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Gigabyte Intros Radeon HD 6970 WindForce 3X Graphics Card

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Gigabyte unveiled its latest high-end graphics card, the Radeon HD 6970 WindForce 3X. Based entirely on an in-house design, the card uses a Ultra Durable VGA+ PCB that makes use of 2 oz copper layers, and high-grade chokes, MOSFETs, and capacitors. Cooling is care of Gigabyte's workhorse high-end VGA cooler, the WindForce 3X. It makes use of a dense aluminum fin array to which heat is conveyed by several heat pipes, and is ventilated by three fans.

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wow, its kinda nice: powerful graphic card with triple fan and little bit OC on it, but i guess the looks need more aggressive :toast:
 
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ASUS DirectCU II - triple slot Eyefinity 6 ready 6970 ftw.



Proper beefcake GPU cooler.
 
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3 slots = too big. Even 2 slots is too big, but I understand why it's required these days. But 3 slots is overkill.
 

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that thing's a monster! 3-slots wow....
 
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3 slots = too big. Even 2 slots is too big, but I understand why it's required these days. But 3 slots is overkill.
Yeah but "Overkill is under-rated" - A-Team
 
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3 slots = too big. Even 2 slots is too big, but I understand why it's required these days. But 3 slots is overkill.
These cards produce tons of heat, so 2 slots often is far too little at least if you wish to cool it down decently quiet.
 

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underkill

3 slots = too big. Even 2 slots is too big, but I understand why it's required these days. But 3 slots is overkill.
I think u dont get what overkill is. if card at stock clocks runs over 70C and is loudest thing in PC - then it is usefull to do something to cool and silent it down (thicker fans, heatsink). is your overkill definition every CPU cooler (besides stock) is overkill.
 
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Gigabyte, please stop using blue pcb now.
 
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Gigabyte, please stop using blue pcb now.
Why I like the blue, goes with the rest of my parts which I can't even tell the color of cause even with lighting the case is too dark :laugh:

Course I will admit I don't care for the sky blue they use on the plastic for slots or RAM sockets. Just a lil too bright of a blue for my tastes.
 

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Looks nice. Id grab that ASUS if it had at least ONE HDMI port. I don't own a DP panel and don't plan on getting one anytime soon. Don't really see the need.
 

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I would hazard that this will be one of the best 6970's on the market, Gigabyte always make kickass non-reference cards. should be cool, quiet and overclock quite well :D
 

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These cards produce tons of heat, so 2 slots often is far too little at least if you wish to cool it down decently quiet.
Really ?.. What fast ass card don't these days ?.

I think u dont get what overkill is. if card at stock clocks runs over 70C and is loudest thing in PC - then it is usefull to do something to cool and silent it down (thicker fans, heatsink). is your overkill definition every CPU cooler (besides stock) is overkill.
If a 6970 is running 70c idle you need to get your case cooling sorted out as it sucks if ya running 70c idle.

Mine ran 43c idle ( default cooler fan around 28% ) and 29-32 idle with the MK-13.