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KFA2 plans dual GTX 560 Ti graphics card

KFA2 plans dual GTX 560 Ti graphics card

You'll need a boat-sized case to accommodate the card, but it should offer plenty of power.

Galaxy sub-brand KFA2 has recently shown off a prototype of a dual-GPU Fermi-based graphics card, which also features a flashy white PCB.

The card's colossal PCB is packed with the VRM circuitry needed to control the two Fermi GPUs, and it also comes equipped with four fancy NEC Proadlizer capacitors on the back.

The keen eyed among you may notice that the prototype board pictured below sports a pair of GF104 GPUs, similar to those found on GeForce GTX 460 cards. However, KFA2 claims that this is because it originally developed the card for the GF104 chip. The company says it's since decided to upgrade the card's GPUs to the GF114 chip found on new GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards.

KFA2 wouldn’t say why it made this change, but it could be an attempt to get a step ahead of EVGA, who recently announced a dual-GPU card based on GF104 GPUs.

The as yet un-named card looks set to come equipped with four Nvidia Surround-compatible DVI outputs, as well as a bonus single mini-HDMI output. The card will also sport a healthy 2GB of GDDR5 memory and beefy 8+2 power phases to keep everything running smoothly.

We’ve yet to see any images of the beast that’s going to be asked to cool this card but KFA2 has stated that it will be a triple-fan (and probably triple-slot) cooler.

Do dual-GPU cards float your boat? Is a white PCB cool? Let us know your thoughts in the forums after you've feasted your eyes on the images below.

KFA2 plans dual GTX 560 Ti graphics card KFA2 plan GTX 560 Ti SLI on a single PCB

KFA2 plans dual GTX 560 Ti graphics card KFA2 plan GTX 560 Ti SLI on a single PCB

KFA2 plans dual GTX 560 Ti graphics card KFA2 plan GTX 560 Ti SLI on a single PCBKFA2 plans dual GTX 560 Ti graphics card KFA2 plan GTX 560 Ti SLI on a single PCB

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llamafur 15th March 2011, 11:56 Quote
Now all ya need is a mobo to match.



IK ones been made, but it's old tech.
slaw 15th March 2011, 12:06 Quote
A White MB would look amazing with this white graphics card.

I wonder how much more it costs to make a white PCB as i would pay more for one
Landy_Ed 15th March 2011, 12:08 Quote
maverik-sg1 15th March 2011, 12:09 Quote
Looks unique and the 1st NV partner to announce such a beast - altho EVGA are about the launch the 460x2 this one is using the current GPU with extended shaders etc...
liratheal 15th March 2011, 12:19 Quote
Personally, I think the white thing is pretty over done.
samkiller42 15th March 2011, 12:28 Quote
I think it looks pretty cool actually, certainly different anyway.
But it seems a little pointless trying to design a fan system to cool it, when a waterblock would be more suitable.

Sam
mrbens 15th March 2011, 12:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by samkiller42
I think it looks pretty cool actually, certainly different anyway.
But it seems a little pointless trying to design a fan system to cool it, when a waterblock would be more suitable.

Sam

Yeah I'd love one with a waterblock too :)
slaw 15th March 2011, 12:34 Quote
Personally I think white PCB's look rather fresh. We have seen all colours. Remember when we first had red, blue, purple or black PCB's. They all look rather passé now.

Thinking about it, its been a while since I saw a green MB

Now a clear PCB would look amazing!
Almightyrastus 15th March 2011, 12:57 Quote
Hmm, this could be tempting. The last time I ran dual GPUs was on a Voodoo 5 5500 PCI. Absolute beast at the time.
mclean007 15th March 2011, 13:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Landy_Ed
very pretty, but why does it need to be so big???
Because it's a prototype. They will have wanted space to change the componentry and layout as required, then they'll shrink it for production. Hopefully...
The Bodger 15th March 2011, 13:18 Quote
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Is a white PCB cool?
Most certainly. (IMO) I'd love to build a machine using matching all - white PCBs if it didn't cost significantly more than equivalent 'normal' coloured boards.
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Originally Posted by liratheal
Personally, I think the white thing is pretty over done.
Yes, I think that white cases are over - done, with world + dog trying to ape Apple, but I'd probably not put the white boards in a white case; I think that something that contrasts with them would work nicely.
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Do dual-GPU cards float your boat?
I like dual GPU boards, but once the heatsink is added one that size would quite possibly be heavy enough to sink my boat :p
Parge 15th March 2011, 13:57 Quote
That white PCB looks absolutely awesome!
maximus09 15th March 2011, 14:34 Quote
Finally!!! This would go perfect in my black and white themed case *drools*

This is mine, MINE I TELL YOU!!
Hakuren 15th March 2011, 14:37 Quote
Oh yes, dual GTX560, my wet dream... But why only in all-white format? White is so bloody practical color... Still, it is better than atrocious red PCB from Gainward/Palit.
Zurechial 15th March 2011, 15:16 Quote
Does anyone else find that White PCBs look edible?

They make me think of White Chocolate.. Om nom nom..
GuilleAcoustic 15th March 2011, 15:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Zurechial
Does anyone else find that White PCBs look edible?

They make me think of White Chocolate.. Om nom nom..

3-way sli :

http://www.dessert.net.au/images/white-chocolate-coconut-kisses20081014white-chocolate1.jpg
xaser04 15th March 2011, 16:51 Quote
Hmmm interesting card but I am dissapointed with only 1GB of VRAM per GPU. On cards like this I would have preffered to see 2GB especially considering the power on offer means 2560x1600 resolutions (or Surround) with eye candy is easily do-able at decent framerates.
kzinti1 15th March 2011, 18:21 Quote
We made it abundantly clear that "White is Nice", as far as pcb's go, when you mentioned the 1st white Galaxy (KFA) video-card. Which leads me to the conclusion that you really DON'T read these comments.
I'd be interested in one or more of these cards as long as they run cool enough since watercooling these are out of the question. As are all Galaxy (KFA) video-cards since they all use non-reference pcb's.
enciem 15th March 2011, 18:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by xaser04
Hmmm interesting card but I am dissapointed with only 1GB of VRAM per GPU. On cards like this I would have preffered to see 2GB especially considering the power on offer means 2560x1600 resolutions (or Surround) with eye candy is easily do-able at decent framerates.

If it goes with a triple slot cooler I don't think they're really going for the top end of the market that will have the 30" monitors
j_jay4 15th March 2011, 18:37 Quote
It does look amazing but after two weeks all PCBs turn dust coloured anyway
Tulatin 15th March 2011, 21:01 Quote
I love how you get 4 DVI... and then mini-HDMI. It's a shame that DMS-59 only supports single link DVI. Also, the lack of display port support is puzzling.
TheQuadFather 15th March 2011, 21:04 Quote
hmm, it looks efficient, although it will certainly be not ( Dual 8 pin ) but i mean it looks, clean, fresh and neat.
DragunovHUN 15th March 2011, 21:26 Quote
White PCB! Yes! I'm ****ing buying
SMIFFYDUDE 15th March 2011, 22:32 Quote
With this extra oomph lets hope KFA2 don't brand it "White Power"
Saivert 15th March 2011, 23:10 Quote
I want a Hello Kitty graphics card please!
GuilleAcoustic 16th March 2011, 08:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by Saivert
I want a Hello Kitty graphics card please!

Bloody hell, a pink PCB !
xaser04 16th March 2011, 10:05 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by enciem
If it goes with a triple slot cooler I don't think they're really going for the top end of the market that will have the 30" monitors

Even at 1080p 1GB will soon become a limitation (heck I am seeing nearly 1GB of usage on my GTX460 in some games at 1680x1050) so it does seem strange, given the horsepower on offer, not to see 2GB per GPU.
thelaw 16th March 2011, 10:13 Quote
Thank god someone has had some sense to use colour from the boring green for once -
PQuiff 16th March 2011, 10:43 Quote
Hope they get this into production quick. Its all well and good having a dual card but if its old tech by the time it gets released....meh.
thetrashcanman 16th March 2011, 13:33 Quote
WOW, if someone makes a water block for this as well I'm getting it :D
red4our 16th March 2011, 15:13 Quote
I'd love to see this fitted with the cooler. Three slots wide or more? And white does look rather nice but I'm not sure I'd pay extra for it.
leexgx 20th March 2011, 19:58 Quote
this card be perfect for motherboards that lack SLI support (you can get some x58 ones that do not have SLI support) you should still be ale to do 3 monitor support just turn the ingame settings down an little
bricks1997 13th April 2011, 22:55 Quote
That white PCB is just sexy, the duel GPU bit is just a bunus :)
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