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A lot of advantages. 2 faster 290x. A beastly pcb. Bigger overclock potential.
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I'm kind of disappointed to see all the reviews using reference coolers. What's the point in that? A real buyer will compare this to proper air cooling, not the terrible reference blowers. Does any review talk about pump noise? All I've heard is the radiator fan is quieter than a reference 290X, I'd hope so haha. Pump noise can register low on a db meter, but it is higher pitched and much easier to hear.
 
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My 270X hits 60c (though it's in a piss-poor case) so I see the temps on the volcano-GPU as pretty damn good!
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A lot of advantages. 2 faster 290x. A beastly pcb. Bigger overclock potential.

The lightnings barely hit 1170.... How is that big overclock?

They are faster, they come at 1080mhz out of the box.

Beastly PCB yes, I am done buying into beastly pcb after this 7970. They offer no advantage imo.
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The lightnings barely hit 1170.... How is that big overclock?

They are faster, they come at 1080mhz out of the box.

Beastly PCB yes, I am done buying into beastly pcb after this 7970. They offer no advantage imo.

You should check 290x lightning thread.

7970 was different. The ref pcb was enough
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I'm very impressed with this card. Can't wait to take it for a spin myself. Might just pop it in my In Win 901 build if it fits haha.
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Just because one reviewer who couldn't overclock his way out of a wet paper bag only got 1170 doesn't mean all lightning s can "barely do 1170" we have people on here doing 1250 or so on air with theirs.
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OK, Nvidia. Your turn. Bring on the GeForce Titan TiX2 Black Edition OC, featuring dual Titans at 1.3 GHz and phase-change cooling. Price starts at $5,000.
     
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post #119 of 539
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You should check 290x lightning thread.

7970 was different. The ref pcb was enough

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Just because one reviewer who couldn't overclock his way out of a wet paper bag only got 1170 doesn't mean all lightning s can "barely do 1170" we have people on here doing 1250 or so on air with theirs.

I saw more than one review.

Will look around here though.
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post #120 of 539
Im sad we dont get much better performance/$ increase these days... 7970 cf for 259 a piece where killer deals and still not touched at all.
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