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ASUS Shows Off ROG-Branded GeForce GTX Graphics Card with Air-Liquid Hybrid Cooler

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If you mean heat fins, then it does. You can see them in the pictures, and it only makes sense that it would have them anyways.

If you mean internal microfins for the water block, then first off it probably does or else it'd be a crappy block, and second it doesn't really matter - coolant or distilled water, even just passively sitting inside the block, would be better than just air. How much better, I don't know.
What I wanted to mean was cooling pipes directly attached to the block, I mistakenly wrote cooling fins ;)

That way it would work I suppose, they could pull it off by making those pipes direct contact with the GPU core and WB core.

It would be silly though to spend money on a product like this without having a water loop to attach to it.
Knowing how ASUS works it will probably be aluminium :\
 
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Butt ugly. Feels cheap while being expensive. Requires a little more than two slots while having a radiator and too long tubes. Performs pretty bad for its cost and sacrifice of space in your case.
However this DirectuCU H2O isn't ugly and doesn't need >2 slots. So if its performance comes close to AC Hybrid, it's a win.
 
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I find it perplexing that announcements of aftermarket coolers for the 780ti are commonplace while there's been not one announced for the 290X, and the 290X has been out longer. There's no way I'm going to buy a 290X with the shabby reference cooler on it.
You (conveniently) forget that the 780Ti is based upon the Titan which has been out for the better part of a year,, the 780 since May. So manus can simply slap on a slightly modded Titan/780 cooler and be done with it. With the 290 series, the GPU placement is different than the series preceding it (rotated by 45 degress), and requires retooling of aftermarket cooling, outside of "generic" versions (Accelero) etc
 
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You (conveniently) forget that the 780Ti is based upon the Titan which has been out for the better part of a year,, the 780 since May. So manus can simply slap on a slightly modded Titan/780 cooler and be done with it. With the 290 series, the GPU placement is different than the series preceding it (rotated by 45 degress), and requires retooling of aftermarket cooling, outside of "generic" versions (Accelero) etc
So Ek pumping out precisely milled full coverage 290/290x blocks is using alien technology?
AMD is deliberately withholding custom 290/290x
 
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You (conveniently) forget that the 780Ti is based upon the Titan which has been out for the better part of a year,, the 780 since May. So manus can simply slap on a slightly modded Titan/780 cooler and be done with it. With the 290 series, the GPU placement is different than the series preceding it (rotated by 45 degress), and requires retooling of aftermarket cooling, outside of "generic" versions (Accelero) etc
"Conveniently"??? I posted the question to the AMD forum and the people there were astute enough not to assume an ulterior motive. I don't keep track of the similarities and differences in graphics card PCB design. All I'm interested in is how well the card performs. I'm am told that AMD has forbade 3rd party coolers for the 290X until December 1st when the restriction is lifted. There's not yet even a WHQL driver for the 290X.