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ASUS EAH3850 Trinity prototype pictured

Three GPUs on one card
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Mar 25, 2008 11:52 am

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.


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