Monday, March 19th 2007

R600 is "hot"

The latest and greatest number - 200 W - is supposed to be the total heat output for the R600 core. Fudzilla states this number as coming from "reliable" sources - and this time, I am inclined to say that I think they are right.

As we know, there are two versions of the R600 card - the "big gun", measuring in at 12.5 inches, and the "pocket sized" 9.5 inch version. The big card will probably be branded as Radeon X2900XTX and will end up with OEMs only. The bigger cooler should prolong its lifespan, and keep it cooler overall. The shorter card has a massive dual-slot cooler with heatpipes.Source: Fudzilla
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16 Comments on R600 is "hot"

#1
LiNKiN
Staff
So the topdog is being left only to OEM's huh. I feel left out...
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#2
erocker
I'm wondering if the wattage and heat concerns of the R600 are correct anymore with ATi switching to 65nm.
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#3
C.Ash
Can we stop calling it the X2900XTX?
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#4
wazzledoozle
ATI has already said that the 12.5" card is for Apple.
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#5
vipercrazy
LOL @ apple, even if the card is $650, that gives apple a reason to boost the price to upgrade by $1200
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#6
J0N
Too expensive for any sane person it would seem! :mad:

by: vipercrazy
LOL @ apple, even if the card is $650, that gives apple a reason to boost the price to upgrade by $1200
Wheres your proof?
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#7
KennyT772
highend cards are always 550-650 usd at launch...given the specs, gddr4, and all that copper i wouldnt be suprised at $700
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#8
C.Ash
by: vipercrazy
LOL @ apple, even if the card is $650, that gives apple a reason to boost the price to upgrade by $1200
Whats the point of an R600 on an Apple PC.. or "Mac"?
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#9
RickyG512
do the 9" and 12.5" perform differently
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#10
tigger
I'm the only one
200watts omg.that is gonna be a HOT chilli.
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#11
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
As long as they are both the same in terms of power and clock speeds, Im happy about it.
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#12
ryboto
by: C.Ash
Whats the point of an R600 on an Apple PC.. or "Mac"?
dual boot?
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#13
Exceededgoku
High power = high performance :D (except netburst :O)
Can't wait to get one.
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#14
Wile E
Power User
by: C.Ash
Whats the point of an R600 on an Apple PC.. or "Mac"?
Graphics powered professional rendering.
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#15
InfDamarvel
Its just common knowledge that high end mac based gfx cards cost a lot more than a PC based one.
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#16
Wile E
Power User
by: InfDamarvel
Its just common knowledge that high end mac based gfx cards cost a lot more than a PC based one.
To buy them retail? Yes, absolutely true. The market prices for Apple specific gfx cards are ridiculous. But to buy them straight from Apple as part of your computer purchase, the upgrade cost is much more reasonable than retail.
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