Originally Posted by Gabe63
I like the ref one since it has cooling for the memory, and VRM's. I cant find another card that does. My second place it MSI due to the cooler, warranty, and overall perception of quality.
Does the full coverage cooling actually help in the end. I know the MSI runs cooler core temps than ref but does the lack of memory and VRM cooling = less overall cooling?
the non ref designs like the msi card, use better quality vrms and msi claims you dont need vrm cooling with this card.
vrm cooling or not, the msi card has the superior cooling of the bunch. might be wise to by some kind of heatsink for the vrm if you plan on doing any major overclocking.
me, id go with the gigabyte soc or the msi card.