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After the release of the 6990, everyone is building more rumors of a dual Fermi card. But will it be an official nVidia solution, or will their partners create this card with permission from big green?

When are they coming out? Maybe in a month or less?
What are they going to be? GF100 chips? Careful binning? GF114 chips?

Well, the 6990 is out and almost everyone is saying "until nVidia's flagship product..." which implies that someone has told them that there will be a dual GTX 5xx or something. Some interesting points have been made, which improves the chance that the "590" will indeed be possible...

1. Max TPD 375w (I thought it was 325) to get certified.
2. Allowable to use monitoring programs to keep TDP in check.

Nvidia Readies Dual GPU GTX 590 for March > Hardware > Techtree.com

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wasnt it dual 560,or 570,or even 580? although the power figures on the latter two should prove
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A dual 560 would be a folding beast!!!! ;)
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I call BS on nVidia making anything that breaks 350 W TDP. I even have trouble with the idea of them making something that on specs breaks 300W TDP.

Still, considering how hush hush anything from nVidia has been, if they release (and that's a bit of an if imo) any dual GPU, it will be based on the 5xx design. I don't see them wasting their TDP cap by not using all their recent improvements to the architecture. I'm tempted to say the only real worthwhile option is the 560 dual option as SLI 560s beat the 580 by about 30% and the SLI 460s are almost neck in neck with the 580. Considering that they usually have to slightly underclock dual GPU cards, making a dual card that isn't at least 15% better than the 580 doesn't make sense to me...

I don't see them wanting to cannibalize their 580/570 sales by making a dual 460 or 550 and selling it for less than the 580, so maybe we'll see unofficial dual fermi (i.e. 460x2) that offer great prices, but I'm pretty skeptical that nVidia will make a dual gpu... but then again, they did a good job of hiding the GTX 580 :D
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A dual 560 would be a folding beast!!!! ;)
Don't you have to fold on 'both sides' with a dual GPU card? i.e. it requires 2 clients? That wouldn't make it any different than just buying SLI 560s.
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yeah but it goes in one slot :)

basically you have a file server? stick it in the one pci-e slot.
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Don't you have to fold on 'both sides' with a dual GPU card? i.e. it requires 2 clients? That wouldn't make it any different than just buying SLI 560s.
Dual cards only take up typically 2 slots, means you could run 2 of those, essentially 4 folding clients going in 2 pcie slots
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True, I wasn't thinking about the fact that you get extra GPUs in your rig without taking up the extra 2 slots.
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I would put my bet on dual underclocked 570's..
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