With the rumoured launch date less than a week away (September 23rd, 2009), anticipation is building for ATI’s next generation of cards. As such, holes have been poked in ATI’s attempt to keep a tight ball on their paper launch, and leak’s have been developing rapidly in the past few weeks.
Today, we finally get to see the final product, as what appears to be a retail sample of the cards from an unknown company has popped up at Hermitage Akihabara.
Unlike the initial photos in our first report that featured a solid black cooler with red stripe, the retail products from an unknown company sport the typical CGI female and red pin stripe, on a very block like cooler. Both the HD 5870 and HD 5850 have been pictured.
From the images, rough eyeball estimates seem to indicate that the dimensions of the 5870 will be pushing the envelope of 10.5 inches, while the 5850 will be roughly the same size as the 4870 at 9.5″
These images come directly from, and are hosted by Hermitage Akihabara.