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Believe me, the G92 is anything but cool. The 8800GTS 51MB needed double slot cooling to keep it cool. How can you expect two of those (9800GX2) to remain cool with the same degree of cooling?

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Edited by Brythe - 12/17/08 at 10:03pm
    
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Just so you know, the single PCB design isn't any more advantageous than the dual pcb design.

Lets say you had two exact cards, same cores, same power rating but one was a sandwich design the other was like the 4870x2. Now both give out the same amount of heat from the PCB (memory modules, die, VRMs, etc) , but because the sandwich design has double the surface area it would be more efficient in losing heat thus staying cooler.

The reason nvidia's sammich card (9800GX2) is hotter than both the 3870x2/4870x2 is because the G92 core used is 65nm and itself gives out a lot of heat, not because of the sammich design.
The sandwich design still uses a SLi bridge while the single PCB design from ATI uses a PLX chip which most likely has less latency.
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NVIDIA charts, using their amazing skills of exaggerating.
Well said lol

i completely agree i bet they completely underclocked the X2 and the 4870.

Believe what you want you nVidiots.

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I actually LIKE the looks of that. But I cant see myself going nvidia again. Dang.
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I really hope this beats the 4870x2. Cheaper upgrade for me!
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Think about it this way The 295 is pretty much putting 2 single slot cards and gluing them together. and then puting a sli bridge on top and sticking it in one pci ex slot.
where as the X2 is have a very long card links by an internal bridge which is alot faster. and somewhat cooler hence the sandwich design and the 55nm process design.
Edited by JoshsPC - 12/17/08 at 10:19pm
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post #67 of 116
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JoshsPC: Why is it so hard to believe that this will beat a 4870x2? GTX260 SLI beats a 4870x2 and GTX295 is better than GTX260 SLI.

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Think about it this way The 295 is pretty much putting 2 single slot cards and gluing them together. and then puting a sli bridge on top and sticking it in one pci ex slot.
where as the X2 is have a very long card links by an internal bridge which is alot faster. and somewhat cooler hence the sandwich design and the 45nm process design.
Stop talking. You make no sense and also have some facts mixed up.
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JoshsPC: Why is it so hard to believe that this will beat a 4870x2? GTX260 SLI beats a 4870x2 and GTX295 is better than GTX260 SLI.
What he said
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lol I like that one.

$499? I'm grabbing one.
LMAO, same this is hilarious. Why have "just graphics" when you can have "graphics plus?!".

Can't wait for reviews on this thing.
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**Quote removed as post was removed**

If they did it would come with a WC block and no air-cooling version, unless they spent a good amount on one.

Thermals is the only thing stopping it. And the GTX295 is pretty much a ''GTX260X2'' because of the 480 sp's.
Edited by Adrienspawn - 12/17/08 at 10:57pm
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