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Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post

the 7990 will eventually have heating problems down the line

Care to explain? A heat sink is essentially a chunk if metal, it doesn't change. I can see there being problems if it;s water cooled and you never clean the loop, or if it's air cooled never cleaning dust and replacing thermals paste every few years?
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lol @ the nvidia fanboy mantra....

find the one thing that AMD is bad with and scream it as loud as you can with your ears plugged.

really are you that worried about wattage?? get a newer fridge/furnace then

temperatures?? really after the crap Nvidia puts out you think because AMD is hotter its crap...

performance?? one review says its good and one says its mediocre...so 50 percent of all reviews says its the greatest thing since sliced bread.

drivers?? did this dual gpu card alspode?? the 590 sure did...drivers pfft!!!
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lol @ the nvidia fanboy mantra....
find the one thing that AMD is bad with and scream it as loud as you can with your ears plugged.
really are you that worried about wattage?? get a newer fridge/furnace then
temperatures?? really after the crap Nvidia puts out you think because AMD is hotter its crap...
performance?? one review says its good and one says its mediocre...so 50 percent of all reviews says its the greatest thing since sliced bread.
drivers?? did this dual gpu card alspode?? the 590 sure did...drivers pfft!!!

Both have drawbacks, However Nvidia isn't guilty of making a card this large to my knowledge. (Sorry but 3 slot cooling is too frakin much imo)
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Originally Posted by dlee7283 View Post

the 7990 will eventually have heating problems down the line

Care to explain? A heat sink is essentially a chunk if metal, it doesn't change. I can see there being problems if it;s water cooled and you never clean the loop, or if it's air cooled never cleaning dust and replacing thermals paste every few years?

chip degradation
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Both have drawbacks, However Nvidia isn't guilty of making a card this large to my knowledge. (Sorry but 3 slot cooling is too frakin much imo)

i have a short memory too... its ok thats why we have google...



remember the MARS 2??

or any ASUS Direct CU2 card in existence?

all 3 slots.
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post #136 of 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

i have a short memory too... its ok thats why we have google...

remember the MARS 2??
or any ASUS Direct CU2 card in existence?
all 3 slots.

3rd party cards. This was endorsed by AMD and as it currently stands is basically the reference card. Also ironically the one you linked is 2 slots.
Also a MARS2 is not a 600 series chip, its a custom essentially, just like the GF/GK104 2wins from Evga don't count either.
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Originally Posted by SniperTeamTango View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Master__Shake View Post

i have a short memory too... its ok thats why we have google...

remember the MARS 2??
or any ASUS Direct CU2 card in existence?
all 3 slots.

3rd party cards. This was endorsed by AMD and as it currently stands is basically the reference card. Also ironically the one you linked is 2 slots.
Also a MARS2 is not a 600 series chip, its a custom essentially, just like the GF/GK104 2wins from Evga don't count either.

This is by no means reference
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3rd party cards. This was endorsed by AMD and as it currently stands is basically the reference card. Also ironically the one you linked is 2 slots.
Also a MARS2 is not a 600 series chip, its a custom essentially, just like the GF/GK104 2wins from Evga don't count either.

Its not reference. Amd has not launched the 7990 and it looks like they will not do so at all. All "reference" designs come from Amd and Nvidia. Then, their partners are free to create custom pcb cards with different cooling systems, specs, and features.

Asus has rulled out the Mars 3, but I haven't heard the same for the Ares 2. So we could see the Ares 2 7970x2 vs the PowerColor 7970x2 sometime soon.
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3rd party cards. This was endorsed by AMD and as it currently stands is basically the reference card. Also ironically the one you linked is 2 slots.
Also a MARS2 is not a 600 series chip, its a custom essentially, just like the GF/GK104 2wins from Evga don't count either.

the card i link is 3 slots count the pci slots...

and also there is no reference design because AMD doesn't have one

im fully aware that this is not a 600 series gpu but your exact words were "However Nvidia isn't guilty of making a card this large to my knowledge. (Sorry but 3 slot cooling is too frakin much imo)"
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Very well then. I can't be the only one who doesn't understand why there's no reference card.
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