backtop


Print 74 comment(s) - last by Jedi2155.. on Jul 2 at 3:22 AM


ATI Radeon HD 4870 Edition @ Hot Hardware
DailyTech's roundup of hardware reviews from around the web for Wednesday

ATI Radeon HD 4870 Edition
@ Hardware Canucks
@ AnandTech
@ Hot Hardware
@ Elite Bastards
@ Expreview
@ MadBoxPC
@ Ars Technica
@ TweakTown
@ PC Perspective
@ Bjorn3D
@ The Tech Report

Motherboards
Sapphire PURE Hybrid Crossfire 780G @ Hi-Techreviews.com

Power Supplies
Enermax MODU82+ 525W PSU @ Technic3D

Consumer Electronics
HTC Touch Diamond @ Trusted Reviews
Ricoh GX200 Digital Camera @ Trusted Reviews
Belkin TuneCast Auto with Clearscan for iPhone/iPod @ circuitREMIX


Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: Impressive
By Goty on 6/26/2008 12:50:27 AM , Rating: 2
They don't need to rework the cooling, the GPUs are allowed to get that hot in order to keep noise down. ATI obviously feels that 80-90C isn't anything to worry about. (For those of you thinking 90C is hot enough to seriously shorten the lifespan of the card, remember, the 8800GT gets that hot, too.)


RE: Impressive
By just4U on 6/26/2008 3:36:06 AM , Rating: 3
Oh I know the GT does, as well as several other cards in the past.. the problem is those cards effect system temperatures to. There are other factors to.. Fan doesn't ramp up or literally dies (as they are notorious for doing) then what?

I'd like to see a fast performing card that doesn't heat your home as well. You know?


RE: Impressive
By NovoRei on 6/26/2008 2:03:57 PM , Rating: 2
Just because its hot doesnt mean it will make your PC hotter.

Cards that consume higher wattage can be cooler but they will produce more heat. They just spread the heat faster.

Its an exchange, low noise for high temperatures.

And if the fan stop working the GPU will shutdown.


RE: Impressive
By just4U on 6/27/2008 4:28:33 PM , Rating: 2
In theory yes, In practice mmmm not so much. This is NOT a stab at ATI, but at video cards in general. Both ATI and NVIDIA need to start looking at ways of making their chips cooler. Their partners NEED to make sure they implement halfways decent cooling solutions.


RE: Impressive
By Clauzii on 6/28/2008 11:28:24 PM , Rating: 2
Can't find it anymore, but not so long ago, me and a friend saw a clip on Youtube with a ATI Radeon (X800 I think). The guy in the clip put the card in WITHOUT(!) cooling at all, except for an open cabinet. He ran some 3D application/s, and got 128 deg. Celsius!! (That's where it flattened out). NO problems at all! If I remember correct, there was a cut, stepping some time forward in time. Still running :))))

My jaw dropped back then ;)


"This is about the Internet.  Everything on the Internet is encrypted. This is not a BlackBerry-only issue. If they can't deal with the Internet, they should shut it off." -- RIM co-CEO Michael Lazaridis











botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki