DancinJack wrote:Maybe this two fan design from XFX will be appealing to you. I suggest this one due to the warranty, small OC, and slightly lower price than the Asus you're looking at.
Forge wrote:Has anyone looked into modding PowerTune? AMD sets TDP limits on the card, apparently not in the VBIOS, and while you can get around them via the +20% control, it still leaves you shy of 'real' 6970 TDP limits. Given the Asus 6950 and 6970 have the same cooler, voltage regulation, and physical connections, that is teh sux. If I could dig in and crack open the PowerTune info, I'd be sold.
Aphasia wrote:The reference design also sounds like a vacuum cleaner, and the custom coolers are usually about 10-15ºC lower, while still being a bit more quiet. The 6970 is one hot customer. And while I love it, it runs most things at 2560x1600 without any problem whatsoever except for the newest stuff... bf3 alpha, crysis 2, etc which I have to run at 1920x1200.
But if the OP doesnt have anything right now that needs to be faster, I would urge a consideration to wait until the next gen comes out, which is this autumn sometime. Would probably make for a few cheap cards to go, or a new better card for the same money.
Aphasia wrote:So, that either means that Asus reference designs are different, or a reference design isnt a true common template. My graphics cards needs to be put to around 45% of the fan effect during full load in heavy games, and that overpowers all other fans in the Antec p193 easily.
The only other thing it might be is that i just might have to check if its time to clean out the dustbunnies.
Synchromesh wrote:1. why are AMD programmers so moronic that they can't write a proper driver that detects the card is overheating and kick the fan up automatically? I never had that issue with nVidia cards in same house
ordskiweicz wrote:I'm having similar thoughts. I have a Radeon 5850 which does about all that I want
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