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monkeyhead
09-12-02, 10:52 PM
whats the extra power for on the video card..... that thingy hangin off the end.....

http://65.119.30.151/productimage/14-102-237-04.JPG

LT-73
09-12-02, 11:10 PM
My guess it's for the fan or the card itself. i read somewhere it pulls alot of juice and the mobo can't handle the strain so they redid the power hookup from the pcb to the psu. It acts like a power jumper.

Santa Claus
09-13-02, 12:37 AM
You wouldn't belive the letters I already received asking for that card. :eek:


Elves are already working OT

Brk
09-13-02, 12:40 AM
Gotta have extra power for that core, man. Any card that can pull down 10,000+ 3DMarks with 4x AA and 8x anistropic on has to get some more juice.

I sold mine already though... :)

lance-tek
09-13-02, 11:30 PM
The Radeon 9700 will be clocked at 315MHz for the high-end, retail version of the GPU and we expect to see OEM versions that will have a lower clock speed, depending on customers' demands. It's reasonable to assume that this would be some kind LE card but as we've already mentioned, we expect ATI to drop LE from its naming convention for this generation of products.

The chip will have eight pipelines and will use as many as 107 million transistors. It will be built using 0.15 micron technology and the card will have external power connector since it will need more power than AGP 2.0 can provide. We learned that AGP 2.0 can deliver 40 watts so this card will therefore need more than that.

Cards will work without the power connector but with slower performance. The card that VIA was showing at Computex didn't have the power connector and it was working just fine, if maybe little slower than the one that they will introduce soon.



you can read more at http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=4431

:D

Brk
09-13-02, 11:35 PM
The Radeon's core is 325 and the memory is at 310.

Brent
09-13-02, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by Recondite
The Radeon's core is 325 and the memory is at 310.

Correction, the PRO version of the 9700 runs at 325/310

the non pro version will run slower

Brk
09-14-02, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by Brent
Correction, the PRO version of the 9700 runs at 325/310

the non pro version will run slower

Oops, I meant the Pro. Nevermind, he was talking about jsut the 9700. :rolleyes: