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ASUS R9280X DC2 TOP 3GB DDR5 v2 tripleslot card crossfire will the top gpu get super hot ?!!

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ASUS R9280X DC2 TOP 3GB DDR5 v2 , this a triple slot GPU, i was wondering how would it perform in crossfire in a sabertooth mobo ?!

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The back (or the "top") of my GTX 580 DirectCU II only gets warm, but never really all that hot. So, I believe that it should be fine.

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My top GPU tends to be ~10c higher than the bottom one.
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I have the 7970 version (same dang thing really). I have been disappointed with the thermal management of this card in xfire. The fact that it is a triple slot card actually makes it worse. There is no opportunity to draw in any cool air because the fans are like 15mm from the backside of another card. So it is like one card is sucking on the VRMS and Core of the other. I think the backplate actually holds more heat in than it dissipates. Undervolted to 1.081 running 1060/1500 the thing hits 85 C as a top card 80 as a bottom.

Dont let this dissuade you from getting this card for single slot or bottom slot, it is a rock solid pcb, good memory modules, and overall a good overclocker. Get into water cooling if you plan to run these things hard.
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That's basically a rebranded HD7970 DC2 card, it has identical PCB and cooler.

Now I had two HD7950 DC2 V2 in CrossFire cards that use identical cooler as one on HD7970 DC2 / R9 280X DC2 V2, and yes, the card in the top PCIE slot will get ~ 10C hotter than bottom card, .

You can expect temperature above 80C on the top placed card witha stock fan profile, speeding up fan to ~ 50% should drop temperature below 80C.


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