ATI has been keeping busy. Turkish tech site Donanimhaber has said that two new models are in the works, for release over the next two months.
The first of the pair of new cards is the Eyefinity Edition HD 5870. This card was talked about earlier by ATI, so it makes sense that it would be coming out soon. The Eyefinity Edition allows for up to 6 displays to be connected to the single video card, using 6 mini-DisplayPort connectors. It will have 2GB of GDDR5 to help with all that screen real restate, but beside that, the clocks will be unchanged.
The second card ATI just might have up their sleeve is a HD 5890. This of, of course makes sense as well, considering the HD 5000 series has played out almost exactly as the HD 4000 series has, with just a few name changes. NVIDIA is finally rumored to be producing Fermi as soon as next month, so this HD 5890 will no doubt attempt to spoil the party, by offering comparable speed as the GTX 480. The codename for this part is "Trillian" -- which seems a bit odd, considering all the other parts have been named after trees, the codename for the HD 5000 series being "Evergreen".
The HD 5890 is expected to follow in the HD 4890 foot steps by being mostly the same GPU design as the HD x870, with the same amount of stream processors, but with higher clock speeds, and more voltage running through it.
Another interesting rumor posted on Donanimhaber is that NVIDIA is trying to get a GTX 480 X2 part together, for as early as May. We imagine, from what we know about Fermi, that this part, if it is really being planned, would be very hot, take a massive amount of power to run, and be extremely expensive. But who knows -- perhaps NVIDIA might do it just so they can say they have the fastest card around.