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I'm a enthusiast. If AMD would have outperformed Nvidia this time around on my game of choice(BF3) I would have purchased a 7990. I'm not loyal to either camp. I'll be buying the next best GPU this year aswell.

For BF3, you certainly made the right choice with the 690. On the other hand, the 690 will not "destroy" the ARES II because after Catalyst 12.11 came out, the 7970, especially the Ghz Edition, is pretty much on par with the 680. I have no idea about Crossfire scaling with 12.11 though.
     
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My question is, where the hell was this card like...a year ago? This thing is so late to market. They'll probably make it an extremely limited run item, so they won't lose anything from producing it.

yeah, 8xxx series is due in 2-4 months. Roughly the same time we could expect to see this card and they have already confirmed an 8990 I think, so this card will likely not even be the fastest card available anymore when it comes out. Should have already come out if they wanted it to generate any sales.

very interesting going with the CLC, and if previous card with such solutions have proven anything it is that they are surprisingly efficient at cooling GPU's
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Too bad they don't offer a version with standard G1/4" threads for water cooling ... like the Hydro Copper series from EVGA.

here's a solution:
1. remove the top cooler/shroud
2. remove the CLC blocks from GPU cores.
3. get 2 universal GPU blocks (either regular or one of those bridge versions like EK's)
4. mount the blocks instead of the stock CLC ones
5. mod slightly the shroud to make it work. (and keeping the stock fan)

and your done biggrin.gif
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I think Asus is way too late on this card...the new series will be out within 6 months or less afaik
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Put the same percentage OC on the 690 and add liquid cooling. It will have it by at least 15-20fps in any monitor layout and run much cooler and draw less power. Cards like these are a waste of money regardless of the being Nvidia or AMD.


Too bad that's impossible..7970's clock higher than 680's,proven fact. Obviously we don't know the limitations on this hardware,but nothing is proven yet. I find it funny you consider these cards a waste yet you own one.

That being said,unless AMD can get decent quad driver profiles,this is probably not going to do well in multi-gpu set-ups,as earlier testing of the Powercooler Devil cards has shown.
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And the gtx690 will still destroy it on BF3. Next.......................

Thanks for the laugh!
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And the gtx690 will still destroy it on BF3. Next.......................

Lol. Nvidia fan boys in denial the HD 7970 and HD 7990 beats everything in BF3.

Why couldn't you release this or the 2 slot 4GB GTX 680 6 months ago ASUS. Might need to pick up two of them and some 120FPS screens.

Be interesting to see how a single 120mm rad can cool it... Monitor outputs? 6 MDPs please.
    
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I like the idea of integrating the clc onto the card and not making you get something aftermarket but I don't think a 120.1 will be able to cool all of that horsepower.
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I'm a enthusiast. If AMD would have outperformed Nvidia this time around on my game of choice(BF3) I would have purchased a 7990. I'm not loyal to either camp. I'll be buying the next best GPU this year aswell.

You are straight up ridiculous. Please stop posting. Lol.
    
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I think Asus is way too late on this card...the new series will be out within 6 months or less afaik

I second that I think they are too late.
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