Originally Posted by Blatsz32
K, currently I have a 3slot Asus gtx 570 running in SLI....heat issues galore. I had to put one of the little covers that go in the assist fan slot between the 2 cards to give my top card breathing room. Also, i run the fans on my top card at 50% when I game. Without the spacer I've hit temps as high as 90...the game shut itself down at that point. with the spacer and the fan running at 50% I get normal gaming temps. And no, the spacer isn't an aesthetic problem, I have it tucked way back so no one can see it.
But with my understanding of the EVGA reference card cooling the way the air runs is out the card through the front slots..so, it might not be that huge of a problem as I'm having where the air blows directly onto the bottom card, and because they were so close together, the air had no where to go.
Either way, I love this board, the proximity of the cards is a minor issue cause it can be handled with a fans or brackets to level out the cards ( fix the droop), and in my case a spacer
wow just checked on your card..589 euros!!!!!! WOW! Check the cooling solution on that card, looks like its like mine, air blows down. Not sure thoght so research it.....580 EUROS!!!!!!!
Hey Blatsz32, thanks for the response. I was under the impression it dumped most of the exhaust out the back. Looking at a few different reviews it seems to dump out the side as well, so as you say that is an issue. You're right the reference design would suit me better for SLI as it dumps exhaust directly out the back. My case is a FT02, so again the GPU backplates are facing up-so all the better.
I require 4GB cards as I'm running 5760 x 1080, next thing is to find a decent reference design that's not stupid money like the evga FTW. I was hoping to get them for less than list as I'm going self employed soon I can claim Vat back.
Glad to hear your spacer fix works, but 90 deg C is nuts
Would you consider putting the 570's under water?