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Oct 20, 2011

Yeston Works on Dual-GPU Radeon HD 6850 Graphics Card

Chinese graphics card maker Yeston, has already accustomed us to its highly customized graphics cards, so it comes as no surprise that the company is now working on developing a new Radeon HD 6950 dual-GPU solution.

The card in question is still a prototype, but judging by the pictures provided by Expreview website this appears to be in the latest stages of design as the PCB layout seems to be complete and ready to enter mass production.

In order to pack two Cayman Pro cores on the same printed circuit board, Yeston had to redesign its graphics card from scratch and it decided to go with a total of 12 phases for powering the components installed on the card.

Each one of the two Radeon HD 6950 cores installed get their own 6-stage VRM, which should be more than enough for providing enough power to the CPUs.

Yeston's creation gets all the juice that it requires to feed these VRMs through two PCI Express 8-pin connectors and a single 6-pin PCIe connector, which are placed in the back of the PCB.

Sadly, these are all the features that can be spotted right now, but it's safe to assume that Yeston will also include a series of more advanced features in its dual-GPU HD 6950, such as dual-BIOS support.

The Radeon HD 6950 based on the Cayman Pro core that includes 1408 streaming processors, 88 texture units, 32 ROP units and a 256-bit wide memory bus that is connected to 2GB of video buffer.

Since two such GPUs are installed in Yeston's Radeon HD 6950 X2, the card comes with a total of 4GB of memory.

Right now, we don't know when this dual-GPU graphics card is supposed to come out, or for how much it will retail.


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