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Originally Posted by wermad View Post

I remember those biggrin.gif. This cooling setup has been around and done a few times. AIB cards with the "hybrid" cooler, aftermarket hybrid coolers, and the awesome diy H50 mod. This is the first reference contained water loop I believe (295x2).


And going even further back than that:



Usually reference coolers haven't included stuff like this (and have stayed within pci-e spec power connector wise) for OEMs but I guess at least AMD doesn't care anymore. And that's a good thing.
 
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This thing is overpriced like many said. If they would price this at 1K, now that would be a great bang for your buck. Feels like AMD is aspiring to be nvidia in the pricing department.
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post #183 of 539
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

And going even further back than that:



Usually reference coolers haven't included stuff like this (and have stayed within pci-e spec power connector wise) for OEMs but I guess at least AMD doesn't care anymore. And that's a good thing.
I hail to a blower style radiator of neat copper thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by TheN00bBuilder View Post

That water cooler..... Reminds me of BFGTech's old watercooled GPUs.

It doesn't remind you of "The Mod" ???
http://www.overclock.net/t/1203528/official-nvidia-gpu-mod-club-aka-the-mod
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This thing is overpriced like many said. If they would price this at 1K, now that would be a great bang for your buck. Feels like AMD is aspiring to be nvidia in the pricing department.

Actually in a way they are. This is priced vs 2 780tis... which incidentally it matches up against pretty well.
 
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And going even further back than that:



Usually reference coolers haven't included stuff like this (and have stayed within pci-e spec power connector wise) for OEMs but I guess at least AMD doesn't care anymore. And that's a good thing.

Old skool and four slots cooling solution, wow!

Amd probably saw this as a must. The core just runs too hot, and two of them would have easily saturated a hsf system unless they went bigger then two slots. They definitely learned something from Fermi GTX 480 and hence why there was never a reference GTX 490 tongue.gif.
post #187 of 539
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Actually in a way they are. This is priced vs 2 780tis... which incidentally it matches up against pretty well.
At very high resolutions. Anything under 1600p nvidia still king.
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post #188 of 539
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what were you specting from a basically H80 on a dual GPU? LN2 temps? this GPU being 60-70C full load is really good.

I'm not expecting anything lol But people trying to justify 1500$ price tag because it's watercooling doesn't make sense to me. It's not like it's running 40c or anything. It's running at freaking 70c, which is OK temps, nothing amazing. What I mean if it takes watercooling to keep it under reasonable temperature, great, but in the end what matters is 1. the performance. 2. the temps and noise. In this case, this is NOT 1500$ performance worth nor great temps. Oh and also they are other criteria in buying a graphic card, but this is not the point here.
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post #189 of 539
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I'm not expecting anything lol But people trying to justify 1500$ price tag because it's watercooling doesn't make sense to me. It's not like it's running 40c or anything. It's running at freaking 70c, which is OK temps, nothing amazing. What I mean if it takes watercooling to keep it under reasonable temperature, great, but in the end what matters is 1. the performance. 2. the temps and noise. In this case, this is NOT 1500$ performance worth nor great temps. Oh and also they are other criteria in buying a graphic card, but this is not the point here.

70c is more than ok. My card at stock runs bf4 at 75- 78c.
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I had this NT1 or whatever it was called bios on my 290's kept the frequency locked.

PT1. I'm using it on mine. It does increase the base TDP limit considerably.

There is no such equivalent for the 295X2, yet.
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I'm not expecting anything lol But people trying to justify 1500$ price tag because it's watercooling doesn't make sense to me. It's not like it's running 40c or anything. It's running at freaking 70c, which is OK temps, nothing amazing.

It's probably $1500 because of the binning needed.

Anyway, two 290Xs + watercooling for them would be about the same total price, and probably do better, but would take up two slots.
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