Palit Wants to Pack Your Computer Case with Three-Slot Graphics Card

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zodi

If the cooler is quieter then the normal X2 cooler then yes I think its a good idea.  If its just an excuse to make it look bad ass with the same cooling and noise as a normal X2 then umm...thanks but no thanks

 

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s3th

Looks pretty beastly to me, and the 2 fans on the GPU, I Wonder how much wattage this baby will use.

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AndyYankee17

the same. the GPU uses most of the electricity, a very small percentage goes to fans. never see anyone buying a new PSU so they can have more case fans do you?

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Emotional Post-...

Actually, he is correct in that the PALIT will consume more power, seeing as how it is factory overclocked. Of course the difference won't be staggering, but it should be greater, nontheless.

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s3th

Lol no, I guess not

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spacegoast

At Devo85x;

Of course the 3-slot cooler is for thyermals only. What else would it be for? You are right though, I think it is a bit pointless, as it wouldnt give much more, if any advantage over a dual slot cooler. It looks cool though, I just dont think it is very practical for such a large cooler. It makes CF a little difficult. 

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devin3627

this is obviously for the enthusiasts...

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Devo85x

Kinda pointless... Using three slots will help thermals only (say the connectors all you want but i think if you can afford this card the only 2 connecters you would ever use is HDMI and DVI) I would be willing to pay more (and I think anyone buying this card probibly has enough money as it is) for a liquid cooled version of the card if it took up two slots... not only would it have better themals than this but it would give you room if you wanted another one...

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Nick Burns

Which X58 motherboard can hold two of these (ie, crossfire)?

Yes, I am serious.

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skhills

I think this will set off a new round of complaints about people buying it and either having to replace their case because it doesnt fit, or their motherboard because they lost their SATA ports.

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XSV DBLs

I can't wait to see the performance specs on this thing.

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Asevening

I wouldn't be as badly worried about case space as I would be about the weight.  That looks like it can put alot of stress on my motherboard.

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Gailim

well assuming you use all three screws to secure it the weight shouldnt be an issue.

 

props to palit, at least sombody is thinking out of the box. love all the connectors on the back

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sgmcenroe

From the photo, it appears that you can use 2 mounting screws - on the left and right, but not in the center.

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nekollx

at this rate we're going to be connection mini mother board to our computers just for the GPU

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