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Although Pitcairn video cards based on AMD's core were released just this morning, several vendors have already prepared their models custom implementations. Among them, Gigabyte OC shows variants that come with a more efficient cooler....
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Those are big ass fans, definitely my next card
Edited by ghostrider85 - 3/5/12 at 7:02pm
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What is up with these rehashed coolers? frown.gif

Is it so wrong to desire a card with a vapor cooling solution like the GTX580/570 that actually exhausts hot air outside the case?
    
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Never buy Gigabyte graphic card guys, oced like crap, loud then die
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What is up with these rehashed coolers? frown.gif
Is it so wrong to desire a card with a vapor cooling solution like the GTX580/570 that actually exhausts hot air outside the case?

that's exactly what i was thinking ..hot PCB
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Never buy Gigabyte graphic card guys, oced like crap, loud then die

bigger fans are usually less noisy/slower
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Never buy Gigabyte graphic card guys, oced like crap, loud then die

Well, i have gigabyte 6850, its NOT LOUD
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that's exactly what i was thinking ..hot PCB

Hot PCB, hot VRMs, hot temperatures all around. If I can give a human characteristic to a piece of hardware, I'd picture a GPU with a fan cooler like this being the douche of the hardware bunch; "Deal with my heat, all that matters is I'm cool, I could care less about all you other guys." smile.gif
    
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Ugly as hell, has always been... they need to make them sexier and fancier like those new Twin force IV that are definitively going to end up inside my case.
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Never buy Gigabyte graphic card guys, oced like crap, loud then die

While, yes, they have made mistakes in the past.... I'll never write off a company completely.

Like all things in life, there's always a chance for reprieve. One can only hope.

Oh, and I still have a long lasting love for the P45-UD3P as one of my favorite boards of all time. I suppose I just hope they can rekindle that magic one day, even if in a card. thumb.gif
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I just don't like those huge 3 fan coolers.
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