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Reference-Design Radeon HD 7990 No Longer a Unicorn

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#51
looks like AMD is being really smart here by using 3 big fans as opposed to a blower design, bigger fans = + more air flow at lower RPMs, this should keep thermals and acoustics in check, this should be a monster of a card.
for it to be a dual slot cooler unit which looks like something from arctic cooling
 
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#52
for it to be a dual slot cooler unit which looks like something from arctic cooling
Yes, reminds me of the Arctic Accelero, only in a two slot package, much more convenient :)
 

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#55
A drop of water or Extreme high voltage at lowest possible for both GPU will do amazing job. :D
they are on water already... she would not belive it ..... in first case

:D
 
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#56
Will this be the fastest gpu for like a few months until the next series of gpus comes out
 
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#57
well both my 4870x2's together are really starting to show just how long in the tooth they really are and this is appealing for sure :toast: I am sure I will only be able to afford one but still a foot in the right direction.:eek:
Well, good thing is that one of these will no doubt utterly destroy your 2x 4870x2s.
 
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#58
Looks like AMD is being really smart here by using 3 big fans as opposed to a blower design, bigger fans = more air flow at lower RPMs, this should keep thermals and acoustics in check, this should be a monster of a card.

The only issue is blowing this heat into the case as mentioned by others, but if your case has a good airflow (and it should) this shouldn't even be a problem :toast:
Any case that can fit this will probably come stock with good air flow. Anyone buying this card probably already has an elaborate set up with watercooling or massive fans.
 
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#59
why now? i thought they gave up on making one last year. what improvement or advantage will it have over 7990 from AIB before this?
Better power usage (and thus, silicon)... probably faster overall (than even ASUS Ares II) and most probably full-on driver support... rather than makeshift R7970 CF ones... or however stock drivers treat AIB models... oh and also hopefully a price lower than 1000$... I'm hoping for 700... 900 tops... that would seriously cripple nVidia's TITAN/GTX690 market...


Edit: Also, I really hope the stock cooler is decent, temperature and noise -wise... because it might not look as stylish as nVidia's ones... but it sure as hell looks beastly and just screams "bitch, I own this game"...
 
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#60
i would love to see some benchmarks with this baby and the ARES2, the 7990´s from Club 3D/PowerColor & Devil 13 non reference
 

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#61
Shush. I have 2x7970 and a 7950. 400W is minor, really. I bloody well want this card.

But, I want many things.
First, crossfire has to work...............:eek: :D
 
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#62
i would love to see some benchmarks with this baby and the ARES2, the 7990´s from Club 3D/PowerColor & Devil 13 non reference
HIS also has the Radeon HD 7970 X2 in the same category...


IMHO, looks like the best card for 2560x1440@120Hz setups, wish AMD would also release a monitor overclocking tool as well... or a compact Eyfinity setup.