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Nvidia's 8950GX2 gets a block

Discussion in 'News' started by D_o_S, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. D_o_S

    D_o_S Moderator

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    Even before the 8950GX2 card hits the stores, blocks are already starting to appear. The Inquirer managed to snap a few shots of Alphacool's block, ready to cool the beast:

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    The block covers everything: GPU, RAM, NVIO1 chip, PWM...

    The block looks very thin, which brings up concerns over its restriction/performance. Alphacool has produced some highly restrictive blocks in the past.

    Source: The Inq
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  2. FAXA New Member

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    Dreading the power requirements.
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    that card is gonna be a beast. I cant wait to see benchies.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Nvidia does another 7950GX2 (in which case I would consider the card to be relative value for money on relative electricity requirements alone).
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I speculate something like an 800w power supply required. :/
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    ah come on...my pic has much higher quality - here is a close-up ;)

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    nVidia - A direct cause of global warming :shadedshu
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    Ah, another case of the horse coming before the cart. Very interesting though, the heat output must be quite considerable if it needs something this beefy.

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