Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by qubit, Jan 26, 2010.
Maybe if it had another fan it could look better ..
Oh of course, how could I forget the GTX TITAN!
I'll always love the looks of this trusted 6800 Ultra. Ran Source Engine-based games for a LONG TIME, for me.
Golden Twin Frozr
Not to everybody's taste I know, but I'd quite like a bit of gold in my rig...
looks like copper.
The box says "Golden Edition" 100% Copper.
That's Taiwan for you!
I'd say X1800XL, I had one in 2006 when it was still pretty good for gaming (like my GTX470 when I bought this over an year ago). The fan sucked though.
...and they were ATI Radeons then
What's so hot looking about this ultra-generic card?
EVGA GTX 660 Ti with Backplate
Since you normally only see the back of the card, a backplate gives it a very clean look.
It's a pretty shitty 'gold', agreed
Still quite like the idea of true gold (colored) gpu, haven't been able to find one though.
Well. Don't know about you guys, but I find this one looks sexy in this kind of angle
This sounds stupid and probably wouldn't work thermodynamically but I wish one day they'd figure out a way to put the cooler on top rather than below the pcb. Instead of blowing air the fans could be made to suck warm air upwards.
Why even bother to put a nice picture on the cooler when it can't be seen through the side-window unless you screw your neck down like a retarded earthworm?
Also, the way graphic cards are currently designed a lot of dust settles down on the pcb since it's horizontal and unprotected. If the cooler was on top the pcb would be protected and the top exposed to most dust would be easier to just wipe off.
You could get a reverse ATX case, but the cooler will still blow into the cooler
XFX R7950DD 3gb is smexy... at last its my opinion
at last sexier than my old 6950 from Club3D
Well, the red PCB and VRM heatsink maybe. IMO X1800XL looked better than XT, donät know why
Sapphire 7970 is eye catching
I've got two of these in my rig in SLI. Got them cheap, too.
the hottest for me atm ... both on look and ... also ... literally
how cheap? to compare.
£174.70 each from Scan.
Those Asus cards look nice. Do the custom coolers run them cool and quiet? The ones on my MSIs are very good at this, even with the GPU running flat out.
well as i stated in your pc atm thread i had some issue my Z77 E4 dont leave more than 3 slot and those cards are 3 slots so basically i have idle 28/38 and ingame 59-65/76-85 atm in bench like unigines one it goes to 68/88 but when run in dual screen setup i get 68/98 (so no more dual screen :shadedshu ) as long as they keep 88 as a max and dont throttle im fine.
i paid mine 130chf piece (best price/perf ratio ever ) 260 for a SLI or 260 for a single 760 ... choice made
yours are 3gb hehehe nice find mines are 1.5gb but 1080p doesnt need more also i have a 700w psu and never encountered any power problems, i guess recommendation are for safe side but if all runs fine maybe i dont have to upgrade my psu
Yes, that 3GB was the icing on the cake, hehe.
You're right of course, that it's not actually used when gaming at 1080, as MSI Afterburner confirms with its on-screen display. I've had up to about a gigabyte, but no more.
Also, these 3GB versions aren't actually on the MSI website, just the 1.5GB. Putting in the model number into Google returned several results from Polish retailers, making me wonder if these are actually a grey import? I don't care though, lol.
I'm not surprised those cards work well, Asus make good products, especially these enthusiast grade ones. Three slots is a heavy price to pay though.
well since my rig is dedicated to that setup its not a heavy price to pay in the end, all slot covered but 1 isnt a problem .... nobody use extension card on a good Z77 mobo 6 usb and 8 sata (4 II 4 III) i waaayyy enough for most and the last slot free is a pcieX x1 so eventualy a soundcard but the integrated one is also enough for most
oh and for noise well i have a custom fan setup, the fan ramp up a bit faster than default, but i prefere low temps over low noise, and i dont hear my rig when im gaming ... (my neighbor does sometime, when i let the window open )
so it is all a matter of perspective
Seems like GPUs are just wrapped in thermal cooling solutions these days, ... might be a bit less exciting, but I prefer the professional graphics
Never had ! but it's looks amazing
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