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Old November 15, 2012, 07:57 AM
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What are your overclocks like?
it does 1300mhz easily enough. works fine in all my games and benchmarks except for the unigine heaven benchmark. i get some artifacting at 1300 even with the voltage maxed out. so, for every day use, i run it at 1275 with 1.3v at 100% LLC. i bumped the memory speed up 6700 with no increase in memory voltage.

this card overclocks great for dummies like me that aren't very good at overclocking.

a small issue with the new version of ASUS GPU Tweak 2.2.8 off the ASUS website. it wouldn't correctly monitor GPU usage. so, i went back to 2.2.12 that came on the driver cd and it worked fine.

even when overclocked, temps rarely get above the low 60s under full load.

so far, i am very happy with this card.
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Old November 15, 2012, 09:22 AM
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I would be interested in crossfire temps, my two Asus DCII's are so tight with 3 slots that the trapped card get really hot. I am probably going to put a couple of 120s on the top of the cards to help out. Ticked me off to be honest since I went for silence.
The only problem with the dcuII as opposed to say, a sapphire toxic phase change cooler is the exhaust doesn't get channeled out of the case as much. There is a whole lot more hot air being blown off the card and into your case.

I think the best approach is to have a good exhaust fan (cpu exhaust fan) and then make sure there is strong positive pressure in the case.

If you can put a large 230mm fan, or a couple of 140mm/120mm fans right over the video cards it should help a lot.

Could you possibly post a pic of your rig? I have only seen one rig with 2xDCUII cooler cards and it looked awesome.
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Old November 15, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Wow. What a huge impact AMD did with their latest drivers... Kudos to them, hope it ain't gonna be a one-off.
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Old November 15, 2012, 02:18 PM
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The only problem with the dcuII as opposed to say, a sapphire toxic phase change cooler is the exhaust doesn't get channeled out of the case as much. There is a whole lot more hot air being blown off the card and into your case.

I think the best approach is to have a good exhaust fan (cpu exhaust fan) and then make sure there is strong positive pressure in the case.

If you can put a large 230mm fan, or a couple of 140mm/120mm fans right over the video cards it should help a lot.

Could you possibly post a pic of your rig? I have only seen one rig with 2xDCUII cooler cards and it looked awesome.
I posted a pic in the case thread

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Yes these cards do not exhaust as much as they should, and the back plates get hot even with decent air flow over them. right now with a custom fan profile 100% fan will keep the cramped card at 77ish. 100% fan speed is not my idea of tranquil though. I have put a small rubber foot between the two cards and screwed them in such a way to allow the largest gap between the cards. I should have gone with gigabyte cards to allow for a full slot space between the two. but I was sucked in by marketing of 3 slot massive coolers. There were a few other problems with the TOP cards as well, voltage locking
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Old November 15, 2012, 04:59 PM
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Performance is impressive, but if these things keep getting larger and hotter they'll be encapsulated in heatsink and require they own case.
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Old November 18, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Ugh, they can't keep these things on the shelves. It sure is a great deal.
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Old November 20, 2012, 11:23 AM
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I like the ASUS heatsink Direct II CU because it is quiet even if it is running at a 100% and if you have a good cooling case ,it doe'nt build up that much heat.
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