Monday, October 1st 2007

RV670XT Uses 132W, RV670Pro Uses 104W

When gamers heard that the original R600 had a TDP of over 200W, gamers who wanted to play at respectable resolutions and settings went out and bought new power supplies capable of handling such a load, and dealt with the noise that comes with dissipating such a high TDP. Fortunately, these problems are not going to be associated with the RV670, AMD's next high-end graphics card. The RV670XT has a TDP of 132W, and the RV670Pro boasts a modest 104W TDP. Hopefully, these lower heat yields will allow for a quieter cooling solution for these cards. AMD attributes these lower TDPs to a 55nm manufacturing process.Source: Nordic Hardware
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16 Comments on RV670XT Uses 132W, RV670Pro Uses 104W

#3
jocksteeluk
that is an impressive energy usage reduction no doubt it is the AMD technicians first collaborative effort on the former ATi cards.
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#4
mandelore
by: zekrahminator
When gamers heard that the original R600 had a TDP of over 200W, gamers who wanted to play at respectable resolutions and settings went out and bought new power supplies capable of handling such a load, and dealt with the noise that comes with dissipating such a high TDP. Fortunately, these problems are not going to be associated with the RV670, AMD's next high-end graphics card. The RV670XT has a TDP of 132W, and the RV670Pro boasts a modest 104W TDP. Hopefully, these lower heat yields will allow for a quieter cooling solution for these cards. AMD attributes these lower TDPs to a 55nm manufacturing process.

Source: Nordic Hardware
oooh, i wonder if the cards will be similar in layout to the current r600... then curent r600 cooling solutions will simply rock the hell out of the card and deliver awsome overclockablility!!

Go AMD!! :rockout::rockout:
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#5
Hawk1
I'm hoping they can do away with the 8pin PCIE for OC on the next batch of Cards (when I plan to upgrade:)).
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#6
rhythmeister
All good and well but I want a dual gpu 2600!
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#7
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
if you click the source link and then one of the other links, it says the hd 2950 (RV670) is a 256bit :wtf:
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#8
ryboto
grrr...that's still ~40W higher than the x1950pro...I was hoping to get the HD 2900pro and passively cool it, but with that amount of power/heat, I doubt it will be possible.
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#9
zekrahminator
McLovin
Better than trying to passively cool 200W :p.
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#10
Wile E
Power User
I was under the impression that ATI's mid-range gpus received the RV moniker, whereas the high-end GPU receives merely the R moniker. I don't think RV670 is gonna be for the high-end card.
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#11
NinkobEi
high end or not..a mid-end card of the next gen still means high end for the present gen :) god I hope it beats the 8800GTX
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#12
Wile E
Power User
by: Ninkobwi
high end or not..a mid-end card of the next gen still means high end for the present gen :) god I hope it beats the 8800GTX
That's not nearly always the case.
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#13
JC316
Knows what makes you tick
Ati is REALLY impressing me again. One of the main reasons that I didn't get anything ATI was due to the power and heat that they were outputing, not to mention the price factor.

I am looking into them once again with news like this. GO ATI!!!
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#14
Xolair
Wow... the 2950 Pro might even work with my current PSU. :D
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#15
hat
Maximum Overclocker
Finally, new high-end video cards don't need thier own tesla coils to run
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Good move ATI/AMD, good move.
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