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R9 290X Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Kaapstad, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. esoteric

    Wise Guy

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    For those who swapped from a 780, has it been worth the trouble?
     
  2. tribz

    Wise Guy

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    That's a great score, your getting some impressive scores out of your system.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2013
  3. Kaapstad

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    Here is a fun one

    Long ago before these cards launched I predicted to Humbug that @1200/1350 the card would score 1523. Humbug said just under 1500, I think 1497 to be exact.

    This is what the card actually can do at 1200/1350

    [​IMG]

    I was only 7 points out on my prediction.:D
     
  4. MOOGLEYS

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    Just playing games I cannot tell them apart other than the 780 is quieter.

    If you already have a 780 and unless you are in to benchmark scores I see no point swapping to a 290x at the moment. I would wait until the 780ti and custom cooled 290x cards are available if you can.
     
  5. Ragnahex

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    frenzy your bsod problem seems similar to mine. runs fine until drivers are installed. i will keep you updated if i find the solution
     
  6. LtMatt

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    Good prediction!
     
  7. Rangerjr1

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    Your temps wow hahahah
     
  8. Dom86

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    So far I couldn't be happier with my 290x in heaven and valley its roughly 50% faster then my 7950 which was at 1050 core and 1400 memory now to see what i can do with abit of an overclock on it.
     
  9. Kaapstad

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    If that temp was right it would be hotter than the surface of the sun.:D
     
  10. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

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    Single 290X

    6002

    AMD Radeon R9 290X(1x) @1230/1625

    Intel Core i7-3970X Extreme Edition Processor @4.8

    Graphics Score 6232

    Physics Score 17414

    Combined Score 2656

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/1492673

    I wish I had a copy of Win8 for this.
     
  11. Rangerjr1

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    A LOT hotter!
     
  12. MDPlatts

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    Epic score for #2 on the table. Why didn't you order the £30 Win8 upgrades when MS were doing them - I picked up 4.
     
  13. LtMatt

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    I picked up 2. :)
     
  14. MDPlatts

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    Plus whatever Start8 cost me :mad:
     
  15. Noxia

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    What's the Win 8 advantage? I'd upgrade for £30
     
  16. LtMatt

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    Not sure about you but at the time it cost me £1.75 and i use it on two different computers. Well worth it. I think its gone up to £4.99 now though.

    Faster performance for everyday use and game benchmarks.
     
  17. Orangey

    Sgarrista

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    Is Kaap really penny-pinching over a new OS after buying 4 new cards? :D
     
  18. Rangerjr1

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    Better FS scores and better performance in BF4. Thats what im 100% certain about.
     
  19. Noxia

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    Oh ok. Seems a bit pointless for me then as I expect the minor performance I wouldn't even notice.
     
  20. Rangerjr1

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    BF4 performance increase isnt minor.