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Old March 19, 2010, 12:14 PM
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We shall see when the cards are offically launched.

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what is that , on front of the fan in the hole, look like a shiny piece of metal , the back side of what can be the plate ( sticker ) , what is they have put 2 of the heat pipe on fins and 2 on this metal plate , I say that because 2 pipe go more far at the back ..




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Sorry ST it's a metal cover

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Looks like an aesthetic thing, not a cooling thing. At least from what I have been reading. But in any case, it can't hurt.
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Looks like an aesthetic thing, not a cooling thing. At least from what I have been reading. But in any case, it can't hurt.
I don't think so everything point to be part of the cooling.
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Nice pic Mark. Really looks like a grilled plate that attaches to the heatpipes for extra heat dissipation.
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Looks like an aesthetic thing, not a cooling thing. At least from what I have been reading. But in any case, it can't hurt.
Not at all, metal cost a lot more than cheap plastic. Would companies that gave us 3-4 generation of rebrands and overpriced gpu use metal just for aesthetic?
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Nice pic Mark. Really looks like a grilled plate that attaches to the heatpipes for extra heat dissipation.

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Not at all, metal cost a lot more than cheap plastic. Would companies that gave us 3-4 generation of rebrands and overpriced gpu use metal just for aesthetic?
Well besides the obvious stabs at Nvidia, there are a few things wrong with that....

1. Extra cost? What, 15 cents opposed to 5 cents?
2. It isn't metal for sure, plastic + funky paint = looks like metal!
3. You may have a point. Anyways, wait until the 26th.
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Well besides the obvious stabs at Nvidia, there are a few things wrong with that....

1. Extra cost? What, 15 cents opposed to 5 cents?
2. It isn't metal for sure, plastic + funky paint = looks like metal!
3. You may have a point. Anyways, wait until the 26th.
Everything is there for a reason. That metal cover must be there due to the >300W, they won't just make it look like metal for nothing.

The more cost effective they can make it the more money in there pockets.

And 15 cents opposed to 5 cent will definitely make a difference.

Even if was made from plastic or metal nvidia will still sell there gpu at a rated MSRP. And also keep in mine, some people only go for price/performance gpus, the higher the MSRP the lower the bang for bucks = lower sales.

EG. 1 millions sold

1,000,000 x .15 =150,000
1,000,000 x .05= 50,000


A extra 100K for profit. Damn

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Everything is there for a reason. That metal cover must be there due to the >300W, they won't just make it look like metal for nothing.

The more cost effective they can make it the more money in there pockets.

And 15 cents opposed to 5 cent will definitely make a difference.

Even if was made from plastic or metal nvidia will still sell there gpu at a rated MSRP. And also keep in mine, some people only go for price/performance gpus, the higher the MSRP the lower the bang for bucks = lower sales.
That is assuming it IS metal, which is debatable by itself. And FYI, according to VR-Zone it is 250W for a GTX480. That isn't so bad. But now I feel like I am being forced to defend Nvidia (which I really have no intention of doing....) so I'm just going to sum it up with wait. Until the 26th. K?
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