Water-cooled R600 pictured
Always eager to post pictures of unreleased hardware, the guys over at VR-Zone have now managed to find a shot of a water-cooled version of AMD's upcoming ATI Radeon X2900 XTX graphics card. The site reckons that Aavid Thermalloy provided the custom-designed water block for this particular card. VR-Zone says the cooling system manufacturer is prepping new Turbo Flow Liquid Cold Plates for mass-production in May, which might coincide with the R600 launch.
The shot also gives us a better look at the retail R600 board's PCB, which is either out of sight or concealed behind a gargantuan cooler in most of the pictures that have leaked into the wild so far. The R600 board looks to be about the same length as Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTX. Instead of two 6-pin power connectors, though, it has one 6-pin connector and one of the new 8-pin PCI Express power connectors.