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Poll Results: Failure?

 
  • 53% (99)
    Failure
  • 46% (86)
    Not a failure
185 Total Votes  
post #51 of 86
Wow, amazing. 43-43, split right down the middle
    
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post #52 of 86
not anymore

R600 is to hot, to power hungry, to slow, and looks ugly as sin
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post #53 of 86
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Originally Posted by shellofinsanity View Post
not anymore

R600 is to hot, to power hungry, to slow, and looks ugly as sin
I actually think its speed is right in line with its price, I don't really mind the looks, but the heat is the one that kills it for me. I have a silent system and as soon as I heard that the card was noisy that sealed my decision to wait for R650 or 8900.
post #54 of 86
Not Fauilure(yet), I have still hope in it...because of the drivers. When they mature then we will see if it's failure or not.
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post #55 of 86
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I actually think its speed is right in line with its price, I don't really mind the looks, but the heat is the one that kills it for me. I have a silent system and as soon as I heard that the card was noisy that sealed my decision to wait for R650 or 8900.
It isn't noisy at all unless you are playing games, then you can hear the fan spool up. But at night I can't hear a thing from it.
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post #56 of 86
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It isn't noisy at all unless you are playing games, then you can hear the fan spool up. But at night I can't hear a thing from it.
I guess that isn't that bad then since I game with headphones. I have very good airflow in my system even with the silent fans, so I don't think it would need to spin up in 2d ever. I may buy one and sell it when R650 comes out.

All flamers and negative opinion aside, are you overall satisfied with your purchase?
post #57 of 86
It's not a flop. It's AMD/ATI's foot in the DX10 door. So what if it's not as good as we'd hoped. AMD/ATI know what they need to do, and they'll do it all in due time. This is their first step to making better stuff. They know what to shoot for next time around, or what they need to do to fix problems now.
It's all a learning experience for them. If they've made a mistake, they'll learn from it. (hopefully)
post #58 of 86
Very satisfied, I'm sure once the 65nm cards come out I'll upgrade to one of those, but for now I'm loving it.
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post #59 of 86
I think the power requirements of the R600 close the budget gap between it and the 8800GTX honestly. An 8800GTX can run on a Corsair HX520 comfortably in an over-clocked Core 2 Duo rig.
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post #60 of 86
Not a failure at all. Granted power consumption isn't exactly great, but then again I'm not to keen on how much power the 8800 draws either, immature drivers so that explains a small bit. Runs Dx10 as said, gets damn good benchmark scores. Runs game respectively. Not a dominator like I hoped but still good. And aside from that, have we even seen anything about the 2900XTX yet?
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