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It might cool better at first until all the heat gets recirculated in your case. Better have some monster case fans to get it out.
I think the reference looks way better IMO.


I agree

 

Referrence design of the Titan is aamzing.

 

I am loving my Titan so much.

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It might cool better at first until all the heat gets recirculated in your case. Better have some monster case fans to get it out.
I think the reference looks way better IMO.

If you say so. I've used tons of aftermarket GPUs and without exception they cool way better than reference. Air flow in the case is a non issue unless your case really sucks, or you have a mini ITX cheese box.

With a full ATX case with a few case fans it is a non issue, and GPU temps can be a good 25-30C cooler than reference. At least my lightning 680s were way cooler than ref - they never passed 60C really. Air cooled and overclocked.
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What gets me is this "that's ugly, I wouldn't buy that" mentality.... Who cares what it looks like? It's the performance that matters.
People buy components for performance and looks also. Why do you have lights on your case fan in your sig? Doesn't make it cool better.
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It might cool better at first until all the heat gets recirculated in your case. Better have some monster case fans to get it out.
I think the reference looks way better IMO.

Non-reference monster coolers like this have been shown time and time again to be cooler, despite recycling a bit of hot air. It is only the CPU and MB that might suffer if you are already overclocked to the thermal limit, but it isn't a problem in an average case (I should know, I have a WindForce in a case with mediocre cooling). Some designs have had problems cooling the VRM, but it's more common with universal aftermarket coolers that may not have a perfect fit.
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What gets me is this "that's ugly, I wouldn't buy that" mentality.... Who cares what it looks like? It's the performance that matters.

Depends on the build. There are plenty of builds where colour coordination and looks are above function or at least important enough to justify paying much more to have both.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 4/4/13 at 8:19am
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Glad we are finally seeing non-reference anything on the GTX Titan. Hopefully we will start to see non-reference PCBs soon. Something interesting to note, around half Windforce cards have non-reference PCBs even though they are similar. So this, who knows.
    
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What gets me is this "that's ugly, I wouldn't buy that" mentality.... Who cares what it looks like? It's the performance that matters.

It's called personal preference. thumb.gif
    
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Non-reference monster coolers like this have been shown time and time again to be cooler, despite recycling a bit of hot air. It is only the CPU and MB that might suffer if you are already overclocked to the thermal limit, but it isn't a problem in an average case (I should know, I have a WindForce in a case with mediocre cooling). Some designs have had problems cooling the VRM, but it's more common with universal aftermarket coolers that may not have a perfect fit.
I agree most 3rd party cooler perform better than reference, but Nvidia did a great job on the high-end vapor chamber reference cooler that keeps the massive gk110 chip under control. But the Gigabyte does have some huge heat sinks probably 2x as much surface area than the reference. So it will probably beat the reference in performance as long as you have good airflow in your case. I just have never been a fan of blowing hot air inside my case.
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Nice work by Gigabyte, now just put the chip on a 8 Phase high quality VRM double 8 pin PCB and we are set biggrin.gif
Edited by sherlock - 4/4/13 at 8:38am
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Hmmm...
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Nice work by Gigabyte, now just put the chip on a 8 Phase high quality VRM double 8 pin PCB and we are set biggrin.gif

This!

Or better yet, MSI makes a lightning version with the same redface.gif
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