Processors weren’t the only subject of discussion at AMD’s analyst day presentation yesterday. The company also talked a little about its upcoming graphics processors in the professional, desktop, and mobile segments. On the professional side of things, AMD is putting the finishing touches on its R600-based FireGL, which it expects to introduce later this quarter. The card should essentially be a sibling of the Radeon HD 2900 XT tweaked for professional 3D applications like computer aided design, digital content creation, visualization, and so on.
On the desktop, AMD briefly revealed what it calls CrossFire 2.0, which seems to be a quad-GPU graphics solution.
Four-way CrossFire only seems logical when one considers that AMD’s RD790 reference board boasts four PCI Express x16 slots. As we said yesterday, AMD has already demonstrated a system with three Radeon HD 2900 XT cards. However, it looks like there’s no room on that mobo for four cards with dual-slot coolers.
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