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The Asus version looks interesting.
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This just does not look like anywhere near enough radiator
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This just does not look like anywhere near enough radiator

I agree on that, a 500W TDP with a thin 120mm rad and weak AIO pumps? They must be using this just to keep temps at spec and not what we would come to know as 'cool' under water.

That AIO attached to that card just looks tacky, poorly implemented, inconvenient, and shows this card is of poor design IMO.
Edited by xxpantherrrxx - 4/5/14 at 6:12pm
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I agree on that, a 500W TDP with a thin 120mm rad and weak AIO pumps? They must be using this just to keep temps at spec and not what we would come to know as 'cool' under water.

That AIO attached to that card just looks tacky, poorly implemented, inconvenient, and shows this card is of poor design IMO.

well I did some rough calculations and that size of a radiator with a fan that is like 1200 rpm should need like a 40-50c temperature delta to dissipate 500w. So if ambient is 23 c temps will probably be mid 70s.

The card will probably boost until it hits the 90c thermal limit... Could explain the chart topping performance in that leaked benchmark a couple days back..

Then again, water temperature wouldnt equal the temperature of the gpu, so if it was to dissipate 500w with water temps in the mid 70s, the gpu would probably be at it's 90c thermal limit..
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post #125 of 188
You have to remember a couple things about the temps. One is that not all 500w are passing through the rad. A lot of it is coming from the VRMs and VRAM, which are both air-cooled. Only the cores themselves are pushing heat through the rad. Also, the twin pumps will have significantly higher flow rate than a regular AIO, and since AIOs have very poor flow rate to begin with, that will also help suffice the heat transfer. Third, AMD's target temp is much higher than most, so there is plenty of cooling to keep the cores under 95*C. Also, while the dies are very dense, they still have more surface area to dissipate heat than a CPU, and thus are much easier to cool with an AIO than a CPU.
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I am super anxious to see a review on this thing.
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This just does not look like anywhere near enough radiator

It looks pretty Hot to me.
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post #128 of 188
Very good point. With 8GB of VRAM and double the VRM's(cooled by air), actual Core dissipation under water would be roughly 350-400W.
Very possible the cores can be kept under 85C. We will see. wink.gif
Edited by Cool Mike - 4/5/14 at 6:47pm
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This just does not look like anywhere near enough radiator

It looks pretty Hot to me.

I think AMD has to be aware of this, I mean, it is named after a volcano that buried Pompeii. Vesuvius thermal energy = 100,000 x Hiroshima bomb.
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anyone thinking this may be available within a week?

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probably 2 weeks at the earliest since amd are still trying to do marketing crap for it + we havent seen a single real review of it yet other than some stock photos and specs.

April 8th is release date from what i've heard.
 
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