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i'm waiting for the death of Gigabytes blue PCBs. (and while at it Sapphire is also guilty of the blue crime)

btw, i hope this new cooling would include a backplate with the reference card. even if it wont contribute to cooling it would make it SO MUCH better.

Sapphire uses black PCB's on some of their 79XX series GPU's.
For example: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1962/sapphire-7970-oc.jpg
Gigabyte ditched the blue PCB design on their LGA1150 boards, same with the GPU's GTX780, 770 w/ the WindForce X3 cooler.
post #22 of 59
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So AMD is going to copy nVIDIA?

How so?
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post #23 of 59
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Sapphire uses black PCB's on some of their 79XX series GPU's.
For example: http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/1962/sapphire-7970-oc.jpg
Gigabyte ditched the blue PCB design on their LGA1150 boards, same with the GPU's GTX780, 770 w/ the WindForce X3 cooler.

yeah, i also noticed that lately GB finally ditched the blue PCB but i just fear they might go at it again for some reason.
the problem with Sapphire is that only SOME have black and IMO all should be at least dark brown. (or just get a backplate a standard tongue.gif )
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post #24 of 59
Don't doubt their ability to make one that competes with the GTX Titan cooler but I do doubt they will ever bother with a premium look and materials cooler like the GTX Titan/GTX 690 cooler. Just doesnt seem their style. I'm glad they are going to improve them in the future though.

The HD 6990 was awful but it did have a backplate and credit is due where it is due. The HD 7970 was better but still loud. The HD 7990 is good (as long as you dont need a blower) and seems like a good step in the right direction and also has a backplate. So improving on that is only a good thing. But they do need to focus on sound output if they want to compete with GK110 because it performs really well in that regard for such a big and hot chip, that is usually overclocked very high. I'm glad they are acknowledging it or at least their marketing department/reps are.

More interesting though is the mention that Nvidia approved of non-reference GTX Titans. Many credible sources have said this. Yet everyone still talks about it like they aren't allowed and we have not seen any, so makes you wonder. What is it? Is it a yes or is it a no. And the new Gigabyte GTX Titan Windforce cooler bundle, what do you make of that. That would lean you towards a no.

The new GTX 780 Classified is really going to give the GTX Titan a run for its money and Nvidia would be stupid not to allow vendors to improve on the design to allow it to edge out cards like that because where is the incentive for users to choose the more expensive card for a difference in performance most users will never take advantage of (we've already established outside of surround, 4K and benching GTX Titans are pointless and even then many of those users are going for GTX 780 3-Way SLI instead of GTX Titan SLI). The 10% performance difference could possibly be overcome if the GTX 780 can overclock to 1300mhz consistently without volt mods. Who knows what it'll be able to achieve but if it does then the GTX Titan will look worse than it already does in the eyes of most users.

Maybe they make so much money off of the GTX 780 cards already (compared to the higher price of the GTX 680) that they don't care (, even though i doubt it). But surely the profit margin of the GTX Titan is larger and enough that the incentive to take some risk with non-reference designs outweighs the zero risk they have now.

(And no I'm not a butt hurt GTX Titan user. You'd have to pry my card from my cold dead hands to separate me from it and it's future brothers.)

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How about they offer the reference version without a cooler at a discount for water coolers.
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So AMD is going to copy nVIDIA?

wat
   
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How about they offer the reference version without a cooler at a discount for water coolers.

you are on something here thumb.gif

(though the market would be so niche that AMD could lose money on that if it is sold cheaper)
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post #28 of 59
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wat
My thoughts exactly.
post #29 of 59
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you are on something here thumb.gif

(though the market would be so niche that AMD could lose money on that if it is sold cheaper)
How could you lose money if you sell with a profit on dev/production costs and just never place the cooler.
It would be a niche product and a hassle for some manufactures in terms of warranty.
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Drastically? No need for hyperbole dude, I'd just like to see them fix frame latency issues once and for all.

Wait until July for the new driver that allows you to adjust how much frame pacing are you willing to tolerate (higher frame pacing = reduced microstutter = increased latency of displaying images).

I still find it odd how triple GPUs don't have microstutter issues... Maybe AMD should've used triple 7790s or cut down 7850s for their ultra high-end card?
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