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It's even overclocked over the reference 290X. The crap!

 

Even though it looks far from good.

   
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Sounds like a loss to me... Your QuadfireX 290's will obliterate one 295X2, unless you plan on getting two... It's going to be very interesting what some of you guys will do to fit two of these with their stock hybrid coolers... I'd imagine most of you who go this route would put aftermarket water blocks on... At least that's my plan biggrin.gif
Depends on PCI-e lanes and what they run at. 2@ 16x is better than 16x/8/8/4.
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Sounds like a loss to me... Your QuadfireX 290's will obliterate one 295X2, unless you plan on getting two... It's going to be very interesting what some of you guys will do to fit two of these with their stock hybrid coolers... I'd imagine most of you who go this route would put aftermarket water blocks on... At least that's my plan biggrin.gif
Depends on PCI-e lanes and what they run at. 2@ 16x is better than 16x/8/8/4.

I've heard musings on S|A that 295x2 has 48 lanes of PCIe 3.0 built into the board.
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Wonder what the vrm temps are like with that single fan in the middle.
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Wonder what the vrm temps are like with that single fan in the middle.

 

If they've put some brains to it, they should be low, as the only air flowing through the card cools VRMs and memory chips.

   
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I just realized where the design mostly comes from...

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post #67 of 188
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I just realized where the design mostly comes from...

Metallic cooler with black and aluminium coloring with a led brand logo on the side. Sound familiar?

Well it certainly took you a while. tongue.gif

haha, just kidding. Although I wondered why they tried so hard to rip the NVidia coolers - I guess the little differing touches will be sufficient to them.
Furthermore, did you notice on the super bolded finished for the looks - or among those lines? I couldn't help but chuckle.


I wonder if they are doing this just to piss NVidia off... What say you? There have already been a couple of direct attacks "295X2 is better than [Titan Z / NVidia solutions]" so far.
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Wonder what the vrm temps are like with that single fan in the middle.


At stock speeds probably not to bad but i dont expect this to overclock well at all
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I am in fact planing on getting two of them. Hopefully EK won't take too long with real water solution.
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Depends on PCI-e lanes and what they run at. 2@ 16x is better than 16x/8/8/4.

I'm at x16.x8.x8.x8. Getting two of these will net me x16 for both cards, however they have integrated plx chips, so latency may become an issue.
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I just realized where the design mostly comes from...

Metallic cooler with black and aluminium coloring with a led brand logo on the side. Sound familiar?

Ah, so this is going to be your new tack against AMD, eh? Because certainly nobody can ever use a central fan, a metallic cooler, and an led logo on the side? Those points aside, this cooler, overall, looks nothing like the GTX 690...
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