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Either the lady model was small or that card is just freakin' huge.

Asian booth-babe... what do you think?
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Even if it cools better than any card out there, i won't gonna buy it because the noise will be surely deafening. It can't be running at low rpm because it needs to push air in the very dense heatsink fins.
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Even if it cools better than any card out there, i won't gonna buy it because the noise will be surely deafening. It can't be running at low rpm because it needs to push air in the very dense heatsink fins. I AM NOT STUPID NOR DUMB, I JUST HAVE THE POWER TO DEFY LOGIC

Sorry, but I had to.

Seriously though, what makes you think that a thick 40mm fan doesn't have enough pressure to push through a small radiator when "great" coolers like the twin frozor and DirectCU use almost paper thin, widely spaced, skinny little fins and still have enough pressure to push air the entire length of the card?
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Do want.
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Don't give a flip what it looks like, as with any piece of computer hardware. If it performs better and keeps noise near or slightly over reference level, I would choose it every single time. It is quite possible to remain at a respectable noise level with that many 40mm fans. Gigabyte isn't stupid, they wouldn't have put all the time and effort into creating this if it performed horrible or was 2x louder than the competitions aftermarket cooler designs. It may be somewhat louder given what it is designed for, more room and airflow between 2 SLI'ed cards, but that would be a small tradeoff for people that don't want to go with water and still keep relatively good temps. For that market, it will most likely be a winner. Hopefully we get some reviews soon.
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I'm just curious how it will actually perform in terms of cooling and fan noise.
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