ATI R600 To Consume 250W!
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that their sources are indicating ATI's next generation R600 GPU will consume an obscene 250W of power! By comparison, the current flagship GPU's consume less than 150W under the most taxing conditions. Should this figure prove true, it is no wonder we're hearing rumors of factory-watercooled graphics cards and other exotic cooling solutions. With the card now slated for launch sometime in Q1 2007, we have a fair amount of time before ATI shows us what cards they have up their sleeve with this GPU.