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R600 is "hot"

Discussion in 'News' started by D_o_S, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. D_o_S

    D_o_S Moderator

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    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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    So the topdog is being left only to OEM's huh. I feel left out...
     
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    I'm wondering if the wattage and heat concerns of the R600 are correct anymore with ATi switching to 65nm.
     
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    Can we stop calling it the X2900XTX?
     
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    ATI has already said that the 12.5" card is for Apple.
     
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    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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    Too expensive for any sane person it would seem! :mad:

    Wheres your proof?
     
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    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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    Whats the point of an R600 on an Apple PC.. or "Mac"?
     
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    do the 9" and 12.5" perform differently
     
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    200watts omg.that is gonna be a HOT chilli.
     
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    As long as they are both the same in terms of power and clock speeds, Im happy about it.
     
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    dual boot?
     
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    High power = high performance :D (except netburst :O)
    Can't wait to get one.
     
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    Graphics powered professional rendering.
     
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    Its just common knowledge that high end mac based gfx cards cost a lot more than a PC based one.
     
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    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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