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post #5011 of 5564
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Originally Posted by propeldragon View Post

I wouldbt need 4gb of vram. I wouldn't water cool my gpu either. 290 and 290x run really hot. Plus I'm not a fan of amd. Such hard choices!!

You didn't need 3GB of VRam two years ago, and you didn't need 2GB of VRam four years ago.
It's future and resolution proofing.

You are better off waiting for the 290 to come out with non reference coolers and get two of those.
Both 780ti 290X and 290 can't beat the 690, but two 290's come in at little more than £50 more than a 780ti, and outperform the 780ti and 690 by about 30fps-40fps.

Fan of AMD or not, it's the smartest choice. I'm not a huge AMD fan, but that's what I'll be doing just for the sheer amount of power.

Second best choice is two 780's over a 780ti, you are looking at £150-£200 more for two 780's than for one 780Ti.
post #5012 of 5564
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Originally Posted by Proxish View Post

You didn't need 3GB of VRam two years ago, and you didn't need 2GB of VRam four years ago.
It's future and resolution proofing.

You are better off waiting for the 290 to come out with non reference coolers and get two of those.
Both 780ti 290X and 290 can't beat the 690, but two 290's come in at little more than £50 more than a 780ti, and outperform the 780ti and 690 by about 30fps-40fps.

Fan of AMD or not, it's the smartest choice. I'm not a huge AMD fan, but that's what I'll be doing just for the sheer amount of power.

Second best choice is two 780's over a 780ti, you are looking at £150-£200 more for two 780's than for one 780Ti.
You are probably right in saying that but i have heard that the 290x gets pretty hot and this is just my opinion but i would stay away from the 290x because of that reason for longer term benefits just in case. Any video card that gets up to 90 degrees is a friggin dissaster in my book. It probably performs real well but i wouldnt take the risk.I have a system touching the $9000.00 mark and one of those 290x definately wont see my case.
post #5013 of 5564
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Originally Posted by grassy View Post

You are probably right in saying that but i have heard that the 290x gets pretty hot and this is just my opinion but i would stay away from the 290x because of that reason for longer term benefits just in case. Any video card that gets up to 90 degrees is a friggin dissaster in my book. It probably performs real well but i wouldnt take the risk.I have a system touching the $9000.00 mark and one of those 290x definately wont see my case.

Yea, AMD are aware and claim they were designed to run at 95c. I don't know why they thought this was ok, I reckon it was more to get back into the ball game and start competing with nVidia (Which they have definitely succeeded in)
I assume when non reference coolers come out, they will be running around 80c-85c, which isn't as bad, since my 690 runs at 82c under load.
If the 290 can do 85c Crossfired, then I'll be picking up two without a doubt.
post #5014 of 5564
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Originally Posted by Proxish View Post

Yea, AMD are aware and claim they were designed to run at 95c. I don't know why they thought this was ok, I reckon it was more to get back into the ball game and start competing with nVidia (Which they have definitely succeeded in)
I assume when non reference coolers come out, they will be running around 80c-85c, which isn't as bad, since my 690 runs at 82c under load.
If the 290 can do 85c Crossfired, then I'll be picking up two without a doubt.
Yea AMD are a great company and it would be great to see the temps come down on that card in particular. Who knows, but it just leaves a tad of a bitter taste in my mouth that we may have to go to an extreme to keep it cool.Its probably just me being a little scared i suppose. I have made plenty of mistakes in this hobby and it has cost me quite a bit of money wasted on making the wrong choices.
post #5015 of 5564
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Originally Posted by grassy View Post

Yea AMD are a great company and it would be great to see the temps come down on that card in particular. Who knows, but it just leaves a tad of a bitter taste in my mouth that we may have to go to an extreme to keep it cool.Its probably just me being a little scared i suppose. I have made plenty of mistakes in this hobby and it has cost me quite a bit of money wasted on making the wrong choices.

I see where you are coming from.
As consumers of a product that costs £300 per GPU, we really shouldn't need to worry about them cooking our whole house.
But those are the decisions we have to make at the moment, cheaper power at high temps. Or low temps and a bank statement that makes us cry.
post #5016 of 5564
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Originally Posted by Proxish View Post

I see where you are coming from.
As consumers of a product that costs £300 per GPU, we really shouldn't need to worry about them cooking our whole house.
But those are the decisions we have to make at the moment, cheaper power at high temps. Or low temps and a bank statement that makes us cry.
(HEHE) Yea your too right my friend these companies have us worked out alright.Good luck with it and i hope it works out for you and you get the temps your after.
post #5017 of 5564
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Originally Posted by grassy View Post

(HEHE) Yea your too right my friend these companies have us worked out alright.Good luck with it and i hope it works out for you and you get the temps your after.

Unfortunately they do... And what can we gamers with OCD graphic settings do, but buy into their bull peddling lol.
Thanks, just another month and the non reference come out, let's hope that my 690 still fetches a decent price.
post #5018 of 5564
Hi Everyone I'm new here
just want to ask is everyone having issue
in battlefield 4 single player campaign
I'm getting flickering textures in some areas
of my game play.

I'm using the lates WHQL driver 331.65
OS is windows 7 sp1 64bit

any help would be appreciated.

my specs:
intel core i7 2600k (stock now)
msi z77 mpower motherboard
crucial ballistix elite 1866mhz 2x8gb dual chanel
corsair ax860i power supply
asus gtx 690 gpu
seagate 2tb hard drive
post #5019 of 5564
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Originally Posted by propeldragon View Post

in bf4 it's like 64 vs 74.
I play in 2560x1600 (2x1080 that's a lot of pixels)so I need all the horsepower I can get. It's takes twice the power to run it with the 690 I get. 75+ frames with not one thing turned down. A 780 can't do that. If ur going 2 cards do two 780s best bang for the buck(no need to buy an extra cooler like the 290x) plus u can overclock the heck out of them and not have them any where near the amount of noise and heat two 290xs produce! Plus for me I have everything cramed into a tiny x51 mitx case so my orb card has to be quiet and cool and I can use only one card. I bought a Titan the day it came out and returned it one week later cause it was a total downgrade for me. Then I tried my friends 780 classi still not near the power I need. I will only upgrade if it's a performance upgrade, like a 790 (790ti would be awesome.
Edited by superx51 - 11/9/13 at 10:12am
post #5020 of 5564
delacruzpaolo19:

Hi Everyone I'm new here
just want to ask is everyone having issue
in battlefield 4 single player campaign
I'm getting flickering textures in some areas
of my game play.

I'm using the lates WHQL driver 331.65
OS is windows 7 sp1 64bit

any help would be appreciated.

my specs:
intel core i7 2600k (stock now)
msi z77 mpower motherboard
crucial ballistix elite 1866mhz 2x8gb dual chanel
corsair ax860i power supply
asus gtx 690 gpu
seagate 2tb hard drive

And I do exactly.can anyone help?
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