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http://videocardz.com/42643/amd-radeon-hd-8000-graphics-cards-will-feature-better-coolers
Doesn't match, was expecting a better cooler until i saw this...
Looks even worse compred to 7970, i hope this is 88** series card that's pictured and they have something good for 89**
post #22 of 577
Wonder if they drop at last the legacy connectors in reference design and do a reference design with 6x displayport. Just throw couple of 5$ converter dongles in the box. One can dream, right.
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post #23 of 577
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Wonder if they drop at last the legacy connectors in reference design and do a reference design with 6x displayport. Just throw couple of 5$ converter dongles in the box. One can dream, right.
Uh....no. That would be terrible. You couldn't game at 1440p@120+ hz that way. You need a DL DVI connection
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post #24 of 577
Its looks are irrelevant to me. I'd be putting it under water anyway.
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post #25 of 577
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Originally Posted by Martynas View Post

http://videocardz.com/42643/amd-radeon-hd-8000-graphics-cards-will-feature-better-coolers
Doesn't match, was expecting a better cooler until i saw this...
Looks even worse compred to 7970, i hope this is 88** series card that's pictured and they have something good for 89**
maybe thats what they call a better cooler smile.gif 15years of ATI cards here smile.gif

i mean they cant give us 4gb? wth. ou well, to feed a 1440p a single 770 oc is enough, for 1600p 770sli is perfect. for single monitor you dont need more

best
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post #26 of 577
Might get one of these for my brother's build next year (I do hope there will be something like hD9000 or GTX800 by then). Might be my first take on watercooling since the cooler doesn't really look nice, and I want to dip myself into water cooling (pun intended).
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post #27 of 577
Meh, this just means the prices of 7970 GHz editions is going to go down and I can pick up 2 of them for the price of a 780 as well as get better performance.
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wow that's one ugly card ...... it would have to be faster and cheaper than 780 for me to even consider buying this ugly thing.
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wow that's one ugly card ...... it would have to be faster and cheaper than 780 for me to even consider buying this ugly thing.
Yes, if I were to buy these, depending on their speed, I would have to do my first water cooling rig, because it's that ugly
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only 12% more shaders but 37% more ROPs. If ROPs are a bottleneck on 7970, this should give more than 12% performance increase.

But if ROPs aren't a big problem, it's not going to do much.

I do agree it looks ugly, but the metal underneath that ugly plastic looks like it has heatpipes galore. Although not that it matters much, 28nm TSMC is very good for overclocking and it's a good idea to rip these coolers off of any 28nm high end GPU and put on a waterblock.

I don't know why AMD likes such ugly shrouds on their graphics cards. They really just need to make one that looks mean.
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