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Is it projected to have reference designs first, and then non-reference as regular?

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Are they planning on dropping like GTX 970s with non-reference designs right away?
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If the past is any indication, reference designs would be first. But then again, there's always a first time.
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I think AMD is going to have decent coolers for this launch after some flack from the 290/x launches.
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one more thread from you . . . you might end up with the R9 400 series.
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Rumors are that there will be at least a hybrid liquid/air cooling model released at launch. Besides the stock AMD coolers, reference designs are actually usually pretty good. My 7970 is a reference design with a waterblock and it handles 1.3v and 1300mhz/1725mhz overclock just fine. The default cooler sucked, but if AMD is going to fix the default cooler, there's not much to worry about.
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AMD reference designs have always been overbuilt unlike their competitor.
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Rumors are that there will be at least a hybrid liquid/air cooling model released at launch. Besides the stock AMD coolers, reference designs are actually usually pretty good. My 7970 is a reference design with a waterblock and it handles 1.3v and 1300mhz/1725mhz overclock just fine. The default cooler sucked, but if AMD is going to fix the default cooler, there's not much to worry about.

I'm more concerned for the noise of the fan in stock cooler, so that's why I am asking.

I like my system as quiet as possible
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I'm more concerned for the noise of the fan in stock cooler, so that's why I am asking.

I like my system as quiet as possible
You think they would have had to learn something from the ridicule they got with the 94 degrees C leaf-blower coolers on the 290s.
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You think they would have had to learn something from the ridicule they got with the 94 degrees C leaf-blower coolers on the 290s.

I'm starting to think reference cards are made for people that game in headphones, people that have bad hearing, or people that liquid cool their GPUs.

Everyone else must wait for non-reference cards smile.gif
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Is it projected to have reference designs first, and then non-reference as regular?

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Are they planning on dropping like GTX 970s with non-reference designs right away?

No one knows for sure but I speculate business as usual with reference first. Which is fine by me. biggrin.gif

     
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