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 Post subject: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:48 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:27 am 
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and can comfortably render even higher resolutions if you knock the down the image quality settings a few rungs.

the down ...


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 Post subject: Re: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:29 pm 
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It's sad that a great cooling solution was nerfed by the choice of lesser performing fans.

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 Post subject: Re: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:32 pm 
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I was going to switch my Asus 6850 DC for one of these but this review confirmed my reservations about the cooler. :(

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 Post subject: Re: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:02 am 
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CA_Steve wrote:
It's sad that a great cooling solution was nerfed by the choice of lesser performing fans.

Certainly. Do all dual-slot DC2 HSFs have this problem?


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 Post subject: Re: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:33 am 
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Can you get your hands on a GTX 660Ti / GTX 670 DirectCU II? They also have a dual-slot cooler.

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 Post subject: Re: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:38 am 
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Their implementation for the GTX 660 Ti and 670 is great for noise and Pd is in the same ballpark.

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 Post subject: Re: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:26 pm 
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Olaf van der Spek wrote:
[quote=Do all dual-slot DC2 HSFs have this problem?


I was wondering the same and it seems likely as there is only so much space available. They seem to have chosen a thinner fan over a thinner heatsink.

Looking at the images on Asus' website as well as Newegg it seems all of their 7870, 7850, 660Ti and 660 variations share the same cooler.


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