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Size Check - 2900PRO 1GB DDR4

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UM, ok, so I ordered:
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 2900PRO 1GB 512-bit GDDR4

The pics show a 9" hsf...

But i'm looking around and most places are saying it has the 12" hsf:




Cuz now i'm :twitch::twitch:

ain't NO WAY that thing is fitting in my case :cry:


Any insight?
 
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You need an "Extended ATX" capable case. Few of em out there. Thermaltake has few.
 

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I haven't seen any customers complaining that the card is larger though. One review I found that on was 2900xt 1gb, and the other just said 2900pro with 12" hsf kinda in passing, so I'm not convinced it has 12" hsf

It doesn't even say that on the sapphire or newegg pages...you'd think they'd mention that
 
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Well I found this http://tipidpc.com/viewtopic.php?tid=87044

"The second card in the HD 2900 PRO series features 1GB GDDR4 and is available with two different sizes of fansinks. One version of the card has a 9-inch fansink and another version has a 12-inch fansink."

and this http://www.dailytech.com/AMD+Announces+ATI+Radeon+HD+2900+PRO+Graphics+Cards/article9050.htm

"The second card in the HD 2900 PRO series features 1GB GDDR4 and is available with two different sizes of fansinks. One version of the card has a 9-inch fansink and another version has a 12-inch fansink."

I still really don't know.
 

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lol who's close to CA and ordered newegg on friday? LOL feel free to lemmie know
 
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lol who's close to CA and ordered newegg on friday? LOL feel free to lemmie know
Well I asked for Second Day Shipping so Hopefully seeing as they don't deliver on weekends I'll get it Monday. So if I do get before you or any1 else I will gladly share the news.
 

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i didn't get my order in time :( It's still at step 3

post some benchies too...although I'm more interested in turning up my settings in the frontlines beta :p

Oh and grab a dremel :laugh:

:toast:
 

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The one at Newegg is 9" long. The other is OEM ONLY i do be leave.

Even with the 9" long one ou MAY need to move a HDD higher \ Lower in the case.
 
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lol... it will be the same size, my 1gb xt is the same as the 512mb version
 
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lol... it will be the same size, my 1gb xt is the same as the 512mb version
Good news at last, man I just can't wait to get it I have been waiting sooooooooo long , I am so ready to get rid of the ancient X1300 lol.
 

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Good news at last, man I just can't wait to get it I have been waiting sooooooooo long , I am so ready to get rid of the ancient X1300 lol.
LOL and I thought my 7800GT was bad :laugh:

post some benchies/OC clocks monday afternoon!
 

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LOL and I thought my 7800GT was bad :laugh:

post some benchies/OC clocks monday afternoon!

hehe and there was me on 2900XT release date bitching my 7900GT OC SC lol.

Hope your power supply can handle it my XT takes up to 76 amps accordeing to Riva Tuner and trips the PSU :p lol.
 

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You could always have the best "size friendly" graphics....Onboard video!! :roll:
 

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hehe and there was me on 2900XT release date bitching my 7900GT OC SC lol.

Hope your power supply can handle it my XT takes up to 76 amps accordeing to Riva Tuner and trips the PSU :p lol.
where does rivatuner show the amps a card is pulling?
 
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Holy crap, that 12" HSF is a freakin' monster! Hopefully something that big gets you temps at least 5C or more cooler than the 9". It's kinda funny how big that thing is. . .
 
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Holy crap, that 12" HSF is a freakin' monster! Hopefully something that big gets you temps at least 5C or more cooler than the 9". It's kinda funny how big that thing is. . .
Indubitably.
 
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Brings to mind the uproar when GPU coolers first when dual slot. Oh the out rage.
 

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hehe and there was me on 2900XT release date bitching my 7900GT OC SC lol.

Hope your power supply can handle it my XT takes up to 76 amps accordeing to Riva Tuner and trips the PSU :p lol.
The 2900 doesn't pull 76A. That's impossible. That's 912 watts.
 
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I wonder if the temperature drop it "Should" bring is worth it.
Well it really just depends on the cercemstances, for instance some people say if you have the room for why not go 12''.
 

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The 2900 doesn't pull 76A. That's impossible. That's 912 watts.
I never said it was possible. I just said what River Tuner says which is up to about 76-78 amps.

Idle it says 33 amps underload as high as i said. BUT system shuts down a lot as my power supply cannot handle it. Be last time i buy Coolmax hehe.

By the power supply it's 19 amps x 2 so how much is being down though the PCI-e connecter if it yet another 19 amps it would explain the shut downs on a 2 ish year old PSU..
 

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I never said it was possible. I just said what River Tuner says which is up to about 76-78 amps.

Idle it says 33 amps underload as high as i said. BUT system shuts down a lot as my power supply cannot handle it. Be last time i buy Coolmax hehe.

By the power supply it's 19 amps x 2 so how much is being down though the PCI-e connecter if it yet another 19 amps it would explain the shut downs on a 2 ish year old PSU..
Yeah, that's not a very good psu. (No offense intended, btw). With 2 19A rails, it likely maxes out around 32-35A on the 12v rails combined (have to factor in some losses, etc.). As a point of reference, my psu, which is only rated 20w higher than yours, does 50A combined on the 12v rails.

Got any moneys for an upgrade?
 
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I'd be happy to get the 12" version and get rid of the stock HSF because the OEM version has a different, more compact pcb making it 1.25" shorter than a "normal HD2900XT/Pro".
 
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If I ever get that card, the cooler is coming off immediately. Not that length would be an issue. I do have an EATX case, well two of em actually. (Tt WinGo series) In my experience ATI cooling solutions, while massive, are usually loud and not that effective. I would slap my water block on it and some Thermaltake copper VRAMsinks and I bet I would get better results vs. that red monstrosity.
 
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