Originally Posted by Forceman
Originally Posted by rickcooperjr
also be aware that was with the 290x in quiet mode running 800mhz core and 1050mhz ram while this shows it easily being overclocked on oem air cooling to 1130mhz core and 1550mhz ram http://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-r9-290x-overclocked-performance-unveiled-clocked-1130-mhz/
the difference from perfrmance mode and quiet mode on R9 290X is 800mhz core and 1050mhz ram in quiet mode and 1000mhz core and 1250mhz ram in performance mode so them showing it head to head in quiet mode isnt telling the full performance of the R9 290X at all but it still highly out performs the Nvidia GTX 780 and if tested even kills the Nvidia Titans for around 1/2 the cost.
Not to drag 290X stuff into this thread - but there is absolutely no indication that quiet mode runs the card at 800MHz. The AMD review guide shows almost no performance difference between Quiet mode and Uber mode, and all of the leaks so far were at 1000MHz.
have you been testing one hands on I have so I will repeat the quiet mode is 800mhz core and 1050mhz ram and performance is 1000mhz core and 1250mhz ram I actually have one on my test bench at sec I need to send back because I overclocked it a bit to high they told me to test its limits including overclocking I got 1175mhz core and 1725mhz on ram out of it on oem reference air cooling I think they have an issue with the VRM cooling that caused the failure. I also want to point out these are 6GHz ddr5 oem hynix ram chips same as used on the R9 280X downclocked to 5GHz or lower so 6GHz is very safe and stable for a R9 290X some R9 280X's have the ram set factory to 6.4GHz or 1600MHz on exact same ram chips example http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/b2451/asus-rog-matrix-r9-280x-platinum.html
I want to point out I ran 3dmark vantage / 11 / 06 and did heaven and a few others all at 1175mhz core and 1725mhz ram for about 7hours of hardcore benching before the card finally failed so I am impressed by the overclocking potential but the VRM cooling sucks or VRM's themself.
I honestly have to say a ASUS matrix platinum R9 290X would be probably scary the overclocking potential the potential was insane on this card I can only dream / drool about the matrix.Edited by rickcooperjr - 10/23/13 at 11:58am