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post #21 of 42
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Originally Posted by nuklearwax View Post
The HD4870 has two six pin power connectors? Probably need both pluged in to overclock. So is the 4870 gonna comsume more power then a 3870? Because a 3870 only has one six pin connector.
The GT280 needs a 6 + 8 pin this time round. Can we flame Nvidia now? J/K

Anyways, is it just me that doesn't really like them? I mean, they are nice, but they are only as nice as the other million heat sinks out there that look the same. ATI doesn't seem to stray from the heat sink cooling solution they designed for the 2900XT onwards.

I thought they would look a bit different this time round (barring the 4870X2) because that does look slight different.

I hope these heat sinks perform decent enough. The 2900XT one is awesome if you can stand the noise levels @ 50%+ fan speed.

They need to work on low speed efficiency. Something that Nvidia always seems to beat them with in regards to cooling.
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post #22 of 42
Kind of a repost

http://www.overclock.net/hardware-ne...70-pretty.html
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post #23 of 42
I have a feeling this beast will be extremely loud. Those fins on the fan are tiny. Extremely tiny. I'm sure the fan has to spin at ridiculously high RPM to achieve good cooling solution. Oh well. DuOrb/VF-900 should fit just fine, I'm sure.
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post #24 of 42
oooh what are the price tags? I'm getting either the 4870 or the x2, or maybe just sticking with my 8800gt until it can't play anything any more
need benches and price tags before I decide for sure though.
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post #25 of 42
these look good, except the last one.

think i'll be going for the 4870 or the x2 depending on if i can afford them. At the moment looks like the new nvidia cards are out of my price range.
post #26 of 42
Those coolers look pretty similar to the one on my old X850xt and it was far too loud for my taste. I hope I'm wrong.
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post #27 of 42
They all look superb

(Except the 4870X2...it looks kinda plain)
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post #28 of 42
My 3870 keeps looking farther and farther away from my PCIE slots.
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post #29 of 42
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MMM the 4870 and 4850 are so HOTT.
yea i think they will be, what temps are you thinking ?
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post #30 of 42
Mmm, I'm feeling ditching my crossfire setup and grabbing an X2 so that I have some room for pci cards =P

And the prices look about right too!
    
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