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post #61 of 105
I wonder if they'd do a sandwich card like the 9800 GX2?

Also, doesn't the PCIe spec define a maximum power limit per card?
post #62 of 105
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Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter View Post

I wonder if they'd do a sandwich card like the 9800 GX2?

Also, doesn't the PCIe spec define a maximum power limit per card?
Not quite, if it's above 300w (slot+6pin+8pin), they can't use the PCI-E logo/branding. Atleast, that's my understanding of it.
post #63 of 105
It'll probably be triple 8 pin is my guess.
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post #64 of 105
oh my word, this think is gonna have an insane TDP
post #65 of 105
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Originally Posted by Hattifnatten View Post

Not quite, if it's above 300w (slot+6pin+8pin), they can't use the PCI-E logo/branding. Atleast, that's my understanding of it.
I did some searching, and it looks like a card with a power draw above 300W is basically undefined in the spec. I bet that's why cards above 300W are so rare.
post #66 of 105
water cooling is pretty much the only possible way to put two Hawaii cores on a single PCB. Even with the best air cooler I don't think it would be possible to keep them both from heat throttling. It'll be fine with the all-in-one closed loop cooling though, should be one insane graphics card.
post #67 of 105
I want one like the Ares II. I'd ditch the pump blocks and replace them with some MC82s and plumb them into a real WC loop.
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post #68 of 105
I've asked this many times... never got and answer...

Weren't the recent AMD cards running hot because the reference cooler sucked?
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post #69 of 105
They ran hot because the chips put out a lot of heat AND the cooler couldn't keep up.

The cooler is pretty much the same as it was on the 79xx cards, it didn't have quite as much of a problem then because the chips didn't put out as much heat.
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post #70 of 105
they couldn't invent something that could cool this even if they tried.
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