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ATI Radeon X1950 XTX Review and CrossFire Evaluation

Author: Ryan Shrout
Manufacturer: ATI

The X1950 XTX Card Up Close

Here I have included quite a few images of the new X1950 XTX graphics board.  Most are self-explanatory and have small captions to enlighten those that might not recognize what we are seeing.

X1950 XTX and X1950 CrossFire Edition Cards

The new fan-sinks power connector located along the bottom of the board PCB

The X1950 XTX requires the now standard PCIe power connection

Part of the heatpipe along the top of the graphics board

This shot shows you the large heatsink inside the red plastic casing

The memory heatsinks are a seperate piece, as is the smaller heatsink covering the power regulators

These TMDS chips are responsible for the CrossFire communications

Here is the R580+ GPU in all its glory...