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Which aftermarket 290x runs at 100c?

^^
I think a few of the posters here have been out of the loop for a while concerning Non ref R290S. Its OK though, they were not going to buy any of these cards anyway. My guess is that these cards will be pretty cool considering the power they use smile.gif
    
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What a fail IMO.

This would be such a pain to crossfire being a 3 slot card meaning you basically need 4 slots or top card will suffocate. Then hope your bottom card will fit without mashing into the bottom of your case or PSU. To finish it off you would need four 8-pin and two 6-pin power connectors. Very few sub 1000W PSUs have that many PCI-e power connectors and there's no need for >1000w on two cards. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
post #13 of 83
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What a fail IMO.

This would be such a pain to crossfire being a 3 slot card meaning you basically need 4 slots or top card will suffocate. Then hope your bottom card will fit without mashing into the bottom of your case or PSU. To finish it off you would need four 8-pin and two 6-pin power connectors. Very few sub 1000W PSUs have that many PCI-e power connectors and there's no need for >1000w on two cards. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif


Lightning is mean to be the card for high end water/ln2. If you want a card to run on air get the tri-x.
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What a fail IMO.

This would be such a pain to crossfire being a 3 slot card meaning you basically need 4 slots or top card will suffocate. Then hope your bottom card will fit without mashing into the bottom of your case or PSU. To finish it off you would need four 8-pin and two 6-pin power connectors. Very few sub 1000W PSUs have that many PCI-e power connectors and there's no need for >1000w on two cards. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif


Lightning is mean to be the card for high end water/ln2. If you want a card to run on air get the tri-x.

That's my point, I don't see the reason for their 3 slot cooler and how it's practical. They should just come with a water block on it like EVGA does their hydro copper.
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What a fail IMO.

This would be such a pain to crossfire being a 3 slot card meaning you basically need 4 slots or top card will suffocate. Then hope your bottom card will fit without mashing into the bottom of your case or PSU. To finish it off you would need four 8-pin and two 6-pin power connectors. Very few sub 1000W PSUs have that many PCI-e power connectors and there's no need for >1000w on two cards. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

its about 2.25/2.5 slots, and lightning is the highest end you can get, so if your planning to use a very high end GPU in crossfire. youd better have a high end system, which usually has plenty of room between PCi-e slots.

i have the sabertooth z77, i would have no problem with CF.

as for the Power, once again high end GPU made for extreme overclocking. your just wasting your money if you buy this without a proper system. and you only really need 1 8 and 1 6 pin connector, the other 8 pin is optional.
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post #16 of 83
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That's my point, I don't see the reason for their 3 slot cooler and how it's practical. They should just come with a water block on it like EVGA does their hydro copper.

You always need an air cooler.
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Nice card, too bad it will be AT LEAST $700USD because of all the idiot miners
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What a fail IMO.

This would be such a pain to crossfire being a 3 slot card meaning you basically need 4 slots or top card will suffocate. Then hope your bottom card will fit without mashing into the bottom of your case or PSU. To finish it off you would need four 8-pin and two 6-pin power connectors. Very few sub 1000W PSUs have that many PCI-e power connectors and there's no need for >1000w on two cards. thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif

its about 2.25/2.5 slots, and lightning is the highest end you can get, so if your planning to use a very high end GPU in crossfire. youd better have a high end system, which usually has plenty of room between PCi-e slots.

i have the sabertooth z77, i would have no problem with CF.

as for the Power, once again high end GPU made for extreme overclocking. your just wasting your money if you buy this without a proper system. and you only really need 1 8 and 1 6 pin connector, the other 8 pin is optional.

Umm no MOAR POWA definitely a necessity to have all the power connectors plugged in 40% + OC anyone.
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Nice card, too bad it will be AT LEAST $700USD because of all the idiot miners
More like 900 due to miners.
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so much fail after i saw all the grease on the card, guess the fans leaking oil isnt a small select few people being winy after all.

You right this is so funny even this card in this video has grease all over it...

And you guys want to buy this card still ? What ?
 
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