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Graphics Which 670 would you get?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by j4mi3, 12 May 2012.

  1. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I'd like to see an air cooled, short pcb one :). A 170mm air-cooled GTX670 would be pure win
     
  2. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    I think the issue is the cooler. They'd have to either make it a very thin heatsink, which would impair performance, or make it three slots wide.

    On the flipside; that would be awesome, but the current design of hanging the fan out the arse-end of the card does seem to work well, gives it External Exhaust, too, so it'd be awesome in cases like my Raven.
     
  3. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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  4. jizwizard

    jizwizard Modder

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    Hurry up evga and send me one on the step up plan so I can order the second one. My tri sli is heating the house
     
  5. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    how much more £ do you lot think the asus 670 cu top will be than the normal one
     
  6. Somer_Himpson

    Somer_Himpson What's a Dremel?

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  7. Kronos

    Kronos Multimodder

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    Ditto.
     
  8. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    god dammit guys i am so tempted to just go for one now. but thereagain waiting for the top version is also tempting.. those juicy 2fps extra
     
  9. LordLuciendar

    LordLuciendar meh.

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    My sentiment exactly... except I'm waiting for a 4GB with a decent cooler (so tempted to pre-order the EVGA 4GB SuperClock)
     
  10. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Now if only i had the money to get in on the madness, make my Loldozer machine a heck more powerful with the addition of two of those wee beasties.
     
  11. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    cooler > 4gb for me now.

    I have decided that although 2gb but not have much headroom, there is enough. and it really doesn't hit the fps much.

    also, all of the tests where 2gb isn't enough have been done on 2560x1650. mine is only 1440p so that will help too.
     
  12. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    2560 by 1650? That's a new one. i thought it was 2560x1600, whereas you're at 2560x1440.

    It's a fair difference, but you'll probably hit the Vram cap eventually. The only thing holding the 2GB limit in place, AFAIK, is the Drivers. 4GB cards may need some custom drivers that dramatically increase ram usage, but also increase game performance (Or just reduce slowdown), because it can cache more, or something similar.
     
  13. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Staff

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    It shouldn't be that hard. Make a full cover heatsink that covers all the ram(which would be on one side not 2) and vrm's and a vapour chamber over the gpu, cover the whole thing in fins and a low profile fan on top.

    From what I've read, copper is a better coductor of heat but aluminium is better at transfering the heat, which is why most hsf's have copper heatpipes but alu fins. So what they could do is make the block from copper but then coat the top with the fins on in alu.

    I should really be working in r&d. Lol
     
  14. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    my bad, meant 1600

    well, do you think i should wait then? why hasn't there been any 4gb reviews by sites yet
     
  15. Somer_Himpson

    Somer_Himpson What's a Dremel?

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    The Asus has an awesome cooler. is quiet and I game @ 1080p, so no need to hang on for the 4GB model.
    My Be Quiet 630W PSU just arrived to complete my quietened down world.
     
  16. j4mi3

    j4mi3 What's a Dremel?

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    i need new case fans for my antec 1200. the stock are noisy. but i cba as i will probs get a new case in the near future anyway
     
  17. LordLuciendar

    LordLuciendar meh.

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    5760x1200 plus a 1920x1080 "accessory" display... my reason for waiting for the 4GB card.
     
  18. Somer_Himpson

    Somer_Himpson What's a Dremel?

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    PSU installed, rear cable tidied...just waiting for the 670 now. (Apologies for cack photo!)
    [​IMG]
     
  19. NetSphere

    NetSphere What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone have any idea when the ASUS DCII TOP will actually come out? Can't find it anywhere..
     
  20. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    Once GPU supply is steady enough for asus to start binning Dies, probably. They've probably already started, but they need a certain amount before they release or else they'll just be on back-order all the time.
     

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