upcoming HD 5970, the mother of all graphics cards, has been
spotted in the wild, running in a massive Antec 1200 chassis.
You're probably wondering what the chassis has to do with it, but bear
with me. The card is immense, measuring 13.5 inches or 34.3cm, it
easily puts Ron Jeremy to shame.
As we said earlier, the TDP should end up around the 300W mark, and it
shows. According to the bloke who fiddled with it, the fan runs at
4700RPM, so it's not that quiet. Mind you, this is an early sample, and
there's a chance production models will have a somewhat slower fan.
AMD kindly asked the site to remove performance tests and pointed out
that the card is an engineering sample, so some bios and driver tweaks
are expected. AMD also said that this was not the final version of the
card, and the production model could look a bit different.