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Hi, your post made me register to this forum, thanks for the great review.
So I got a question.
Between these 3 , based on your comments.
For SLI watercooling in the future, would the best be in this order?
1) Asus (due to backplate??)
2) MSI (due to size, not first because it doesnt have backplate)
3) Gigabyte (due to being the Largest and tallest card)

Is this right?

Thanks!

Concerning water cooling, if you're going with a full block for any of these cards (Strix has a block that fits already, MSI is confirmed from EK, and theres a 99% chance we'll get a fullcover block for the G1) the block vendor generally offers a backplate, so there is no reason to pick any one of these cards specifically because of the backplate.

Gigabyte has the longest pcb by ~10mm, the physical pcb itself is around 11" +/- (I haven't had time to measure the pcb, will do so later), including the cooler and measuring from the inside of the i/o plate the card measures ~1cm less than 12".

The MSI and ASUS cards have taller pcb's than the gigabyte card, but they are marginally shorter (maybe 10mm).

Until we have the ability to flash a custom bios the G1 is the best card because it has the least limitations bios wise. If/when we can flash a bios all of the cards will be relatively similar in terms of oc potential, however the ASUS card will still be more limited due to only having the single 8-pin power connector (max rated draw up to 225w, G1 and MSI are up to 300w). If you're going to feed the card more volt's and really go for high oc's on water I'd pick up the MSI card or the Gigabyte card as the ASUS card may still run into power limit issues.

*Note, until custom bios can be flashed the G1 remains the top dog in terms of oc potential.

Wow thanks so much for the great answer
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Wouldn't one be able to modify the G1 BIOS, using KBT, to lower the minimum fan percentage?
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Wouldn't one be able to modify the G1 BIOS, using KBT, to lower the minimum fan percentage?

Not atm
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Not atm

Why so?
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Why so?

atm, bios files must have signed digital certificates to be flashed. any non-official bios will not be successfully flashed.

once we get a DOS bootable version of NVflash (which wont be able to check for signed certificates, since such a feature requires the windows OS) that works with maxwell, non-signed bios files that KBT can produce should be flashable










(this info is AFAIK. if you see any mistakes in it, please correct)
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Hello i'm new to this forum and I just want to know which brand of gtx 970 is better. I live here in the philippines. MSI and Gigabyte are the only one's who have stock of gpu here. I really want the asus but reading reviews MSI and Gigabyte are the one that always wins. Help me please I'm excited to buy this card redface.gif
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Hello i'm new to this forum and I just want to know which brand of gtx 970 is better. I live here in the philippines. MSI and Gigabyte are the only one's who have stock of gpu here. I really want the asus but reading reviews MSI and Gigabyte are the one that always wins. Help me please I'm excited to buy this card redface.gif

Gigabyte Gaming G1 is the top one, then MSI and then ASUS.





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Hi all, any word on additional models from ASUS and MSI? Still looking out for the top end DirectCU and Hawk/Power Edition models.
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Hi all, any word on additional models from ASUS and MSI? Still looking out for the top end DirectCU and Hawk/Power Edition models.

As far as I know, Strix is the replacement for the DirectCU from now on. No word on a hawk card yet.
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As far as I know, Strix is the replacement for the DirectCU from now on. No word on a hawk card yet.

Oh I see. The Strix looks like a great, well rounded choice overall, but the power limit is really disappointing. Guess I'll still be waiting for other options.
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