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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...

 

I'll agree with you. I can't see a single similarity besides... well the disposition of the elements which is... quite standard, and silly to use a different one.

   
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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...

prett much this.
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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?

It looks unique.
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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?

Keep reaching.
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Who cares if anyone thinks they see any simularities with any other cooler design.

i think the shroud just covering the vrms and vram but looking like it was intergrated with the blocks would have been sweet looking.
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I honestly don't see how could anyone confuse this for any other video card out there.
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post #77 of 188
After looking closely at the pictures, I think I could mount two x40s instead of the asetek pumps, because they're using retention rings to mount it.
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I actually like the new design trend, Just like how the GTX 690 cooler design served as a base to the GTX Titan cooler design, seeing the 295X2 hints some pretty cool reference cooler designs in some point in the future from AMD. Just like how some of us prefer full metal cooler shrouds in our choices for non-reference designs. A blower style model with this minimalistic aluminum housing on a future Pirate Islands high end card would be sweet aesthetic wise while having some benefit as full body heat spreader.

Just out of personal preference, I wouldn't spend $500+ on a plastic shrouded cooler slapped on a high end card.
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Curious to see what the aftermarket block market will end up being.



JK. wink.gif

If they are charging $1500 the quality of their solution should be a bit higher. The Hybrid aspect is interesting on the default configuration. It would be my guess that using the water cooling, to cool the GPU dies only, will function better than a full water block cooling all components.
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At stock speeds probably not to bad but i dont expect this to overclock well at all

Agreed. It's hard enough to find a single Hawaii core that OC's well, let alone finding two of them. The chances of both cores being able to do 1150+ will be slim to none. Hawaii definitely doesn't OC like Tahiti, and being on one PCB that cores have limited power supply.
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