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Why does it have to be different anyway? Go with what works, which this design has proven does. I usually don't comment on anything aesthetic, but that is a vision of beauty imo. 3 slots is somewhat a put-off, but for those that never plan on CF or anything, they are fine.

I kinda figured that also, but the heatsink can remain the same, but the shroud design could have been changed.
The the DCUII cards are the best factory designed cards today, cooling, noise and looks. My next card will be a DCUII, 7970 or GTX 680.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 1/19/12 at 8:58am
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For a 28nm card, maybe its just me but it seems like a 3 slot cooler is a bit excessive. Will also be interested to see the TFIII version. thumb.gif
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I kinda figured that also, but the heatsink can remain the same, but the shroud design could have been changed.

the shroud design is similar, but they refined this one so it doesn't needlessly increase the length of the card, and the back/front plates are also new.
    
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Ah so they finally learned their lesson and copied MSI with the heatsink that spans the entire pcb covering vrms and MEMORY! LOL.

But damn, it is still way too thick.
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For a 28nm card, maybe its just me but it seems like a 3 slot cooler is a bit excessive. Will also be interested to see the TFIII version. thumb.gif

Is water cooling excessive for 28mn? These cards still run above 70C. Unless GPUs can run at 50C or below @ 20% overclock on stock coolers., we will continue to see aftermarket coolers. Larger coolers dramatically lowers noise over stock coolers, higher OCs, and 20C+ cooler. Unless you've owned one, you would understand why they are so praised. I thought this was Overclock.net? Not StockClock.net.
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epic. never a fan of the 3-slot tho. I have SLI DCUII TOP 560's and they dont get over 55c while folding at the stock 900MHz frequency! I can only imagine how cool these 7970's will be.
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I was happier with Asus' 5800/6800 series DirectCU models... AMD GPU die-surfaces are small, I'd rather see more efficient solutions than hulking monsters.
    
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I hope the card has 6 gigs of vRAM.

DirectCU cards have, as far as I know, never modified the amount of VRAM... but we'll see.
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WANT.
But what's with all the clamour over TFIII is it better than DCII?
When weighing the options for my current card, I just assumed ASUS' engineering prowess trumped any temp advantage MSI could offer.

In the past, for example the GTX580, MSI can provide a 2 slot card that cools and overclocks as well as ASUS with the 3 slot card
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I think this card is idealy for Single GPU setup for those who is not interested in CFX at all. It is a great card on cooling and noise level I can imagine.

I have a Gigabyte HD 6970 WindForce 3X, card itself is super quiet at max load @ 70'C highest and it is a 2 slots card.

 

I'm pretty sure this HD7970 will hover around 60-65'C

 
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