The simFUSION 6000q the force of four Radeon 9700 cores!

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 05 2003 @ 12:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Evans & Sutherland, a company specialised in creating realistic visual images for simulation, training, engineering, and other applications has created a killer Radeon 9700 PRO card. E&S his visual systems are used in both military and commercial systems, as well as planetariums and interactive theaters.

Now what is so special about a 9700 PRO you might think? Well their simFUSION 6000q professional graphics card combines four Radeon 9700PRO cores into one card! Actually they are not made on 1 PCB card, but on two combined ones like you can see in the pictures. It has also 2 Molex connectors.




This is a professional card for commercial and military 3D modeling, so do not start dreaming about it because you will never find it in shops. And if it were available, it would be way too expensive.
  • ATI graphics processors, R300 x 4(Quad)
  • 6000q: 9.6 Gpix/sec peak
  • 256MB x 4 unified memory
  • Antialiasing
    6000q: 2 to 24 samples
  • Video outputs
    Triple DVI-I on 6000q (dual supported)
  • DVI video input for ganging chassis to increase AA or performance
  • Polygons (on-chip geometry engine) 150M tri/sec peak
  • Selectable screen resolution up to 1600x1200 @ 85 Hz or 1920x1080 @ 60 Hz
  • ChanLock - channel synchronization
  • Trilinear mipmap texture antialiasing
  • Large texture maps (up to 2048x2048)
  • 256MB unified memory
  • Texture compression
  • User-programmable video timing
  • Order-independent (screen-door) or alpha transparency
  • Complementary mask fade LOD (24 levels)
  • 32-bit true color (128 bits internal)
  • 24-bit Z, 8-bit stencil
  • Gamma correction
  • Stereo signal capable

Source : Darkcrow


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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Re: The simFUSION 6000q the force of four Radeon 9700 cores!
by Anonymous on Wednesday, Nov 05 2003 @ 22:04 CET
Lets see some benchmarks. Heheheheh..



Re: The simFUSION 6000q the force of four Radeon 9700 cores!
by Anonymous on Wednesday, Nov 05 2003 @ 22:55 CET
Yeah, we wanna see some Benchmark and the price! :)



  • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, Nov 06 2003 @ 22:22 CET

    I wonder if I could run Halo smoothly on it


    • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jun 15 2004 @ 19:44 CEST

      NOTHING can run halo smoothly :P


Re: The simFUSION 6000q the force of four Radeon 9700 cores!
by Anonymous on Thursday, Nov 06 2003 @ 23:39 CET
Can you install this at a normal motherboard? If yes, I want to see a benchmark with 3Dmark03 :d



Re: The simFUSION 6000q the force of four Radeon 9700 cores!
by Anonymous on Saturday, Nov 15 2003 @ 18:37 CET
It looks like the card is a set of an AGP and a PCI card, so I'd assume that yes its possible to install this in a normal PC.



  • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, Nov 21 2003 @ 23:14 CET

    But it's very long and higher than it should be, so the case has to be really big!


  • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Nov 25 2003 @ 14:29 CET

    On AGP and PCI... So, will it really be enough bandwith for such a huge grafic-power?
    I don't think so. You would need more than one PCI and AGP...

    95 % of faults sit in front of the computer :-)


  • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jan 20 2004 @ 03:35 CET

    No it says they are PCB... I have no clue what that is but in fact they both look like AGP... you see the hooks on the end of the botton of the card where it goes into the slot? Only AGP has those hooks...well maybe PCB.


    • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Apr 06 2004 @ 19:41 CEST

      PCB means Printed Circuit Boards.And as you can see on the first picture, only one of the cards has the 'hook', which means that he was right. It's a PCI and an AGP card.


    • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Jun 15 2004 @ 19:44 CEST

      PCB = Printed Circuit Board... it's the boards themselves :P


Re: The simFUSION 6000q the force of four Radeon 9700 cores!
by Anonymous on Wednesday, Jan 26 2005 @ 17:15 CET
Oh my fucking god. X-D



  • Reply by Anonymous on Friday, Jun 04 2010 @ 23:33 CEST

    Evans and Sutherland. That particular card can be found but u will have to special order it and pretend that you are building your own planetarium. The card is around $1300 or more.