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R600XTX card pictured

Beans spilt
Mon Feb 12 2007, 12:16
R600XTX is no longer a mystery. Spies managed to snap a picture of the R600XTX, the top of the OEM line. The card is among the biggest thing that we ever seen in our lives and has a massive four heat pipe powered cooler.

It comes with 1024MB of 512Mbit memory. We are of course talking about GDDR4 memory that works at over 2000MHz. We don't have the final clock speeds ATI will beusing - at least not yet. Yes, that confirms our story that R600 supports a 512Mbit controller and memory. You can read all about that here as we brought you that one back in October last year.

Just look at the that cooler, it is massive and, believe it or not, the card is 12.4 inches long. It is a bit smaller than the biggest one of all time, that on the Geforce 7900 GX2.

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Tiny little monster DX 10 graphic card

Compared to the Geforce 8800 GTX the R600 XTX is huge. The Geforce 8800 GTX is nine inches or about 23 cm long. The card comes with two power connectors. We have already seen one 2x3 pin, while this card will introduce the new one 2x4 pins. The new connector will come with new PSUs. The card takes two slots in your motherboard and in most cases, there will be one more version 9.5 inches that will be for retail sales.

The big R600XTX card codenamed Dragons head is the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and SIs (System Integretor) card only. The card should be launched in March and will be available at the same month but rather late march than early. µ

 

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