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Wouldn't do them any good if they sold it at a price where they can't make any money themselves.
     
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I do not get the hate for 95c target temperature. If you dig around, TSMC claims in their documentation for 28nm Bulk that the process doesn't degrade until 125c, much higher than Intel or GloFo's processes.

Microstutter shouldn't be a problem with Hawaii GPUs. Remember, AMD paid the price for not properly tackling microstutter last year. They fixed it in software in GCN 1.0 based cards, like Tahiti 7970/7950/280/280x, and then added a hardware fix in GCN 1.1, like Hawaii.

However with Mantle, you don't even need AFR, so we will hopefully get lucky and see something better than Ad-lefield 4 thousand bugs push something cool with Mantle and multi-GPU.

For the cooler, I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a three slot cooler. In the end it would be a plus, 2 290x cards would take up 4 slots and a three slot Hawaii dual GPU card would take up one less. Which is a lot of why people buy these dual GPU cards, right? To save space? I've never been big on them personally, having two cards just looks cooler.
People remember the bad batches of GPUs that you had to derate 40C-50C for them to live a full lifespan (due to a poor glue choice the solder would crack on the interface between the substrate and the die when the GPU went past 50C, eventually killing the GPU) I think.
My approach to hardware is to derate stuff at least 20C because there are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and datasheets.
 
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If AMD only invests in mining they're going to be hurting when Big Maxwell (GM200 / GM204 / GM206) hits in 2H 2014. GTX 750 Ti already has close to 2x performance per watt , it just doesn't have the compute density per card (i.e. per PCIE slot)


Well, if Nv follows the same path they set with Kepler then don't expect big maxwell till 2H 2015

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I predict a $2000+ price tag tongue.gif
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More like paid in bitcoin lol
    
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Those pictures are so badass... thumb.gif
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Vesuvius...

Say it with me.
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It will be a hit with the miners. Good, because AMD sure needs the cash.
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Vesuvius

Now what?
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Vesuvius

Now what?

Its coming...
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