART itself is a low power consumption design.
I think it will beat the today's best single GPU card GTX 580 by a good margin and still will be within our range. It also enables the user with single PCI Express X16 slot to add significant performance boost.
 
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^^Price should be around $450 or 25K in INR. Forget 560, it will beat a single GTX 580 or even a 5970 with ease. Only problem might be the length, but that's something you have to bear with a dual-GPU product.
 
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Sure. Currently a 6870 is going below $200 in international market. So $450 seems the minimum for me.
 

topgear

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what about temps ? what type of cooling method they will use ? water block/air - if air cooling is it 2 or 3 fans ? I'm interested to see how they manage to keep the card cool.
 

tkin

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That card is huge, better to get 2x6870s as that card will not fit most mid towers without removing hdd cages.
 
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You thinking about your cabby ;)

The length is more or less equal to 6990. So some manipulation may be needed in a few cases.
 

tkin

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You thinking about your cabby ;)

The length is more or less equal to 6990. So some manipulation may be needed in a few cases.
Yes, it haunts me :sniff:

So I had taken up the task of warning everyone about it, community service.
 

rchi84

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well, it fits nicely into the huge gap between a 6970 and a 6990. But a 6950x2 would have been a better product, but which would have killed the 6990 sales, so AMD had no other option, tbh.
 
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