Originally Posted by cennis
They main problem with 295x2 is still the VRMs even with full cover waterblocks. If you overclock hard the vrm will still be hot. core temps will be the same for those blocks but 290x cards aquacomputer ones have -20c lead for vrms.
i have a nickel AC brand new in box that needs a new home. also i have the active cooling backplate which may improve vrm cooling a little more
so basically, is there any difference in cooling VRM's between EK and AqCo ? If im buying i wanna make sure im buying hte best
Originally Posted by doctakedooty
I am a ek fan myself. I think they should perform about the same. I do have the ek nickel block myself and I do recommend you buy the ek backplate as they give you more thermal pads that unlike my 780ti classy or 780 they cover alot more of the hot spots on the back. The nickel plating used to be a issue with ek but they changed there nickel plating manufacturing so there is not the problem of flaking like there used to be. The nickel is again just more for looks anyways. As far as the blocks go performance wise should be about equal just depends on which style you like better.
Yeah that was a long time ago(2011 i think) and now its okay. Also if U dont use silver coil its all okay.
I will deffo buy a backplate on this one
Still waiting for someone with Asus 295x2 Ares bios(for both gpus). Anyone?