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I always find it odd when people say Nvidia has better drivers. Not neccesarily because it isn't true just because it was not that long ago that Nvidia drivers were responsible for a full one third of all driver related crashes in Vista.

Obviously this little piece of info is not relevant today but it still sounds weird to me when I hear it.
    
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I'll never understand why they even try to write a review without putting water on that card. It's not like 2 universal blocks and 30heatsinks would make their review too costly, it'd probably be sponsored material.
It would give enthousiasts a hint of what we can expect when we use full cover blocks for these cards and we overclock them. Running 2gpu cards on air is a waste.

Come to think of it, it's odd that powercolor didn't give specs to EK so that they could sell the card with a block on it. They did it with a 7970 and really should have went that way with this card.
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Running a dual GPU card on air is a waste? Say that to the GTX 690 wink.gif
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3880x1920? That's an odd resolution.

3x 1920x1200P IPS monitors in portrait with bezel correction.

Same height as a 42inch widescreen TV but wider, 3.5 times the resolution, with better colours and contrast ratio. Just need to minimize the bezels and it'll be perfect.
    
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But IF air cooling was as terrible as that other bloke makes it out to be, then everyone WOULD have watercooling.

I statement like "Aircooling is a waste" is just silly and moronic. End of story.
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post #106 of 150
Wondering if AMD gave its blessing to call it 7990? I would think they would call it 7970x2 like Asus and their Mars/Ares cards. Well, this officially strikes the last nail in the Amd 7990 frown.gif. Gotta wait for 8990 thinking.gif
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I honestly didn't understand any of that. And here's a thought, if you take the cooler off you are voiding the warranty, and then if it fries you have just wasted $1000.00, just keep that in mind wink.gif
There's nothing wrong with air cooler, and they are not a waste (I still can't see how their wasteful) if they were so bad why does 99% of GPU's ship with air coolers huh? rolleyes.gif

Not if you buy EVGA.

Nothing wrong with the air cooler at stock clocks. Once you overclock it to it's max you need in under water to maintain that overclock if you're using the cores and memory above 90%.

And if you've ever had a watercooled GPU you understand. Air is rubbsih for anything. Much better for GPUs and especially in cases like the EVGA GTX 680 Classified and MSI GTX 680 Lightning but still no where near as good as water.
    
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But IF air cooling was as terrible as that other bloke makes it out to be, then everyone WOULD have watercooling.
I statement like "Aircooling is a waste" is just silly and moronic. End of story.

its not terrible, non reference air cooled cards are OK. but liquid cooling is significantly better then air cooling. if it was more practical and much cheaper im sure youd see it alot more then you do.
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Sadly crossfire and sli and all in between dont get a lot of love.yes they get supported on some high profile product ,but most of the time user of those high end card end up disgruntled while the 680 or 7970 user cheer all the way.
Ps:7970 is a better card for its designed purpose like arcsoft opencl solution etcetcetc.xsplit user should use the 680 (i favor the 670 4gb.(only because it has 4gb) the difference is not big tho.but i say it here ,if you stream and use opencl program to do it instead of xsplit,or fraps,7970 is almost 100% better then nvidia.true nvidia arent optimised for opencl gpgpu. Wich in my book is where your aim should be if you are the futur swifty,athene,or the newer one towelliee
Edited by drbaltazar - 9/2/12 at 3:40am
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Holy mother of god. It sends the GTX690's balls flying out of the atmosphere in most tests o_o

And in others, CFX isn't supported .___.


By the way, PowerColor really went all in, no low power consumption gimmicks eh? 551W burst load, that's more than my whole system!! XDD
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