Gigabyte Shows GeForce GTX 980 WaterForce 3-way SLI

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Okay, will htis ever reach retail ? i don't know. But at least it has a valid SKU code, N980X3WA-4GD. At computex Gigabyte already was showing this a bit but it seems that they are releasing a GeFo...

    Gigabyte Shows GeForce GTX 980 WaterForce 3-way SLI
     
  2. BUFDUP

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    is 120mm rad gonna be enough for one gpu?
    It'll probably run really warm though.
     
  3. Kyrat

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    Awesome!! :D :D
     
  4. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    It's one rad PER GPU, that should be fine.
     

  5. Spets

    Spets Ancient Guru

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    Would be nice to get a review on this :p
     
  6. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    The pump should be on the block, it was more practicable to create 3 separates loops instead of a single beefy one. ( and increase the cost a lot )
     
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    You'd be surprised. I've been running a single 120mm antec aio on my 680 with an oc and it never goes above 74c during intensive benchmarks. More than enough if you ask me.
     
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    70 Degrees is too much for a 970/980 GTX.

    It throttles exactly at 70 degrees.
     
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    I know what you're saying but 74c is like worst case scenario max temp I could achieve. Isn't 900 series cooler by design? During gaming the gpu is never really stressed enough to achieve max temps anyway. Just my 2c
     
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    Spets Ancient Guru

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    They throttle at 80c, but anyone with Afterburner can easily change that.
     

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    Not if you set the temputure target higher if it's the same as my 780, or is the 980 different?
    Does anyone know what that big ugly poll is for inside the case?
     
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    it seems to be blowing out air on the sides, so you may want to avoid it blowing in your face/eyes, especially people with contacts.
     
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    I think Gigabyte should have scaled this down to a 2 card SLI kit. 3-way SLI doesnt scale well with Nvidia, even more so with the 900 series. 3-way crossfire would have made more sense, both on the performance and cooling side for this type of kit.
     
  14. INSTG8R

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    Reminds me of my old Asetek External I used to run with my Opty 170/X1900 Crossfire rig.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Scales well enough for most of the games that really needs it. Especially if you really like sharp textures and hate aliasing (SSAA and DSR is magnificent).

    But then again, it probably isn't meant to target "most bang for buck" people either way.

    Not sure why they would choose three separate loops. One single loop would result in less tubing, and when the load isn't perfectly distributed it would result inn weaker cooling-performance.

    A weird product, thats for sure.
     

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    I only hit 52c on my 2xHD 7950 with 1150/150 oc with a single fan on 120mm rad per card. Though my vrm get around 85c even with fans blowing on a heatsink.

    [​IMG]

    Even the 295x2 has a single 120mm rad.
     
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    This looks somehow... inefficient and stupid. Sorry, no offense intended, but it's fugly. :puke2:
     
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    Anything you want, price is your soul. Who can afford it and honestly who have nerves to deal with 3 way SLI frame time drops.
     
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    I think its a bit ugly and could of been made to look much nicer
     
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    While the performance of single rad for one card should be enough(heck i got the accelero hybrid which has one 120mm rad on my gtx 670 overclocked and it never goes beyond 45c while gaming), this thing just looks hideous. If they are releasing it as one unit it would have made a lot more sense to go real full coverage blocks on the gpus with one real pump and a 360mm rad, not only it would look a lot more elegant, it would almost certainly perform better, plus there would be room for upgrades...
     

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