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We just got the chance to play around with AMD's newest quad core system, the Phenom RD790 and a pair of ATI HD2900XT graphics processors. There's a whole lot of cooling going on, thanks to John Woo's new game Stranglehold. AMD is still mum on pricing and final specs, though they did reaffirm their desire to ship this sucker in "early Q4" of this year, so like October? The system managed the Havoc physics engine with ease, jumping into sepia-toned "tequila" time and into a zoom mode that gave a bullet's eye view of the action. Lack of specs notwithstanding, the experience was mesmerizing, right up to the point where one of the bad guys in the game took a bullet in the nuts, and I actually felt his pain. Wanna see?

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wow... i want to see two of them in a 4x4 motherboard.
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I just want the case for less than $150... meh, good case too expensive XD

Can't wait to see what it can do with real games instead of Benchmarks
    
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Great! now I have to wait to build my AM2 rig.....oh well
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I honestly dont know if I can wait that long, I want a new computer now and I will have plenty of money ($1700) end august to build

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I whant to see some benchmarks Iv been whating to up gread to a quad for a while.This is probley a show in prep for the luanch.
    
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I want.
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look how low profile the cooler is, and it's cooled with an 80mm fan! Assuming this is a fast Phenom, it seems like it's going to be pretty darn efficient.
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Originally Posted by ryboto View Post
look how low profile the cooler is, and it's cooled with an 80mm fan! Assuming this is a fast Phenom, it seems like it's going to be pretty darn efficient.
That or it's just running really darn hot......
    
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That or it's just running really darn hot......
http://www.hothardware.com/articles/...in_NYC/?page=2

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Affixed to the processor was what looked like your standard AMD PIB heatsink with an 80mm lighted fan. Throughout the entire demo, we never heard the fan spin up and it remained very quiet throughout. It wasn't throwing off a lot of heat either, so whatever the clock speed this Phenom processor was running at, it couldn't have been running all that hot.
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