Fresh off the heels of the ASUS ARES HD 5970 graphics card (which used dual HD 5870 graphics processors on a custom made PCB), ASUS is at it again. However, this time around they are combining dual NVIDIA GF100 GPUs on a single solution.
Each core on this card has 480 stream processors along with 1536MB of GDDR5 memory, a 384-bit memory interface and a NF200 bridge chip to ensure it all works together. To power this beast there are three 8-pin power connectors found on the PCB, which puts this cards power requirements beyond even the 4GB HD 5970 ARES graphics card.
The combination of such powerful graphics cores should make for an insanely fast video card, but it does leave one to wonder exactly how ASUS plans to keep this beast's heat output under control. This is made all the more interesting as there’s only one fan connector on the PCB, which means the cooling solution could be similar to what was used with the ARES, though the GF100 core runs considerably hotter than ATI’s Cypress core.
This dual Fermi GPU graphics card from ASUS will most likely be released as a special edition product in the R.O.G line and carry a very high premium.