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post #21 of 59
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What are the odds of the thermalright HR-03's fitting on the 2900XT?
If your gonna OC one of this beast..you're going to need a better cooler than air. I say water only
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Nice 3DMark score. For 2003.
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The card would namely have had managed even higher clock frequencies if it wouldn't have been for the heat; it was too hot! As mentioned, we were using a solid copper container filled with liquid nitrogen with a boiling point of -196°C and yet this wasn't enough to cool the R600 beast. At idle the copper container's temperature rose from -90°C to around -70°C which made it impossible to push the frequencies any further.
OMG I cannot believe that the 2900 actually gave the liquid nitrogen a run for it's money in regards to cooling.
I believe this is the first time I've ever seen this, at least this bad...
    
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WOW, its a monster!
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Holy ****!
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post #26 of 59
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1.2Ghz and instant tropic temperatures in your room...I guess the flame decals should have gave us a sign
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1.2Ghz and instant tropic temperatures in your room...I guess the flame decals should have gave us a sign

I guess AMD knew ahead of time.
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post #28 of 59
That's a load of crap. People have already used LN2 on it to get core clocks in excess of 1000MHz.
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post #29 of 59
Speculating here, a cascade should hold its -90C temp better than LN2- The heat capacity of a cascade is better than LN2 if I recall correctly

Hot damn, this whole concept of higher power consumption of GPU's is out of control. They were saying how bad the power leaks in the 80nm cores, so hopefully with the 65nm GPU's this issue will be largely solved
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*runs passively*
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