Behold.... the AMD x2K (R600)

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  1. glimmerman

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    Okay, since the other thread was starting to get a bit nasty we may as well continue the discussion in this new thread.

    That'll be the OEM card in the picture. The retail one will probably be about as long as that one minus the fan on the back. Hopefully they've got the power consumption wrong - quad CrossFire with the XTXs wouldn't need a 1000w PSU, it'd need more like 1500w (so that there's some left over for the rest of the system).

    The power consumption doesn't make much sense anyway. A 30w difference between the OEM and retail XTX cards would have to imply that the retail cards run slower (unless the OEM fan draws 30w - which would suggest that it's running at about 40,000RPM). However, the retail XTX and XT would appear to draw the same amount of power, which makes very little sense unless the GDDR4 RAM runs far cooler than GDDR3.

    Apart from that, the photo they have there clearly shows the OEM card, but it also clearly shows that it's a dual-slot one (you can see that there's a vent right across the width of the back-plate. If it was a single-slot card then it couldn't have any outputs). The earlier rumours said that there would be a single-slot top-end card, but it wouldn't make sense to have a 12" dual-slot card and a 9.5" single-slot one.
     
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    whats a 8800GTX require power wise?
     
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    i knew AMD would wreck it.....
     
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    ATI has started the design on the R600 long before they joined with AMD, so how, exactly, is AMD responsible? And what seems to be "wrecked"?
     
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    I don't quite understand why they would make the OEM card the longer version. One would think that OEMs would prefer a shorter card for ease of integration to their product lines!?
     
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    Because the card is long even in the retail version, AMD/ATI made a "handle" on the back so OEM's could design cases to make them fit.

    i.e. the handl is for extra support holding the card up.
     
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    12v 2A on the fan

    lol

    dust buster #2......

    the power consumption part shall be true :lol:
     
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    the handle actually latches into pci slot holders in server/decent cases which take full length cards
     
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    about 140-170w loaded
     
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    240watt, what the.. :Pirate:

    Lets hope it's worth the watts

    (try saying all that quickly)
     
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    What the that thing is huge.
     
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    Seems like you guys want to lock the thread again.
     
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    Not really concern abt the size more the power consumption that's alot,..what r they thinking? we're running a nuclear powerplant @ home?..really hope its not true.
     
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    why are people cracking it about the 12" OEM. it is just for DELL and companies like that. You can see from the pic its jsut the fan thats that big. The normal 9.5" is more on par, and is similar to the gtx in size. Its the new norm, so chillax and buy a bigger case ;)
     
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    Yep thats the one...

    As long as they bitch slap nvidia around the park again, im not complaining. :lol:
     
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    do you have any idea what kind of heatsink is needed to remove 200+W of heat?

    Its going to NEED a cooling solution like that, otherwise, it will trail behind the 8800GTX for sure by having to downclock the core to a level that does not produce so much heat output, so in turn it will only need a "normal sized" heatsink solution.

    If they downclock and downsize the core and heatsink, sorry, nVidia still wins the performance stakes, trust me.

    such a shame.
     
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