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Old 03-23-11, 01:34 AM   #73
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Those EK water blokes look mean. I would love to see you put one on your setup Heinz68.
Yes they look mean and I'm sure they will provide some great cooling specially for overclocking, but I will not get it. Mainly because I upgrade often and the card doesn't run too hot at reference clocks and I have no need for overclocking for my 1080p gaming.
Also soon on the market Swiftech Epsilon for HD6990, the image is 3-d render posted by Gabe (Mr. Swiftech)



Furmark test results also by Gabe. Great cooling even at 940MHz OC

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Old 03-23-11, 01:44 AM   #74
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There's no doubt about it. This card is one fast SOB.
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Old 03-26-11, 07:19 AM   #75
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wow with water cooling the 6990 is a BEAST!
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Old 03-26-11, 11:51 AM   #76
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The do.
Man, if this trend continues, watercooling might be unavoidable in the future for high performance SLI/CF rigs. I don't want to go back to watercooling GFX cards again!


I'm doing that right now with my next build where the CPU's, power regulators on the motherboard and main chipset are being water cooled....It's the big boy EVGA SR-2 with a pair of Xeon X5650's(6 core chips) and 24 GB of Corsair dominator GT DDR3 2000, hopefully clocked to 4 Ghz.....12 physical cores and 24 thread madness..



With all the delays in terms of fab processes, given that if the next generation 28nm products are released by late this year(that's a very big if), we'll have been on the 40 nm process in high volume production for 2 1/2 years, so i'm not going to even guess when TSMC or global foundries are going to have the 22nm process ready for high volume production....It's getting harder and harder to shrink the process basically.


So once those 28nm based video card come in, under water cooling they go as i'll only bother upgrading when the next generation using that 22nm fab process kicks in....Both Nvidia and AMD need the very latest fab processes to really design something much faster than the previous generations...


HD6970 and the GTX580 are good products, but only marginally faster than the HD5870 and GTX480 since their GPU's are basically improved Cypress and GF100 GPU's but still using the same 40nm process, hence we get an extra 20~30% performance....Nice, but not blowing my socks off here.
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Old 03-30-11, 11:29 PM   #77
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Any 6990s with non-reference coolers?
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Old 01-09-12, 06:07 PM   #78
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The do.
Man, if this trend continues, watercooling might be unavoidable in the future for high performance SLI/CF rigs. I don't want to go back to watercooling GFX cards again!
I don't care if the cards are closed loop, but I don't want to dick around with fittings, draining, and refilling again either. It's a PITA.
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I don't care if the cards are closed loop, but I don't want to dick around with fittings, draining, and refilling again either. It's a PITA.
Wow, do you know how old this thread is? lol
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Old 01-09-12, 06:34 PM   #80
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Wow, do you know how old this thread is? lol
I necro'd it to insult ATi!

LOL, don't know how i got in this. Was talking to my wife and eating chinese while posting, must have opened this inadvertently.
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I've switched to the dark side, Got one of these on it's way. Feels wierd after 12 years of Nvidia products, dating back to the TNT 2 ultra.
So what am I to look out for and what are the best drivers out there at the moment.
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