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Gigabyte Intros Radeon HD 7950 WindForce 3 Graphics Card

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Gigabyte flagged off its Radeon HD 7950 lineup with a custom-design graphics card. Carrying the model number GV-R795WF3-3GD, the card makes use of Gigabyte's custom-design WindForce 3 cooling solution strapped on to a more familiar-looking AMD reference design PCB that's colored blue. The WindForce 3 cooler consists of a complex aluminum fin array that draws heat from the GPU, memory, and VRM. Heat is supplied by several copper heat pipes, the heatsink is then ventilated by three 80 mm fans that are tilted in way that maximizes hot air to be pushed out of the rear panel and the top. Overclocked out of the box, the GV-R795WF3-3GD comes with clock speeds of 900 MHz core and 1250 MHz (5.00 GHz effective) memory. It is priced at US $489.99

 
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Overkill: Next generation cards start with 4 fans, perhaps we will start seeing that with Kepler and then when cards are to long stack fans in pairs and make 4 slot cards with 6 fans...
Seriously, add a Kg of cooper to cool even better and fill the heatpipes with LN2...
 
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So cost effective reference , or v2 design, has no cooling at all, but this one needs 6 heatpipes and x3 92mm fans. I am little confused. :confused: