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i concur VRM temps are most useful
    
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Here guys, 5 minutes of heavenbenchmark
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Beats teh 780 ti.
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That Asus also 290?
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Because the cooler’s size extends over the standard size XFX decided to use lightweight polycarbonate construction. The memory heatspreader and VRM heatspreader are connected to the polycarbonate construction.

VRM temps are gonna suck just like the DD 280x.

Well, given that most VRMs are passively cooled through air, a poly-carbonate construction is anywhere between 3x-10x a better thermal conductor than air.
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looks nice like most of xfx coolers, and thats about where all the good things end for them.
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VRM is peaking at 97c on 1150/1450 @ 1.180v


Is it safe? Should I lower my clocks?
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Well, given that most VRMs are passively cooled through air, a poly-carbonate construction is anywhere between 3x-10x a better thermal conductor than air.

Well, I'd say that most VRMs are actively cooled. Blower type cards usually have pretty good VRM temps because the radial fan is right above the VRM area, so it's able to quickly dissipate the heat. That really applies for Hawaii reference cards. Non-reference cards have some air blowing down on the VRM heatsink from the fans. Granted, it isn't blowing cold air to the heatsink, but it's still getting some kind of airflow in that area.

I'm pretty sure that aluminum or something is a better conductor of heat than plastic is.
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VRM is peaking at 97c on 1150/1450 @ 1.180v


Is it safe? Should I lower my clocks?

97c at that low of a voltage? well it looks like xfx has done it again and made another sub par cooler lol.
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