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ASUS Launches the Radeon HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP Graphics Card

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  1. cadaveca

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    That's for LN2 use, when the unisink needs to be removed, methinks. We'll find out for sure when W1zz posts his review.
     
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    Definitely looking at either 2 of these babys or 2 TF III as my next set of GPU upgrades :D
     
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    I am so going to Crossfire this!
     
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    I think Shamino is working at ASUS, and considering he's one of the very best when it comes to clocking, it's not surprising at all... Which is what made me think LN2 right away for that cooler..as the unisink is gonna interfere with a LN2 pot.

    nice find there...:rockout:

    Crazy has had his eyes on this card since day one, too; I think he's gonna buy ASAP>
     
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    Well it's a very nice addition at any rate : ]

    Now if only other manufacturers done that, fed up of chopping up unisinks to get my heatsinks to fit XD
     
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    Bloody awesome backplate if you ask me, I hope EK matches the screws to mount that with the waterblock :rockout:
     
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    now if i could just find two in stock, i'll try them with air but they will probably end up with EK blocks
     
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    I just can't get over the size of this card, unnecessarily large IMHO. Gonna need e-atx MOBO & case to fit these thing's! Also from what i have seen most of the 7970's can clock as well as this one so i can't justify the premium there either. Based on that and my experience's with Asus CS over the year's this aint for me. It does look imposing though, badass even :cool:

    I'll say it again: Give me a card minus the HSF! I'll do my own damn cooling :) Tell 'em W1zz
     
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    im just wondering what premium

    MSI stock reference card is $579
    Asus stock reference when in stock hovers around $569
    Gigabyte was cheap on reference at $549 but there OC + non reference cooler is $610

    the way I look it at $20 for a card with a good cooler and back plate isnt a premium at all especially with a decent warranty.

    its a better product for a $20 spot, and if all gpus clocking high right now are using ASUS bios I can buy the asus with good cooling and I already have the bios that allows better clocking.... so while I guess you could save $20 It makes more sense to get everything you need In one go with no fucking around :toast: I would by MSI TF III again, but no back plate = no thank you,

    my 6950s had a whole lotta sag from those coolers nearly 1/2 inch the day I got them now back plate dosent fix that 100% but, Ill take it anyway as its also sexy, also worth noting that back plate means if 2 cards touch they wont short out, where as in mobos with crappy slot arrangment my MSI cards took up the same space as the ASUS do, and if that TF III cooler touches the back of another cards PCB it will short.


    again DirectCu II is 2 1/2 slot

    the sag on my MSI 6950s made them arorund 2 1/2 slot cards as well. so in the end not a huge deal for most,
     
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    The other thing is the Asus cards have 6 display outputs, its hard to fit 6 outputs on a 2 slot card, unless you completely block off the exhaust grill....or use 6 mini displayports.
     
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    I kind of wish I would of waited :p

    But :ohwell:
     
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    Guess i'm just a cheap twit who like's thing's simple, luckily there are many choice's :eek: :ohwell:
     
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