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Originally Posted by specopsFI View Post

You already have Mantle-capable hardware. All GCN cards will support it! thumb.gif

Sweet! Thanks man for clearing that up for me!! thumb.gif
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Why can't they just make fans with varying angles on the blades? Instant percieved silence. redface.gif
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True. And it is a bold move, Nvidia have their shiny, fancy cooler (on titan, 690, 780...) and AMD goes with a bit, lets say, plainer look.
Aesthetics seems to be secondary. (Plus it helps to keep the price lower)

I wouldn't say it's plainer. It's a completely different design. NVIDIA has gone with a sleek, shiny, industrial, professional-looking cooler, and AMD's cooler looks, well, more like what you think of when you think of "gamer hardware" -- sporty automotive-like design, black and red tones, etc.
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