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R600XTX Dragonshead 2 spotted

Small and made for retail
Tue Feb 13 2007, 12:00
WE CAME ACROSS a rendered image of ATI's upcoming card codenamed Dragonshead 2. This card is 9.5 inches (24 centimetres) long and this is the one that will make it into retail. We wrote about the card here. This is the OEM-only version.

To our surprise, Dragon's Head 2, a much smaller card should have the same clock speed as the massive 12.4 inch, full-length card. It also comes with 1024MB GDDR4 memory.

R600XTX meant for channel sales

The card supports Vivo and comes with Dual DVI. It has a dual-slot heatsink and consumes 240W of power, some 30W less than the big mamma. It has two 2x3 standard PCIe connectors the same two you can see on the G80, Geforce 8800 GTX cards. It looks more like graphic cards we're used to seeing.

The good news is that many power supply units already have these 2x3 pin connectors. The cards based on this design should also be available late March. µ


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