The Inquirer is reporting that it has confirmation from ATI that it's version of nVidia's SLI - Multiple VPU - will use an external connector. Obviously the company went this route rather than a speculated internal connector as it didn't want to release yet another series of cards - and more importantly, alienate all those people who'd already bought an X800 or X850:
ATI decided to use an external connector simple because it didn’t want to release new series of Multi VPU capable cards powered with an internal connector. If it had done that, it would have ended up upsetting many customers who bought X800 or X850 cards. So ATI views this as an easy move for its customers to dual cards and can offer it to every single X800 and X850 card owner. A smart move for upgrade market.
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