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MARS_999

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I see the new ATI card is out today. It's a power hog. The 2900XT is on par with the 8800GTS. Only thing that I see that would be nice to try out is the 2900XT has a tessellator unit on it along with the GS. So I would like to play with that feature. Hopefully Nvidia will add this soon also. I wouldn't expect to see if until G90... :( What would be nice is to use the TsU(A.K.A. Tessellator Unit) and displacement mapping to make some very nice detailed meshes. Terrain, Human features, other things I am sure. Can anyone else think of things to use this for?


Onto coding issues I am having. I am having an issue with Guichan when I click a textfield and click the mouse button to set the users input up. The textfield stays focused and doesn't allow me to click the same textfield again to change the input if I want. I have to click another textfield to make that one gain focus. The keyboard input works great and correctly. Missing something but can't nail it down.

I hope to have some screenshots in the next few months of this in action, with my schedule being HELL, who knows. I do plan on having this done by years end. Hopefully. See how many games I have to play between now and then.

Seen Spiderman3 last week. Not sure what to think of it. I liked it, but not sure I liked it as much as 1&2... The new house is great now I am just waiting on my sidewalk and black dirt so I can plant grass and trees.

Anyone here have a quad core? I am curious to know what they think of it, and how hot it runs...
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One of the most interesting comments I've heard recently is that the cost of art assets (in all forms - time consumed, cost to create, size of storage) is getting too high. People are looking for technology to help reduce the complexity of creating and storing art assets. Enter procedural geometry and textures [cool]

Hence my comment in the lounge that the R600's tesselator may well be a sign of future capability rather than something we're expected to use right now....

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Quad cores, if you have a use for it then it's worth it. If not then you probably won't notice much difference over a dual core in general use. Mine currently idle's at 30, hits 40 something under load. This is with the Tuniq 120, inside an Antec P180 with a fan sucking in air at the front of the case (in the 5.25 tray), one blowing out at the back and another blowing out at the top (both very close to the cpu heatsink). All quiet fans so not much noise, the tuniq fan is on medium low too.

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interesting, is this a 2.4 quad core? I have a e6400 Core Duo 2, and it runs 50C all the time... But that is with intels stock cooler.

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I've run a dual dual core machine (Quad G5) and quad discrete CPU machine (4-way Xeon) before. It's nice if you can keep the machine saturated with threads, but your average user (and especially your average gamer) doesn't need it.

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No it's the 2.67Ghz model (QX6700), got one of the first ones available ;)

Isn't 50C a bit on the high side for the E6400? Sounds odd that it would also be constant... maybe try re-seating the heatsink or using some AS5 instead of the included ceramic. I forget what my E6700 ran at with the stock heatsink but it wasn't 50 for sure.

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No it's the 2.67Ghz model (QX6700), got one of the first ones available ;)

Isn't 50C a bit on the high side for the E6400? Sounds odd that it would also be constant... maybe try re-seating the heatsink or using some AS5 instead of the included ceramic. I forget what my E6700 ran at with the stock heatsink but it wasn't 50 for sure.


That's what I thought, but I did take it off last week and reseat it again with AS5 and still hits the same temps... The HS/fan is turning at 900RPMs. SO it's in quiet mode. I have the power savings set to HP all the time though... Yeah I would like to see 30-40C area but haven't since I bought it back in Jan... That quad 2.93 has my eye though. :) I will wait till it comes down in price a bit. Maybe next spring. BTW what MB did you get? I have a INtel Bad Axe2 MB and love it. BTW do you know if the new 2900XT will run in crossfire on all crossfire chipsets?

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That's what I thought, but I did take it off last week and reseat it again with AS5 and still hits the same temps... The HS/fan is turning at 900RPMs. SO it's in quiet mode. I have the power savings set to HP all the time though... Yeah I would like to see 30-40C area but haven't since I bought it back in Jan... That quad 2.93 has my eye though. :) I will wait till it comes down in price a bit. Maybe next spring. BTW what MB did you get? I have a INtel Bad Axe2 MB and love it. BTW do you know if the new 2900XT will run in crossfire on all crossfire chipsets?


So it was at 30-40 and now is 50 constant? That doesn't sound too good, usually they get cooler when the AS5 breaks in. I'm currently running the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe, the XBX2 is also an awesome motherboard (the best right now for 975X chipsets).

2900XT should have no problem running in crossfire on anything except NVIDIAs nforce chipsets. NVIDIA locked SLI down to only their chipsets (initially it did work on Intels too) and last time I checked you also couldn't run in Crossfire on them.

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