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    Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Asus teamed up with In Win for this Thunderbolt 3 external GPU box with RGB LEDs.
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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Either the images are mirrored, or those fans will be blowing on the backplate side

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Either the images are mirrored, or those fans will be blowing on the backplate side
    I thought they were pulling from the backplate....blades look to spin anti clockwise and the curve makes it so the air would flow out of the case. Either way it does seem like a bit of a strange choice of positioning.

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Not terribly impressive given the external power brick, but it looks alright, but then again it would if you'd compare it to this:


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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    Not terribly impressive given the external power brick, but it looks alright, but then again it would if you'd compare it to this:
    The answer is always MORE ROG!

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    I thought they were pulling from the backplate....blades look to spin anti clockwise and the curve makes it so the air would flow out of the case. Either way it does seem like a bit of a strange choice of positioning.
    Exhausting there would be even weirder, since it'd be arguing with the card cooler if anyone put in a blower-style card

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Exhausting there would be even weirder, since it'd be arguing with the card cooler if anyone put in a blower-style card
    What I 'think' they are doing is trying to pull air over the front side of the gpu, which is obviously going to be one of their own asus gpus, which aren't blower type. Kind of trying to keep air flow coming from one side.... is it the best option, not really imo and while I'm sure air will find it's way there it's not going to be very efficient.

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Of course, I'd forgotten there was a mesh on both sides of the case. That makes some sense, just trying to get the hot air out as fast as possible

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Yet another attempt at making laptops work as well or upgrade as well a desk top, albeit with a huge price tag too.
    I just don't get the need for this , if you play games save 100's and buy a desktop, if you need portability buy a laptop, if you do both vuy both and save a few quid too.

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    Not terribly impressive given the external power brick, but it looks alright, but then again it would if you'd compare it to this:

    ROG all the way!!
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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Quote Originally Posted by jim View Post
    The answer is always MORE ROG!
    Quote Originally Posted by Normanyakuza View Post
    ROG all the way!!

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Either the images are mirrored, or those fans will be blowing on the backplate side
    I thought they were pulling from the backplate....blades look to spin anti clockwise and the curve makes it so the air would flow out of the case. Either way it does seem like a bit of a strange choice of positioning.

    Crossflow for venting non-blower cards is my bet (because non-blowers suck!). The vents on the left side let the card suck in fresh air, which then gets discharged around the perimeter of the card, and then gets sucked out and vented from the back side of the card.

    Speculation on my part, but this is how it looks like it works to me...


    Give me a nice blower-style card any day of the week. At least then it's an isolated 'cool air in, hot air out' system instead of just making the rest of my case hot due to lazy engineering.

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    What's the mining performance like?

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    Crossflow for venting non-blower cards is my bet (because non-blowers suck!). The vents on the left side let the card suck in fresh air, which then gets discharged around the perimeter of the card, and then gets sucked out and vented from the back side of the card.

    Speculation on my part, but this is how it looks like it works to me...


    Give me a nice blower-style card any day of the week. At least then it's an isolated 'cool air in, hot air out' system instead of just making the rest of my case hot due to lazy engineering.
    For gaming, shedding heat from the GPU is what defines the gaming performance. The games that are CPU-limited, are typically single-threaded so the CPU will have plenty of cooling capacity spare. The rest of the system exists to facilitate the GPU, so why does it matter if those bits get slightly warmer?

    A blower style card limits the fin volume and airflow through those fins - it's difficult to find a CPU cooler with the same fin volume as a GPU blower cooler (and no-one recommends them). Since the GPU takes more power why hamstring it with a tiny cooler?

    If they worked as well as the non-blower coolers you'd have a point, but there are no nice blower coolers:


    https://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graph...-nitro/?page=8

    There's 130 W between the sapphire V64 and 1070ti FE, and yet it's cooler and (just measurably) quieter.

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    Re: Asus XG Station Pro announced, available later this month

    Like the minimalistic design on that, if airflwo/temps are good then I'd consider it.

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