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That cooler looks loud...
Why oh why would they use SMALLER fans?

Quick, take a heatsink like the one they have and keep it triple slot while adding fans. If you can accomplish this I will say your better than GB's engineers.

There is a reason for this. As long as it brings the performance there will be a market for it. These aren't exactly made to be sold to the masses, just a very small number. And I'd bet if they beat everything else out there, people would jump at it, regardless of how loud it is.

To some people, its performance first, EVERY time. This may be focused at those people.

Personally, If I had this I'd just stick the tower in the closet and run cables across the room. heh
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I'm pretty sure Gigabyte isn't paying their engineers to sit around and dream up ridiculous and non-functional designs. Maybe, just maybe, they've actually done the math and science to prove that this design will work?
   
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I'm pretty sure Gigabyte isn't paying their engineers to sit around and dream up ridiculous and non-functional designs. Maybe, just maybe, they've actually done the math and science to prove that this design will work?

never!! they fail, nerds win all the time !!!
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Quick, take a heatsink like the one they have and keep it triple slot while adding fans. If you can accomplish this I will say your better than GB's engineers.
There is a reason for this. As long as it brings the performance there will be a market for it. These aren't exactly made to be sold to the masses, just a very small number. And I'd bet if they beat everything else out there, people would jump at it, regardless of how loud it is.
To some people, its performance first, EVERY time. This may be focused at those people.
Personally, If I had this I'd just stick the tower in the closet and run cables across the room. heh

Who's to say that will cool better than an MSi Lightning GTX 680 heatsink? Anyways, the goal of cooling isn't to make as big a heatsink as possible, then add fans. Not to be snide but is being better than GB's engineers a compliment? Last I checked they can't make a decent BIOS (to be fair, they're only 1 year late). As for performance, 10 phase VRM seems decent but I'd put money on MSi Lightning GTX 680 taking the world record on LN2; and I can't really see the Windforce being much faster than an MSi Lightning on air. You're going to max out the voltage before you hit 95C on either card. Consider the 7970 uses more power than the 680, and I don't see much purpose for massive triple slot heatsink and silly 40mm fans, but maybe I'm wrong.
 
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Design looks good to me. A large, well designed heatsink can dissipate a lot of heat... With the direction of air-flow from those fans and the large heatsink, those fans probably do not need to move very fast to get the hot air out of the way which can keep them quiet. They are pulling hot air out to the side panel of case where there isn't really anything that creates heat or will obstruct the airflow; hell chances are if you're getting this card you already have a monstrous case. If SLI is the idea here, I think they may have landed on a win. SLI systems typically have no where good to draw air from unless it's the bottom card. It may look different than other solutions, but I certainly don't think it's ugly. Looking forward to reviews.
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Who's to say that will cool better than an MSi Lightning GTX 680 heatsink? Anyways, the goal of cooling isn't to make as big a heatsink as possible, then add fans. Not to be snide but is being better than GB's engineers a compliment? Last I checked they can't make a decent BIOS (to be fair, they're only 1 year late). As for performance, 10 phase VRM seems decent but I'd put money on MSi Lightning GTX 680 taking the world record on LN2; and I can't really see the Windforce being much faster than an MSi Lightning on air. You're going to max out the voltage before you hit 95C on either card. Consider the 7970 uses more power than the 680, and I don't see much purpose for massive triple slot heatsink and silly 40mm fans, but maybe I'm wrong.

Spot on thumb.gif For instance, 680 don't require tons of power at default config, which means they don't nned an incredibly good heatsink to be cool and silent. Now, pairing any heatsink with 40mm is a huge mistake, specially for a product that is very well engineered (default) on its own.

but oh well, people who believe any design with 40mm fans is good...they can keep dreaming, as its NOT (unless you can't fit any bigger fan in there, of course). I'm sure they use those same 40mm fans in their rigs (/sarcasm).
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The orientation of those fans look like they are meant to be pulling air out of the heatsink. Also, the "Gigabyte" on each fan will be upside down in your case! tongue.gif
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The smaller the fans will be louder the noise.
    
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Those fans are 40x20mm with typical static pressure of 4.5mmAg at around 6000rpm producing about 28dbA for 9CFM. So, five will produce a combined total of roughly 45CFM.

Reference design with centrifugal blower fan typically produces around 15CFM (eg GTX570 at around 85% max speed).

A Gigabyte Windforce 3x design has three 80x15 (or 10?)mm fans with typical static pressure of 2.7mm Ag at around 3000rpm producing about 30dbA for 35CFM per fan.

Judging from that king size vapour chamber and the number of heatpipes + fins, I would expect those 5 fans will spin at 4500rpm to produce enough cooling under load.
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