The winter will be hot: Prepare for the arrival of dual-core graphics cards
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The winter will be hot; prepare for the dual-core graphics cards

Alongside the double Radeon Fury we have seen for a moment in the past, it turns out that even the competitor There is a plan to launch its own double flag card. The ultimate performance test of the current generation?

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It can be argued that SLI and CrossFire arrays are more effective and can even provide Better, but you can't deny the magic inherent in dual-core video cards - the ability to take a pair of the most advanced and powerful graphical cores available on the market and include them together on a single printed circuit, for numbers and performance unlike any other single product on the market, is very magical, even if you Can only fantasize about running one of these on your personal system.

If we believe the latest reports, towards the end of this year we will get another pair of Double-core - once again breaking all imaginable highs.

On the part of We don't have too many surprises - the chip developer offered us a glimpse of a pair of up-to-date Fiji cores even when they first unveiled them in June 2015, when the product in question (Radeon Fury X2?) Is going to offer very compact dimensions over other dual cards thanks to HBM memories sitting together With the core itself and save lots of space on the printed circuit. The latest reports predict a formal launch over the last two months of 2015, with a pair of full Fiji cores, a carrier envelope that stands at just under 400 watts and performance approaching 17TFLOPS - meaning 17 trillion (billion) floating point operations every second.

The size of the Fury X2 may be more similar to that of a NVIDIA single-core card, and we wonder whether water cooling is also visible here - or whether the high thermal envelope will require massive air cooling Source: legitreviews.com
The size of the Fury X2 may be more similar to that of a single-sided card , And we wonder if we will also see here Water - or the high thermal mantle will require Massive air
Source: legitreviews.com

The relative surprise comes from the opponent , Which recently held a secret investor meeting to unveil a new product. The product may not have been revealed, but the title 'GeForce GTX Times Two' can't really be confused - the Santa Monica chip developer is also preparing us for a dual-core video card towards the end of the year, ostensibly. Here, too, we're going to have a pair of fully open GM200 cores (3,072 CUDA units in each) or almost completely open, like the ones we've seen in Ti (ie 2,816 CUDA units each), with a thermal envelope that will be kissed for 400 watts and probably also more significant physical dimensions due to the use of memories And older.

A secret title that leaves little room for error, on his face
A "mysterious" title that leaves little room for mistakes, on its face

A big question mark regarding the dual card pair in question is their intended price - should manufacturers choose to offer these cards a price that will be competitive compared to the price of a parallel single-core card pair that will be integrated into the array Or CrossFire, that is to say, in the 1,000 to 1,200 area, or whether the price is very expensive (1,500 $ and possibly North), which will only make sense to consumers for whom cost is not a consideration, but only actual performance and capabilities.

AMD's dual-fiji monster, as it was introduced last June
The double Fiji monster of , As presented last June

Either way, there's no arguing that the new product pair will be aimed at the top gaming market's alpine, but who knows - maybe sometime in the future we will also see far more aggressive pricing, such as the one wearing To- R9 295 × 2 at a certain stage, which will make them competitive for a much wider range of consumers.

NVIDIA's latest dual-core card, the GTX Titan Z, carried an absolutely crazy price tag of 3,000 dollars, which subsequently shrunk to "only" 1,500 dollars - let's hope this time NVIDIA will go for a little more sane pricing right from the start
The last dual core card of the , The GTX Titan Z, carried an absolutely crazy price tag of 3,000 dollars, which then shrunk to "only" 1,500 dollars - let's hope this time on Will go for a little more sane pricing from the start

For dessert, it will be very interesting to see the performance stability in the new super-card pair when it is finally launched. One of the major problems with dual-core cards and SLI and CrossFire systems to date has been problematic performance with average long-term FPS levels, but in practice every few seconds there was a single frame or several frames whose processing time was very long, and the actual result There was a micro-stutter that was detrimental to the overall gaming experience and the "smooth" gaming experience we were all looking for. In the last generation we have seen great improvements in performance stability, especially on the part of That these problems were far more significant in the past - and it would therefore be very interesting to see how stable the performance of the cards would be to combine a pair of cores that needed to work in full harmony, with no frame falling between the chairs and delayed.

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Evaluations of the technical specifications for the new Double Cards and-, From the Guru3d.com and videocardz.com sites respectively

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