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I've been following this card for a while and finally found some decent reviews.


Folders dream


There is a Hexus (http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=28457&page=1) and Guru 3D (http://www.guru3d.com/article/kfa2-g...razor-review/1) review, both praise the card for it's technical feat...blah blah blah

The point i'm concerned about is the noise, Hexus say that it runs really loud and Guru say it runs load but not horribly loud.
I'm asking the wisdom of OCN as to where i should buy this card once it's released??
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Very Nice looking card.
    
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just buy the normal version

I doubt after a OC it will be able to handle all the hit and even if it do it will get loader...

get the GB GTX460 its got an awesome cooler on it much better then the normal cooler and also quieter!...
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Like guy above said. Gigabyte/MSI/ASUS versions of the 460 have better cooling and will allow you to OC higher.
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Yes but my plan is to have 2 regular 460s plus this sucker in the middle of them for folding pr0n.

I would just get 3 dual slot cards but i have a sound card.
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I wonder how well this would work in SLI.

Galaxy did pretty much the same thing they did with the GTX 260 with this card.
Definitely interesting.
    
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I wonder how well this would work in SLI.

Galaxy did pretty much the same thing they did with the GTX 260 with this card.
Definitely interesting.
I've never seen software SLI results so it would be interesting to see. Strange that the didn't incorporate regular SLI
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I've never seen software SLI results so it would be interesting to see. Strange that the didn't incorporate regular SLI
If it's only 2 card, and the slots are x16, there shouldn't be much difference.
    
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I've never seen software SLI results so it would be interesting to see. Strange that the didn't incorporate regular SLI

These are ''SLI without a bridge'' tests that I have come across. Though not too recent (latest is with GTX280 which is not too old yet), they are still good reference materials. Interesting readings.

9800GTX+ SLI without a bridge:
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/6315...-sli-test.html

GTX280 SLI without a bridge:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...pu,2678-5.html

My take: If it is impossible to use a bridge, SLI would still work and the 'large' performance loss is not totally unacceptable. Afterall, one has no choice.
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My take: If it is impossible to use a bridge, SLI would still work and the 'large' performance loss is not totally unacceptable. Afterall, one has no choice.
True, but for the same price, you could get a GTX 580, use the same amount of lanes, same amount of wattage, ignore scaling issues in games, & have near the same amount of processing power.

Unless of course the case isn't long enough to fit a 580, but that would be the only time that wouldn't be the better solution imo.

I would say these cards are better independent or for folding.
    
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