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post #21 of 188
Seriously if I wasnt in the market for this:




I'd totally rock the 295X2 in a heartbeat!! biggrin.gif



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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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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.

If AMD slaps a water cooler on a card and cant keep it under 90...

Lets just say that unless EK puts out a block, this will be a definite pass.

Edit to add: it would have been nice if they had placed the pump on the radiator instead of in the block, so we could just disconnect the tubing and run it through a stronger loop.
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post #24 of 188
Two Hawaii XT cores and this time AMD actually put some effort in the cooler. I really hope they keep the price in check though.
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post #25 of 188
Looking forward to Powercolor making a R9 295X2 Devil 13 edition if AMD permits non-reference designs months after launch.
post #26 of 188
wow. my handset sucks.

but, nice reply my learned friend. though the "cliff notes" is :
TDP is the allowed wasted energy.

i'm out . . .
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If AMD slaps a water cooler on a card and cant keep it under 90...

Lets just say that unless EK puts out a block, this will be a definite pass.

Edit to add: it would have been nice if they had placed the pump on the radiator instead of in the block, so we could just disconnect the tubing and run it through a stronger loop.

I'm sure we'll see blocks from our water-cooling experts soon enough
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When the picture isn't taken with a potato it actually looks.good.
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So if you check the photos on most of them 295x doesnt have a grill. But the pic with the mini dp it has a grill.
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post #30 of 188
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If AMD slaps a water cooler on a card and cant keep it under 90...

Lets just say that unless EK puts out a block, this will be a definite pass.

Edit to add: it would have been nice if they had placed the pump on the radiator instead of in the block, so we could just disconnect the tubing and run it through a stronger loop.

While I don't know what temps they are shooting for, I'm just saying it could pretty easily keep it at 90c.

For some quick n dirty reference:



I'm going to use the yate loon at 600 rpm just for argument sake... the watts it can dissipate are about 25 times the temperature delta. And we need to dissipate 500w. So for that triple rad with 600rpm fans a 20c delta is needed to dissipate 500w.

But that is a triple 120mm rad so in order to get dissipation of a single 120mm rad just multiply the answer by 3 = 60c delta for 120mm rad with 600rpm fan to dissipate 500w.

I'm guessing the fan they have on there will be pushing more air then that so I would guess the actual delta needed would be like 40-50c for the 295x2 to stay at 90c.

oh and also yes, I know i'm assuming that the rads would perform about equally... none of my methodology is very scientific lol.
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