Originally Posted by gabsonuro
here is my theory:
AMD pulled out big talk about this card beating titan
In order to beat the titan, they clocked the hell out of this card, and yes, it ended up beating a titan.
As a result of the clocks, this card is running hot as the deepest depths of hell
They needed to get this card out before BF4 release- after all they had this card super promoted to be the perfect choice for BF4- if it wasn't out for BF4 everyone would laugh at AMD
They had it out for BF4, but ran out of time for a proper cooling solution. They had no choice but to release the card or be ridiculed by everyone, as well as they really did not want to compete head to head against the 780TI which releases mid november, so they release the card now.
Card runs hot as hell, so they strap a turbine engine to it as a makeshift fix to at least have this card even WORK when people get it. Realize they can't tame the beast of heat of this card - so they say 95 degrees is the prime operating temperature- (which i really do not believe. What does AMD have that makes this card operate perfectly and not degrade the chip at that temperature?Intel doesn't have it. Nvidia doesn't. If NVIDIA and intel can't make a chip operate at its prime with no chip degradation at 95 degrees AMD DEFINITELY cannot. Nvidia and intel are MILES ahead of AMD in terms of R/D.
So they released the card at the 95 degree load temperature and states "the chip was designed to be run at that temperature". Why would you design a chip around 95 degrees? it makes absolutely no sense. It lowers overclocking room, makes all other components run hotter, (obviously) requires a higher spinning, louder fan to keep it cool, and will make your room feel like a sauna.
But who knows, i could be completely wrong. Only time will tell if this card is meant to be run at 95 degrees. But this definitely smells fishy. just the fact that AMD never had a release date set in stone or any real NDA release means that the card isn't exactly working the way they want it.....