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#26
W1z, any plans on doing a review of this?
as soon as asus sends me one. they wouldnt let me get away with the card from the show.. i tried .. maybe next time i should bring some of our trolls, fanboys and ninjas to assist me
 
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W1z, any plans on doing a review of this? It would be great to see how it compares to a 590.
There are plenty of reviews of 580 SLI vs 590. Performance-wise, this is identical to 580 SLI.

It's only really power consumption and temperatures/noise that we don't know about yet.
 
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i wanna see the pcb.
 

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#29
Can this even be mounted in a regular case (vertical mobo)?
It looks like it weights about 10 lbs.
 
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#30
A card this big and they fail to use two 120mm or at least 90mm fans!! :S
 
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as soon as asus sends me one. they wouldnt let me get away with the card from the show.. i tried .. maybe next time i should bring some of our trolls, fanboys and ninjas to assist me
Haha, I'm TheMailMan would have had a fun time :laugh:
There are plenty of reviews of 580 SLI vs 590. Performance-wise, this is identical to 580 SLI.

It's only really power consumption and temperatures/noise that we don't know about yet.
That may be true, but there is also the possibly higher overclocking potential.
Can this even be mounted in a regular case (vertical mobo)?
It looks like it weights about 10 lbs.
Put a stick under it :laugh:
 

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#33
Now all we need is longer mobo's to support sli/tri and still be able to run other cards i.e. turner, ssd, audio or expansion cards. O, and we'll need taller cases to have more then 7-8 pci slots.

Those r freakin power hungry :eek: sweet lookin. Prob lookin round the price of two 580 i'm guessin'.
 
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as soon as asus sends me one. they wouldnt let me get away with the card from the show.. i tried .. maybe next time i should bring some of our trolls, fanboys and ninjas to assist me
Can I play the role of the ninja? I'll be there in the morning...:toast:

45 min scooter ride!!! :rockout:
 
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#35
Now all we need is longer mobo's to support sli/tri and still be able to run other cards i.e. turner, ssd, audio or expansion cards. O, and we'll need taller cases to have more then 7-8 pci slots.
Look up HPTX, it's already here.
 
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#37
Now all we need is longer mobo's to support sli/tri and still be able to run other cards i.e. turner, ssd, audio or expansion cards. O, and we'll need taller cases to have more then 7-8 pci slots.
You can already get (much) taller than standard cases, so you can just have two of these filling the bottom four slots of a standard ATX board (with suitably positioned PCI-E x16 slots) and you'll have the top three slots free for whatever you want :)
 
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this won't blend don't fit in blender....
 
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#42
Hmmm. My perpetually unbuilt but up to date fantasy build just got $1200 more expensive (expecting a $600 premium per card over the 6990).
 
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#43
A complete waste of space. Both in the real world and this Forum. I could easily buy one of these things. I could also buy a metric ton of manure and still have no use for either. They both stink.
 
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#44
is this on the market now yet?
 

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#45
as soon as asus sends me one. they wouldnt let me get away with the card from the show.. i tried .. maybe next time i should bring some of our trolls, fanboys and ninjas to assist me
Me and TheMailMan have that portion covered. Should be easy for us to cause a distraction.
 
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#47
a useless behemoth, 6-12 months down the line a single/dual slot card will outdo this card without the need for 24 power connectors
six months down the road after that the 'single/dual' card you speak of will be out done by another card that eats less power and is faster.. so there!!!
 
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#49
a useless behemoth, 6-12 months down the line a single/dual slot card will outdo this card without the need for 24 power connectors
Exactly what i reckon. Save the cash (if you have it) and crossfire two upcoming 7000 series radeons!
 
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#50
The only reason to be pissy about this is if you already bought a 590/6990 and are annoyed that you now have to spend twice as much to have the epeen you get from owning the fastest card.

Fuck diamonds, you can just buy cut glass.