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Old 02-21-13, 10:08 AM   #21
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I don't see $600 of performance better than a 7970, personally.
Don't forget you can get two 7970s on one PCB for $800, too.

It's impressive single die performance, but woefully overpriced for the actual performance IMO.

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k|ngp|n has started posting all his WRs with the TITAN at HWBot.
Holy jeebus....20990 in 3DMark 11!

His PrecisionX's power target goes up to 113%.

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It's epowered anyway
Plus you can take a soldering iron to the card and "adjust" the power target if you want.
I'll give you a walkthrough if you want to chase him!

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Ive been waiting long for this review, that said im going for the Asus Ares ii.
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Ive been waiting long for this review, that said im going for the Asus Ares ii.
Why not the Powercolor 7990 for $700 less than the Ares and the exact same performance?

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Hahahhaha he brings us thermal camera shots of the Titan! You are the man, boulard!

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Neat toy! I can easily agree with those temperatures. The back of that card gets quite warm on a test bench if you don't put a fan on it.

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Old 02-21-13, 11:33 AM   #31
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Hahahhaha he brings us thermal camera shots of the Titan! You are the man, boulard!
Being french ( from quebec/canada ) is sometimes usefull hardware.fr are the only reviews/news site that take thermal shot of GPUs and other computer stuff.

Its sometimes surprising how a supposed good aftermarket cooler dont do its job correctly.

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But isnt that the stock cooler? And it doesnt cool the PCB...That is just heat soak through the components on to the board...

Did I misunderstand you (I really need that caffeine!)?

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But isnt that the stock cooler? And it doesnt cool the PCB...That is just heat soak through the components on to the board...

Did I misunderstand you (I really need that caffeine!)?
i think you do
i think he meant just other things in general, talking more about the thermal images showing stuff on other stuff that is surprisingly not good stuff

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Old 02-21-13, 11:56 AM   #34
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^^ +1 wagex.

Look these 580's shot. The Gainward phantom, gigabyte SOC and Zotac Amp2 all have aftermarked dual or triple fan cooling but the VRMs end up way to hot under intensive load.

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Enough off topic, back to the epicness of the titan, i want more surround reviews of the card ! ! !

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Those thermal shots are pretty neat. May I ask what you use to get those images?

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'Thermal' filter on photoshop...

Being serious, probably a thermal imaging camera.

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Those thermal shots are pretty neat. May I ask what you use to get those images?
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The titan review with thermal shot
http://www.hardware.fr/articles/887-...peratures.html

Sometimes they do a roundup with similar cards.


7970/50 round up
http://www.hardware.fr/articles/853-...raphiques.html



This is what they use, a Fluke Ti25.

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I figured it was a thermal imaging camera

I was just hoping for a specific model to see how much something like that costs.

EDIT: Thanks for the edit with the Ti25! Looks like expensive stuff

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