Home > Graphics Cards > EVGA exhibits NVIDIA Dual-GPU card
Graphics CardsNews

EVGA exhibits NVIDIA Dual-GPU card

Ever before the release of GF100, a dual-GF100 product had been rumoured. The outrageous power consumption figures of the original GF100 meant a dual-GPU GF100 was unlikely, yet the rumour persisted, fueled by Galaxy and Mars exhibiting prototypes with exotic power solutions. However, no dual-GF100 made it to the market. Following the successful GF104 launch, a dual-GF104 was then rumoured, and unlike dual-GF100 feasible under 300W TDP. However, into 2011, and GTX 295 from 2009 remains the last NVIDIA dual-GPU product. At CES 2011, EVGA is exhibiting a dual-GPU card, which appears to be in its final design stages.


Ever before the release of GF100, a dual-GF100 product had been rumoured.
The outrageous power consumption figures of the original GF100 meant a
dual-GPU GF100 was unlikely, yet the rumour persisted, fueled by Galaxy and Mars exhibiting prototypes with exotic power solutions. However, no
dual-GF100 made it to the market. Following the successful GF104 launch,
a dual-GF104 was then rumoured, and unlike dual-GF100 feasible under
300W TDP. However, into 2011, and GTX 295 from 2009 remains the last
NVIDIA dual-GPU product. At CES 2011, EVGA is exhibiting a dual-GPU
card, which appears to be in its final design stages.

The first thing worth noticing is that the new dual-GPU card is a monster. Cooled by a hefty triple-fan cooler, the card is powered by 2×8-pin power, suggesting a TDP in the 375W range. This also breaks the PCI-SIG compliance standards. Furthermore, considering only EVGA has shown such a product, it may be a non-reference product.

On the rear, 8 memory chips are present; 4 per GPU. With no visible footprints for extra memory chips, it does appear likely that each GPU has 8 chips, or 1GB memory. This could suggest that the card is either GF114-based (also hinted at by the slightly rectangular GPU footprint) or a heavily crippled GF110 (less likely).

Three DVI outputs are present, with one SLI connector, enabling Quad-SLI.

Needless to say, this is not the first time we have seen a Fermi generation dual-GPU, but none have made it to the market thus far. However, the EVGA dual-GPU does seem most likely to hit retail at some point.

Source: TechReport

TeamVR
http://vrzone.com
VR-Zone is a leading online technology news publication reporting on bleeding edge trends in PC and mobile gadgets, with in-depth reviews and commentaries.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Read previous post:
Sony targets to be number two in tablet wars, despite no new tablet at CES 2011

At the CES 2011 where various manufacturers are showcasing their products, including the smartphones and tablet devices, Sony has said that...

Close