Originally Posted by oblivious45cs
i really, really cannot see this happening. At least not with the amount of effort AMD put into cooling the 290/x.... It would be an absolute beast of a card but AMD failed so hard on cooling for hawaii so far, just cant see them pulling out some miracle with this card.
While yes, 95C max temps is cooking, we all need to remember that reference coolers tend to blow (pun intended) so personally I'll reserve any judgement about that until we see what the aftermarket proprietary coolers of each brand are capable of doing as far as taming it's temperatures. Also, I have my severe doubts that we would see anything less than aftermarket custom coolers on this card should they come to fruition. If anything, it wouldn't surprise me in the least to see AMD develop and use a proprietary custom WB on these similar to EVGA's HydroCopper blocks and the custom AIO loop for the ASUS Ares II... or at the very least use a high performance, in-house designed air or hybrid cooler.