Pictures of Dual-GPU NVIDIA Prototype Surface – Hint of Things to Come?

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A Chinese site recently turned up pictures of an older NVIDIA video card featuring honest-to-god dual-GPU chips on board.  Traditionally the purview of AMD/ATI, this dual-GPU GeForce never came to market – but is it a hint of what’s coming up?



This massive board in all its snow white glory would have been king of the hill a couple of years ago, packing two GF104 chips – making it similar to two GTX 460s on a single board. In addition to the gorgeous dress and double-GPU love going on, this board had a whopping five digital video outputs – four DVIs and an HDMI. 

It’s absolutely unknown why this card never premiered, but it does rear its head at a…fortuitous time. This weekend is PAX East, a gaming-centric show put on by the creators of Penny Arcade. This year, like last year, NVIDIA has a booth and according to rumors, will be announcing their latest top-of-the-line video card. 

Sounds good, right? Well, that card is shaping up to be NVIDIA’s first consumer-oriented dual-GPU graphics card available on the market. Last year, PAX East was the showcase for NVIDIA to announce their latest card, so it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see the same thing happen this year.

DesktopReview will be there on site, bringing you the latest gaming news. Check back this weekend for updates from the show!



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