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Unboxing The New ASUS Radeon HD 7970 And HD 7950 DirectCU II Graphics Cards

X-ROG
Level 15
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DaemonCantor
Level 13
I know this is a great chip and all and HELL YES! I would own if I could afford them but once again my complaint stands tall...Triple Slot! How the HELL can you fit 3 of these on any Asus MoBo with out some SERIOUS modding or Expensive Water Cooling? This is also why I was happy to get my 5870 even though it's 2 to 3 year old Tech...They are Dual Slot! I can Crossfire X them! That is when I can afford the other 2...:p

I have to agree. I recently upgraded my system with some new GPUs. Although I love Asus products, I went with another manufacturer simply because their cards are a two slot solution. Three slot cards kinda ruin your options when wanting to SLI. Although water cooling these could be an option, that's just added cost and work. I hope Asus can come up with a slimmer air cooled solution down the road.

DaemonCantor
Level 13
Welcome to the forums Azagathoth! sit back and have fun, I know I do! these are great people here and they put up with me even!

Thanks for the warm welcome. I have actually been a lurker here for years, but finally decided to make an account again once the site was recently updated. I agree, the community here is great, and I look forward to participating from here on out.

X-ROG
Level 15
This is all great feedback and something that the VGA team know, however the next gen of DirectCU is still currently in development and wasn't ready in time for this part.

DaemonCantor
Level 13
Happy to have helped!

Radi8tor
Level 7
Dear MarshallR,

Could you please let me know if 7970 DCUII cards are equipped with the same fans as 6970 and 560 models were?
I am curious because I heard from multiple sources, that these cards' cooling fans had a strange roaring sound even at low speeds.

I am looking forward to buy two HD 7970 DirectCU II cards soon. :cool:

X-ROG
Level 15
Same fans. Can't say I've ever read a media report about 'roaring' though and they see a lot of cards.

Thank you for your reply.
Could you confirm, that the DCUII cards are already released and shipped to distributors? I still cannot see any of them in Hungary.
Also please let me know, that only DCUII TOP is released or the base DCUII model too? I cannot find the manual on ASUS website for these cards to download.