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AMD R600 picture spotted

Updated Even more pix spotted
Fri Feb 09 2007, 13:48
Update Overclockers just filed a story which reveals the R600XTX OEM/SI edition board in all its glory. For your viewing pleasure, click this L'INQ.

AFTER SEVERAL TEASERS, the guys from VR-Zone finally published their world exclusive - the first picture of next-generation Radeon in flesh, errr, silicon.

The pictured product is the highest end of the X2K line-up with full 12-inch PCB featuring R600XTX GPU with 1GB of GDDR-4 memory on it. We don't know the reaction of OnceRed-NowGreenTM PR team, but since VR-Zone sadly does not have a relationship with DAAMIT, not much can be done.

As we wrote three months ago and then repeated for the hell of it, here, the cooler is massive, longer than the board itself.

But then again, you have to cool down the GPU which works at a default clock speed where no GPU has gone before. This also goes for highest-clocked memory and massive 140.8 GB/s of bandwidth, leaping over 8800GTX by almost 55GB/s or a massive 39 per cent.

We wonder what the scores will be in really high resolutions with high levels of Full-Scene AntiAliasing and Anisotropic Filtering, where the amount of memory and available bandwidth are two key factors.

The launch will happen in Amsterdam in a run-up to CeBIT, as we first published here. µ

VR-Zone exclusive R600 pictures


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