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Preview: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 SOC Windforce 5X

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July 19, 2012 7:07:11 PM

Why would you do that!?
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July 19, 2012 7:11:10 PM

master_chenWhy would you do that!?

for more gaming performance for those who would spend?
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July 19, 2012 7:14:46 PM

Marco925for more gaming performance for those who would spend?

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That wasn't a question.
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July 19, 2012 7:33:37 PM

A few more pictures would be nice, that looks crazy, but I want to see the rest of whats going on.
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July 19, 2012 7:36:54 PM

it is an interesting theory, who knows maybe in a few years all gpu fans will be setup like this.
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Anonymous
July 19, 2012 7:39:40 PM

It's just like asking why would lamborghini and ferrari make cars..
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July 19, 2012 7:53:33 PM

i'm more interrested in the amount noise it will produce. working on EMC vmax systems i know how much noise 8 X 40mm fans are capable of and i'm very optimistic, sounds like a mini jet on take off.
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July 19, 2012 7:53:34 PM

It has to be loud...
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July 19, 2012 8:08:56 PM

master_chenWhy would you do that!?

So that you can fold more proteins than your friends?
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July 19, 2012 8:40:16 PM

I want it.. lol
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July 19, 2012 8:48:31 PM

fourzeronineIt has to be loud...


Maybe, maybe not. Remember, with a heat sink this large, the fans might not need to push much air and thus might not need to spin quickly. Not spinning quickly means not much noise. Why don't you wait before passing judgement on a card that you've only seen pictures of?
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July 19, 2012 9:31:13 PM

Kudos for exhausting heated air out of the case, can't wait for the full review
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July 19, 2012 9:35:23 PM

Quote:
our testers were able to increase the GPU clock of the Windforce 5X from 1080 MHz to 1300 MHz at 1.3 volts


Oh my.
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July 19, 2012 9:36:03 PM

godmodei'm more interrested in the amount noise it will produce. working on EMC vmax systems i know how much noise 8 X 40mm fans are capable of and i'm very optimistic, sounds like a mini jet on take off.

I see you have never opened up your vmax though....The 40mm fans in your vmax are probably 60mm deep with 2 sets of blades made to push ungodly amounts of air noise be damned. They are fun fans to play with and draw like 25 watts a piece - MONSTERS.

The fans used on this card however are the much more tame (and arguably useless) 10mm deep 40mm variety. I don't think it is even possible to make that size fan loud haha
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July 19, 2012 9:47:35 PM

Mine more bitcoins too! Unless your friends get a FPGA or one of those soon to be(maybe) ASIC
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July 19, 2012 9:58:07 PM

monkeymonkit is an interesting theory, who knows maybe in a few years all gpu fans will be setup like this.


I hope they aren't in the future haha. While I'm sure it works and does look pretty interesting, I love the "classic" sleek look of a 5970.
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July 20, 2012 12:42:09 AM

scook9I see you have never opened up your vmax though....The 40mm fans in your vmax are probably 60mm deep with 2 sets of blades made to push ungodly amounts of air noise be damned. They are fun fans to play with and draw like 25 watts a piece - MONSTERS.The fans used on this card however are the much more tame (and arguably useless) 10mm deep 40mm variety. I don't think it is even possible to make that size fan loud haha


yeah thats why i said (8) X 40mm. from the front it looks like it has 4 fans but each fan assembly have 2 sets of blades in each. i didn't expect anyone to know that here lol. in EMCs defence though it isn't that loud in a cool(ish) room.
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July 20, 2012 12:47:28 AM

Gosh i see all these crazy air cooling slotuions and im just perplexed as to why companies spend so much money developing these quirky ideas when they could do a poor job at watercooling one and achieve much higher performance. it just saddens me that its so hard to find water blocks for these non reference designs. guess i need to build a cnc
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July 20, 2012 6:25:05 AM

Why do they call it SOC!
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July 20, 2012 6:52:53 AM

draphiusGosh i see all these crazy air cooling slotuions and im just perplexed as to why companies spend so much money developing these quirky ideas when they could do a poor job at watercooling one and achieve much higher performance. it just saddens me that its so hard to find water blocks for these non reference designs. guess i need to build a cnc


Water coolers are expensive. They are very expensive compared to air coolers.
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July 20, 2012 6:53:44 AM

homerhellboy223You responded twice? Awesome, this will do: -5 to -6


Karma's a bitch.
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July 20, 2012 8:27:32 AM

sivaseemakurthiWhy do they call it SOC!

1080MHz -> 1300MHz
Superduper Over Clocked !
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July 20, 2012 11:23:03 AM

925 -> 1300 MHz (140,54%) ;) 
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July 20, 2012 2:22:42 PM

mayankleoboy1http://www.tomshardware.de/Gigabyt [...] 41060.htmlthe official tomshardware (german) review.

Thanks man! ...and is it just me or does this review go super in depth?! More more in depth than any other video card review I've seen here before for sure.
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Anonymous
September 20, 2012 4:26:59 PM

This should have been on the gtx 480.
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September 20, 2012 4:37:32 PM

rebel1280Thanks man! ...and is it just me or does this review go super in depth?! More more in depth than any other video card review I've seen here before for sure.


So much more in-depth that it needed two mores to properly emphasize how in depth it is ;) 
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September 20, 2012 9:06:39 PM

blazorthonSo much more in-depth that it needed two mores to properly emphasize how in depth it is

HAHA, i was like whaaa.... ohhhh lol My bad :p 
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