Originally Posted by Drake87
Last I time I checked MSI didn't allow RMAs for the broken fans. I know what brand of card I'm not getting next.
Really? I know one person broke their ASUS DC2 fan because they didn't know how to mount CF and the card sag onto the lower one and broke the fan by hitting a pin on the back of the PCB
Warranty, blah blah, got a new card or same with replaced fan. I mean the fan was busted to pieces, not just won't spin, like shattered and an obvious mistake of his.
In EU under the 2 year warranty they would have to replace it IMHO, there is no way a fan dies on a GPU and they don't replace the fan or the card within warranty.
prznar1: clocks have nothing to do with 14nm or 300nm, it has to do with how much IPC there is and how the architecture is created and optimized. Nvidia pretty much made the next evolution of their architecture Maxwell it couldn't push it on 16nm so they released it on 28nm with higher clocks due to optimizations, now with Pascal they evolved it further and finally could release it on 16nm with further optimizations to push clocks by shortening the execution path. So Nvidia is pushing higher clocks with probable lower IPC. AMD has had previous GCN cards on sub 1GHz, they are said to increase the clock with Polaris but dunno how much especially how much because of optimizations to shorten the execution path.
As you can see from Maxwell vs Pascal IPC comparisons Pascal isn't that great.
When we compare GM200 versus GP100 in clock-per-clock, Pascal (slightly) lags behind Maxwell.
They optimized Pascal for clock and reduced the work it does per clock (IPC). It's like with CPUs when they couldn't get more performance by architecture update they started raising the frequencies until it was not possible practically anymore.
A high IPC low clock can perform the same as low IPC high clock. It's just a different approach to solving a problem.