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Old 13-03-14, 10:53 PM
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AMD tease a Dual GPU card, Is it the R9 290X2?

Today the offices of several tech sites have received an unusual letter from the PR department of AMD.

So far Ryan Shrout, from PC Perspective and Scott Wilson, from Tech Report are known to have received such letters. The letters contents are as shown in the pictures below.




The letter reveals the hashtag "2BETTERTHAN1", likely referring to the future release of a certain dual-Hawaii based graphics card.

Until we hear more from AMD all we can do at present is speculate what the follow up of last generations HD 7990 will be, all we know for now is that AMD will need to work hard to keep the temperatures low for such a power hungry beast of a GPU.



I have to say AMD have picked a very odd marketing strategy here, lets hope AMD can deliver a card which does not reach such volcanic temperatures like the reference R9 290 series.

What do you guys think of AMD's letters? Are you interested in seeing a dual-Hawaii card from AMD, please comment below.

Source - videocardz

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Old 13-03-14, 10:57 PM
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Odd marketing strategy? Well IT IS AMDs marketing idiots (Read Department) after all...
Hyped for whatever volcano this card will be though. Maybe they'll do a card with an aio on it (like that asus ares ii). I just hope they don't reuse the 7990s cooler as that struggled when it was just cooling two 7970s.
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Odd marketing strategy? Well IT IS AMDs marketing idiots (Read Department) after all...
Hyped for whatever volcano this card will be though. Maybe they'll do a card with an aio on it (like that asus ares ii). I just hope they don't reuse the 7990s cooler as that struggled when it was just cooling two 7970s.
i agree, that shit was cringeworthy.
maybe they'll put their ref cooler on it again so the cores can melt together to a single entity

also that hashtag is pretty much asking to be used against them.
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Total combined load temperature: 190 degrees Celsius, which AMD will claim is "well within operational guidelines".

+1 on the crap marketing!!
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New dual GPU cards from AMD ship with 10 metre long HDMI cable, PCIE x16 riser and PSU extension cables to allow them to be wall mounted outside the home.
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Interesting, I hope they are getting a partner to do the cooler though.
It will be a beast if they can get it running cool and quiet.
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i agree, that shit was cringeworthy.
maybe they'll put their ref cooler on it again so the cores can melt together to a single entity

also that hashtag is pretty much asking to be used against them.
they should use their marketing department to cool the cards. Although they're full of hot air already.
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Total combined load temperature: 190 degrees Celsius, which AMD will claim is "well within operational guidelines".

+1 on the crap marketing!!
yeah that a lot of heat to shift, the ref cooler is not going to cope with that.


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what's wrong with using this as a marketing strategy? Doesn't cost them bugger all and gets lots of people talking about it and at the end of the day that is the result they want.

Everyone gives AMD a hard time for their reference coolers but why should they bother to spend a lot of time and money designing a good ref cooler when third party manufacturers are only going to put their own custom cooling systems on them in a short period of time anyway??

On a side note, shall we not forget how much better reference AMD PCB design is compared to Nvidia? At least they get that right in the ref design department.
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