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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

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...

Lol! Right? It's like saying it's like saying all cars look similar because they share four tires and an aluminum body. smile.gif
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post #82 of 188
Does AMD has always to make a plastic and cheap looking coolers? Can't they reward those who will purchase this expensive piece of hardware a good looking, fancier cooler? like how Nvidia did with 770, 780, 780 Ti & Titans? Also the design is completely different than Nvidia's, I see no relationship between this and 690.
Sometimes I can't understand some people...
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post #83 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?

i have a sapphire vapor-x and it has led logo biggrin.gif
post #84 of 188
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Does AMD has always to make a plastic and cheap looking coolers? Can't they reward those who will purchase this expensive piece of hardware a good looking, fancier cooler? like how Nvidia did with 770, 780, 780 Ti & Titans? Also the design is completely different than Nvidia's, I see no relationship between this and 690.
Sometimes I can't understand some people...
Nvdia literally just started using metal coolers on there cards like less than 2 years ago. It would be different if they have been doing for years but dang. It always takes 1 company to start a standard.
post #85 of 188
Yeah well, if AMD has been paying any attention (which they should be) then they would have noticed how much raving everybody has been doing over the newer metallic Nvidia designs and would of course rush out to do the same on their own premium cards. I was actually surprised the 290X didn't come with a metallic cooler...
post #86 of 188
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Yeah well, if AMD has been paying any attention (which they should be) then they would have noticed how much raving everybody has been doing over the newer metallic Nvidia designs and would of course rush out to do the same on their own premium cards. I was actually surprised the 290X didn't come with a metallic cooler...

The ones who have a problem with AMD designs are the ones who dont buy them and would never buy anything AMD.

I really like the reference cooler design of the R9 290/290x. Except the performance of it sucks. i really like the look of it.
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The ones who have a problem with AMD designs are the ones who dont buy them and would never buy anything AMD.

I really like the reference cooler design of the R9 290/290x. Except the performance of it sucks. i really like the look of it.

If it were the same exact design but some metal bits were thrown in I'd agree. But as it is, the reference cooler for the 290X just looks so cheap next to even a reference 770. This new dual 290X card certainly doesn't look cheap and that in itself is a victory...
post #89 of 188
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If it were the same exact design but some metal bits were thrown in I'd agree. But as it is, the reference cooler for the 290X just looks so cheap next to even a reference 770. This new dual 290X card certainly doesn't look cheap and that in itself is a victory...
The 290X reference cooler looks much better in a case which is where it'll be for 99.9% of its life not on your table. The aluminum cooler on the titan and co. does look good but that doesn't stop more people from buying uglier non-reference versions.
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post #90 of 188
i liked the reference 290x cooler for looks, it was a killer design even if it was plastic, i do however like the metallic titan cooler the best so far, shame that the 290x cooler was just horrendous.
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