Looks like it's got some kind of heat distributer on the back. If this is simply an aluminium plate I'd be very interested to see how effective it is, because at the moment the RAMsinks on the back of my Radeon get in the way of a DIMM socket. If it worked well (not really sure exactly how it's supposed to work though!) then I'd make one up out of curiosity.
ati have already said they are not doing a radeon se on a official press release and why would they with the radeon 2 out in summer also if u look at the ram sinks on the top of the card the look like they are a old voodoo3 2000 heatsink cut up (only because i did this)the ram sinks are not even put on stright fake if u ask me
Could be fake. But I have to say, I'm dissapointed with all of you as far as reasoning goes.
I'd like to concentrate on that aluminum heat spreader. That thing 'looks' professionally made at first glance, but take a second look. The ram chip outlines are etched into the top of the plate, probably used as design guides. The factory finish of the plate is also marred by random machining scratches, mostly in the thin diagonal section. Notice also the custom punching for all three capacitors. Normally for a part like this you would punch it in one go, no machining required.
I rather believe this is someone who had the same problem as Mutha Funker as far as DIMM slots go, and decided to compromise. Of course the heat spreader works, its increasing the overall surface area of the ram by at least 4x.