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Probably the deadliest machine out there - both in terms of performance and actual ability to kill anyone who touches the machine because of it's extreme low temps and extreme high voltages.

22,799 in 3D Mark06!!!

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Hell, they have only been out 5 mins! Volt modding already?!
    
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Absolutely sick.

I still can't justify $600 for a video card though .

But great post
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And oh my god. look @ this card:


I loved that design with the 7-Series cards. It looks even better now.
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22,799 3D Mark 06 with just 822/1240!! In SLI Mode, it's all CPU bottlenecked now, I need more CPU Power. Like in Game Test 1, I get same frame rate at stock GPU clocks. More overclocking to come for sure!
Goodness. A quad core at 4.5 GHz and it's CPU bottlenecked. Quad cores won't become mainstream for a good while, so why not tone down the GPU ability just a touch and bring down the cost and power consumption of the beastly cards of today. It's like having a Lambourghini and being stuck in second gear.
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Goodness. A quad core at 4.5 GHz and it's CPU bottlenecked. Quad cores won't become mainstream for a good while, so why not tone down the GPU ability just a touch and bring down the cost and power consumption of the beastly cards of today. It's like having a Lambourghini and being stuck in second gear.
More like first gear.

I would like to see more efficient and economic cards myself.
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What is the ACS3? Is it the heatsink/fan that is suppose to be fancier than the others?
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Sort of, Paul. The ACS3 is just a better heat-sink, previously they were pure copper but in this one I'll assume it's the same, except you can't see the base of the HS, just the cover. At Anandtech they reported that the eVGA with ACS3 overclocked a little more than the others.

If the price is right for that ACS3 version of the eVGA, I'll probably break out the piggy bank and order it.

I looked at the adds for this week and I don't see a damn thing I want, my plans for a 50" DLP are now canceled as now the new thing is 1080P and they're too expensive, so I'll wait till next year when they become a little less expensive and get a 1080P TV.

So my TV money for this year may end up in a GTX after all.
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