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Once again, we bring you news from beyond before any other English site. We have just received word from highly credible sources that a Dual Hawaii-XT GPU Codenamed ‘Vesuvius’ is coming very soon, allegedly the R9 290X x2 .

AMD’s codenames are all about volcanoes this generation and Vesuvius is no exception. Most of you would have heard about the city of Pompeii and the historic event in which the city was destroyed. The name of the volcano that was single handedly responsible for destroying the city and releasing thermal energy roughly 100 000 times more powerful than Hiroshima and Nagasaki was Vesuvius. So the name is fitting for the Dual GPU Card that will house two of AMD’s flagship core: Hawaii-XT. The source is the credible Chinese VR Zone.

What is more of a concern for us is the obvious heat problems of the R9 290x. Already running at 95C and add in another GPU Core, what is going to happen in that reference design?. Unless AMD chooses not to have any reference design for the R9 290x x2 (Dear God, this nomenclature is unfortunate), their reference coolers will be in for a rough awakening with two of these cores. They will probably have to compensate by increasing fan speed and consequently, noise. Even with that we are skeptical on how AMD will manage to deliver a dual GPU card (AMD Vesuvius) with their current reference coolers and not hand out a shrieking turbine or an actual volcano
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http://wccftech.com/amd-dual-gpu-hawaiixt-card-codenamed-vesuvius-coming-r9-290x-x2/#ixzz2pRUMsLb2
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When mods will be the only ones that post in the news section?
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When mods will be the only ones that post in the news section?

haha, i hear ya. even some of them shouldn't be posting topics in here.
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Lol
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so if my gpu is Vesuvius, does it mean my rig should be named Pompeii?

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Power supply makers worldwide rejoice. Lots of upgrades coming. thumb.gif
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WCCF uninformed as always, temperature doesn't equal heat the only problem with the R9 290(x) was the extremely bad cooler design and base plate finish.
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maybe they'll put it out with a water cooler or something, like amd did with the 9xxx series cpus.
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On a serious note, with the incredible CrossFire scaling we have seen so far from Hawaii, AMD can scale back the speeds and thermals of the dual card and still handily beat anything else (2XGPU) out there on the market from another vendor...

AMD may have made a poor choice of cooling the initial Hawaii batch of 290's but they aren't stupid...i think. At least I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on this. We'd never hear the end of it if they willfully released another set of cards so soon like the 290X with hotter than expected thermals.

That said, some people just don't give a damn and will snap up anything put out on the market now, half enthusiasts with plans for aftermarket cooling, and miners the other half.
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WCCF uninformed as always, temperature doesn't equal heat the only problem with the R9 290(x) was the extremely bad cooler design and base plate finish.

Not to go there redface.gif but... oh nevermind, it's not worth it. I'm over 40 so i know when to fold em... and just let it go.
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