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post #71 of 539
780ti sli costs the same as this and would be temp limited pretty bad.

Titan z cost twice as much as this and another $130 for a waterblock lol.

Still doesn't make the $1500 price of this a good thing though.
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post #72 of 539
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Originally Posted by Orici View Post

GTX780 Ti SLI is better and if Titan Z gets water cooled, it will be even better.

Keep justifying that $3000 cost.
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The 120mm rad will most likely be maxed out. While the stock run numbers look great you are still going to need a larger radiator, PLUS the stock cooling is only GPU and doesn't touch the VRM's which are cooled via the heatsink.
I expect the card to run into issues I see right now with a Kuhler 620 on a GTX 780. The Die is chilly but the rest of the card requires active cooling or it overheats.

For overclocking you are most likely going to need a custom waterblock. IMHO smile.gif

The TitanZ is lunacy. While it is a 2 Die PCB I just can't put it into a comparison with the 295x2. It is just beyond overpriced and aimed at a different market.
To think that $1500 is a bargain is CRAZY.
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post #74 of 539
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The 120mm rad will most likely be maxed out. While the stock run numbers look great you are still going to need a larger radiator, PLUS the stock cooling is only GPU and doesn't touch the VRM's which are cooled via the heatsink.
I expect the card to run into issues I see right now with a Kuhler 620 on a GTX 780. The Die is chilly but the rest of the card requires active cooling or it overheats.

For overclocking you are most likely going to need a custom waterblock. IMHO smile.gif

The TitanZ is lunacy. While it is a 2 Die PCB I just can't put it into a comparison with the 295x2. It is just beyond overpriced and aimed at a different market.
To think that $1500 is a bargain is CRAZY.

Do you see the fan in the middle ??? what do you think is it for? just to light up?
this cooler is there for a reason i think is to cool memory and vrms




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Originally Posted by maarten12100 View Post

Performance is as expected nice that the cores don't throttle at all.
Nice that they run cool and quiet.
Look at the frame times it is silk and makes 780 Ti's look like a stuttering mess.

It will destroy the Titan Z due to the superior scaling and the fact that the Titan Z can't up its clocks that much since it is on air.
Then we come to price which is a boo hoo point to some but to me a real factor it is too expensive so I'll go with watercooled 290x's if I were to go that route again.


I think there will be a 790, and it will sport some out of ordinary cooling solution as well, to keep up with the 295x2. That will make Titan-Z look out of place. Generally speaking, it is easy to see that nvidia made some SKUs that weren't planned beforehand. First the 660ti ( the most awkward GK104 card) due to 680 status as top dog for about a year, then the 780Ti/original Titan relation (due to Hawaii arrival) , where the more expensive card was actually inferior in gaming. Now nvidia may again find themselves in the same position, having an expensive dual card with the compute performance (Titan-Z) that loses easily in gaming to a supposed sibling 790 that will have better cooling solution and will be boosting higher. Hawaii really messed their planned product hierarchy.
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post #76 of 539
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780ti sli costs the same as this and would be temp limited pretty bad.

Titan z cost twice as much as this and another $130 for a waterblock lol.

Still doesn't make the $1500 price of this a good thing though.

Eh, you can get 780Ti classified SLI for ~$10 more than this card...

Or 290X lightning CF if you want AMD.
 
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Do you see the fan in the middle ??? what do you think is it for? just to light up?
this cooler is there for a reason i think is to cool memory and vrms
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I was talking about overclocking. The stock temps look great, but history has shown for dual GPU cards the stock cooling has very little headroom.
From my own experience using 120mm AIO to cool the Die itself the 120mm radiator will not be enough for cooling the amount of heat 2 dies will produce. It really need 240mm of radiator. Now I've not seen this exact radiator but it looks like your average thin, Low flow, aluminum radiator which is good for 1 GPU die when overclocking.
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To think that $1500 is a bargain is CRAZY.

Exactly, just wait 4-5months until two Maxwell GTX 870s in SLI beat both the AMD R9-295X2 and the Titan Z at somewhere closer to $800.

I truly believe Nvidia's new Maxwell, will be that dramatic of a departure, at 28nm or 20nm.

A prudent man would wait for Maxwell and avoid this BS from both camps.


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I'd definitely go 290X Lightning CF over this card if it were me...
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Eh, you can get 780Ti classified SLI for ~$10 more than this card...

Or 290X lightning CF if you want AMD.

I cant think any purpose of a dual gpu anymore except epeen.Now if we had something like dual 760 or dual 270x for itx builds that would be more interesting
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