GeForce FX not so hot anymore ?

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  1. Bjorn

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    http://firingsquad.gamers.com/hardware/workstation/page7.asp

    This is a Quadro FX though but still. They were able to run it at 468/937 with just a "standard" cooler (well, not the by now famous dustbuster at least).

    Edit: better now ? :)
     
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    Edit that 'now' in 'new' :lol:

    Ohh yeah might aswell edit the whole thing in 'New GeforceFX cooler?'
     
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    I think that you give your own answer, its "only" running at 468 not 500, and 937 and not 1000. Its the "extreme" (over)clocking that requires "extreme" cooling.

    IMHO of course.

    K-
     
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    Unfortunately, it doesn't help...Unless, of course, it will also solve the poor AA methods...the lack of bandwidth...
     
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    I know that it's not running at 500. This was more of a reference to this thread (maybe i should have put it there also :)):

    http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4109&start=20

    Take this comment from WaltC f.e:

     
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    I agree with you. At least with regards to the "gamers" market. Don't know about the bandwidth but a 4X FSAA that imo is closer to their main competitors 2X FSAA then 4XFSAA isn't exactly anything to brag about.

    But it seems to be a good card for the professional market which also seems to be what Nvidia is focusing on at the moment (take a look at their homepage and you'll see Quadro all over the place).
     
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    nVidia better hope they can get the Quadro out to workstation class users. From initial benchmarks, it looks to be a real boon to that market, clearly better than anything else out today.

    it would be quite sad if shipping yields at 450mhz would have been good enough for standard cooling and a 10 layer pcb.

    I think a product like that wouldn't have met such a dismal reception. obviously it wouldn't be grand, but considering how much flak the fxflow got...it would have been a much better alternative
     
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    It certianly will be interesting to compare the new QuatroFX-based products with the R300 FireGLs if a rumoured driver update does magically appear.

    LW.
     
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    ???

    Sound good if it works as advertised.

    But if the cooling is to weak isn´t there a chance of throttling too occur as soon it gets a heavy workload easier than the flowfx cooler?
     
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    Re: ???

    Maybe, but they seemed to have no problems at firingsquad:

     
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