GeCube Demonstrates Radeon Gemini
Last CeBIT a lot of graphics cards makers, including Asustek, Gigabyte, Leadtek and, perhaps, some other showcased their graphics cards with two visual processing units based on variety of GeForce 6-series chips. This year the dual-GPU boards are not really highlighted by Nvidia’s partners probably because they are not in very high demand. The only product that, for instance, Asus offers is very high-end dual-GeForce 7800 GT and the company is already discussing the dual-GeForce 7900-series product. It looks like graphics cards featuring two mainstream chips did not receive popularity among users.
This year GeCube decided to give dual-GPU graphics cards a try: the company demonstrates a graphics card with two Radeon X1600 XT chips on it. Currently the company says that the board which concept is called Gemini is still in development and the final version should be available sometime in late April or early May. In the light of the fact that ATI recently dropped the prices on its Radeon X1600-series chips, GeCube will reconsider its intention to sell dual-GPU Radeon X1600 XT product for $399.
Other graphics cards makers are reluctant to develop dual-chip cards, so, GeCube will have a unique position this time. Whether it will provide the company any benefits or not remains to be seen.