According to VR-Zone, the Radeon HD 3870 X2 has been delayed to its original launch date of January 28th. Their sources didn't specify a reason for this, however, the site note that it may be because stocks are yet to reach all parts of the world. The change in dates has taken the AIB's by surprise, who were preparing their boards for launch tomorrow. This will remain subject to conjecture until we see some further proof.
What was speculation an hour ago has now become fact: the Radeon HD 3870 X2 has become the first board in history to break the teraflop barrier, giving it the ability to compute one trillion floating point operations in a single second. That's not what this story is about, though. The folks over at PCOnline have just published their review of the board a matter of hours ago. Spanning across 32 pages, they compared it to Nvidia's current flagship, the 8800 Ultra.
Well folks, tomorrow is the day the Radeon HD 3870 X2 will dominate headlines and inboxes with press releases and whatnot. In the meantime though, some rather detailed pictures have surfaced that capture every detail of the board's reference cooler. VR-Zone has gathered the pictures, and they're available here. If you crave more pictures however, some additional shots have appeared detailing HIS' offer. The board is clocked at 825MHz/900 MHz.
The latest addition to Asus' Republic of Gamers line-up - the Striker II Formula - was just recently announced. The board includes Nvidia's nForce 780i SLI MCP chipset, and of course supports 3-Way SLI out of the box. As this is an Asus board, overclocking features aren't light. To name one, they've included their "Extreme Tweaker technology" which allows the north bridge, south bridge, and DRAM voltages to be adjusted in 0.02v increments.
The last time we heard of Hipro5 was when he busted Kinc's 3DMark 06 record of 25,733, with a score of 26,008. He's now returned, although he hasn't reclaimed the 3DMark 06 record (yet). He's completed five of his planned eight modifications on a Radeon 2900XT, and managed to run its core at 1377MHz. The card is benchmark stable, and is so far capable of operating as low as -187?C on idle, and -182?C under load.
Kingpin and Fugger have recently busted not only the 3DMark 01 and 03 records, but they've also broken the 30,000 barrier in 3DMark 06. All three records were achieved using 8800 Ultra's and a QX9650 / QX9770 running as high as 5.868GHz. Two 8800 Ultra's were used in 3DMark 01 to score 116,055, three were used in 3Dmark 03 to score 126,688, and they went back to two in 3DMark 06 to score 30,138 points - stealing the crown from the HD 2900 XT.