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I still think it looks fat and ugly....

why only 1.5GB of vram....WHY!!!!

Interesting approach with the voltage regulator layout
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I wouldn't buy any of these Asus cards just because of the 3-slot layout. Why would anybody choose this over a 2-slot lightning?
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Originally Posted by reflex99 View Post
I still think it looks fat and ugly....

why only 1.5GB of vram....WHY!!!!

Interesting approach with the voltage regulator layout
Looks like it is geared for modding/benching, & what benchmarker wants a card with 3Gb vram if it doesn't run as fast or faster than 1.5Gb?
    
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I wouldn't buy any of these Asus cards just because of the 3-slot layout. Why would anybody choose this over a 2-slot lightning?
One should always think of things in other perspectives. It's kind of no brain-er pick for those who have room or are only single card configs. It's quieter and cooler than the MSI counterpart.
    
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One should always think of things in other perspectives. It's kind of no brain-er pick for those who have room or are only single card configs. It's quieter and cooler than the MSI counterpart.
It's definitely quieter (considerably under load, about 10dB!) but not cooler, the lightning runs cooler according to Techpowerup's own review

ROG
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/A...Matrix/30.html

Lightning
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/M...htning/26.html

And I know all chips are different, but the lightning was the better overclocker; supposedly MSI bin's chips for their higher end cards. To be fair, ASUS may do this as well, I just don't know.

Just a fan boi perspective

Edit: To be honest, it's a damn good looking card!
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IMO the performance doesn't justify it taking up a whole three slots.
That's because you never use 100% of your GPU when overclocked at 900 core. My Direct CU II cards never go above 70*C when folding at 25% fan.

The third slot is so worth it if you've got the real estate in your case.
post #27 of 40
My money still goes for the lightning
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My money still goes for the lightning
Me too, but I don't physically have the room for the Asus anyway...
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I prefer my lightnings over this but this is still a great card
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And I know all chips are different, but the lightning was the better overclocker; supposedly MSI bin's chips for their higher end cards. To be fair, ASUS may do this as well, I just don't know.
Your answer for all major manufacturers:

http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...cking-gpu.html
    
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