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A gimmick.

Heating up the memory during LN2 runs is actually a thing for some GPUs.

Not a gimmick if these chips need it. Of course I have no idea if they do but it's not just pure PR garbage.
 
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post #52 of 79
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Heating up the memory during LN2 runs is actually a thing for some GPUs.

Not a gimmick if these chips need it. Of course I have no idea if they do but it's not just pure PR garbage.

i know some cards benefit from better insulated memory etc etc, but my guess is this entire card is probably gonna follow suit of the 7970 matrix, cool features on paper, but all of them turn out to be mostly useless. It does look kinda cool though.


Also videocardz said the ln2 mode seems to be 290x only, did they not look at the pic they posted of the 780ti matrix pcb with the ln2 mode on it also?
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post #53 of 79
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So the 290x are selling for $900 currently? This will be what, $1000?

rolleyes.gif $650 for aftermarket coolers,$750 for the Lightning,Tri-X etc.
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Very wide card. Looks good.
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rolleyes.gif $650 for aftermarket coolers,$750 for the Lightning,Tri-X etc.

Not in Canada...

rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
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Not in Canada...

rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

Maybe this will give you an idea to your question:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127787
    
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post #57 of 79
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So the 290x are selling for $900 currently? This will be what, $1000?

Most of the custom 290X cards are now 700-750$. It's pretty comical, I think, it's a psychological game that newegg is playing to make people think they're getting a bargain. When they're actually "only" paying 125-175$ over MSRP as compared to 300-400$ over MSRP. What a bargain, right? I'm only getting ripped off by 150$ now, must buy. It's pure genius, and I bet people still buy into the mindgames that newegg is playing. People are stupid because most of the custom cards are actually 575-600$ MSRP. But with miners, you really never know. It's still a bargain to those guys, I suppose. wink.gif

A few ref cards have hit low prices though. Because nobody wants that stupid reference cooler, unless it is for CFX (in which ref is usually better than custom cards).

Hopefully this trend continues with the prices reaching MSRP for everything at some point. Not just the crappy reference cards.
Edited by xoleras - 3/9/14 at 7:52pm
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Maybe this will give you an idea to your question:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127787


right and you read the part about there being no stock? for an $830 card...

There is no stock to be found but please continue to post links to items that are not available.thumb.gif


And btw, it was a statement, not a question.
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right and you read the part about there being no stock? for an $830 card...

There is no stock to be found but please continue to post links to items that are not available.thumb.gif


And btw, it was a statement, not a question.

You asked if the card in the OP will be $1000 out of frustration it seems, and I pointed out that the comparable, and better card imo, is $829.99.

Makes sense the Matrix 290x will not be $1000 in Canada.
    
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It was from frustration. I have been hunting for a decent 290x locally for weeks.
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