Originally Posted by Dj-ElectriC
Not a big deal really... they can overclock pretty well
Mine did 1195Mhz core, shure 1200Mhz is doable with alot of them, though it seems dave got good samples.
BF3 gaming load, stock, max full system power draw: 398 W.
BF3 gaming load, OC @ 1200 MHz, max full system power draw: 708 W.
I dunno that an 80% increase in system power consumption is worth the ~30% performance gain...
Originally Posted by Chevalr1c
Those are beasts. I wonder why those VRMs or what are those (on the last picture) are not cover by heatsinks, though.
Most 7950's have just two MOSFETs there, with the middle row unpopulated. The extra component on the Gigabyte Windforce cards should lower temps a fair bit per component. Depending on what actual FETs are used, temps are not really an issue, and they do get a fair bit of airflow from the fan directly above...
1200 MHz was very easy, might be interesting to see how they do under water! Now to find a sponsor for blocks...
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