- May 1, 2003
Ha! Is that all? It's kind of hilarious that they didn't cool it better then... I am guessing dimensions wise it was pretty tiny now too.The really sad part is that compared to modern GPUs the FX5800 has a very modest TDP of 44W. Today, nobody bats an eyelid at 200-250W GPUs.
All the old hairdryer jokes and memes just seem quaint compared to whats happening today.
I picked up a 5900U cheap at some point and honestly it worked really well for what I needed at the time (BF 1942 & CS Source). Pretty sure that was after I had a 6800U and decided it wasn't worth it for what I was doing (poor college student times). I distinctly remember it *not* being the hair dryer I thought it might be.
Oh man... Video card reviews on Anandtech! And done by... Anand?!? Sigh.
Can't even find TDP or noise and power measurements though. Man have times changed! Where's the 1% minimum frames, Anand?!?
UGH! GRAPHS IN FLASH!?!? noooooooo.....
I was surprised the $500 price points in 2003 though... $720 in inflation adjusted dollars.