Filling in the lull to R600, Sapphire has been giving the press a preview of its X1950 Pro dual-GPU card here in Vegas.
The card has two chips on the same PCB, joined by a separate bridging chip, and 512MB of memory for each chip making a total of 1GB.
It also has a CrossFire connector on the top of the PCB to allow two of these cards to work together for some Quad action!
The card is expected to cost somewhere in the $300-400 range, which seems fairly reasonable. It's absolutely massive, far longer than an 8800 and much, much taller. If nothing else, it's certainly a talking point!
Also on show was a very funkily passively cooled X1650 XT. This looks like being a great card for those who are freaky keen on avoiding noise in their system. It also has a HDCP chip, which means it could be good for HTPCs.
Do you fancy some quad-chip 1950 action? Let us know over in the forums!
The dual-chip 1950 - massive.
Passively cooled X1650.