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Where did you hear that performance rating? I saw someone say it was 5-10% faster than the HD7970, which is definitely not a "heavily NV game".Everything so far except that in a heavily NV game it is only 10% faster and has the same power plus, a smaller die, as large of a cooler, and a new "feature" that has yet to be proven beneficial, is logs in the toilet.
If it were so much cooler they would have used a single slot cooler.
If it was so much faster they would be shouting it from the roof.
If it were available........but its not.
So here we are. Speculation about a feature that mah help fix a problem no one had or cared about, or just some media spin from marketing to generate some green fog in our brains.
Every time people bring up Nvidia cards they feel obligated to describe them as monsterous, hot, power-plant fueled alternatives to AMD's offerings. Clearly people care about Power Consumption, and heat is always an issue, so I have no idea what you're getting at there.
As for the possibility of a Single-Slot Cooler, who knows, but I'm well adjusted to not needing one. Usually only one or two AMD cards are specially designed by manufacturers to support single slot coolers, and those run pretty damn hot. It's just not cost-efficient these days. I don't see people complaining when AMD does it.
You're also forgetting the kicker, this was intended to be Nvidia's mid-range chip. They may not price it accordingly, but that was the original intent.