updated 03:35 pm EST, Wed March 3, 2010
Sapphire 4GB 5970 would have custom cooling
Graphics hardware's Sapphire at CeBIT has shown one of the first ultra high-end versions of the Radeon HD 5970 in a bid to have the fastest video cards in the world. The special model will double the amount of onboard memory to a record 4GB and will carry a custom, three-slot fan and heatsink cooling system. Although thick, the design would let Sapphire factory overclock the 5970's memory from 1GHz to 1.2GHz.
The extra memory and clock speed won't affect its power connection, as it would still use the same two eight-pin connectors. Sapphire's board would have two dual-link DVI outputs as well as a Mini DisplayPort jack, the latter in place either to use Eyefinity or to attach to an Apple LED Cinema Display.
Pricing and a ship date for the card weren't made public, but the peripheral will likely cost significantly more than the $599 AMD has officially set for the regular 2GB version. [via Fudzilla]