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GeCube launches Radeon 3870 X2 dual GPU cards
Press release, January 29; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES

GeCube has revealed graphics cards based on AMD's Radeon HD 3870 X2 dual GPU graphics card for the high-end market.

The HD3870X2 series adopts 55nm GPUs with PCI Express 2.0 support to optimize graphics performance, said the company. The card also supports ATI CrossFireX technology to boost performance by combining cards.

The HD3870X2 feature 1GB GDDR3 memory and a 512-bit memory bus, while the cards can easily overclocked to core and memory frequencies up to 850MHz and 1920MHz, respectively, claimed the company.

GeCube uses its X-Turbo Dual fan solution with dual ultra-quiet 75mm fans and quad heatpipes to keep the HD3870X2 running cool and quiet under an overclocked environment.

The HD3870X2 also comes with a built-in HDMI and 5.1 surround sound that supports HDCP, HD DVD, Blu-ray and the latest UVD (Unified Video Decoder) technology up 1080p resolutions, highlighted GeCube. With quad dual-link DVI support, the card can be hooked up to four different displays at the same time, allowing users to enjoy multi-tasking on different screens, the company added.

GeCube HD3870X2 series graphics cards specifications

Product name

GC-HD3870X2-F3

GC-XHD3870X2-F5

Fab process

55nm

55nm

GPU

ATI Radeon R680

ATI Radeon R680

Core/memory frequency

825MHz / 1800MHz

850MHz/ 1920MHz

Memory Bus

512-bit

512-bit

Memory Type

GDDR3 1GB

GDDR3 1GB

Interface

PCI Express 2.0 support

PCI Express 2.0 support

TV-Out

S/HDTV-out

S/HDTV-out

DVI

Dual DVI (Dual-Link, HDCP)

Quad DVI (Dual-Link, HDCP)

D-Sub

Yes (by dongle)

Yes (By dongle)

Built-in HDMI

Yes (via DVI to HDMI dongle)

Yes (via DVI to HDMI dongle)

HDTV

HDTV by S to

YPbPr cable (default included)

HDTV by S to

YPbPr cable (default included)

Multi-VPU Support

Native ATI CrossFireX Ready

Native ATI CrossFireX Ready

Cooling

Dual Slot Fansink

Dual Slot Fansink ( X-Turbo Dual )

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, January 2008

GeCube GC-XHD3870X2-F5 graphics card

GeCube GC-XHD3870X2-F5 graphics card
Photo: Company

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