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Why?
If i'm correct, a former member from ocn made overclock 3d, that site is just one of other sites that ocn blocks. ridiculous if you ask me
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If i'm correct, a former member from ocn made overclock 3d, that site is just one of other sites that ocn blocks. ridiculous if you ask me
Just like another blazing site for PCs that shall remain nameless....


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That's a review of the 512MB version right? There's nothing on the review that indicates that it is the 1GB version.
    
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Wow I have heard from 2900xt owners that the card doesn't run as hot as some people say (I guess NVidia lovers...) but I officially wash my hands of that nonsense. THere is nothing wrong with those temps!
The Nvidia owners are just being logical. The 2900XT sucks up _ amount of power, so you would naturally have to dissipate _ amount of heat. Plus it's 90nm so it has to be inefficient

Truth is this thing doesn't seem to be running noticeably hotter than any other high end PC component. I can't comment on how hot it's running compared to my 7900GT because I've only ever had it hooked up with a Tidewater, whereas I still have my 2900XT running stock. When I can afford to crossfire this thing, I will set up a real loop - not trusting the tidewater with this one.
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The Nvidia owners are just being logical. The 2900XT sucks up _ amount of power, so you would naturally have to dissipate _ amount of heat. Plus it's 90nm so it has to be inefficient

Truth is this thing doesn't seem to be running noticeably hotter than any other high end PC component. I can't comment on how hot it's running compared to my 7900GT because I've only ever had it hooked up with a Tidewater, whereas I still have my 2900XT running stock. When I can afford to crossfire this thing, I will set up a real loop - not trusting the tidewater with this one.
There was a review where the x2900xt used less power then the 8800 series (can't remember if it was at idle or load).
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Supposedly these 2900XTs were supposed to run in the 250ish range, but they may throttle back better than an 8800. At the moment though all that I really care about is that my rig chews up and spits out CoH and Oblivion.
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Found link for the power consumption (It is slightly more on idle but less on 2d peak and a bit more on 3d load . Good review also.): http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=144645

Another one with a cascade system: http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4946
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The Nvidia owners are just being logical. The 2900XT sucks up _ amount of power, so you would naturally have to dissipate _ amount of heat. Plus it's 90nm so it has to be inefficient

Truth is this thing doesn't seem to be running noticeably hotter than any other high end PC component. I can't comment on how hot it's running compared to my 7900GT because I've only ever had it hooked up with a Tidewater, whereas I still have my 2900XT running stock. When I can afford to crossfire this thing, I will set up a real loop - not trusting the tidewater with this one.
It's funny because it's mostly 8800 owners..."OMG the 2900XT sucks, it sucks up 350+W power and it's so hot". Ironic that 8800 owners bash the 2900XT.
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The Nvidia owners are just being logical. The 2900XT sucks up _ amount of power, so you would naturally have to dissipate _ amount of heat. Plus it's 90nm so it has to be inefficient

Truth is this thing doesn't seem to be running noticeably hotter than any other high end PC component. I can't comment on how hot it's running compared to my 7900GT because I've only ever had it hooked up with a Tidewater, whereas I still have my 2900XT running stock. When I can afford to crossfire this thing, I will set up a real loop - not trusting the tidewater with this one.
It would be fine on stock for crossfire heat-wise as long as you keep air moving.
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Found link for the power consumption (It is slightly more on idle but less on 2d peak and a bit more on 3d load . Good review also.): http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=144645

Another one with a cascade system: http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=4946
MAN that was one awesome review! I like how he compared the two GTSs in SLI to the 2900xt. I seem to recall a thread when the 2900xt was released.....it said that a single 8800gts beat the 2900xt
It was [H]OCP. Everyone was bad mouthing this card, etc. I find that really funny. I thought that it would be more powerful considering the specs, but I guess the drivers are still improving.
Interestingly enough, it beat the GTX in 3dmark06, even though on the GTX bench it had a 200 MHz great OC on the E6600...not that synthetics prove anything.
I want one!
The only thing that bothers me about this card is the power issue. I know my PSU can handle it, but I don't want to limit my OC from a amperage standpoint. Hopefully my limit will be temp rather than current/power.
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