ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT - very hot and noisy

Posted on Thursday, May 03 2007 @ 13:27 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla published two articles about the Radeon HD 2900 XT today. The first one talks about the noise problems of the Radeon HD 2900 XT. They claim the card is much noisier in 3D than the GeForce 8800 GTX.
The Radeon HD 2900XT cooler has only two heat pipes and it is not as massive as the G80 GTX ones and this probably makes the fan spin at higher speed and thus making the unnecessary noise.
The second article about this card talks about the huge amount of heat that it generates, according to one of their sources the card gets as hot as 100°C!
A chap informed us that after the card was powered down for two minutes he still couldn't touch the back of the cooler. A separate source reported that the card runs at about 100 degrees Celsius which is ridiculously hot.

So an R600 can at least heat your apartment and don't even think about putting one in a plastic case as, it might melt it. This just adds to the bad news about the R600XT. I really think that this time AMD got really close to a NV30, Geforce 5800 Ultra fiasco, but it got at least get some things right. The R600XT can fight the 8800 GTS but nothing more than that, at 100 degrees Celsius.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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