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what would the spacing be like between the two cards?
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what would the spacing be like between the two cards?

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Id wait to see what FCAT numbers are before considering Crossfire...im hoping they implemented hardware frame pacing
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Id wait to see what FCAT numbers are before considering Crossfire...im hoping they implemented hardware frame pacing

Rumor is that the PCI-E interface for xfire will eliminate the frame pacing issue. The reviews will surely tell us!
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Hmmm I reckon it could work, providing the aftermarket 2-slot cooler card is not taking up the entire 2nd slot height... You'd also probably want to try find a cooler design which will allow air to be sucked in from the sides of the card.

Basically, my main thinking is, as long as you find a aftermarket cooling design which wont be starved by the reference card below it, it should be fine. I wouldn't be too stressed about the reference cards PCB temp interfering with the aftermarket card's intake temp
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At $600 price point for the 290x, the 7990 or 2x 280x crossfire is looking like a better choice.
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At $600 price point for the 290x, the 7990 or 2x 280x crossfire is looking like a better choice.

If you ask me, $600 doesn't seem bad. The 7970 launched at $550 (when 3GB 580's were $600), and if I remember correctly, not too long ago the projected price was $700-750.
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Anyone have any experience with powercolor gfx cards? Newegg has the Powercolor AX7990 for $499 brand new free shipping. I'm so close to ordering it now. Just want some input first.
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Anyone have any experience with powercolor gfx cards? Newegg has the Powercolor AX7990 for $499 brand new free shipping. I'm so close to ordering it now. Just want some input first.

See: http://www.overclock.net/t/1419187/question-for-the-7990-owners/0_40

Man $500 for that beast is tempting! :0
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Anyone have any experience with powercolor gfx cards? Newegg has the Powercolor AX7990 for $499 brand new free shipping. I'm so close to ordering it now. Just want some input first.


I think that card is voltage locked... That to me says stay away!

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