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#81 11 years ago

You already can put huge sinks on them. Just look at the HR-03, AC Accelero's., and some of the Zalmans.

You just need enough open expansion slots under the card so it actually fits.




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#82 11 years ago

*The.Doctor;4959213You already can put huge sinks on them. Just look at the HR-03, AC Accelero's., and some of the Zalmans.

You just need enough open expansion slots under the card so it actually fits.

That's why their needs to be some solution that doesn't take all 3 of your PCI slots to cool in the future when GPU's start getting too hot for the 2-card solution. Of coarse, this will either mean larger motherboards, or the GPU slot being somewhere else on the motherboard or PC, possibly mounted in a 5 1/4" bay. I'm not the genius in cooling solutions though, maybe they'll just make the dies cooler or more tolerant to 100c+ heat.




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#83 11 years ago

Well, there wont be a way to stick giant sinks without taking up extra slots in the current GPU format. If you want to go all-out I've seen pictures of a guy sticking a TRUE on his 4890. load temps in the 30s sounds nice.




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#84 11 years ago

Lol @ true on 4890, I imagine that would take up a good bit of space.


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#85 11 years ago

That would be absolutely awesome.




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#86 11 years ago
If you want to go all-out I've seen pictures of a guy sticking a TRUE on his 4890. load temps in the 30s sounds nice.

That guy is my hero.

If i didn't need any of my expansion slots, had a extra TRUE laying around, and wasn't lazy, i would totally try something like that.

I'm not the genius in cooling solutions though, maybe they'll just make the dies cooler or more tolerant to 100c+ heat.

Well, what they will probably do is shrink the dies down as far as possible first to reduce power consumption and voltage which should drop temps some, but then they will ramp the clock speeds up higher so it probably won't help much.