This sample seams a little odd, i'm curious how you managed to reconfigure the shaders as i thought they were now physically disabled during production.
Is it possible that this sample was kind of crippled in it's overclocking due to the problem with the shaders, i could be wrong i just assumed that the shaders that should have been disabled could be ones that were not thus unable to hit anywhere near the speeds of the other 2 chips you reviewed.
I really have no idea what i'm talking about, i don't have a clue how disabling sp's work or how it is worked out which sp's are the ones that need to be disabled
Great review as always, these 5 reviews are making for great morning reading, one question though how big are the heatpipes on this cooler? they look so massive in the picture they make me think 10mm but i didn't think they were being used on any cooler, are they possibly 8mm?
Umm is it just me that thinks the heatpipes look big, it could just be the fact these cards are so much smaller than almost every other card i have looked at recently... either that or i just need more coffee