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    News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    how is anyone going to be able to fit one of those inside their case, its HUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    Make sure you have a HUUUUUUUUUUGE case

    I have a TJ07 and it has bags of room for it.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    Quote Originally Posted by marshalex View Post
    how is anyone going to be able to fit one of those inside their case, its HUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!!!!!!!
    Only way it'd fit in my case is if I took a crowbar to my hard-disk cage...

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    Il be getting the ATCS 840 soon i reckon itl squeeze in there too

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    Powered by 6 and 8 pin PCI-E connectors which will mean lower heat output/noise/power draw compared to the 4870x2 hopefully...

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    Quote Originally Posted by marshalex View Post
    how is anyone going to be able to fit one of those inside their case, its HUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!!!!!!!
    Corsair 800D...simples
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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    I want some...

    Oh wait, cheap ATX case from Maplins

    What beasties!! I think cost isnt going to be the limiting factor with people buying these, its case real-estate!

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    Bot ATI and Nvidia need to think about power usage issues.
    Building powerful cards isnt good enough if they make my electricity bill go high. IMO, they should somehow have a powerful card powered by a single PCIE power

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    This one has one 6, one 8 pin which is an improvement over the previous generation at least. Maybe they will release a revised/die-shrunk version with reduced power consumption and maybe only one connector...

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    Size is indeed the main compatability problem. My case has room for a 10.5 inch GFX card, any more than that and the top HDD Cage would have to be removed.

    IMO the PCI-E power connectors are not that much of a problem because you can get adaptors anyway. (molex > PCI-E).

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    That's not what we're saying - we are talking about power consumption and less connectors implies lower consumption which is a good thing obviously.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    That's not what we're saying - we are talking about power consumption and less connectors implies lower consumption which is a good thing obviously.
    Yes I understand that, but I wasn't talking about power consumption, I was only talking about compatability with most case's and PSU's.

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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    Quote Originally Posted by watercooled View Post
    This one has one 6, one 8 pin which is an improvement over the previous generation at least.
    Its just the same as their last generation. The 4870X2 had the same power connectors on the reference PCB




    The thermal limit for GPUs isnt really power or PCB size... its how much heat can be dissipated by a dual-slot cooler. Thats the accepted maximum for them. A tri-slot cooler would be commercial suicide for a reference card, else nV and ATi WOULD be making even more power-hungry cards.

    Im glad to see though... that they're making the effort to reduce idle power consumption

    I'd like to see both companies introduce tweaked high-end-of-last-gen stuff on new processes re-designed explicitly to use as little power under load as possible. Carbon copies of the specs and MHz. I know that tweaked last-gen stuff, refreshed already exists... but with little/no power reduction

    e.g... (for nV) the GTX285 or 295 shrunk right down. Before that, would be the 8800GTS 512 and/or the 8800 Ultra

    Lets be honest... CPUs are the bottleneck, there arent any games that cant be played on existing gear....who really needs this much power for gaming.... REALLY
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    Re: News - AMD's ATI Radeon HD 5870 X2 "Hemlock" poses for the camera

    By bad I actually thought they all had 2 8 pins. I know at least a few did anyway but they might have been OC'd versions or something.

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