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  • heffeque - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    Hope some nice drivers come with this, otherwise it's a waste of money. Reply
  • Rookierookie - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    I would presume that the drivers treat it exactly as two 7970s in CF. Reply
  • DanNeely - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    While adding a 3rd power connector will let it draw upto 525W without exceeding the spec on any of its individual power connections; I thought the PCIe spec itself imposed a 375W (75 + 2*150) cap on individual cards. In the past this's always been cited as the reason why dual GPU cards were clocked lower than their singleton peers. Reply
  • Meaker10 - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    I think there is a general consensus that OEMs will not use cards over 375W, but I don't think it's a hard spec IIRC.

    That is certainly not the target market for this card.
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  • CeriseCogburn - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    The 4870x2 super power hog blew the spec line a long long time ago, though no one complained about that - since it was all goooooood honest for the little people amd doing it man. Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    Since AMD is doing it, it's okay to not be in spec at all, like they did with their PCI-E 3.0 cards, launching them out before they were certified for the spec, unlike nVidia.
    That caused some problems for the 79xx cards but since a lid was kept on the not certified for PCI-E 3.0 none of the fanboys knew why they were having problems.
    So, bottom line is, for the fan boys card, they can do whatever they want it's great using lots of powa ! Awesome !~
    Reply
  • jkostans - Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - link

    You have posted a total of 3 (unreadable) comments so far and have contributed nothing significant. Congrats Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - link

    Thanks for copying my original complaint, with your idiot caveat - "nothing - SIGNIFICANT" - looks like you just could not lie - as you had no idea amd failed to have their cards pci-e 3.0 certified when they launched them out...
    ROFL
    Yes, I DO contribute to educate you clueless and uninformed amd fans.
    Reply
  • Patflute - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    So sexy... Reply
  • N4g4rok - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    Well done on the TDP section. Actually laughed out loud for that. Reply
  • BSMonitor - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    Me too! Reply
  • bradcollins - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    spat all over my monitor. Very funny! Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - link

    Yes, it's a good joke or two when amd launches on a monster power usage binge... no need for anyone to complain or wail about the gaia green earth or the cost... why as the article so boldly in full in our face bias states, the exotic cards can disregard concerns entirely.
    It's party time, AMD is so frikkin' awesome, anything goes, it's great, just ask tony the tiger he owns amd too.
    Reply
  • krumme - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    Nothing but marketing Reply
  • CeriseCogburn - Monday, August 27, 2012 - link

    No amd really is in cahoots with the devil and they are very unlucky too, hence the 13.
    Evil and unlucky, great pr by the way... they know who their target audience is and it's really sad, but the kiddie wannabe's will love it.
    Buy the devil card, by the devil, amd.
    Reply

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