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post #21 of 33
they did this because there's no voltage control and thus need for the extra cooling.
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post #22 of 33
Could be, anyway its downgrade, don't know why people are raving about it.
Edited by psyside - 11/12/12 at 10:52am
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post #23 of 33
Why now?
The next gen graphics cards are most likely to be out months. 2013 is only 2 months away, less actually.
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post #24 of 33
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Even without contact the heat is spread better with the additional heatpipes.
You got no clue dude. The fans where great, max temp = 53c in the middle of summer 30c ambient temp @1270/6700 with fans at 50%
Also the fans are the less important part, metal shroud, backplate, high end caps, high end vrm design, high end mosfet's. The best build 680 together with Lightning cards.

Except the lightnings are 2 slot are are just as good if not better when it comes to cooling performance. 2 slot is good and every manufacturer should follow their lead and redesign their stupid 3 slot coolers. They are the worst thing to happen to GPUs ever.
    
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I always wondered why they made those three slot monstrosities. They never cooled better than their two slot competition and ate into board real estate. HIS, Sapphire, MSI, and Gigabyte have all proven that you can get just as good of cooling with just as good of noise levels with a two slot card. The only three slot cards I would ever consider getting are the Gainward Phantom cards (if they ever came to the US), a Sparkle Calibre, or if Galaxy released another card with an Arctic Cooling Accelero.
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post #26 of 33
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I always wondered why they made those three slot monstrosities. They never cooled better than their two slot competition and ate into board real estate. HIS, Sapphire, MSI, and Gigabyte have all proven that you can get just as good of cooling with just as good of noise levels with a two slot card. The only three slot cards I would ever consider getting are the Gainward Phantom cards (if they ever came to the US), a Sparkle Calibre, or if Galaxy released another card with an Arctic Cooling Accelero.

Got two gainward phatom cards and they are horribly cheap, don't cool well and both the cards don't overclock more than 30mhz. Poorly binned chips, flimsy plastic construction and fans don't cool well at all and they stupidly take up a lot of room. Could not, not reccomend a card more.
    
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post #27 of 33
"More trot less slot" has to be the worst news headline I think I have ever read lol. Cool card (pun intended).
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Got two gainward phatom cards and they are horribly cheap, don't cool well and both the cards don't overclock more than 30mhz. Poorly binned chips, flimsy plastic construction and fans don't cool well at all and they stupidly take up a lot of room. Could not, not reccomend a card more.

Odd, every review of them I've seen lauds them like they're the second coming of Christ.
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Odd, every review of them I've seen lauds them like they're the second coming of Christ.

Strange because they choke each other in SLI really badly and the shorud that covers them is cheap, flimsy and very thin plastic. Really not what you want when you open the box to see a horrible plastic cheap looking card when you expected something a lot better than that.
    
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FYI it is finally in stock at Newegg. I wonder if the PCB is the same as the 3 slot version for the current EK W/C Block to fit.
    
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