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I had a 7950 DCUII, cooler was useless... legit didn't even contact the die properly and had absolutely no VRM cooling at all.

and my last two asus boards (current included) have had major faults.


I personally will be steering far away from all their products for the foreseeable future.
PCB is good, sometimes really good, but the cooler isn't. And about VRMs, you're right, now they seems to have understand that, for example looking at the 290x DCU2 vs DCU3. Still, it's the same damn cooler as the 980ti with inward standoffs and a slightly offset VRM plate. And those Heatpipes are still doing nothing.

290x:


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980 ti:


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I had a Sapphire VaporX HD 7950 that was a rockstar. I miss that card.
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I don't think we will see any Vapor-X on RX 480. Maybe on Vega, but Vapor-X it's quite expensive and that chip doesn't need much cooling. I mean, the reference one is ok and it's basically a recycled can, without any offence
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Right now I am using a EVGA GTX770 Superclocked 4GB. I wanna get my rig back to its all AMD roots. I will wait and see what the other offerrings are from the other companies before deciding. But I still say that the Asus Strix is a great looking card. I only hope they don't screw up the cooling.
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Asus 290 was the worst on the market. Hope they learnt their lessons, but I doubt it
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I bet they are going to use the 1060 cooler rolleyes.gif
3 heatpipes, one and a half on the GPU die
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I had a Sapphire VaporX HD 7950 that was a rockstar. I miss that card.

Yeah I had a Sapphire 6870 vapor-X was a really solid card.
I have been pretty much strictly powercolor(dat PCS+ cooler biggrin.gif) since the problems with the DCUII but I'm thinking I may take a swing at another sapphire card soon be it 390x or rx 480.
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I bet they are going to use the 1060 cooler rolleyes.gif
3 heatpipes, one and a half on the GPU die

As little heat as the 1060 will give off, I doubt it will matter. My 1070, even with it's "gimped" heatpipe FE cooler, will reach about 84c (fan speed @ 55%) while overclocked w/ power/temp limits maxed. It will not get any hotter than that, period. Compare that to my old 780, which hit 89c (fan speed @ 79%) when overclocked. Pascal may only be slightly faster than Maxwell, but it is very efficient. thumb.gif
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As little heat as the 1060 will give off, I doubt it will matter. My 1070, even with it's "gimped" heatpipe FE cooler, will reach about 84c (fan speed @ 55%) while overclocked w/ power/temp limits maxed. It will not get any hotter than that, period. Compare that to my old 780, which hit 89c (fan speed @ 79%) when overclocked. Pascal may only be slightly faster than Maxwell, but it is very efficient. thumb.gif

Is that what people consider good these days? I have not seen a temp above 33c in 5 years.
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That and that RGB Backlit LED Backplate is hot stuff. thumb.gif

Well you are the perfect Asus customer, bling before quality control.
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As little heat as the 1060 will give off, I doubt it will matter. My 1070, even with it's "gimped" heatpipe FE cooler, will reach about 84c (fan speed @ 55%) while overclocked w/ power/temp limits maxed. It will not get any hotter than that, period. Compare that to my old 780, which hit 89c (fan speed @ 79%) when overclocked. Pascal may only be slightly faster than Maxwell, but it is very efficient. thumb.gif

And people think AMD cards run hot.
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