Timed deliberately just before the doors open to one of the largest yearly IT shows (that of Computex in Taipei), NVIDIA make their presence known at the event with a bang, as today marks the launch of the most extreme GPU solution for the desktop market yet, say hello to their killer 7950 GX2.
This card is basically a couple of G71 (7900 series) cards stuck together, you've got two GPUs and 2x512MBs of memory as well as a couple of low-profile coolers (taking up two case slots), however only one PCIe slot is needed to get this mighty serious piece of hardware crankin'. Take two of these puppys, and whack them into SLI? Easy "Quad-GPU" powah!
Being launch day, hardware sites galore are naturally firing up their take on this new weapon from the giant graphics maker, as sourced via the linkies below (with more to be added as they surface throughout the next 24 hrs).
- Tech Report
- Hot Hardware
- PC Perspective
- Hardware Zone #1
- Hardware Zone #2
- Toms Hardware
NVIDIA's official press release is also up folks.
SANTA CLARA, CA-JUNE 5, 2006-NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the new NVIDIAŽ GeForce 7950 GX2, the world's fastest graphics card , is available immediately from the Company's add-in card partners. The GeForce 7950 GX2 performs as much as 72% faster than the leading single-GPU graphics cards on the market today by harnessing the power of two GeForce 7950 graphics processing units (GPUs) on one card.
"The GeForce 7950 GX2 is a great card for the gamer that's looking for the absolute best performance in a single graphics card solution," said Ujesh Desai, general manager of desktop GPUs at NVIDIA. "With that kind of power gamers can crank up their screen resolution to an unbelievable 2560x1600 for an extreme high definition gaming experience."