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post #11 of 21
Good lord, look at the size of those things...

Put them on a stick and you can use it as a battlehammer!
post #12 of 21
I thought the performance would improve more with these clocks. However, I really liked the lower temps from the ASUS cooler.
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post #13 of 21
DirectCU II seems pretty good. except I don't think stock GTX 580 idles at 50+ C?...
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post #14 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by RagingCain View Post
Gainward is a great card... shame Hardware did another review that fails.

Not a single test above 1080p for the Gainward having 3GB of ram? Thats the only tests they did to prove Crossfired 6970 were better than GTX 580 sli, 1200 with 8xaa then 2560x1600 with 4xaa resolution, even then it was only eyefinity that beat them.

Reference Geforce GTX 580 idle temps too, what was it? Idle in a furnace? Another HH fail.
I'd say any victory against GTX 580's in SLI is a great accomplishment for Crossfired 6970's, when you consider the price difference.
3-way Crossfired 6970's would be a better price : performance comparison to 2 580's in SLI, if you ask me.
I'd expect the Gainward 3GB models to give 6970's a run for their money at 2560x16xx, but I'd still expect ATI to come out on top in terms of price : performance.
Edited by Mookster - 2/6/11 at 8:24am
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post #15 of 21
Asus looks a bit like a BIG BOSS

Also worth the diamond award

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But why you're not dissapointed that your motherboard have no full-lenght faceplate so you're not seeing the ugly pcb?
You say you have a Direct CU GTX580 coming and you have P180 case. Watch it fall over
    
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That Gainward card is really sexy looking
    
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post #17 of 21
Where and when can I get the gainward. Honestly, the biggest thing holding me back atm is lack of vram for my 12 million pixels.
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post #18 of 21
Nice... it's good to see that even without the Asus VRM design, it can get 930's Mhz ... less than 20Mhz from the Direct CU ...

For people that really need vram ... Gainward did a pretty good job!
post #19 of 21
hmm I was expecting to see the test done on 2560x1600 and 1920x1200 since the gainward has 3GB of vram
    
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post #20 of 21
Quote:
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hmm I was expecting to see the test done on 2560x1600 and 1920x1200 since the gainward has 3GB of vram
I was expecting that also, it would have provided a more complete review. Now I have to look else where...

It wasn't surprising that the ASUS got the best temps with that giant 3 slot cooler. And it OCs like a beast, too bad it will probably have a price tag to match.
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