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Old February 9, 2007, 12:52 PM
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Default ATi R600XTX/XT/XL Series Unveiled

"VR-Zone has learned about some new details on 80nm R600 today and there will be 2 SKUs at launch; XTX and XT. There will be 2 versions of R600XTX; one is for OEM/SI and the other for retail. Both feature 1GB DDR4 memories on board but the OEM version is 12.4" long to be exact and the retail is 9.5" long. The above picture shows a 12.4" OEM version. The power consumption of the card is huge at 270W for 12" version and 240W for 9.5" version. As for R600XT, it will have 512MB of GDDR3 memories onboard, 9.5" long and consumes 240W of power"




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OMG the OEM is freaking huge.
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Old February 9, 2007, 02:04 PM
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That is an incredible amount of power
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Old February 9, 2007, 03:35 PM
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Holy cwap!!!!!

The PS requirement madness has got to stop.

It's pretty bad when you've got to purchase a second PS to run a single card let alone what you'd need to run in crossfire.

If this is the wave of the future, I'd suggest that AMD/ATI start shipping the 5 1/4 bay stand alone vid card PS's with their cards.

At least then we'd know ahead of an upgrade that we're pushing enough juice to run it.

I know I'd be willing to pay an extra $50-60 bucks on a high end vid card to remove either the "is my PS powerful enough" doubts prior to an upgrade, or more importantly....... the stock "your power supply probably isn't powerful enough" reply to just about any vid card support request.
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The PS requirement madness has got to stop.
Well, before the 8800GTX came out they also said that it would require upwards of 300W, but in reality its more like 160W, heh.

That card looks freaking huge though. I could barely fit my 8800GTX in my case as it is.. that XTX would be impossible.
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If this is the wave of the future, I'd suggest that AMD/ATI start shipping the 5 1/4 bay stand alone vid card PS's with their cards.

At least then we'd know ahead of an upgrade that we're pushing enough juice to run it.

I know I'd be willing to pay an extra $50-60 bucks on a high end vid card to remove either the "is my PS powerful enough" doubts prior to an upgrade, or more importantly....... the stock "your power supply probably isn't powerful enough" reply to just about any vid card support request.
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Old February 9, 2007, 11:42 PM
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Yep, that's what I'm talking about, but if you look at it you'll see that it's only 250w (fortran/fsp have a 300w version).

What I'm suggesting though is that it's time for the vid card makers to start shipping one with every card so that the end user can be guaranteed that power will not be an issue.

I may end up having to purchase one next week if the repair shop has no joy in duplicating the issues I'm having with my 1950pro.

If I do, and it doesn't solve the problem I may just try to return both the vid card and the OCZ 600w I picked up to run it.

I haven't had much luck with sapphire cards..... I always seem to end up with inadequately cooled ones...... :(
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Yep, that's what I'm talking about, but if you look at it you'll see that it's only 250w (fortran/fsp have a 300w version).

What I'm suggesting though is that it's time for the vid card makers to start shipping one with every card so that the end user can be guaranteed that power will not be an issue.

I may end up having to purchase one next week if the repair shop has no joy in duplicating the issues I'm having with my 1950pro.

If I do, and it doesn't solve the problem I may just try to return both the vid card and the OCZ 600w I picked up to run it.

I haven't had much luck with sapphire cards..... I always seem to end up with inadequately cooled ones...... :(
I have a Sapphire x850xt(ran very hot) and when I replaced the cooler with a water block I noticed that the contact points for cooling the mem didn't line up at all. Long story short card used to idle at 45+ derees now 28. Everybody I know that has or has had a Sapphire card has heat issues. So your not alone.
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Another site with some pictures of the card http://overclockers.com/articles1411/
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Old February 10, 2007, 03:22 PM
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Yeah, my 9600xt ran hot until I installed an after market cooling product.

With the 1950pro I can't just pop an after market cooler onto it. The available models don't cover the VRMs which are the main problem with these cards, so not only would I need to install a new cooler (voiding my warranty), I'd also have to glue heatsinks onto the vrms.

Not something I think I should have to do with a brand new $260 vid card.
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