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News Asus shows off its Radeon HD 3850 X3 Trinity

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 28 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I'm more interested in a 3850 on a laptop :p
     
  3. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    WOW that thing is nuts talk about a perfect multi-monitor solution or the ultimate HTPC card for the sports junkie that wants different shows on different monitors. Man if they could up the performance of this card then it would be awesome for flight sims with the three monitor setup.
     
  4. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    would be nice to see a graphics card with some form of upgrade path bar replacing the entire thing!
     
  5. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    look at multi-CPU, has it taken off? no, we all only have 1 CPU in our computer, just with many cores.
    look at GPU's, it's already gone parallel with stream processors, so i see no reason to get this sort of gimmick cards. it's just marketing.
     
  6. cjoyce1980

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    I would prefer to see multi core GPU's like we do with CPU's. these huge cards just dont seem to offer much more, especially when you like at nvidia's 9800GX2.

    hopefully we will get some benchmarks soon
     
  7. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    I quite like the look of this card, much better than the standard box on a bracket, it actually looks interesting.
    Have they brought out a card with upgradeable MXM modules?
     
  8. roryok

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    too right on the multi-core GPU idea.

    I'm just wondering when Asus will start squeezing in a CPU, RAM and SSD on the card, and just sell the bloody things as a standalone games machine.
     
  9. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    oh holy moddability of those MXM modules... :dremel:
    I never heard of those before, i like it alot.
    Also nice to see movement towards a single card solution for triple or quad monitor setups.
     
  10. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Shame it didnt boot up... Any feedback on that?
     
  11. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Yeah why arent they doing multi core GPU's?
     
  12. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    They are and have been for years, they're just not called cores. They're called pipelines, stream processors, etc. For instance an 8800GTX is effectively a 128 core processor.
     
  14. TreeDude

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    There are no multicore GPUs because you can't just replace the GPU. You have to replace the whole card. If Nvidia/AMD developed a socket per line of cards (or something to that effect) than that may be something doable. But I do not foresee the way we buy graphics cards changing anytime soon.

    Aftermarket graphics cards don't have the same demand as CPUs. You need a CPU to have a PC. But most people stick with integrated. Why should they create multicore GPUs for sure a small enthusiast market? Doesn't make for good business.
     
  15. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Ok cool lol :)
     
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    Holy shizzle, That's a looooong (and heavy) card
     
  18. EmJay

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    Heh. Cool concept piece. Wonder where it'll lead next.
     
  19. Tulatin

    Tulatin The Froggy Poster

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    No crossfire fingers? What a disgrace.
     
  20. MrMonroe

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    Single PCB my left nut... I see four on that card; one main and three satellites to hold the GPUs.
     
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