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post #71 of 80
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The red ruins the look of the card for me. Everything else it beautiful though.... I really like the Coolers metal "fold" over the end of the card. Very nice polished look.

If it didn't have the Red stripe, It might have found its being the new hawtness in my case... tongue.gif



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If you look at the red part it has screws so I would imagine that it can be taken off.
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If you look at the red part it has screws so I would imagine that it can be taken off.

yeah i see that... but it also looks like it would leave a "hole" on the side of the card and further mess with the "clean" look. I'd just plasti-dip it...

That way it could be pealed off for warranty purposes...
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I'd just plasti-dip it...

that's not a bad idea
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Anyone have benchmarks on this particular model showing how it stacks up to the reference 7970's? Im curious to see if it's really worth the extra $50 bucks for these cards.
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I dont like this kind of a design, reference design is best because it exhausts out of the rear of the case.
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http://www.kitguru.net/components/graphic-cards/zardon/xfx-r7970-double-dissipation-graphics-card-review/

The overclock on this card is insane!
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The XFX 7970 DD is reference board. Even if it dont exhaust rear of case, your still fine as long you have good side cooling. They do both look the same. If thats the case, XFX sure has listen to people and kept reference PCB, with custom cooler. Wonder if Asus/MSI will do the same.

Reference 7970 PCB
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The XFX 7970 DD is reference board. Even if it dont exhaust rear of case, your still fine as long you have good side cooling. They do both look the same. If thats the case, XFX sure has listen to people and kept reference PCB, with custom cooler. Wonder if Asus/MSI will do the same.
Reference 7970 PCB
7970referance.jpg
XFX 7970 DD
xfx7970dd.jpg

Plus Rep for that bit of knowledge. Also, speed junkie, do you play League of Legends?
post #79 of 80
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I dont like this kind of a design, reference design is best because it exhausts out of the rear of the case.

That is a non-issue for any well thought out case. The reference design will run significantly hotter and louder than non-reference models sporting radial fans. If it were up to me, I would not allow turbine hair dryers.
    
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I never liked the blower style, too loud, and not very effective at cooling.
The newer larger blower of the 7970, does work better than previous gen.

I just hope XFX dont change the PCB all of a sudden on the DD version.

No, I dont play LoL... dont like it.
    
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