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HD 2900 XT too hot for liquid nitrogen

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You can read about it here: http://www.nordichardware.com/news,6331.html
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post #2 of 59
Holy **** that thing is a freak!
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post #3 of 59
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Marcus "Kinc" Hultin - "You can't have missed all the discussions about R600 being a real hottie. This is mainly due to the big leakage of the 80nm process, a similar problem to that Intel had with Prescott. Personally, from an overclocking point of view, I like hot hardware because it means that there is a good margin for overclocking if you're able to remove the heat."
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For those who read our overclocking article it is no surprise that the R600 and Radeon HD 2900XT overclocks extremely well if the cooling is proper, but what we didn't show is that the R600 chip is actually so hot that even the most extreme cooling is conquered.
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Time for liquid He? Man this thing makes the Prescott seem pretty cool.
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post #5 of 59
sweet, now I'll have to build the damn card its own WC loop.
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Time to put your computer in a bomb shelter.
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post #7 of 59
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Insane! HOT but Insane Overclocker!
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post #8 of 59
How much hotter is the 2900 vs. the GTX on load?? Idle?

If the heat is only an issue if you overclock, I think it's much ado about nothing. ATI cards have always been "hotties" no?
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post #9 of 59
yeah, its "too hot" to push the frequency to its max, it got to the hot hot temp of -70c so they had to stop.
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post #10 of 59
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anyone else think that GFX card manufacturers are reaching the whole Intel Prescott era and will be looking to bypass the whole MHz race in favour of multiple cores

that would be interesting to see............dual core quad SLI or XF cards
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