superjawes wrote:I'm also thinking about what's inside the connector, and I have a suspicion that there aren't any right angle male terminals.
Chrispy_ wrote:has anyone seen a vendor making high-end cards with the power connectors on the end rather than on the top?
DPete27 wrote:Chrispy, I know it's a side-step from a GTX660, but this Powercolor 7870 has the PCIe power out the back. It's also $130 after MIR!!! Could the GD05 handle CrossFired 7870's for 4k gaming??? (might be pushing the envelope)
Noticed the power plugs while looking the card over in preparation for posting this on today's deal-of-the-week front page article.
Chrispy_ wrote:Thanks, I've actually ordered those exact cards before at the office and written them off as noisy little bastards with sub-par cooling.... I noticed the PCI-E connectors were facing backwards so the first thing I did was run furmark and see how they handled the heat; "not well" was the answer.
Chrispy_ wrote:The lack of a backplate is also a pet-peeve
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