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Originally Posted by KovoetCannot wait to see this setup with Asus cuii cooling.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiIt's definitely on the way.
Originally Posted by GuilleAcousticJust like the X version .... stock model is barely usable : 25C over ambiant at idle is way too much.
Lets wait for third party cooler .... but power consumption is an issue to me. Electricity bill will see a 20% increase between 2014 and 2016 in France. Brute force is not the way to go.
It's not that I'm the targeted audiance, can't justify spending 400+ in a gpu now (I did it before, when I wa younger :D).
Originally Posted by GeorgeKWhilst this is awesome performance for the price, I still wouldn't put something that hot anywhere near my rig...
Originally Posted by GeorgeKI'm interested to see how watercooling these would change things. I mean I know you can set the target temperature lower but you must sacrifice a lot of performance trying to keep this, say, closer to 80ºC.
Originally Posted by xaser04Excellent price & performance but why couldn't AMD have designed / fitted a better (read: quieter) cooler? They managed alright with the 7990 so why did they lumber their new flagship with such a half assed effort?
Tempted to try one of these out in the future, only with a decent cooler though. My 780 is already somewhat faster than a Titan so it would be an interesting match up.
Originally Posted by teppicHigh core temp doesn't mean more heat generated.
Originally Posted by Harlequinhttp://www.ebuyer.com/583810-sapphire-r9-290-4gb-gddr5-dual-dvi-hdmi-displayport-pci-e-graphics-card-21227-00-40g
£309 - taking bets someone will take it under £300 very soon!
Originally Posted by teppicNo stock for 10 days though. I think ocuk has all the UK stock.
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