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EVGA Dual-Fan Signature 2 GeForce GTX 680 Cooling Solution Pictured

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  1. btarunr

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    EVGA kicked off its GeForce GTX 680 lineup with a bang. On its launch, EVGA showed off its first "Signature" cooling solution. That particular cooler is similar in design to NVIDIA's cooling solution (lateral-flow through aluminum channels). We're getting to know of yet another of EVGA's non-reference cooler designs for the GeForce GTX 680, the dual-fan Signature 2 cooler. Pictured below (still in its CGI form), the cooler uses two 80 mm fans that guide air through a complex heatsink below. The fans will spin at lower speeds to achieve similar/higher air-flow than the lateral-blower featured on other designs, and hence could end up being quieter. This cooler features on EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SuperClocked Signature 2.

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    Many Thanks to NHKS for the tip.
     
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    I must admit, I have a sexual attraction to that card...
     
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    I loled, though it does look rather nice.
     
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    Eerrrhh time to sell my HD7970 and buy 2 of these :) ....and also loled to that picture, looks like Jim Carrey abit @_@
     
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    :laugh: what a reaction, bta!!

    however, that's a nice looking card indeed.. waiting for info on final clocks!.. guessing around 1150MHz core with this cooling arrangement & it will have 8+6 pin connections (of course with TDP > stock 195W)
     
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    the cooler is not even real :p
     
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    i did :slap:

    i was thinking of what Munki said, i guess he likes to look at fake girls on the screen then the real thing or just fake gpu coolers :roll:
     
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    exactly, why u no read before comment?
    bta said "still in its CGI form"



    EDIT: now i see what u meant :D
     
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    It's a nice fake GPU cooler. Stop hatin' :laugh:
     
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    I just did that and I couldn't be any happier with the swap. Sadly I have two unopened EK Blocks and EK back plate that I need to get rid of. 7970 is a epic card, but I had so many driver issues that it pushed me to the edge I was about to swap them out for two 580's I was so tired of them. I really loved and hated the cards at the same time.
     
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    Why not wait for new drivers?.. some days earlier, I read someone claiming a new Catalyst 12.4 version that will be outed with performance improvements as well.. but u know better as u have first hand exp..
     
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    Because most of the time with AMD drivers the wait won't deliver, sometimes partially but almost never completely.
     
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    I wonder if vendors that jumped ship prior to Fermi's release are wanting back in now that Kepler is top top top dog? ie: XFX
     
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    Woah, hope some Aussie retailers get this, looks fantastic! EVGA seems so rare down under :(
     
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    nice dual fan card
     
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    finally a dual fan from EVGA
     
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    not sure if u mean 'first' in 600 series.. because 500 series already had dual-fan cards (580 DS, 570 DS)*but i am not a fan of their design :D*
     
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    I was tempted to wait, but I was running out of time to return this cards for full refund. So I did and I got my 680's with which I don't have to worry about those issues. I hate how eyefinity was behaving on desktop, and the arrange of desktop bar would always fail after quitting a game I would have reset everything it was just a pain. Also, I was getting terrible screen tear on side monitors for what ever reason, and the center one was fine now this is with Vsync. I can tell you this I have 0 issues with teh 680s when it comes to that. Now as for performance I can't tell a difference neck in neck. Asaide from Physx support which is limited.

    By the way Adaptive Vsync is epic lol. I hope 12.4 fix's those issues I had along with GPU-z showing disabled CF and HWmonitor not recognizing the cards properly it was a slew of little things.
     
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    Nice and it comes with their lower temp front plate thingy.
     
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    This should have been the OEM design IMO.
     
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    here we go again..... EVGA making about 7-8 SKUs for the same card..... when will they ever learn....
     
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