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I have finally fixed my RIVBE RAM channels. Somehow a little piece of plastic was blocking some pins. Now it is happily chugging on Quad Channel RAM. The only downside is that i only have 28 GB as one of my WonderRAM sticks died On another note, i wish the 1680v2's were cheaper, i want to replace my 2670 with something faster without losing cores but everything is like 1k+
NFS with the 1 GB+ WUs do place a pretty heavy load on, well, everything
I will dump that money on a new phone, a tablet and hopefully a better cooler for my HTPC.
I will wait for the 480 reviews, only to see a glimpse of the big boss Vega. I miiiiiight get a 4 GB 470 since they would be really cheap. i really hope there is a low profile version of this, it would make for one of the most powerful and low power HTPC cards. if not, just to have a Polaris chip on the cheap.Eh, i want them for BOINC. Don't really think i can get them under true water, but on compute power alone they should be beasts in their own right.
What i want is a Fury Pro Duo for $400, or a 295x2 for $200
I loved my 290X with the default BIOS, i love it more even now with the modded one. I cannot remember why i dared change my old 290 for a GTX 780. Must've been drunk when i did that
Well, i thought i couldn't get much out of this, so i tried it. I got a 290X Tri-X 4 GB reference PCB with Hynix BFR memory, i did a FireStrike run for testing, got 10,555 3DMarks. I took the 290X_HYNIX_MOD_V1.8 BIOS, moded it to the same clocks as the stock Tri-X, flashed it, and ran 3DMark again. Hell if i got 11,118 3DMarks with the new BIOS. Makes me wonder why memory timings are not that optimized, since that would be the only thing that changed
If i were you i'd take the 390 and sell it. The 390 is at ~$350 on Amazon, so you could sell it back for $280 to recoup losses and sell it fast, and get rid of MSI altogether. I've never liked that brand too much, and their RMA processes are even more of a pain than other manufacturers. For AMD i stick to Sapphire and some XFX models. Asus is good, but has had some flukes with the 290 and 390 series, like not adapting their coolers to the card itself (like the 290X...
It would be a very nice upgrade for you to get a X5650. For rougly $60 it's not like you have much to lose, and the performance is well worth it even if she does not use the extra cores. Even at stock speeds it is faster, plus the turbo bins are higher if i recall correctly.
I love my RIVBE. Even though my Xeon can't be OCed (i refuse to do BCLK OCing on SB, too much risk for a couple of MHz) i really like the plethora of options and things i can do with it. Plus looks pretty sick (got tired of the overly used red+black themes). If only there was a black+green mATX X58 or X79 mobo...I have some cleaning to do as well, but thankfully i got some Demciflex filters. Dead useful, and really prevent most of the dust from going inside the case....
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