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It really is a nice card.
Yes it is a very nice gpu Just got mine yesterday and I'm loving it
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Well, I was going to post pics but I had no idea XFX had started the whole "void warranty" stickers on the cooler screw heads when I posted that. US and Canada are supposed to be excluded from that but I'm not going to chance it. Since you're from Ireland this this might be an issue for you. If I'm honest, I would have purchased the other card I was looking at over the XFX products. I have no problem with the stickers... their warranty their terms. I have a problem with XFX not clearly spelling out the terms of the warranty stickers on the box or their site. In fact they don't say squat about it in the warranty info that came in the box either. I had to go forum searching to find out about the US/CA exclusion and I just don't think that's right.

Anyway, I tested it with Furmark 1.90 and it was running 67C max under load @ 30% default fan speed. Kick the fan up to 100% manually and it fell to 61C load. This was burn in mode @ 1920x1200. At 100% the fan was noisy but not annoyingly so. It was a little louder than my 120mm Xigmatek case fans. Ambient temp was 66C.

The three heat pipes are direct touch. The vrm are under a heatsink that is held to the pcb using screws. The GDDR5 aren't covered but they are getting air from the fans. It really is a nice card.
Thanks for the info dude. +rep
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actualy XFX ar based in europe (head quarters that is). just give them a call and ask them... they are very helpfull in that way.
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