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jcrox
07-26-07, 01:39 PM
http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=41256

Yeah's it's the Inq, but there are real pictures there... looks pretty sweet.

Eliminator
07-26-07, 01:59 PM
3 card crossfire will probably be just a gimmick like quad sli

Sazar
07-26-07, 02:04 PM
Perhaps, but just imagine if the r600 series could fold :D

Couple those 3 with a quad-core proc and BOOM, you're milking them there units.

jcrox
07-26-07, 02:48 PM
The Tri-Fire looks sweet, but so does an actual working Barcelona CPU @ 3.0GHZ, there might actually be some competition here!

grey_1
07-26-07, 05:17 PM
http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/2049/phenom30trifirehv7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
* WE THOUGHT the third was software and said that in the original. All three GPUs are connected with a bridge. Sorry.
I see one bridge, further towards the rear maybe?

Looks pretty either way, love to see some good benchies.

KasuCode
07-26-07, 05:31 PM
Things to point out

*The small heatsink used on the 3Ghz quadcore.

*The setup will supposeably support 2-3 or 4 cards in crossfire. So you can add more cards as you get more paychecks.

*A Bridge will be used for all 2-3-4 cards.

Other links for the same info
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTM2OCwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=8203

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3050&p=10

KasuCode
07-26-07, 05:39 PM
I see one bridge, further towards the rear maybe?

And yes the other bridge is hidden. Its almost at the face of the card.

http://img127.imageshack.us/img127/4461/untitled2gu7.jpg

btw. 1200W PSU... way to go, omg :(

They just use the 1200W supply because its one of the few if not only one that supports 3x8pin and 3x6 pin PCI-express plugs. Having it on disply with 1 card using the molex adapters wouldnt look so good. I doubt it would use over 750-800w.


Edit: found a picture at a diffrent angle from http://blog.pcmag.com/blogs/miller/archive/2007/07/26/2039.aspx

I zoomed in and you can see the black head from the bridge. The cable is bent a bit because the cards are closer togeather.
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/9281/untitled6xi9.jpg

grey_1
07-26-07, 09:02 PM
And yes the other bridge is hidden. Its almost at the face of the card.



Edit: found a picture at a diffrent angle from http://blog.pcmag.com/blogs/miller/archive/2007/07/26/2039.aspx

I zoomed in and you can see the black head from the bridge. The cable is bent a bit because the cards are closer togeather.
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/9281/untitled6xi9.jpg
Ok I see where you mean, thanks.

What kind of rendering options these work with I wonder? Not sure of the right terminology, but NV has AFR/SFR, how would 3 work? Offloading something to the 3rd GPU?

weeds
07-26-07, 10:53 PM
What kind of rendering options these work with I wonder? Not sure of the right terminology, but NV has AFR/SFR, how would 3 work? Offloading something to the 3rd GPU?

The 3rd card is probably for physics. ATI and NVIDIA have talked about a 3rd
GPU for physics.

AthlonXP1800
07-26-07, 11:45 PM
AMD refused to shown the benchmark numbers.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20070726145313.html

It seemed that Barcelona have no problems reach very high clocks but it probably not running very fast as AMD had hope to compete with Intel's next generation quad core CPUs. AMD did the same thing refused to showed R600 benchmarks numbers 3 months ago when people were so excited with 512bit interface and insane 840MHz core clock speed then when came out it not lived up to the hype.

khellandros66
07-27-07, 08:25 AM
Ya guys and gals know that the third could be set to do Physics processing that may be why the other strap is not used.

~Bobby

ViN86
07-27-07, 08:51 AM
wow, they said it had speed problems, but it's doin 3GHz with a stock cooler. guess we can lay that rumor to rest.

this is very promising for AMD :)

Tygerwoody
07-27-07, 09:01 AM
Ya guys and gals know that the third could be set to do Physics processing that may be why the other strap is not used.

~Bobby
I'm with this guy.

Q
07-27-07, 09:46 AM
Anyone know what case that is?

agentkay
07-27-07, 09:52 AM
Looks like a CM Stacker 830.

Q
07-27-07, 09:55 AM
Looks like a CM Stacker 830.

That's what I thought at first, but I was under the impression that the Stackers were HUGE. That looked like a mid-atx to me.

KasuCode
07-27-07, 01:47 PM
I doubt its used for physics. 2900xt would be a waist and a very expensive investment used as a physics card. Maybe a 2400 or something.

Redeemed
07-27-07, 02:06 PM
I doubt its used for physics. 2900xt would be a waist and a very expensive investment used as a physics card. Maybe a 2400 or something.


ATi's "Tiling" technology could be the rendering option used for 3-card CrossFire. Also, AFR would probably work just fine. Each card renderning alternating frames. Card1 renders frame1, card2 renders frame2, card3 renders frame3, and so on. It should work without issue- though that will generate more overhead for the drivers and CPU to have to sift through.

Revs
07-27-07, 02:44 PM
That's what I thought at first, but I was under the impression that the Stackers were HUGE. That looked like a mid-atx to me.

They are huge on the outside, but with all the fan door and bits and bats they're not huge inside. Big enough though!

26975

Looking at that ATI/AMD system, that middle g/card is gonna get too damn hot, the gap is waaaaaay too small good cooling IMO. Even with the gap between the cards in my system and the extra fans on the door, the heat from the back of the bottom card causes the top card to run about 8deg hotter.