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Well I guess I'm weird for thinking thats a gorgeous looking card...

Yea looks pretty good to me smile.gif
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I think it is fake...Fudzilla and few other places are reporting the same thing and calling it a 500 watt TDP card...which is not possible with two 8 pin connections. It looks like Techpowerup copied the idea and changed the TDP to the possible 375 watts that a 8+8 pin and PCI-e port can deliver.

I am not saying that there isn't a dual Hawaii GPU card in the near future (though I think they can barely keep up with demand for the 280 and 290), but I don't think it is pictured in this thread. I mean come on, that isn't a back plate...that is supposed to be the PCB and there is nothing on it. Look at the back of a graphics card...any graphics card.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 4/1/14 at 8:02am
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I think it is fake...Fudzilla and few other places are reporting the same thing and calling it a 500 watt TDP card...which is not possible with two 8 pin connections. It looks like Techpowerup copied the idea and changed the TDP to the possible 375 watts that a 8+8 pin and PCI-e port can deliver.

I am not saying that there isn't a dual Hawaii GPU card in the near future (though I think they can barely keep up with demand for the 280 and 290), but I don't think it is pictured in this thread. I mean come on, that isn't a back plate...that is supposed to be the PCB and there is nothing on it. Look at the back of a graphics card...any graphics card.

There's clearly a backplate on the card.

The PCB doesn't match any other dual card PCB

The cooler looks exactly like the official AMD spoiler from a day or two ago

Cooling solution matches all the rumors and AMD's official teasers

I see absolutely no reason to think that this isn't the 295X2.
 
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Too expensive
Too boring
Might as well buy two 290xs and waterblocks and still save $200
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Well...probably I won't be getting this card, but it will surely be a beast. Maybe not for the initial price, but...

Wonder how aggressive they will be with onboard VRam, and ofc the clocks for both this monsta and the Titan Z to remain within this limited TDP.
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Too expensive
Too boring
Might as well buy two 290xs and waterblocks and still save $200

How "exciting" it would be getting to custom WC that baby and into a ITX build?
Or get 2x for quad crossfire in a mATX built with acrylic piping and everything?

I mean, you can make it work, even if you start with something mediocre looking like that, which could be nothing more than an engineering sample. If partners were allowed some creative freedom with the cooling solution, and not just follow the ref. design, it could be better looking when in mass production.

Cause ofc you want to look into the engine bay of your performance car...maybe not your daily commuter, but it is no accident some supercars have clear engine bay covers/hoods. thumb.gif
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Too expensive
Too boring
Might as well buy two 290xs and waterblocks and still save $200


I find it hard to think why you would buy two cards joined at the hip when you take in the above info thumb.gif

and surely you have a better resale of two cards then 1
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I'd be very surprised if they actually overclocked the card instead of underclocked it.
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I think it is fake...Fudzilla and few other places are reporting the same thing and calling it a 500 watt TDP card...which is not possible with two 8 pin connections. It looks like Techpowerup copied the idea and changed the TDP to the possible 375 watts that a 8+8 pin and PCI-e port can deliver.

I am not saying that there isn't a dual Hawaii GPU card in the near future (though I think they can barely keep up with demand for the 280 and 290), but I don't think it is pictured in this thread. I mean come on, that isn't a back plate...that is supposed to be the PCB and there is nothing on it. Look at the back of a graphics card...any graphics card.

There's clearly a backplate on the card.

The PCB doesn't match any other dual card PCB

The cooler looks exactly like the official AMD spoiler from a day or two ago

Cooling solution matches all the rumors and AMD's official teasers

I see absolutely no reason to think that this isn't the 295X2.

How can there be a back plate on the card, but yet we can see the solder for the PCI-e power hook up? The backs of the GPUs? We can see those but then all the other components appear to not be soldered on. News of a 295X2 actually appears to have came out on March 28th, so it might indeed be real...I just don't think that picture is.
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I think it is fake...Fudzilla and few other places are reporting the same thing and calling it a 500 watt TDP card...which is not possible with two 8 pin connections. It looks like Techpowerup copied the idea and changed the TDP to the possible 375 watts that a 8+8 pin and PCI-e port can deliver.

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It is 500 watt tdp by logic.
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How can there be a back plate on the card, but yet we can see the solder for the PCI-e power hook up? The backs of the GPUs? We can see those but then all the other components appear to not be soldered on. News of a 295X2 actually appears to have came out on March 28th, so it might indeed be real...I just don't think that picture is.

There are holes in the backplate obviously...

7990 plate is pretty similar:



I don't think I've ever seen an AMD backplate that covered the back of the GPU, the bracket that holds the cooler in place is always visible with reference AMD designs.

(seeing the date I'm not quite sure if your argument is serious in this case tongue.gif)
 
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