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    Why isnīt ATI cards packed with h/s and fans as gf3 ?

    Hmmm... The ATI RADEON 8500 seems to have no good cooling ?!?!?! Why is that ?
    And why is geforce3 being so ****ing warm ?
    ATI RADEON 8500 hasnīt even heatsinks over the DDR memory and as for the GPU the heatsink fan combo seen there, was found on an old Riva TNT2 Ultra Card sorta... or a cheap geforce MX2 200 !!!


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    ATI obviously believe the 8500 doesn't need RAM cooling at standard clockspeeds. The memory runs fairly cool as it is. On the LE this is helped greatly by the below-specification 3.18/1.65V memory/core voltages. The Retail cards run at 3.65V/1.75V but still don't really get that warm. I have an 8500 running 300/300MHz (modded it: click here for details) and it's only just at the point where I would consider installing additional cooling. With RAMsinks and an Orb on the GPU I'm sure it would clock even higher with increased voltage.

    I don't think nVidia cards require excessive additional cooling at standard speeds either. It's just the way that nVidia's (non-vertical) business scheme works; third-party board-makers often add heatsinks/GPU coolers to improve the overclocking scope of their products (and surely add visual appeal!). We may start to see companies such as Gigabyte and Hercules produce ATI boards with similar "extra" features.

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    http://www.digit-life.com/articles/r8500oc/index.html
    I think I go ATI R8500 275/275 @ 380/680MHz


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    By the way the test was outdoor in -11 degrees Celsius lol

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    MuFu.

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    Iīm very interesting what Hercules releases in february !!! Hmmm... Radeon 8500, with Thermaltake blue-ORB and Thermaltake blue VGA SDR/DDR heatsinks. yummie
    Go go Hercules !!!

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    Like this http://europe.hercules.com/mediaroom..._3dp3Ti200.jpg


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