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Looks like this is the new Fan design from EVGA...My question is, it it worth the money over the ref design? Both cards come with $40 MIR.

Does anyone have any exp with these cards?
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If you plan for air cooling, its a decent choice as it keeps cooler and comes pre-clocked better.

But for a bit lower price, you can get the DCII (if you ok with the 3 slots), or a bit more and you get the lightning, which both are stronger cards (in both overclock and higher vrms).

If you have to stick to evga, than yeah, its a bit better than the reference one.
If its worth the 15$ over the reference, I think it does.
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To me it looks like it could be, in effect, a 3-slot card, as the fan grill sticks up noticeably higher than the bracket. Maybe wrong but depending on the board and the possibility of future SLI, one may want to look into it.

I'd guess it's a nice card, probably quieter/better cooling than reference, but the downside is the dropping of heat into the case.
    
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