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post #11 of 188
That 500 watt tdp will ensure pricing under $1000
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post #12 of 188
This is much more convenient, Looks very promising!










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post #13 of 188
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1) TDP =/= power consumption

2) It's more than possible to draw much more than 500W out of those, however if you do it at stock settings it does require that you're completely ignoring the rated specs and standards of the connectors.

True but AMD have traditionally always quoted average load power draw in their specs tables rather than TDP.
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post #14 of 188
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500W from two 8-pins and a pcie slot, Is that possible? Seems like you'll need a high end PSU if that's the case.....

we still confuse heat output (ThetmalDesignPower) with power consumption?

and a single 18 gauge wire can supply 100 watts @12 volts rather easily. the "problem" is the quality of the PSU's manufacturing.
Edited by looniam - 4/2/14 at 11:49am
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post #15 of 188
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That is a beast of a card, but I cant take it seriously while there is only one 120mm radiatior + 92mm fan cooling 500W. Full cover waterblock or bust.

Dude, it will easily cool it... I think people are forgetting that these cards run at 90c... that's a temperature delta of like 65c compared to most ambient temps that it gets to work with.
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So it wasn't vapor after all. I wonder if the Mining Inflation applies to these cards... This will be interesting.

I hope not but prices have been falling. wheee.gif
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I must be in the minority that think it looks pretty cool.
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post #18 of 188
two words.

WIN.

AMD.
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post #19 of 188
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we still confuse heat output (ThetmalDesignPower) with power consumption?

Heat output is power consumption (with the very small exception that is the moving air and noise of the fans).

The difference is that TDP is neither heat output nor power consumption. It's a design target, but nothing about that target means that the card will actually be right exactly at the number. Sometimes TDP is a maximum the card will ever be allowed to get but most users will never get close, sometimes you can drive a card over its TDP, and sometimes TDP is actually the stock power consumption.

TDP is not a stand-in for any actual measurable metric.
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I must be in the minority that think it looks pretty cool.

I think it's pretty good looking as well love the silver and black.
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