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ASUS Extreme N7800 GTX TOP: RADEON X1800 XT Gets an Extreme Rival
Would be interessting to see the card hooked up to a Swiftech MCW55™ VGA waterblock.
were the x1800__ cards not tested with these newer drivers???
Why the X1800 overclocking capability wasn't questioned in the article?Maybe cuz its pre-overclocked.
Now when can we have this ATi hotfix investigated :)
I tend to like Leadtek's design a bit better, partially because it makes it very easy to add a larger fan for slightly better temp. But the Leadtek doesn't look like it needs it. As the poster above noted, the Leadtek can score in excess of 530mhz so not getting the Asus card higher is quite sad. Both the XFX and the EVGA solutions top 500 easily and in some cases 515-520 is not out of reach.
The leadtek looks like the best design so far, but there remains some questions as to what the solution will be when the 512mb cards arrive. Leadtek can probably just add a heatpipe or two that feeds over to the front heatsink array but the other designs are going to have issues if there are high heat memory on the back of the card. I do realize memory doesn't usually generate great amounts of heat, but these cards do seem to change that thinking.
Again, kudos for the detail of this article.
You need to overclock the nvidia card just to match the ATI card.
LOL, i guess this is just marketing at work...
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