It looks like AMD is starting up another one of their tongue-in-cheek video card marketing campaigns, if the latest package to arrive on my doorstep is any indication.

In an envelope from AMD’s marketing department labeled “Top Secret”, AMD included in a single picture (of myself) with the text “Wouldn’t you agree that two is better than one?” On the backside is a Twitter hashtag, #2betterthan1.

Given the current state of AMD’s 200 series product lineup and the fact that it has been just under a year since the Radeon 7990 launched, this is presumably the start of AMD’s marketing campaign for the obligatory dual-GPU 200 series card. AMD’s note doesn’t leave much in the way of details to speculate with, but considering that 7990 was already pushing around a pair of Tahiti GPUs, it seems a foregone conclusion that any new dual-GPU card would be Hawaii based. In which case, considering that Hawaii cards currently approach 300W, it will be interesting to see just what AMD has up their sleeve for fitting a pair of their best GPUs on a single card.

One thing is for certain: AMD never stops with one teaser. So no doubt there will be more information to follow.

In the meantime, to see whether two really is better than one, I made a quick call to the ultimate authority on all things me: my mother. Her response? “Having two sons was great for getting the yard work done, but I paid for it at the grocery store.” So make of that what you will.

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  • nastyemu25 - Friday, March 14, 2014 - link

    Ohhhh man... the delicious irony. Someone calling out others as clueless then going on to make a completely misinformed statement.

    Ain't nobody mining bitcoins with GPU's guy-- they use them to mine scrypt-based coins for which ASIC's either don't exist, or haven't yet approached an acceptable ROI.
  • Flunk - Monday, March 17, 2014 - link

    Gridseed ASIC, the ROI is ok they cost slightly more than ATi GPUs but use massively less power. That's the only scrypt ASIC I can think of.
  • kmi187 - Sunday, March 16, 2014 - link

    Has it ever occured to you that, if so many people are still buying gpu's for mining ... you might be the misinformed one?
  • Flunk - Monday, March 17, 2014 - link

    I'm not sure you'd actually be able to use any more cards on one system because each GPU in AMD and Nvidia's multi-GPU cards shows up as an independent PCI-E device. Isn't there a hard limit on the number of video cards on most boards?
  • nathanddrews - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - link

    The picture is of two halves, not two whole... intentional? Aside from that, who's in the picture?
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - link

    Sorry that's not clear. That's me (taken from my Google+ profile).
  • ImSpartacus - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - link

    The Tech Report's Scott Wasson got the same treatment:
  • Homeles - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - link

    As did PCPer's Ryan Shrout.
  • Alexvrb - Thursday, March 13, 2014 - link

    Hilarious! I like what they're doing to engage with reviewers ahead of time. I'm interested to see what they cook up, if only to see how well they keep power and thermals under control.

    Actually what I'd like to see is an official (and thus AMD-supported) dual Bonaire XTX card to attack a much more mainstream section of the market. Such an animal at $200 or so would be interesting to see.
  • The Von Matrices - Friday, March 14, 2014 - link

    Which is kind of ironic because Anand took the photo.

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