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ATi R600, a 250W Beast

The new ATI card will consume around 250W. The currently fastest ATI, R580+ or Radeon X1950 XTX consumes up to 125W in a worst case scenario and heavy 3D while you can suck up 145W out with the dual chip X7950 GX2 card. This means that the R600 will consume twice as much power, and probably will end up close to twice as warm but we also hear it will get much faster then the current cards with sixty four pipelines. It could easily end up twice as fast than the current ATI offerings. It is now a January/February chip. We have also heard on our side, through some power supply makers, that it may require 2 PCIE power connectors for a single card… hence the trend for 4 PCIE power connectors PSUs.

The new ATI card will consume around 250W. The currently fastest ATI, R580+ or Radeon X1950 XTX consumes up to 125W in a worst case scenario and heavy 3D while you can suck up 145W out with the dual chip X7950 GX2 card. This means that the R600 will consume twice as much power, and probably will end up close to twice as warm but we also hear it will get much faster then the current cards with sixty four pipelines. It could easily end up twice as fast than the current ATI offerings. It is now a January/February chip. We have also heard on our side, through some power supply makers, that it may require 2 PCIE power connectors for a single card… hence the trend for 4 PCIE power connectors PSUs.

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