Thursday, April 12th 2007

R600 OEM picture galore

The website PCINLIFE got hold of more pictures of the OEM R600 yesterday. Thanks go out to Flint who was kind enough to alarm us.
Btw.: The pictures are still there at PCINLIFE but its a real pain to create an account if you can't cope with Chinese symbols.


Source: PCINLIFE
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37 Comments on R600 OEM picture galore

#1
tkpenalty
lol any non-average joe could mistake the first R600 pic for a gun... it looks so hefty. The PCB is so bare compared to the G80.
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#2
hat
Maximum Overclocker

wtf
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#3
largon
First signs of GPU sockets are printed on this board...
(see attachments)
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#4
tkpenalty
by: hat

wtf
The backplate is thick as hell..
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#5
Chewy
by: hat
wtf
Thats for incase the card needs extra power, newer psus are coming out with 8 pin pci power connectors but these cards come with a 8 to 6 pin adapter.

so theses cards will be out in under a months time right?
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#6
tkpenalty
w00t the R600 can use two 6-pin PCI-E sockets.

by: Chewy
Thats for incase the card needs extra power, newer psus are coming out with 8 pin pci power connectors but these cards come with a 8 to 6 pin adapter.

so theses cards will be out in under a months time right?
Wont need the adapter, the 8-pin is essentially a 6-pin with two more pins. Same pin arrangement.
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#7
largon
6pin works in the 8pin plug ONLY if the pins are terminated on the same plane.
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#8
breakfromyou
Hopefully the retail card is a few feet shorter. That can't be the one we will get in stores here in a few weeks/months. Its so long they gave it a handle...
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#9
Zalmann
It's still a full length card. Looks great in red though I must admit.
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#10
kureng

what dis for?? SLI or Crossfire....???
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#12
kureng
by: Zalmann
It's ATI => Crossfire.
does crossfire use bridge interface like SLI? as i know, it does not...
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#13
Zalmann
Yes it does, they (ATI) introduced it with the x1950 pro. The difference is, they need 2 bridges instead of only 1 for SLI.
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#14
TXcharger
actually i do believe the double bridge is for a three card setup as well as normal crossfire setup
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#15
Zalmann
You may be right, but according to ATI, using only two VC in crossfire configuration, you should use both bridges.
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#16
Zalmann
2 sets of 6, so 12 pins.
edit: sorry, my bad. You're right, 14 pins.
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#17
mdm-adph
And I thought the 8800's were huge... seriously, though, it does look like a gun. Wonder how long before you see a mod that builds on that?
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#18
OnBoard
Wow, it actually looks good without all that crap on top (and bottom) of it. Now slap a Zalman vf900 and some copper memory sinks there and now we're talking (yes I know it would only work in idle).
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#19
Zalmann
Unfortunately the VF900 will not be able to cool that beastie. It's not rated high enough for the R600 or the 8800, but I'm sure Zalman will be working on something to cater for these very soon.
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#20
OnBoard
Voltage regulators will be the biggest promlem, as they don't have their own heatsink, but they might do some cooler for those too. Same could work for x1xx0 series.
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#21
Zalmann
by: OnBoard
Voltage regulators will be the biggest promlem, as they don't have their own heatsink, but they might do some cooler for those too. Same could work for x1xx0 series.
Yep, they sure will need cooling, especially with the high power requirements for the GPU.
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#22
largon
I put together a little in-scale size comparison of some graphics cards of present and future, including X2900XTX (two diff. revs), X1950XTX, 8800GTX, 8800GTS and 8600GT.


Click to enlarge
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#23
kwchang007
by: largon
I put together a little in-scale size comparison of some graphics cards of present and future, including X2900XTX (two diff. revs), X1950XTX, 8800GTX, 8800GTS and 8600GT.


Click to enlarge
so the 8800 gtx is the longest of them all? the x2900 xtx looks huge next to that toy though...
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#24
largon
kwchang007,
This X2900XTX is the OEM version, it will never be available for consumers, it's only for corporate system builders like Dell and the likes.

OEM card has the same circuit board as the retail card, only difference between the two is the OEM has a bigger cooler. Retail board has a much smaller heatsink-fan - it just barely overlaps the circuit board.

Retail card with HSF installed should be smaller than 9" which means it's smaller than current high end ATi cards like X1950XTX.
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#25
kwchang007
by: largon
kwchang007,
This X2900XTX is the OEM version, it will never be available for consumers, it's only for corporate system builders like Dell and the likes.

OEM card has the same circuit board as the retail card, only difference between the two is the OEM has a bigger cooler. Retail board has a much smaller heatsink-fan - it just barely overlaps the circuit board.

Retail card with HSF installed should be smaller than 9" which means it's smaller than current high end ATi cards like X1950XTX.
oh ok i see. im surprised at the 8800's size than....that and the fact they can fit next gen power onto a board the same size.
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