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Gxcad Dec 3, 02
The benchmarks, despite hand selected and tweaked to appear as impressive as possible, are still a very nice teaser;). I think the excessive cooling device is quite appropriate when considering who this card will be targeted to. I for one, am not super anxious for this card to go gold except for the reason of advancing graphics technology, and so the rest of the older technology becomes even more affordable;). I'm sure many ppl can feel me on that one as 84% of all graphics cards purchased are under $150, according to one source not too outdated.

-Gxcad
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[]V[]addog Dec 3, 02
u are right about it making other cards cheaper. I'm with ya there. But it would be nice to have. Don;t really have the games to take advantage of this equipment yet. I await the arival of DOOM 3. I think i'll stick with my ti 4200 128 mb for a while yet. BUt that is fo sho a ATI KILLER of a card. Gforce all the way babe.
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Suki Dec 4, 02
quote Gxcad
(...) I think the excessive cooling device is quite appropriate when considering who this card will be targeted to. (...)

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Actually, I think that type of cooling unit will do more harm than good in the long run. It's function is sucking cold air from outside of the case back into the heatsink/GPU unit to cool it off, and the hot air travel out the other end. What potential harm in this? Dust clogging up the interior airflow.
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hkwonton Dec 4, 02
Looking from the pictures, does this card require 2 slots on the back of the case? One for the outputs and one for the fan take in.

Suki, I think you are right about it getting clogged up so I think I will have to take out my "can o' air" out more frequently.
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Rah_muXe Dec 4, 02
You could easily just affix a nice little filter at the entrance. I think that should do the job well enough. ^^
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Redemption Dec 4, 02
Initially, I was resistant to the idea of a dual PCI slot design - I didn't like the idea that a videocard should require all this extra fancy cooling, but since most cards already include fans and require a certain amount of room to allow proper airflow, I think this sort of design makes sense. It isolates the airflow and might actually control overall ambient case temperatures.

I'd like to see what real world benchmarks (by sites, not by nvidia) will look like, and how ATI's next chip will fair against the NV30.
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Gxcad Dec 4, 02
I'm with ya redemp on the real world benchies and again I say I don't think the cooling is excessive. As I said ppl that will be wanting this card (IMO) are the rich or hardcore that want the fastest and most overclockable card out there. I think most ppl are tempted to replace the stock cooler on such a high end card anyway if it is in any way mediocre. Also it was my impression that the card with suck air OUT of the card, not blow cold outside air in it. But as Muxe mentioned, in that case a small filter would be fairly easy to implement. Infact if it is indeed a blowing in design I think Nvidia may add a filter themselves as it would make sense to me.

-Gxcad
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giantredspider Dec 4, 02
any ideas when its coming out?
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ectobuilder Dec 4, 02
Hey, so you guys think that ATI's Radeon 9700 Pro cannot match the performance of the GeForceFX?

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Grayum Dec 5, 02
First of all, Nvidia is gay. They're cards are so expensive and you can get the same technology in ATI for 20%+ cheaper. What do i think of the GF FX? I know it's performance will be colossal, but i don't have a 400W power supply and 2 free AGP slots. Who the hell does? Besides! 500$ US! that's sick, less than 1% of the market buys those kinds of cards, let alone this card in particular(the most expensive gaming 3D card of all time).

By the way, Canada Rules! Support ATI!
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Argon Dec 7, 02
Greyum, you really saved my day about the "2 AGP" thing
I needed that laugh... I think that you complain too much
rhough. A lot of money is invested in new technology so it
is not a surprise that new models are getting more and more
expensive. But finally they all wind up pretty cheap sooner
or later. Hell I bought my first "so called" 3d card matrox mystique 2mb for like $150 and although that was expensive for me at that time I wasnt really impressed by the speed increase compared to ordinary 2d cards.
So stop cruing and embrace the new technology that keeps
blessing us!
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Cheesysoapopra Dec 7, 02
IM gonna stay with my radeon 7500... Because I get perfect graphics and really good frame rates.. So who cares that i play my games at 128x0124 resolution instead of 2048xwhatever.... Ill just wait Im not spending over 150 bucks on a graphics card.. And Yes I do hate Nvidia And I love Radeon.
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hkwonton Dec 7, 02
All you need is one AGP slot because the fan just uses a slot on the back of the computer and doesn't cnnect to the mobo. Where did you find the price of this thing? It's not even out yet. When it comes out, it should be $399 because the GeForce4 line prices will drop.
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Redemption Dec 7, 02
You can't just buy a card based on brand, not anymore. ATI and Nvidia have become the AMD and Intel of graphics chips: you need both companies to drive technological advances and keep competition up (and prices down). Most people won't buy the GeForceFX because it's so expensive, but products like the GFFX are what drive down prices of previous generation stuff so that those people spending $150 and below can get a decent card!

hey Cheesysoapopra, what kinds of games are you playing on your RADEON 7500, and what system are you running it on? I'm using the same card on one of my systems .
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