Galaxy not long ago announced a plan to create a dual GPU card based off of nVidia’s GTS250 (G92b Core). Not normally known for their unique designs it will be interesting to see if this engineering sample takes flight.
Using a Single PCB design the Galaxy card will feature a single 80mm fan per core as opposed to a more traditional centre mounted fan that we see on other dual GPU cards. Although this design will still allow some of the generated heat to be blown back into the case, it should not be a problem on those with proper airflow.
Clock speeds out of the Box are said to be 600/1500/1000 MHz (core/shader/memory), which is typical of G92b cards available today. Each core will also be linked to 512MB of GDDR3 memory giving 1024MB available in total for this card. Power requirements are good as well with only two 6-pin connectors needed (Unlike the older GX2′s which required an 8-pin and 6-pin).
In a market clouded with new arrivals and Fermi on the horizion it is interesting to see a design like this come forward. However given the potential in budget builds and folding builds the Galaxy Dual GTS250 will find its place and perhaps pave the way for more designs like it and not just from Galaxy.
Pricing and availability are yet to be known.