Published in Graphics
Gigabyte's RV670 will be the GV-RX385512H
We caused a tempest in a teapot
It seems that some Websites have taken the picture of the Gigabyte RV670 card that we posted here yesterday a little wrong and have come out with some astonishing claims about this not being the real final product.
Well, we'd like to state for the record that these sites are wrong. The card pictured was an engineering sample and it had a sticker on it with the model name. The final product name will be GV-RX385512H and this is indeed a Radeon HD 3850 card with 512MB of GDDR3 memory.
The card will indeed use the Zalman cooler and there's no need for any RAM heatsinks, as the memory chips don't get hot enough for these to be needed.
It's just amazing how lost in translation a picture can get...