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Yeah I run my XSTAR overclocked and my Sammy stock 60hz. Use your X-star as normal, plug your second monitor into your mother board video port, mine is hdmi. Go into your bios and make sure your setting is on to run igpu and gpu through pcie is turned on. Boot up your system and your second monitor should be recognized and fire up accordingly. You can choose to extend your desktop if you wish.
 
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+ rep to you sir, thx for the help, i will definatly try this, might as well use my igpu. one othe question, can i do the same thing if i want to run it through my gts 450?
    
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+ rep to you sir, thx for the help, i will definatly try this, might as well use my igpu. one othe question, can i do the same thing if i want to run it through my gts 450?

No problem man!!
I am unsure on this, I have 2 gpu's so if I were to populate my last slot it would hurt my performance by switching my lanes to 8x 4x 4x isntead of my current 8x 8x set up.
 
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Me too! Hopefully we luck out!
Will order a 2nd if 1st looks good.

You're definitely gonna love it wink.gif
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3 of these would be sweet but I dont have the desktop space for it lol. My 27" sammy is only 1080 so I have it running off my igpu on my 4770k, I just load up MSI afterburner, real temp, and windows resource monitor so I can see loads and temps real time when I am gaming

http://ergotechgroup.com/gaming/

Check these out for small desks and gaming needs thumb.gif Getting one myself for these 3
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i guess i can use my 450 to drive my other monitor. only reason i have it is for physx and i dont use it for that much. now i just need my xstar to show up in one piece...
    
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I'm checking out the benchmarks, but the quad GTX 780 is scoring way better, as is the triple GTX 780. Check out the new benchmarks!

Another thing, why the heck do you have three R9 290xs? XD Did you have a loaner or something?
I've also heard pretty awful stuff about crossfire (and sli for that matter). Can you actually use all three cards consistently with different games? I Doubt that you would need to though!

Look at the picture, I am saying I am beating some 4x780/ti's with my 3x290x's, and I am doing it with a really crappy OC on air. see how I am number 45 look below me. That was to counteract the quote from a youtube OC'er who said it takes a OC 290x to break even with a stock 780, the dude is full of poop. Performance wise 290x's are at the very least even with a 780 at stock. To put it another way look at the hall of fame, how many 3 card 780/ti/titans do you see beating 4 290x's? Answer is zero. Now look at the 3x290x's several of them are beating 4 of those nvidia cards.

Pound for pound aka for the price the 290's are the king, no questions about that. 290x's are a waste, imo. If had to pick a card all over again it would be 290's. If price was no question it would be the 780 ti's maybe, I'd have to see what mantle brings to the table first.


Yes I can actually use all 3 cards on different games. Crossfire on 290/290x's is awesome no more bridges, increased bandwidth, no microstutter.

And why do I have 3 cards, so I can game at 1440p 120fps in every game i play with everything cranked up.
Edited by the9quad - 12/7/13 at 9:35pm
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Look at the picture, I am saying I am beating some 4x780/ti's with my 3x290x's, and I am doing it with a really crappy OC on air. see how I am number 45 look below me. That was to counteract the quote from a youtube OC'er who said it takes a OC 290x to break even with a stock 780, the dude is full of poop. Performance wise 290x's are at the very least even with a 780 at stock. To put it another way look at the hall of fame, how many 3 card 780/ti/titans do you see beating 4 290x's? Answer is zero. Now look at the 3x290x's several of them are beating 4 of those nvidia cards.

Pound for pound aka for the price the 290's are the king, no questions about that. 290x's are a waste, imo. If had to pick a card all over again it would be 290's. If price was no question it would be the 780 ti's maybe, I'd have to see what mantle brings to the table first.


Yes I can actually use all 3 cards on different games. Crossfire on 290/290x's is awesome no more bridges, increased bandwidth, no microstutter.

And why do I have 3 cards, so I can game at 1440p 120fps in every game i play with everything cranked up.

THIS! applaud.gif I'm in the exact same boat, just waiting for more to come in stock and I'll have my tri-fire 1440p gloriousness biggrin.gif
    
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Look at the picture, I am saying I am beating some 4x780/ti's with my 3x290x's, and I am doing it with a really crappy OC on air. see how I am number 45 look below me. That was to counteract the quote from a youtube OC'er who said it takes a OC 290x to break even with a stock 780, the dude is full of poop. Performance wise 290x's are at the very least even with a 780 at stock. To put it another way look at the hall of fame, how many 3 card 780/ti/titans do you see beating 4 290x's? Answer is zero. Now look at the 3x290x's several of them are beating 4 of those nvidia cards.

Pound for pound aka for the price the 290's are the king, no questions about that. 290x's are a waste, imo. If had to pick a card all over again it would be 290's. If price was no question it would be the 780 ti's maybe, I'd have to see what mantle brings to the table first.


Yes I can actually use all 3 cards on different games. Crossfire on 290/290x's is awesome no more bridges, increased bandwidth, no microstutter.

And why do I have 3 cards, so I can game at 1440p 120fps in every game i play with everything cranked up.

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THIS! applaud.gif I'm in the exact same boat, just waiting for more to come in stock and I'll have my tri-fire 1440p gloriousness biggrin.gif

I have two 290's mining currently. I'm scared to put them in my main rig so far. By experience with tri fire 7970's was terrible at best. I sometimes waited 2 or 3 months to play a game with smoothness at 1440p 120hz. The drivers where terrible. I had them at launch and even 3 months after cards where released I couldn't play many games with tri-fire. And most the time I would have to disable all but one GPU to get some descent exceptable smoothness. I know this is the point where people chime in saying I need to do various tweaks and frame capping, radeon pro and what not but I tried it all. I literally probably spent 100 hours last year trying to get things working right with the 7970's tried everything you can suggest and even more obscure stuff you never heard of.

Thanks for you post I really glad to here microstutter and the bridge issue has gotten better (I witnessed the bridge issues I was using two bridges on two cards and disabled the third card for a month before I sold them). I really really want to like these card. I think AMD makes the best hardware hands down. I just need it to work out of box with non beta drivers. Some things I do require non beta drivers. And I just don't understand how AMD can release a card and not have any whql drivers, even a month are two after release. This is what happen to me with 7970's too I was always using a beta driver. Because nothing else worked better. I understand they want to push fixes to use sooner but if 90% of your users of 7970 and r9 series cards are using beta drivers throughout 95% of the first two years of the lifetime of that card, then something is terrible wrong. I shouldn't be a beta driver more than 50% of the time. I understand its just a name of the driver and nvidia whql isn't alway perfect. But please just release the good drivers as whql please. Its almost like its left there as a excuse. The game doesn't work right "well your on a beta drive so it will be fixed" meanwhile I go back and us the last whql and game won't even load and there is even more issues in other games.

Anyways end of rant. That's why I'm scared to throw the two 290's cards in my system. With one 780 in my main rig I haven't really had to do any driver tweaks or anything fixes from crashing games or games not loading. Only thing I have done is every driver update I just update. Most the time been on whql thus far.
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Look at the picture, I am saying I am beating some 4x780/ti's with my 3x290x's, and I am doing it with a really crappy OC on air. see how I am number 45 look below me. That was to counteract the quote from a youtube OC'er who said it takes a OC 290x to break even with a stock 780, the dude is full of poop. Performance wise 290x's are at the very least even with a 780 at stock. To put it another way look at the hall of fame, how many 3 card 780/ti/titans do you see beating 4 290x's? Answer is zero. Now look at the 3x290x's several of them are beating 4 of those nvidia cards.

Pound for pound aka for the price the 290's are the king, no questions about that. 290x's are a waste, imo. If had to pick a card all over again it would be 290's. If price was no question it would be the 780 ti's maybe, I'd have to see what mantle brings to the table first.


Yes I can actually use all 3 cards on different games. Crossfire on 290/290x's is awesome no more bridges, increased bandwidth, no microstutter.

And why do I have 3 cards, so I can game at 1440p 120fps in every game i play with everything cranked up.

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THIS! applaud.gif I'm in the exact same boat, just waiting for more to come in stock and I'll have my tri-fire 1440p gloriousness biggrin.gif

I originally had 1 Titan, and then was waiting to see what would come out, then ended up winning a new titan (unopened) for about 540$ on Ebay, so now I have SLI, had I not, I was contemplating either jumping ship to 4x 290's or 3x 780 ti's though now I'm looking @ a 3rd titan possibly, and the margin between mine and the others is about 5-10% so I'm not going to sweat it to much, thought the price for the 290's is really nice, crazy how the 290's are out performing the 290x's though.

Any of the 3 cards will do 1440 just fine , and I'm going 3 cards just like you guys so I can do full settings as well in surround across the board w/o worrying.
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I have two 290's mining currently. I'm scared to put them in my main rig so far. By experience with tri fire 7970's was terrible at best. I sometimes waited 2 or 3 months to play a game with smoothness at 1440p 120hz. The drivers where terrible. I had them at launch and even 3 months after cards where released I couldn't play many games with tri-fire. And most the time I would have to disable all but one GPU to get some descent exceptable smoothness. I know this is the point where people chime in saying I need to do various tweaks and frame capping, radeon pro and what not but I tried it all. I literally probably spent 100 hours last year trying to get things working right with the 7970's tried everything you can suggest and even more obscure stuff you never heard of.

Thanks for you post I really glad to here microstutter and the bridge issue has gotten better (I witnessed the bridge issues I was using two bridges on two cards and disabled the third card for a month before I sold them). I really really want to like these card. I think AMD makes the best hardware hands down. I just need it to work out of box with non beta drivers. Some things I do require non beta drivers. And I just don't understand how AMD can release a card and not have any whql drivers, even a month are two after release. This is what happen to me with 7970's too I was always using a beta driver. Because nothing else worked better. I understand they want to push fixes to use sooner but if 90% of your users of 7970 and r9 series cards are using beta drivers throughout 95% of the first two years of the lifetime of that card, then something is terrible wrong. I shouldn't be a beta driver more than 50% of the time. I understand its just a name of the driver and nvidia whql isn't alway perfect. But please just release the good drivers as whql please. Its almost like its left there as a excuse. The game doesn't work right "well your on a beta drive so it will be fixed" meanwhile I go back and us the last whql and game won't even load and there is even more issues in other games.

Anyways end of rant. That's why I'm scared to throw the two 290's cards in my system. With one 780 in my main rig I haven't really had to do any driver tweaks or anything fixes from crashing games or games not loading. Only thing I have done is every driver update I just update. Most the time been on whql thus far.

I feel your pain biggrin.gif I had quad 7970's for a while, then went down to 3. In most games I actually had pretty good scaling and smooth gameplay but there were plenty of times I didn't. My board only did 8, 4, 4 on the pcie lanes and having single bridges between the 3 may have added some issue. I too, purchased at launch when those came out. However for me I'm completely ready to take the plunge again. This time I'll be on X79 hardware so really maximize that bandwidth. Plus comparing the latency and frame times of 7970 multi gpu to the current beta drivers and multi- 290 gpus has already blown me away.

I completely understand your hesitation though. I will be posting a lot of feedback once I get all 3 setup and rocking with the x79.

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