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I want at least 3 displayport outputs, but in a two slot design! Bah, I wish I could just easily throw in a three slot card for tri-fire, but it wouldn't fit.

I wish I had the money to have that problem you're having tongue.gif
    
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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.

how is a TFIII lighting not in the same category as this? they're both non-reference cards with improved power delievery, OC potentials, and aftermarket cooling. only difference is that TFIII cards take up 2 slots without sacrificing any cooling capabilities.

Only reason, IMO, to buy this card is for the added video ports. This is a great 6-monitor card for most games. That said, a TFIII would be better for everything else. Same features with better crossfire/sli support.
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I'm kinda boring with 3 slot. rolleyes.gif
    
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So what's the deal with these?

Newegg's been out for weeks and I haven't seen one respectable tech source post a review.

I've seen plenty of 7950, 7770 and other non-reference 7970 reviews, save this one.
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So what's the deal with these?
Newegg's been out for weeks and I haven't seen one respectable tech source post a review.
I've seen plenty of 7950, 7770 and other non-reference 7970 reviews, save this one.

I dont think newegg ever got any in stock yet, I saw them post from day 1 as sold out. I think they listed this like they did with the corsair k60 anf k90 keyboards. Prior to release newegg had them as sold out till they got them in stock.
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They sold out extremely fast; I saw a couple on Amazon and once I was ready to checkout they were sold out.. 1-3 weeks estimated delivery..

Can't wait to get it..
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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.

how is a TFIII lighting not in the same category as this? they're both non-reference cards with improved power delievery, OC potentials, and aftermarket cooling. only difference is that TFIII cards take up 2 slots without sacrificing any cooling capabilities.

Only reason, IMO, to buy this card is for the added video ports. This is a great 6-monitor card for most games. That said, a TFIII would be better for everything else. Same features with better crossfire/sli support.

It's not in the same category because it only costs like 10-20 premium? TFIII is a good 30$+ if I remember correctly(same price category as Matrix). I realize the difference is negligible, but if you're shelling out for TFIII you can shell out for a MATRIX.


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how is a TFIII lighting not in the same category as this? they're both non-reference cards with improved power delievery, OC potentials, and aftermarket cooling. only difference is that TFIII cards take up 2 slots without sacrificing any cooling capabilities.
Only reason, IMO, to buy this card is for the added video ports. This is a great 6-monitor card for most games. That said, a TFIII would be better for everything else. Same features with better crossfire/sli support.

I think he meant that the TFIII is in the league of the ROG Matrix cards instead of this DCUII card which is a step down from the ROG Matrix cards.
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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.

Cmon whats wrong with 3 slot. Even "budget enthusiast" motherboards can take two 3 slot gfx cards - for example the gigabyte 890GX one I'm having. All it takes is the board manufacturer putting some thought into layout. Would still have one PCI-E 1x free after installing 2 x 3 slot above the first GFX card.

I quite like the Asus DCII design - mainly bcos of 4x displayport 2x DVI - in my opinion it offers very reasonable connection options on the card. If only the price would be within my budget means. For now I'll have to wait for 78xx launch and hope that one of the DCII designs will be for one of these.
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the tf3 is in the dc ii (top) field, the lightning is a matrix challenger. You have to remember that asus bins the TOP edition probably like msi does, the regular dc ii is what is left over. Some are still good cards though like my gtx570, not golden but good. WIsh they had a top edition when I bought but oh well.

The problem with 3 slots is for sli/cf. I wasnt worried when I had my CHV mobo on amd, now that Im on intel with the maximum iv gene-z, I dont have the slots to run 2 of the asus cards, I personally dont like mismatched cards either. So I might either go 7970 or 780gtx with the asus top card, so I dont need to sli anytime soon, or go back to the msi tf3 design, I do love msi rma too which is local biggrin.gif But think the asus cards look better when installed, too bad the cooler doesnt sit on top traditionally since the msi TF design looks great from that end.
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