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Most complex PCB and the heaviest 3D card ever

| 3D News | Posted: Nov 17, 2006 12:36 am

AMD/ATI's responding (R600) graphics card family to the new 8800 series from NVIDIA isnt due to be launched for another 2 to 3 months yet, but the Inquirer have managed to source some indefinite details behind the development of this card and it's looking to be one hell of a monster.

 


ATI'S R600 GPU features a number of innovations and improvements that are interesting, to say the least.

 

First of all, you need to know that this PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is the most expensive one that the graphics chip firm has ever ordered.

 

It's a complex 12-layer monster with certain manufacturing novelties used in order to support the requirements of the R600 chip, most notably the 512-bit memory controller and the distribution of power to the components.

 

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