Asus announces first-ever triple-GPU graphics card

Computer parts manufacturer Asus claims to have scored a world first with the launch of its latest graphics card.

The Asus EAH3850 Trinity has no fewer than three separate graphics processing unit (GPU) cores on the video card.

By using the three cores together, Asus says a 139 per cent improvement in top speeds may be achieved when compared with a single-GPU card.

An impressive 1.5 GB of on-board memory is fitted to ensure the processors have the available to capacity to run at their optimum levels.

Meanwhile, two DVI outputs help to ensure the high-quality graphics achieved are passed on to display equipment.

Asus suggests that the video card could prove ideal either for high-resolution multimedia playback or for running games which require DirectX 10.

The company recently announced the launch of its EPU range of motherboards for eco-friendly systems.

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I Call 9MM3845d ago

Hmmm, but are three of these mid-high end GPUs enough to beat a single high end core, like a 8800 or 9800 GTX? I don't mind the possiblity of "hexa Crossfire", but these are three of their mid range GPUs in a card? Is it really necessary to pair these kinds of parts together? Wouldn't someone rather just have two higher end cores in a single card (are the 3850 and 3870 the same core?, I can't recall), instead of forking out for three lower end ones? I mean, sure it has 1.5 gigs of RAM in it, but with the kind of power these cores have it pretty much just goes to waste.

The only reason I could potentially see getting this is because it runs cooler and quieter then the higher end GPUs. I remember Sapphire was planning on making a dual GPU x1950 Pro awhile back. You could easily just get a x1950 XTX instead, but this card could run cooler then that one.

MorganX3845d ago

Need price and benchmarks...

Extreme_Coolcat3845d ago

If you read the press release carefully, you will see this

W S K3845d ago (Edited 3845d ago )

the ATI RADEON HD 3850 is not that bad. In a test of 50 GFX cards it has made place 10 and 13 (first place is the ATI RADEON HD 3870 X2 and last place a Nvidia Gforce 7300 GS) It still manages 112 frames in HALF LIFE LOST COAST with 4x AntiAliasing and 8x AnisotropicFiltering at a resolution of 1600x1200 and the price is about 240 Dollars (the price for a 3870 is about the same and a 3870 X2 costs about 490 $ ) if i had the money i would buy it (maybe) but then think that would be a lot of games for my consoles :-)
...but thats a another story

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