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if this was a stock reference design like the 5970, i will buy it.
 
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Although I have not even got to a 7970 yet ( I am still on a 6970 ) , I found that one thing that did scale very well with a pair of 6970s was heat - I could not keep them cool without extreme noise . that being the reason for my now running a single card .
I am running that machine on a Dell 27 inch U series at 1440 . Which pretty much is as much , if not more than my 6970 can handle . I am somewhat interested in the 7990 but only at < $800.
My query is , if they are going to run a pair of 7970 gpus on a single card is not the heat production going to be double that of a single card . Meaning it is going to be like a jet taking off .

It would run hotter, but it doesn't come close to doubling.
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The HD7990 already exists. But the "Malta" is pretty much the same card but then two ghz cores. And wouldn't just be produced by TUL factory.

The reason why the GTX690 sells but the HD7990 does not is beyond me. It is probably due to enormous amounts of brandpower. The Nvidia brand is strong. Both have waterblocks available and the HD7990 also clocks to 1200 and beyond (on air).
 
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Doubt this is true at all, they had alot of months to counter the GTX690 and have done nothing.

If they do, all their RnD should go into making a much better cooler. Their HD6990 cooler was a beast lol... not the good kind either and that was two HD6970 - cards which run on much less power than 7970s.

Why not slap two HD7950s together and sell it for $700-$750? It would be an increadible value
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I honestly would like to know how they will cool a couple of fully fledged Tahiti chip when clocked above 1050MHz.

They must have binned some low voltage low leakage chip otherwise I can see that this could very well be a second coming of the 6990 with a 450W+ board.

I have one and it sounded like a hair dryer on intense gaming session, luckily I watercooled it cause I couldn't bear the massive noise.
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I honestly would like to know how they will cool a couple of fully fledged Tahiti chip when clocked above 1050MHz.

They must have binned some low voltage low leakage chip otherwise I can see that this could very well be a second coming of the 6990 with a 450W+ board.

I have one and it sounded like a hair dryer on intense gaming session, luckily I watercooled it cause I couldn't bear the massive noise.

Binning the highest asics since last year. It was noted in march 2012 that They had been binning high asic 7970 chips for the original 7990. I am assuming that when they trashed the original 7990 (because of the GHz 7970) they had a boat load of binned tahini xt chips that they don't know what to do with. I would also guess they have been doing the same with the xt2 chips and now have a bunch of low leakage chips that can hold clocks at low volts/temps.

It was also shown by guru3d (afterburner) and tpu (gpuz) that there is actually an even higher asic than what we know (lower than 1.05 stock voltage) I can't remember the stock voltage off then top of my head.
     
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Binning the highest asics since last year. It was noted in march 2012 that They had been binning high asic 7970 chips for the original 7990. I am assuming that when they trashed the original 7990 (because of the GHz 7970) they had a boat load of binned tahini xt chips that they don't know what to do with. I would also guess they have been doing the same with the xt2 chips and now have a bunch of low leakage chips that can hold clocks at low volts/temps.

It was also shown by guru3d (afterburner) and tpu (gpuz) that there is actually an even higher asic than what we know (lower than 1.05 stock voltage) I can't remember the stock voltage off then top of my head.
my stock voltage is 1.04x tongue.gif
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my stock voltage is 1.04x tongue.gif
What is your ASIC quality? Your stock voltage is probable 1.05v and you are reading it wrong. Originally with the 7970 there where 3 voltage levels (and one forth we haven't seen), 1.175v, 1.112v, 1.05v. 1.05v cards have a grey 6-pin pcie power connector.
    
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What is your ASIC quality? Your stock voltage is probable 1.05v and you are reading it wrong. Originally with the 7970 there where 3 voltage levels (and one forth we haven't seen), 1.175v, 1.112v, 1.05v. 1.05v cards have a grey 6-pin pcie power connector.
1.049mv tongue.gif

that .001 is significant! thumb.gif
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Doubt this is true at all, they had alot of months to counter the GTX690 and have done nothing.

If they do, all their RnD should go into making a much better cooler. Their HD6990 cooler was a beast lol... not the good kind either and that was two HD6970 - cards which run on much less power than 7970s.

Why not slap two HD7950s together and sell it for $700-$750? It would be an increadible value

Chances are the are other dual gpu cards in the making.
 
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