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tin0 sez
My 1215mhz GTX690 is faster than anything AMD has and will have for quite some time...biggrin.gif

Agree with you !
Just edit your comment and add Nvidia also within it. biggrin.gif
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Always possible at some point selling black versions like CPU and pay extra for voltage unlocked.
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Can't wait for this card to be available. Time to upgrade my 670's. Will miss PhysX.
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I could easily see amd locking down voltage control like Nvidia has done.

Very true, and ghz/boost 7970s are proof of that. Many of those can not be voltage unlocked. But it seems a trend for AMD to lock down cards as they age and a new series is coming up.

It would be more beneficial for AMD to allow the same style of limits as the 7970s (up to the discretion of the rivatuner modder, trixx goes to 1.381 for instance while AB only goes to 1.3 (unless you have a lng, then 1.35). I think they have more to gain from it than nvidia.

But always know that memory hacks like artmoney and the 780/titan tool (ryoby or something?) are easy to implement. Power target/powertune will be the biggest hurdle, just like with gk110. Hopefully they left it mildly accessible through the powerplay table so it can be easily modded though direct bios change is preferable.
     
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waiting for R9-290X CF biggrin.gif
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Wow 5 months of waiting.rolleyes.gif Think back to the days when we didn't have software voltage control and only hard mods.
Don't get your point since the above was the case and is bad.
Why compare to the year 2000 the flashable eeprom cards were all softmodable to some degree.
They took out a function under their greenlight web of corperate greed.
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tin0 sez
My 1215mhz GTX690 is faster than anything AMD has and will have for quite some time...biggrin.gif
Pretty sure the Asus Ares is faster a watercooled 7990 from AMD might even be able to do it (puts on sunglassen)
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I could easily see amd locking down voltage control like Nvidia has done.

And they all will be unlocked like Nvidia users have done. rolleyes.gif

Well it doesn't matter because R9 290x at stock will kill both Titan and 780.
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And they all will be unlocked like Nvidia users have done. rolleyes.gif

Well it doesn't matter because R9 290x at stock will kill both Titan and 780.
We'll see we should run a test with locked down clocks so we can compare.
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You fail to miss the main stronghold Titan brings. Can you run 3 or 4 7990's? How is the scaling on two 7990's?

-snip-
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...I run 2x 7990s / 4GPUs (and also 4x NVidia GTX670s, just in case the flamethrowers are warmed up already smile.gif ), and I find scaling w/7990s is excellent...which doesn't mean that it isn'twith 780s etc

Example Firestrike Extreme:

1x 7990 = 8798
2x 7990 = 15127
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Originally Posted by veyron1001 View Post

The difference is that you do not need 3rd party bios to extract the performance.

We're not on tom's hardware here... Don't see how this is an issue when it takes a minute or two to flash and fixing a broken flash takes 5 minutes if you ever happen to be unlucky enough to get a failed flash.

OCing GPUs is a process that needs 3rd party software solutions anyway.
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Yeah and it took 3 months to get a throtlle free bios.
Another 2 for voltage beyond 1.212V

I had a throttle free bios 2 weeks after I got my card and I bought one at launch... 300% power limit...
 
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