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post #61 of 111
lol come on man, his criticism is 100% fair. The stock cooler on these things is trash, as was reference fermi cards. Problem AMD has to explain is how 3 years later they are producing a card as hot + power hungry as 3 year old tech?

Eh?
post #62 of 111
this card was to proove they can make a 500 something card be in the same league as a 1000 something card, heat noise be damned
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post #63 of 111
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this card was to proove they can make a 500 something card be in the same league as a 1000 something card, heat noise be damned

+1

Still gonna rub it in when you buy one because it's trendy biggrin.gif
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post #64 of 111
if temps are such a problem, you guys should really either A. get an EK block for it, or B. wait a month or so for however long it takes AIB partners to get their coolers on it or C. get a 780 instead. no need to fight over it with each other, its simple as that. if you are dead set on buying the reference cooler card to use on air, you know exactly what you are getting.
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post #65 of 111
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Oh the noobs like each other. nice

I told you the reason. Too much leakage was the problem. Nothing else. I had 2 480s but they are dead now.

you are right. AMD can say all they want about how 95 is the prime temp for this card, but the fact is 95 degrees is the point when pretty much every computer component cooks the life out of it. if the card doesent cook, something else in the case will lol. I think Im going for an evga 780 then use the stepup program in november to get a 780ti.
post #66 of 111
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+1

Still gonna rub it in when you buy one because it's trendy biggrin.gif

i am debating it , my 7870 in CF get loud but plays smooth , i will not buy a nvidia till they reenble my ageia card, so yeah i guess i am a fan boy toy
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post #67 of 111
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this card was to proove they can make a 500 something card be in the same league as a 1000 something card, heat noise be damned

Performance wise, but not quality wise. I'm really angry they threw the cheapest cooler possible on it without even a concern for aesthetics.
 
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post #68 of 111
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lol come on man, his criticism is 100% fair. The stock cooler on these things is trash, as was reference fermi cards. Problem AMD has to explain is how 3 years later they are producing a card as hot + power hungry as 3 year old tech?

Eh?

Probably you have no idea from gpu architecture. Temps means nothing about silicon they only affects clocks.

Also you got a die that is 30% smaller than a titan almost and you got the same or more performance. The same that happened with ivy the same happens here. The trans density is too high for the die so you get higher temps. Also 30 more watt is nothing. An oced titan can pull more than 500 watt. A oced 3930k can pull more than 400 watt alone.

Also ivy has tjmax around 105-110. That means around 90-95C temps its okay for 24/7 but many people dont prefer to run that high. Nowdays its extremely difficult to kill cpu/components from heat because before even you reach the dead zone itself the component trottle back.


Also if i remember correct titan has also 90C temps by default as temp target
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post #69 of 111
I don't understand why people are taking an opinion as a personal attack?

It's bad business sense for AMD to have released this reference card with this cooler, especially since they are trying to break into a market that in majority already belongs to Nvidia.

It simply doesn't make sense calling 95% of high end gpu owners "noob" because they don't watercool their card, and it certainly makes even less sense forcing your top paying customers to do so!

Is it wrong to wish for AMD to do well?

Seriously, some peoples elitist attitudes are killing competition whether they realize it or not. If you are conditioned into thinking that it's "good" for a top end reference gpu's cooling to be a joke go right ahead, I won't stop you. At this rate AMD will never learn.
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post #70 of 111
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Stop defending so much, you are showing true fanboy traits.

95c is not 85-90c that the 480 did in normal gaming lol.

If the card is 300 watts under load, it will move 300 watts of heat into the room, same as the 480 did no matter what cooler is on the damn card.

Thats why i have 3 780s classy for f@h? All the time you talk about 95C temps. And i comment about that. But first time i meet a person so dumb like you
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