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Nice one if you don't have anything better.

Otherwise wouldn't know what to do with it imo.
Might resell it on an auction...might keep it for warming up during the winter. ;)

But got so much of the cards right now...need to sell some of them! :cool:
 
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I have BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC Edition 256 MB DDR3 still working last I remembered. Since the BFG went bankruptcy the last time I checked

I have to set it up some day soon to upload specs and details of the card

Since there's not many showing online for sale it hard to say if it is rare to be honest.

As far as I know I have a Powercolor ATI Radeon X1650pro which have AGP slot along with molex for power which is old but has good gaming performance back then
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It's hilarious seeing the heat sink and fan on that BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC Edition 256 MB DDR3. Was the TBP of that videocard was less than 100Watts?
 
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It's hilarious seeing the heat sink and fan on that BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC Edition 256 MB DDR3. Was the TBP of that videocard was less than 100Watts?
Yes it was...check 8600 GTS here (it is this web page database): https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/geforce-8600-gts.c764

& for the red one X1650, check here: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/radeon-x1650-agp.c959

Do note that AGP could not give more than 48,25W (in normal, not Pro). So the chips were sized accordingly.
Back then, when you used more than 25~30W, you had an extra powerful card. :cool:
 
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It's hilarious seeing the heat sink and fan on that BFG GeForce 8600 GTS OC Edition 256 MB DDR3. Was the TBP of that videocard was less than 100Watts?
That BFG 8600 GTS ran great when I first bought it as temperature wasn't too bad either too noisy as it was going into an ASUS T3-P5G965 case as it was tiny back then. As it has Q6600 quadcore this was my first experience with the cpu since the system cost me €1200 fully speced out except the gpu was bought separated
 
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Otherwise wouldn't know what to do with it imo.
oh... i know ... IT would get along so well with my other GPU on my collection shelf :laugh: ;)
 
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Collecting dust? :D
disassembling and cleaning them is one of my hobby when i buy a new (old) card (ah... that remind me that i need to clean the hamster leftover from the XFX 8800 GTX ) and i do it again from time to time :)

de_dust was a fav ... in 1.5/1.6 (uh?)
 
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Here's a glimpse of my collectibles :)

I have a lot more here and currently my Asus 7800GT dual is still being repaired (defective GPU)

Here is a list from top to bottom
Left:
KFA² GeForce GTX 780 HoF
MSI Lightning GeForce GTX 480
Sparkle Calibre Geforce 8800 Ultra
GeCube Radeon X1950XT AGP
Nvidia Quadro FX4700x2 (i had 2 one in box)
Nvidia GeForce 7950GT 512MB AGP

Center:
Sparkle Calibre Geforce 8800GTS 640mb
MSI GeForce 8800GTX OC Liquid
MSI GeForce GTX 465 Golden Edition Nr.1002
Nvidia GeForce 7950GX2 whit PCB Made in USA
EVGA Geforce 8800 Ultra Black Pearl

Right:
Leadtek Winfast GeForce 8800 Ultra Leviathan (i had 3 of them one in box :) one card i have send to der8auer for a vid but my blocks are all in perfect condition)
Nvidia Quadro FX4500x2
2x Nvidia GeForce 7900GTX Duo

On the Last Picture! My Collection of Radeon HD 2900 series GPUs! But one FireGL Engineering Sample
 

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Here's a glimpse of my collectibles :)

I have a lot more here and currently my Asus 7800GT dual is still being repaired (defective GPU)

Here is a list from top to bottom
Left:
KFA² GeForce GTX 780 HoF
MSI Lightning GeForce GTX 480
Sparkle Calibre Geforce 8800 Ultra
GeCube Radeon X1950XT AGP
Nvidia Quadro FX4700x2 (i had 2 one in box)
Nvidia GeForce 7950GT 512MB AGP

Center:
Sparkle Calibre Geforce 8800GTS 640mb
MSI GeForce 8800GTX OC Liquid
MSI GeForce GTX 465 Golden Edition Nr.1002
Nvidia GeForce 7950GX2 whit PCB Made in USA
EVGA Geforce 8800 Ultra Black Pearl

Right:
Leadtek Winfast GeForce 8800 Ultra Leviathan (i had 3 of them one in box :) one card i have send to der8auer for a vid but my blocks are all in perfect condition)
Nvidia Quadro FX4500x2
2x Nvidia GeForce 7900GTX Duo

On the Last Picture! My Collection of Radeon HD 2900 series GPUs! But one FireGL Engineering Sample


The photo says it all

Sweetness
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Das Foto sagt alles

Süße
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Yes i had a lot of cool old Hardware! Some rare Motherboards, Cases, Coolers and More but i cant post all
 
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Yes i had a lot of cool old Hardware! Some rare Motherboards, Cases, Coolers and More but i cant post all
if you do pics then GO there!
 
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The (nearly) mythical Radeon R9 285X.

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Finally answering questions that everyone was asking ~8 years ago: why is Tonga 384-bit, but the R9 285, 380, and 380X are 256-bit? Answer: it's a different chip!

Okay, well not actually a different piece of silicon, but AMD designed and manufactured two different package types for Tonga. One which became Tonga and Antigua PRO/XT with the 256-bit VRAM we know, and another which AMD called "Tonga T3" which exposes the entire 384-bits inside the ASIC. This technically should have been Tonga XT, but for reasons only AMD knows it didn't. Tonga T3 is an interesting look at what Tonga was perhaps meant to be in AMD's product stack. This card was produced in the last half of September 2014, right after the R9 285 (Tonga PRO 256-bit) launched as a real product, and looks to be equipped to be a direct and immediate replacement for the Tahiti based R9 280X on all fronts. Same 2Gb density (256MB) 5.5Gbps GDDR5 traced out in a functionally identical 3GB array, a 1GHz core clock (albeit with no turbo functionality enabled), and a very effective dual-fan cooler that remains whisper quiet.

All of the GCN3 features such as delta color compression and enhanced power tuning are enabled and functioning, the card shows no signs of being terribly early in development, in fact looking more or less complete, and the drivers pick it up right away which allows game and benchmarks to work without a hitch. So why didn't we see this thing launch? My theory is pricing, and a lack of any real niche to fit in. Here's what I think happened: Tahiti (as the 280X) is selling well in 2014. It's been clock bumped, outfitted with new designs, and it's affordable having been on the market for nearly a year at this point. The legendary status of Tahiti as an overclocking monster makes it popular with enthusiasts, and its now more mature drivers make it popular with gamers. It's also shockingly not much slower than Tonga, albeit with reduced features and nearly a third higher power draw at the same clock. AMD has the R9 285X in the labs, they're looking at how the R9 280X is performing at under $300, they're looking at the BOM (bill of materials) cost to produce either Tonga and replace Tahiti for good, or just keep production on Tahiti going, and they're looking at 2015 when they expect to have the big GCN3 (Fiji) rolled out. Tonga in its 384-bit incarnation essentially uses every component Tahiti does, with the only major savings being on power delivery components. So it's not going to be THAT much cheaper to produce, and they've already got this 256-bit Tonga PRO developed alongside that is going to reduce packaging, VRAM, power delivery, and board design costs. Tonga T3 also does not significantly outperform Tonga 256-bit due to Delta Color Compression exceeding expectations in VRAM bandwidth savings.

So they cut Tonga T3 from the stack, release 256-bit 28CU Tonga in 2014 to show they really are delivering on their roadmap, and slate a revival of Tonga in 2015 to coincide with their biggest investment to date, Fiji, which shares the GCN3 ISA and features with Tonga. By 2015 GDDR5 prices have come down and they can even equip the new cards with double the capacity, making cards like the R9 380 and R9 380X much more competitive. It also sets the development stage for Polaris, which at a deep architectural level is just Tonga ported to 14nm FinFET and with more fine tuned features to really drive up efficiency.

Tonga T3 ends up some kind of awkward cryptid in the end. Developed, built, tested, rumored, hyped, cancelled. Leaving behind echoes of, "But what if?" and, "But why?" questions on internet forums and message boards.

To date it's only been verified that three of these cards still exist, but my experience with AMD samples gives me the impression that there were likely a few dozen that made it to this stage of development.
 
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Found this beauty on ebay recently, I was looking for this card for a long time, it's a pre-release version of Radeon HD5970:

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I hope it will be delivered next year, so I will be able to make new photos)

You found #3! I have the other two still, both are damaged. One from Alienware in Florida, the other from ATi's campus in Markham. Good find!

Maybe we can prove the existence of more than 3 cards at some point. I know they made a few dozen, but they seem to have all been destroyed.

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