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waiting for any info on a MSi Lightning and/or TwinFrozr solution...
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Originally Posted by Swolern View Post

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.

I respectfully disagree that Titan's cooler is anything special. The GTX 580 has a TDP of 244 W. The GTX Titan has a TDP of 250 W. That means they use the same amount of power, which is quite easy to confirm, and thus produce roughly the same amount of total heat (although this could be spread differently across the PCB area). If we then look at temperatures and fan noise, we can see that Anandtech found that the Titan was 1 degree cooler and just marginally quieter, both temperature and noise level in fact likely within margin of error. Meanwhile, Guru3D found that Titan was marginally quieter, but significantly hotter than a GTX 580.
Basically, what I'm saying is that in 3 years, the cooler hasn't really been improved all that much. Of course, if your only comparison is the disastrous performance of GTX 480 and HD 4xxx (which I believe is the one with the broken automatic fan control), you are right, the Titan cooler is a massive improvement.
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You're not seriously suggesting that the majority of GTX 690, HD 7990 and Titan users are water cooling them, are you? Or GTX 680 SLI and 7970 CF users? That's a ridiculous assumption.

Only 1/7th of the Titan Owners' club use WC.

Crossfire setups don't count b/c those are much cheaper. The Titan is on a similar level to the EVGA classified series, very few of which you see not watercooled.

Most of the members posted before blocks were released as well, which took a few weeks to release.
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waiting for any info on a MSi Lightning and/or TwinFrozr solution...

Likely not going to happen since nVidia is limiting manufacturers to using the reference pcb, just like with the 690.
 
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The first fan is RIGHT UP against the third PCI-E slot. NO THANKS JEFF.
    
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Originally Posted by Swolern View Post

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.

I ahve then turned off thumb.gif

And sure, personal preference and all, but if you wouldn't buy a really good performer based on the looks then... you are just weird.
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Originally Posted by charlesquik View Post

I find it funny that you guys all say ugly cause the card is actually upside down on the computer and you only see the pcb and the side...

Says one who uses a motherboard that isn't mounted 90° or 180°. :P

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I ahve then turned off

And sure, personal preference and all, but if you wouldn't buy a really good performer based on the looks then... you are just weird.

The entire OCN Samsung Plastic Phone Hate Club rolleyes.gif

OT: I'll reserve judgement on this card until we get to see reviews on it thermal/acoustic performance.
Edited by sherlock - 4/4/13 at 9:18am
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Sorry but the reference cooler looks like its far more worth the $1k asking price than that cheap, plasticky thing.
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Lol @ people who would buy inferior cooler because it looks better. Of course it's different thing if you have a case window but some people are obsessed about looks although they see their components only when cleaning.
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The entire OCN Samsung Plastic Phone Hate Club rolleyes.gif
You cannot compare GPU to phone, phone you carry everywhere so it's eyesore if it's made of cheap plastic. I
don't care at all how my graphics card looks because I rarely see it.
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I used the reference cooler on both of my Titans before putting them under water and I can say for a fact that the GB one would have to be an unbelievable performer to best it by 10C. Even OC'd the reference cooler only got to the upper 70C's for me which is plenty acceptable for an air cooler. This rubbish about form over function would only apply if the stock cooler was bad which it isn't...
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