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Nvidia's 8950GX2 gets a block

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Even before the 8950GX2 card hits the stores, blocks are already starting to appear. The Inquirer managed to snap a few shots of Alphacool's block, ready to cool the beast:


The block covers everything: GPU, RAM, NVIO1 chip, PWM...

The block looks very thin, which brings up concerns over its restriction/performance. Alphacool has produced some highly restrictive blocks in the past.

Source: The Inq
 
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Dreading the power requirements.
 

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that card is gonna be a beast. I cant wait to see benchies.
 

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Dreading the power requirements.
I wouldn't be surprised if Nvidia does another 7950GX2 (in which case I would consider the card to be relative value for money on relative electricity requirements alone).
 

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I speculate something like an 800w power supply required. :/
 

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ah come on...my pic has much higher quality - here is a close-up ;)

 
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I speculate something like an 800w power supply required. :/
nVidia - A direct cause of global warming :shadedshu
 

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Ah, another case of the horse coming before the cart. Very interesting though, the heat output must be quite considerable if it needs something this beefy.