WTF a 250mhz R9600XT? F'd up Review!

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Ummmm max core 283? Up from 250? WTF!?!

You don't double core frequencies, it should read 500mhz from scratch! :frown:

Heck, even that samsung 2.8ns memory seems to be a little low, but not ridiculously so like the core.

Maybe HIS has adopted nV's view of what XT means.

I'd blame Radclocker but I've used it many times (as part of Omegas [not anymore though]) and NEVER encountered this.

Hmmm, something seems to be not so legit about this review!


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I do recall something about Radclocker sometimes showing half the core frequency... which would make alot of sense in this case...

Still, what kind of legitimate reviewer wouldn't catch that?

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They did, if you check the site now, they updated it, saying that there was a problem with Radclocker and they will repost with the correct numbers soon.
 
Yeah, but it's really just the WTF factor. Seriously WTF?

The HIS R9800Pro I've linked to a few times (GW I think has a similar cooler).

Edited spelling.

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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheGreatGrapeApe on 01/14/04 06:49 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 
Cleeve,

Yeah exactly. Seriously lack of editorial integrity IMO. Definitely a Rookie Mistake. :wink:


Splenda,

Sure change it AFTER you publish it because everyone ELSE says WTF.

Who knows maybe I beat on the bushes and woke the snakes. :evil:


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I know a reviewer that provides the most accurate information he can find and reports all anamolies with clear explanations. In fact, if this reviewer were to have problems getting one platform to run low latencies while the other worked fine in a comparison, he would provide the details within that comparison rather than making the reader wait a few weeks for an explaination.

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Sorry that should be 'cooler'.

Didn't you buy an HSF (by itself [Arctic-Cooling I guess]) that looks like <A HREF="http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/iceq/index4.php" target="_new">THIS</A> for your R9800?

If not, sorry, I thought you mentioned that before.


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I decided against it :smile: , I am supposed to be ordering that Zahlman that has the fan atached to the side. If anyone know's of an online shop that carries that Zahlman, please post a link.

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Ah ok, I thought you already had it.

I know there are a few guys in the 3Dchips overclocking section who have them (ZALMANs), not sure if they got theirs online or not.

NewEgg has them on their site but not in stock.

<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-118-211&depa=1" target="_new">The ZM80C Heatpipe (out of stock) $29.99</A>
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-118-210&depa=1" target="_new">ZM8OA Heatpipe $24.99</A>
<A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-118-212&depa=1" target="_new">The 80mm Fan $9.99</A>

I'm not sure where to find the combo pack with both of them. I do know there are a few Zalman users around here though.

They look like the latest stuff from <A HREF="http://www.zalman.co.kr/english/product/ZM80C-HP.htm" target="_new">Zalman's Site</A>.


EDIT: There's two people in <A HREF="http://forumz.tomshardware.com/hardware/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&p=384419#384419" target="_new">THIS thread</A> using the 80c.

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<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by TheGreatGrapeApe on 01/14/04 11:56 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

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I had a look here in the UK and couldn't find a Zalman twin pack. However, the 80mm fan often has plenty of space around it so could easily be replaced by a larger fan. I'm also using the Zalman AlCu flower which comes with a fan bracket which helpfully mounts over the AGP card so I've mounted a 92mm fan blowing in the same place as the 80mm fan attachment. Equally, just as the two top clips for the heatsink screw in, you could mount a fan at an angle using a similar method. Just beware of the sheer weight of the whole unit!! The fan bracket (FB123) makes the whole assembly far more rigid.

I've got the C version mounted on my 9500pro and could hit 350MHz on the core easily. Only real problem is the lack of ram cooling. The ultimate versions seem to have ramsinks. I'm considering modding the large aluminium heatsinks with some solid ally bar so that they contact the ram chips. This way the huge surface area can cool the ram too.