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I love how defensive ATI owners get whenever a person with a nVidia card says something remotely bad about an ATI card. Oh, we must be horrible lying fanboys, because there's never any problems with ATI cards.
I usually don't get on the defensive like that, but he was just trying to bash ati. The OP specifically asked about the 2900 running temps.

Edit: And by he, I mean Cheilscape
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One of my buddies has dual 2900xt's 512 in crossfire, and the first time i heard him fire up anything 3d, i though a vantec tornado just kicked into full gear........i love the cards, they freaking rock, but damn they are loud.
    
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Any card will run hot if the temps of the house are hot your stuff can only run as cool as the air that comes into it.
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i'm a loyal ATi customer and i've owned several of their cards. if us ATi owners ever sound defensive, it's because we're always talking to boisterous nVidia owners.

imo, the nVidia attitude has gotten worse since the 8800s came out. maybe you guys are just bitter after losing the SM2 war to the X850XT and losing the DX9 war to the X1950XTX, and you're just too happy that the 8800GTX is top dog now to contain yourselves.

what drives us crazy, though, is that we can't talk about Radeons anymore without you greeners coming into our threads and turning it into another ATi vs. nVidia flame war. we all know that the 8800s are nice cards. that's great. but this thread is specifically about the HD2900 XT. so please leave your volt-modded, custom-cooled GeForces out of it.
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i'm a loyal ATi customer and i've owned several of their cards. if us ATi owners ever sound defensive, it's because we're always talking to boisterous nVidia owners.

imo, the nVidia attitude has gotten worse since the 8800s came out. maybe you guys are just bitter after losing the SM2 war to the X850XT and losing the DX9 war to the X1950XTX, and you're just too happy that the 8800GTX is top dog now to contain yourselves.

what drives us crazy, though, is that we can't talk about Radeons anymore without you greeners coming into our threads and turning it into another ATi vs. nVidia flame war. we all know that the 8800s are nice cards. that's great. but this thread is specifically about the HD2900 XT. so please leave your volt-modded, custom-cooled GeForces out of it.
This thread is about how hot the HD2900XT runs in comparison to other cards, specifically the X1900XTX. I said something, Modki disagreed with his 70C load argument, I stated that that does seem hot to me, though it is not as hot as most X1900XTX reports. I was then called a liar and attacked for a bit.


And I started the flame war?
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Wow. I seemed to have started a flame war.

Well, my bedroom (where my PC is located) is a sun room. 8 lovely windows which accept all forms of heat. The air in my room, I would say is anywhere from 25-30C ambient. My X1900XTX runs at ~55+C idle and shoots up to the unstable temperature of 75+C. I've been unable to play games at high settings because my video card practically dies of heat. I was going to get a VF900, but I figured because I'm going to get a 2900, I'd wait.


So, is this rumoured 2950XTX with all these dazzling new features going to come out relatively soon (September)? If so, I'll wait for that.
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Wow. I seemed to have started a flame war.

Well, my bedroom (where my PC is located) is a sun room. 8 lovely windows which accept all forms of heat. The air in my room, I would say is anywhere from 25-30C ambient. My X1900XTX runs at ~55+C idle and shoots up to the unstable temperature of 75+C. I've been unable to play games at high settings because my video card practically dies of heat. I was going to get a VF900, but I figured because I'm going to get a 2900, I'd wait.


So, is this rumoured 2950XTX with all these dazzling new features going to come out relatively soon (September)? If so, I'll wait for that.
You didn't start anything that hasn't been happening all along. I'm not even going to add my two cents (its just about who gets the last word at this point). But, in answer to your post: Those are actually good temps for the 1900xtx with the ambients you post. As I said earlier, my wife's 1900xtx is 90-91c at 22c ambient.

As far as the 2950xtx (if this is what the nomenclature is when it is announced) noone here, unless they work for amd/ati (and I'm sure that if they do they're keeping their mouth shut) can tell you. There has been absolutely nothing official. Good luck with your choice. I enjoy my 2900xt.
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Wow. I seemed to have started a flame war.
all you have to do is say the word "Radeon" and the flame war has already begun

i never said i know for a fact that the 2950XTX will be anything. i've been reading all i can find about them since last year though. according to the rumors that have been out since last year, the 2950XTX is going to use a smaller fabrication process, which will allow it to run faster and be more energy efficient. again, none of this is confirmed. if you want to start following the gossip, you can check out a brief Wikipedia article about them and then follow the related links from there.

the decision you're trying to make right now is a hard one. i have a pair of X1900XTXs, each with its own Zalman. my temps are great, but it's always tempting to upgrade when a new card comes out. there is no question that a single 2900 will beat my 1900s in CrossFire, but you also have to wonder if the following generation of cards might really introduce multi-gpu's, which could be something of a revolution. upgrade now or later? that is the question.
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or how about a much simpler way of looking at it. you can buy a vf900 right now for ~$36 (newegg price). it will drop your temps dramatically and probably add about $20 to the resale value of your card when/if you decide to sell it to upgrade. if you look at it like that, it's a real cheap addition to your video card.
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