I love these asus DirectCU cards, true performers.......the only down side is taking up 3 slots. Looking forward to seeing some benches for this behemoth.
Now you're just mashing it!
The last gen of DirectCu II cards seemed a bit disapointing from the reviews I read but I'm intrigued with what a custom designed card with a pretty damn impressive heatsink can do. I mean we've seen 7970's go to 1,000MHz when overclocked; perhaps they could go to 1,500MHz. It may be a pipe dream but with this card, who knows? Sure hope HH can get one of these in their labs to put it through it's paces.
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I don't mind that it takes up three slots, but thats because i could probably only afford 1 of these so i wouldnt need my other slots for crossfire.
People using crossfire won't buy this one, i guess. I will like to see this card performing vs others, just curiosity.Asus with its innovations just amaze me they don't only performs great but they look sexy as well.
It's a beast and I like it!
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cowboyspace:People using crossfire won't buy this one, i guess.
There are tons of cases out there with 8 or more slots and motherboards that have their PCI-E 16x slots spaced out by 2 so there is definately a market for these cards in Crossfire. Of course, airflow would be a problem but I'm guessing the guys purchasing this already have the big case and powerful airflow needed to cool these cards, and if that fails then they could watercool it; the non-reference PCB is worth more then the color in my opinion.
Why wouldn't people running xfire want this? I don't just want one I want two. I have been running my 2 5770s for a while now and got a nice tax return this year. Looking to dump it back into my rig.
BTW The case i have is the Cooler Master HAF X, and yes I have 4 220mm fans. Two on top to pull out, 1 in the front pushing and one on the side where i took the picture to push directly onto my gpus.
I am watercooling with the corsair hydro h70
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