ASUS EAH3850 Trinity prototype pictured

Three GPUs on one card.

Cameron Wilmot
Published Tue, Mar 25 2008 6:52 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT
Our friends over in the Nordic region of Europe managed to score pictures of a prototype graphics card from ASUS which is sure to get many excited.

We are talking about the EAH3850 Trinity. The name may not be that exciting but what it may offer if it is eventually released is quite interested. ASUS engineers have been busy, err... engineering a new graphics card which has not only two GPU's on board but three. We are no strangers to seeing two in one but as far as I can remember, this is the first time a company has tried three.

You could think of the ASUS Trinity as an HD 3870 X2 replaced with two RV670 HD 3850 cores but with core #2 and #3 mounted on the back of the card through two daughter boards. When Crossfire is disabled, you'll have display output on four DVI ports.

It is cooled using a strange heat pipe method which looks to be in the early stages of design. It will also come water cooled with a unit fits into two empty 5.25" drive bay slots.

if you actually end up bringing this to market ASUS, we can't wait to test it and see how it works! More over at Nordic Hardware.

Cameron founded TweakTown in 1999 after it originally started off as his personal homepage. Cameron was once, many years ago, the only person at TweakTown producing content, but nowadays, he spends his time ensuring TweakTown operates at its best in his senior management role.

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