First dual GPU HD3850X2 card launched by Asus

kingdingeling - April 6, 2008 05:13AM in Video Cards

The HD3870X2 has been out for a while already as AMD/ATIs current top video card, but rumour had it that there would be a smaller dual GPU brother coming out. The HD3850X2 is now out, the first one as the Asus EAH3850X2/HTDI/1G. Compared to a single HD3850, the card has a performance increase of around 34%, but it's also supposed to be faster than two single cards in CrossFire. Asus claims a 5% performance increase compared to normal CrossFire, although it features the same 1GB of memory and 2x 256-bit memory interface as single cards would have. The large dual-slot cooler should keep the card cool, even if clocked at 688MHz core frequency and 1658MHz memory frequency. AS this is the OverclockersClub, you'll be pleased to know that Asus has equipped this card with something called the ASUS GamerOSD, which is a program that allows for on-the-fly overclocking adjustments for extra performance.