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Nvidia must have just had a fail in the cooler design? because if the vrams are getting that hot then it seems like there's a contact issue there, maybe some thermal pads might fix that temporarily
VRMs not RAM. They do get very hot and if you increase Voltage they get even hotter. I remember my Reference HD 5850 which has VRM monitoring tool and with stock voltage ~ 1.087v they hit like 66C under full load. Core was ~ 55C, With 1.25v they hit 110C and Core was 67C.
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post #32 of 136
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Originally Posted by Yumyums View Post
Nvidia must have just had a fail in the cooler design? because if the vrams are getting that hot then it seems like there's a contact issue there, maybe some thermal pads might fix that temporarily
It's not a fail when one of their marketing points is quiet operation, in that regard it's a success.
Edited by grunion - 3/25/11 at 10:10pm
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post #33 of 136
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It's not a fail when one of their marketing points is quite operation, in that regard it's a success.
But it's a fail in just about every other respect. Personally, I wouldn't buy either the 6990 or 590.
     
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post #34 of 136
Aw snap, them be fightin' words.

Honestly, considering each card is neck-and-neck in benchmarks it's silly for either manufacturer to claim the throne when so many environmental variables (e.g. other hardware, temperature, overclocks, games) would push one card over the other in performance.
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Now AMD need to do the same on their processor.
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See if it's the fastest by the time they actually get the drivers right 2 years from now.
    
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post #37 of 136
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These things happen when there is no official defacto benchmark tool that the entire industry recognizes as the yardstick of gpu performance.
Yardstick? Bleh, get with the times, must use the meter stick. I felt like I just had to do that
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AMD marginally(and arguably, but we won't get into that) wins a single head-to-head and wants to rub it in somebodies face? Please lol. You'd have to go back pre-8800 for them to actually come out on top. 500>6900, 400>5800, 200>4800, 8800>2900.. all with very few red victories in between and several embarrassing losses.

To me this just looks like poor form by a desperate company.
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But it's a fail in just about every other respect. Personally, I wouldn't buy either the 6990 or 590.


Oh no doubt, nothing like the first rev GTX295, that thing was a tank.
Take anything and everything you could throw at it.

oops quoted the wrong post at first.
Edited by grunion - 3/25/11 at 10:22pm
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Yardstick? Bleh, get with the times, must use the meter stick. I felt like I just had to do that
Damn euros with your metric system! Hehe, I kid I kid...
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