ati 2600 hd

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  1. Bass108 macrumors member

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    for the privledged few that have their mac pros can they help me to know how quiet their graphics card are...preferably those with 2.8 or even 3.0 chips. I am hearing some bad things about the 8800GT being a bit noisy and I do audio not video so noise comes first.
     
  2. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Where are you hearing this? The 8800 is like five weeks away.
     
  3. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    not with a mac per se

    check out all the hits when you google: NVIDIA 8800Gt loud
     
  4. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, yeah.

    Well my old desktop rig is a custom built with a Geforce 7800GTX 512mb...they made like 1000 of them total, and I know when that thing starts hauling, it sounds like a vaccuum. Granted, it uses the G70 core and is a dual slot cooler.

    The 8800 uses a much smaller GPU die and a single slot cooler, but I guess time will tell with the Mac version.
     
  5. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    well...i like the idea of waiting for 10.5.2 to come all spec'd out for my new mac pro but unless i am waiting for this card which I being discouraged to go with...i am starting to lean toward the ati...not hearing any reports of it being loud yet.
     
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  7. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    did you read the part about the high pitch noise for the 8800?!?!?!?!?
     
  8. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW, the ATI 2600XT was strongly criticized for being extremely power hungry, and significantly slower than the 8-series nVidia cards.
     
  9. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    power hungry?! where are you hearing this? i mean it does have flames on it but i didn't think it would get that hot!!!

    I am working only in Logic Pro for this computer if I decide to do video editing (unlikely) then I will get later a better card ...that doesn't make a high pitch noise.
     
  10. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    Power hungry, as it uses more wattage to power it.
     
  11. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    Attached is a chart...
     

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  12. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    Nevermind, I keep thinking the Mac Pro uses the 2900XT. I keep forgetting they used the weak 2600 in there.
     
  13. PMR macrumors 6502

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    It now came to my mind... why the hell do you want a 8800gt if you won't be gaming in XP????
     
  14. Bass108 thread starter macrumors member

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    i get that. i would think that would mean more heat...but it doesn't as looking at the 8800 it seems that it runs hotter than the ati. i try to be green but i need audio recordings without fan noise! soooooo...i am not being persuaded yet to go with the 8800.
     
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