ASUS NVIDIA RTX GPU Series Introduction

Discussion in '[H]ard|OCP Front Page News' started by Kyle_Bennett, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. ZiggyDeath

    ZiggyDeath Limp Gawd

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    2.7 slots, seriously?

    Can't they just say 3 slot design?

    You can totally use that .3 slot for something else, totally not obstructed... oh wait....
     
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  2. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    I think this is a very smart approach. By going with not a full 3 slot design, you leave a good bit of distance in there for airflow between cards that might be in the next slot.
     
  3. The Mad Atheist

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    2.7 slots.....
    Haven't touch more than 2 since I added a after market blower on my ATI 9700 pro. RIP floppy AUX power video card, I used you well.
     
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  4. ZiggyDeath

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    I don't doubt it has better airflow.

    But from a system building standpoint, the footprint of a 3-slot design and a 2.7 are identical. Both will obstruct 2 slots.

    I'm not saying it's a bad design, in fact I would prefer a larger cooler in most cases, but marketing speak... /smh
     
  5. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Uh yeah.....but I can tell you there are a lot of folks around here that would rather have a 2.7 width card over a 3.0 width card when it comes to building systems and working out airflow. This is not marketing, this is good information being passed along.
     
  6. Hielo_loco

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    :( And here I was hoping for the glorious return of the single slot graphics card...
     
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  7. DPI

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    Its unclear what your actual complaint is. 2.7 slots makes a lot of sense.
     
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  8. Mav451

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    Would be nice if eVGA finally starts closing the thermal/acoustic gap vs MSI/Asus :p
    Otherwise you're basically stuck capping it at 44% fan speed - basically my policy with any eVGA card in the past 5 years.
     
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  9. ZiggyDeath

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    The implication is that the typical person would pick up is that you could do something leftover with the 0.3 slots.

    I know this is HardOCP, and no one here should be fooled by that.
     
  10. The Mad Atheist

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    Gotta go for those low profile water blocks.
     
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  11. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Yeah, lot of typical people buying $1200 video cards hoping they will use that 0.3 slots for something else. I am going to have to put you in the bin with the folks that are looking for something new to get offended about today, and just throw my hands up and move along. On the bright side, those typical people that buy 4 of these will have over a full slot left and can use that for something else. o_O
     
  12. James Robinson

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    I'm done upgrading.. if they cant make improvements in performance and ability without slapping multiple cards together and taking up 2,3, or 4 slots.. they won't get my money... I honestly would have expected some kind of backlash from the community with how Cards stayed fat and bulky... yet nay a peep.. well here's mine....

    No...

    Not interested in cards from Companies that refuse to reduce the footprint of their releases. I want smaller, faster, cooler, better... not bigger, fatter, heavier, and louder
     
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    I think it's a clear representation of what the card would be like.
    The metal end plate is two slot, but the cooler is oversized and occupying 2.7 slot worth of space.

    Some manufacturers don't say it and people do mistake the cards to be 2 slots (because the end plate is 2 slot) and bought those for their SFF systems, end up with the cards not fitting in the case at all.
     
  14. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger 3.5GB GTX 970 Slayer

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    Sarcasm?
     
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    LOL, as usual asus love to bury the wang in. In Dollars that's just over $1700. And all for a card that nobody has a clue about the performance of yet. That whole dog and pony show focused on ray tracing for the most part and actual fps hit while enabling these effects and performance in general got conveniently lost in the shuffle.
     
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    I have often wondered why SLI didn't use 3 slot gaps on gaming motherboards with 2.5 slot cards. Seems like torture for thermal design engineers.
     
  17. nilepez

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    So is 1200 the price for base TI cards or are the non-OC versions less?
     
  18. Kyle_Bennett

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  19. Lifelite

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    ugh, the turbo ones just look like heating issues. My old 1070 FE had that design and it's constantly running 75-85C in games o_O
     
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  20. cyclone3d

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    No Doubt... but did you mess with the fan curve through MSI Afterburner?

    I had a couple 7970 cards that were blower style. Stock fan curve sucked, but modify that fan curve with MSI Afterburner and the cards ran not any hotter than aftermarket cooled cards. Sure they were kinda loud, but couldn't hear them when I was gaming so it didn't matter.

    Another thing I did which helped the airflow a good bit was to cut out all the little metal bars on the bracket so more air could get through easier.
     
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  21. Lifelite

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    I have not, that's a great recommendation. Time to download MSI afterburner again haha
     
  22. dgz

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    It's probably the military grade RGBs
     
  23. Nanogrip

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    I had a blower type 4870 and used Rivatuner to adjust the curve of the fan speed to help with temperatures, but it didn't do as well as I had wanted, so I took off the shroud, zip tied and hot glued on an Adata fan and the temperatures dropped like bitcoin value. It was ugly, but the temperatures were great, noise was much lower too.

    I actually like blower type designs because they look clean, but will not purchase high end cards with that design due to the expected thermals.
     
  24. xXaNaXx

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    I don't care about cards taking up 2 or even 3 slots. unless you're in the 0.01% of the population who wants to have 2 or more video cards in their rig, there's no reason to kick up a stink about this. gone are the days when you actually need to fill out all the slots on your motherboard with cards (NIC, WLAN, Sound Card, video card, etc., etc.).

    The vast majority of people have 2 cards (at most) that they add on, a video card and a high-end sound card (which itself is declining daily).

    I'm more pissed off that they keep jacking up the prices on video cards as much as they have. there's no reason for a $250 - $300 jump in price from the GTX 1080 to the RTX 2080, other than the fact that they know they can get away with it. What I'm more surprised with is the fact that there hasn't been a huge backlash over the ridiculous price gouging. If we stick together and vote with our wallets, then maybe we won't have to take out a 2nd mortgage in order to afford a fucking video card upgrade. at $750 for a 2080 and $1150 for 2080Ti, they can sit on this ,,|,, and spin.
     
  25. Armenius

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    There's no reason? Please educate us on the economics of producing GPUs.