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post #21 of 26
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For basically everyone on this forum this card will be worthless.
Unknowingly to some people, the target audience is much wider than just enthusiasts. , Meaning, a lot more people than this forum will ever have.

Theres no point in repeating your complaints about R600, even if WE don't buy it, thousands upon thousands will be sold elsewhere, OEM's and such, etc.
post #22 of 26
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Unknowingly to some people, the target audience is much wider than just enthusiasts.
That's right. I'm no gamer. I'm a graphic designer and Photoshop and Dreamweaver don't need a top of the line graphics card. What I need, however is golden SILENCE!!!

That's why I have a passively cooled Gigabyte X1600 Pro and am glad to hear that passive cards are still being produced.

An X1600 Pro runs my Dell 2405 and Samsung Syncmaster 225BW in dual mode just beautifully.

Plenty of room for these mid-range cards in the future, as I see it.
    
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There is nothing wrong with passive cooling, in fact I oc'ed the s**t outta mine and it tops 80c on max load. Hexed bios flashed with increased voltage from 1.3 to 1.5v, oc'ed from 6800xt to beyond 6800ultra's clocks and my system is dead quiet.
http://www.pcsilent.de/en_pd_Zalman_...lmann_483.html

Its a large piece of metal though but it looks nice, it works and it is cheap
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What's wrong with passive cooling? These are supposedly very cool cards anyway. I might get one for my mom if this outdoes the 8600 in HD videos.
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post #25 of 26
If the 2600 would have a 256-bit memory interface it would have been so much better. The 2900XT on the other hand is a nice card though, it already scores high in 3Dmark and after a driver update it will probably be much better in games also.

I have seen some people on this forum with a 8600GT/GTS, so I suppose we will be seeing some 2600XT's as well.
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post #26 of 26
what gddr3???? y not gddr4 when everyone else is using gddr4....make it 512 mb man...it could also be better with 256-bit too then itll be a killer card, even better looking than the 2900xt for sure!
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