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one word...UGLY!!
why AMD chose this over HD7970 design...look at that Fan the wires xposed and factory of plastic doh.gif

I'm guessing this was so you expressly cannot unlock, and of course for cost as well.
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y no exhaust fan you asses -.-

and why no companies make exhaust design anymore?
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Despite the fans look or not it will boil down to performance and temps with over clock results that count most.

As for unlocking - I started this thread with info on the subject and the news thus far on it.

AMD HD 7950 can be unlockable to near 7970 Performance
     
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Despite the fans look or not it will boil down to performance and temps with over clock results that count most.
As for unlocking - I started this thread with info on the subject and the news thus far on it.
AMD HD 7950 can be unlockable to near 7970 Performance

Unlock to NEAR.... is this another one of those you can overclock it near X performance???
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Waterblock
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TBH the shroud looks just as cheap as any other plastic shroud. The motor hub being supported by the shroud rather than the heat sink is where I think most people are focusing their attention. It's probably to avoid mounting the motor to the vapor chamber.
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Despite it looking "cheap" I bet it runs cooler and more quietly than the 7970 thanks to its radial fan design smile.gif(Although I'm sure it will be fairly loud itself, as that fan looks like it's optimized for airflow more than audibility).
Heatsinks with turbines need to die. (I don't need a PC as loud as a hair dryer to know that I have muscle under the hood)
Also, I can't wait to see the aftermarket designs on this puppy.

Like HybridCore said the design seems to take after the Akasa Apache/Viper with more blades and likely higher RPM. They run about middle of the pack in terms of airflow/noise. I don't think it will be as bad as some of the straight and flat blade designs.
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7970 reference cooler designed to exhaust hot air out of the case, unlike this one, also 7950 looks ugly as hell but thats just my opinion.

If you rely on your GPU cooler to exhaust hot air out the rear shows your computer case lacks proper airflow.

This is a good step in the right direction. Those insufficient leaf blowers should've been obsolete a long time ago.
 
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Unlock to NEAR.... is this another one of those you can overclock it near X performance???

i guess it means that flashing 7950 with 7970 bios does not unlock crap - it will just run @ 7970 clocks, kinda like flashing 5850 with 5870 bios. No bios switch, no backplate, no exhaust fan and really really ugly design, oh and $450 or so price tag, i'll get twooo / sarc thumb.gif
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Why would you even get this card instead of a 7970, just to save a measly $100?
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If you rely on your GPU cooler to exhaust hot air out the rear shows your computer case lacks proper airflow.
This is a good step in the right direction. Those insufficient leaf blowers should've been obsolete a long time ago.

Not every case has 12 fans in it, small form factor systems simply have no space for many fans, i think there has to be choice between external exhaust and this kind of cooling solution. Ext exhaust cooling does not replace case ventilation but it helps keeping system cool, therefore its a good option for many buyers.
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