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I thought they would at least change the design up a little bit.....


 

The design is perfect to me. I love black and silver. Besides this fits the theme of my case to begin with.

 
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IMO you never take out Volterra with DirectFETs and replace with more cost effective chil and powerpak. I guess THey didn't want to increase the number of volterra phases as its cheaper to change to this to increase phase count for marketing.
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When I saw the heatsink by itself, I thought I was looking at a tank for a second.
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post #24 of 64
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Does Display Port support audio? Im debating on whether I want to buy a dual fan sapphire 7950 and OC it or a 7970, but if I buy a 7970 I want one with the best cooling possible so that I can keep a high 24/7 OC on it as well (without going liquid). This looks to be the 7970 I will buy if I choose that route, but I use my gpu to stream video to my tv as well so I need the audio.

DisplayPort supports audio.
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3 slot card? No thanks, I'll wait for MSI's Twin Frozr III 7970 Lightning with crazier overclocking and it only take TWO slots.
 
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I'm getting it as soon as I get the 200 more dollars. And then I'm going to Crossfire it 2-way in the future. It will be perfect on my Asus Rampage IV Extreme. thumb.gif
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That's a nice looking PCB.
    
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post #28 of 64
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post

DisplayPort supports audio.

Do you know if there are current drivers out for the 7970 that will allow this on Windows?
post #29 of 64
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Originally Posted by bobmanL11 View Post

Do you know if there are current drivers out for the 7970 that will allow this on Windows?
Yes mine works fine
post #30 of 64
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Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

3 slot card? No thanks, I'll wait for MSI's Twin Frozr III 7970 Lightning with crazier overclocking and it only take TWO slots.

3 slot cards have their place.... I for one do not have any cards beside GFX cards. so this would appeal to me and others in this situation. or others who have quad spaced slots.

A Twin Frozr III Lightning is not in the same category as this... that would be a card to compare to the next Matrix card from Asus.
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