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Old July 16, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Soultribunal View Post
I'd honestly say we haven't seen one yet because of the power envelope of either a dual 7950/7970 setup is too much for a single card, at reasonable clocks. Same reason for no 490's back in the day of Fermi.
Not to say there isn't something in the works, one is always hopeful but I bet they are running into issues.

You say that, but remember the last generation? THEY had a dual GPU card, called the 6990, or Antilles, comprised of two Cayman chips. And Cayman needed more power to run and generated more heat than the current Tahiti chips (see attached graph from HWC review). If they could put two cayman chips on one card, they can put two Tahiti chips on one card.


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