Originally Posted by -iceblade^
Appropriate name LOL
.... ejected a cloud of stones, ash and fumes to a height of 20.5 miles, spewing molten rock and pulverized pumice at the rate of 1.5 million tons per second, ultimately releasing a hundred thousand times the thermal energy released by the Hiroshima bombing. An estimated 16,000 people died due to hydrothermal pyroclastic flows
On the presumption that the language is Greek, Vesuvius might be a Latinization of the negative οὔ (ve) prefixed to a root from or related to the Greek word σβέννυμι = "I quench", in the sense of "unquenchable"
Originally Posted by Aesthethc
So if a single 290x hits 95C, how hot will the dual-GPU card be?
Either way, slap on a waterblock on it and call it a day. Im an Nvidia guy; but if this comes out im definitely in for it. Wheres the 790? Guess not; ill hop on this !
Did ya read THGs interview with AMD ? Seems cooling makes the card cooler...doesn't make it faster and he thinks we won't see vendors doing aftermarket cooling .... which if it doesn't improve performance, what's the point ? People using Acccelero are hitting clockspeed limit at lower temps that the stock cooler.
Q. You want to take full advantage of product TDP to maximize performance, and that is accomplished with “a 95C ideal operating temperature for the 290 and 290X." So there is no benefit in performance if the card could run cooler? Wouldn't you be able to get more performance before you hit 95c?
A. A better cooler increases the watts of heat that the product can emit before the 95C equilibrium temperature is reached. In turn, this raises the maximum permissible clockspeed (within the limit of product TDP) the board can sustain. Users with the Accelero coolers are finding they're reaching the clockspeed limit of the product at a lower temperature limit than 95C. So you can see how the experience is very customizable and interesting for enthusiasts.
95C is the optimal temperature that allows the board to convert its power consumption into meaningful performance for the user. Every single component on the board is designed to run at that temperature throughout the lifetime of the product. If you throttle the temperature down below that threshold, then the board must in turn consume less power to respect the new temperature limit. Consuming less power means lowering vcore and engine clock, which means less performance.
Edited by JackNaylorPE - 11/16/13 at 9:47pm
Q. Regarding the 290/290x, when can we expect to see vendor based cooling solutions?
A. I'm not certain when you'll see third-party solutions, I'm afraid