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http://www.behardware.com/news/12153/asus-hd-7950-directcu-ii-fault-report.html

 

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The Radeon HD 7950 DirectCU II from Asus, only just available in stores, suffers from a fault with the fixture for its cooler that makes the GPU heat up and can rapidly lead to crashes, especially if you’re overclocking your GPU. We recommend you to avoid this model while waiting for Asus to correct the problem and recall the faulty batches.
 
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Wow, dodgy as heck from Asus if this proves to be true. Almost unbelievably stupid to release the cards like that, really.
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Regardless of this unfortunate mishap, is it just me, or do DirectCU models seem to run just as hot as regular models?
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I guess they were in a bit of a hurry releasing the card.
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Wow, is there a bid risk of this in the 6950's?
Asus step your game up.
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Don't they have some QA to test the product BEFORE its shipped, or they probably outsourced it to some monkeys...
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Regardless of this unfortunate mishap, is it just me, or do DirectCU models seem to run just as hot as regular models?

In most instances, yes. However, people aren't buying them because they cool better. They buy them because they operate just as well as other cards only virtually silent at stock speeds.
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I bet it is because the GPU on the 7970's are sunken into the fram that surrounds it on the PCB. Asus probably didnt fix that properly on their cooler

nvm, they didnt
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I hope this issue won't affect with 7970 because apparently the 7950 DCII is bigger than 7970 DCII... I wonder why.

 

TOP is 7970 and BOTTOM is 7950

 

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http://techinstyle.tv/feature/asus-hd-7970-and-hd-7950-directcu-ii-graphics-cards-an-unboxing/


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I hope this doesn't go with 7970. Apparently the 7950 DCII is bigger than 7970 DCII... I wonder why.

TOP is 7970 and BOTTOM is 7950

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http://techinstyle.tv/feature/asus-hd-7970-and-hd-7950-directcu-ii-graphics-cards-an-unboxing/

6970 sized heatsink on the 7950? It looks a bit mismatched.
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