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Good eyes. But still it COULD be real, coz of the amount of letters on this button.
 

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It is real, and Gigabyte is going to shell out some money on printing little "GeForce 400 Series" and "1280 MB" stickers if it's already made tons of these cartons, and even more, if it's already shipped them to an OEM for packing.
 
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Anyone has the uncensored pics? Having a hard time getting off.
 

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I think the GTX 470 box looks like a blacked out 8 to me,Also the mix bag like the other guys said about the 5000 and the memory typo.

I'm sorry but I don't understand.
 

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I think the GTX 470 box looks like a blacked out 8 to me,Also the mix bag like the other guys said about the 5000 and the memory typo.

I thought the same at very first glance, but the 8 has a dent (idk how to call it) in the middle so that it looks more like an 8. Look closely.

The boxes are "real" (read below) without a doubt.

It is real, and Gigabyte is going to shell out some money on printing little "GeForce 400 Series" and "1280 MB" stickers if it's already made tons of these cartons, and even more, if it's already shipped them to an OEM for packing.

I don't think that. This is what KainX mentioned in the GTX400 series thread:

just mockup boxes for the show, they're not fake but not real either like empty cellphones you find in a store

I agree 100% with this.
 

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Does the impression left on the TIM look like it is DHT cooling used on their cooling part?
 

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It is real, and Gigabyte is going to shell out some money on printing little "GeForce 400 Series" and "1280 MB" stickers if it's already made tons of these cartons, and even more, if it's already shipped them to an OEM for packing.

Yep, I've got a HIS HD4670 box down in my basement that I got the week the cards came out. There are a few places on the box where they just put little black stickers over the printing...:laugh:
 
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Does the impression left on the TIM look like it is DHT cooling used on their cooling part?

Yes, it does use a design like HDT. I wish they used high end TIM like MX-3 though.
 
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Yes, it does use a design like HDT. I wish they used high end TIM like MX-3 though.

waaaa?



It has heatpipes yes, but that base is clearly a just a flat base, they probably just apply the TIM in streaks.

( note there's more tim lines then heatpipes , if those lines were from DHT there would be 5 heatpipes, not 4)
 

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( note there's more tim lines then heatpipes , if those lines were from DHT there would be 5 heatpipes, not 4)

Yeah, but note that the 4 heatpipes on the right are perfectly lined with the tim lines. I don't know what to think, honestly. But I tend to think they ARE the heatpipes. Maybe there's a hidden heatpipe that goes in a different direction.
 
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I guess time will tell : ]
 
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Cool, now release the cards already so ATI will drop their prices.
 
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waaaa?

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/10-03-02/23c.jpg

It has heatpipes yes, but that base is clearly a just a flat base, they probably just apply the TIM in streaks.

( note there's more tim lines then heatpipes , if those lines were from DHT there would be 5 heatpipes, not 4)

It is a HDT design.

TIM just applied in streaks? :roll:

That is not feasible with an underlying pattern as seen in the photo, and due to the core being flat with applied pressure would flatten it out and rule out that bizzare theory.
 
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It is a HDT design.

TIM just applied in streaks? :roll:



yes using a machine with 5 nosles in order to evenly distribute the TIM every time.]



it's what it looks like to me, especially considering the lines of tim are raised rather then indented/same level as they would be if it was tim building up between heatpipes.


edit* at your edit, you'd be surprised when it comes to cheap shitty tim .

I've had lines on old matrox video cards ( only 2) and there is not shitting way they had heatpipes let alone DHT XD


If it is DHT, I will eat my words I assure you, how ever its just to perfect in my opinion, if it is DHT its the best implementation I've ever seen.
 

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It is a HDT design.

TIM just applied in streaks? :roll:

That is not feasible with an underlying pattern as seen in the photo, and due to the core being flat with applied pressure would flatten it out and rule out that bizzare theory.

Looks like 5 bare heatpipes to me. Glad graphics cards are finally starting move to having the heatpipes directly on the chip like high end CPU heatsinks have been doing for years now.
 
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Having just calibrated my screen properly, I'm starting to see that it could be DHT as well now.

Still wondering where that 5th heatpipe goes to.
 

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Zoom in and focus on the core, it definitely looks like DHT. It is especially evident at the top left corner, you can see there is something going on with the base, it isn't just the TIM.



As for the 5th heatpipe, maybe there isn't one. The 5th space might just be a filler, to make the base large enough to cover the entire IHS of the GPU.
 
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I blame getting old before my time or something!

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It is HDT, was saying that couple days back in the GTX 4xx discussion, but no-one found it interesting? http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1789239&postcount=1792

Anyhow, GTX 280 had seven (7) heatpipes, this one has at least those 5. I'll link a picture here from accelero thread in a moment. edit: 4th picture here gives an idea where rest of the pipes go: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1282201&postcount=11

Compare the base to my avatar and just think NVIDIA-amount of TIM on top of it and that is what you get. They like to slap it a lot!

Also the suction force is massive with the IHS and you can't rotate, so you end with some paste 'ripped' upwards.

Looks like 5 bare heatpipes to me. Glad graphics cards are finally starting move to having the heatpipes directly on the chip like high end CPU heatsinks have been doing for years now.

Both AMD and Intel have IHS in their CPU making direct touch more usable. Only NVIDIA has GPU IHS and only GT200 series and Fermi. You have 5 pipes you need 5 pipes area to cool, bare core would only touch about 3.

Yes, it does use a design like HDT. I wish they used high end TIM like MX-3 though.
The stock NVIDIA paste isn't that bad, they just use too much of it :D But now it actually works in this case, as the extra paste fills the heatpipe sidewall holes and doesn't need any fancy to the pipes application that would add cost.
 
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Will weight be an issue that is the question... The 5870/5970 was getting fairly heavy to support itself...
 
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Will weight be an issue that is the question... The 5870/5970 was getting fairly heavy to support itself...

I dunno about that... having held Nvidia's dumbbell, the 9800GX2, Im thinking that they're still pretty safe with weight...

Although coolers are 95% of the card, so you may be right.
 
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Yeah cause the coolers look like they are made of a heavier metal....

But of course they would test these things before release so they would compensate somewhere...
 
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