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So are these Direct X features only supported on Windows 8/8.1? If so thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif.

I ran Windows 8 on my gaming PC for months, but finally went back to Windows 7. Any features I miss will just have to be missed because I am not "upgrading" again until I have to by Microsoft dropping support or something better comes.

Edit: Borderlands 2 is my current game of choice and it is Direct X 9 I believe. They can still do amazing things with older APIs, so I am not to concerned about missing features.
You should run something like menu8
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1. Compare Titan with Tahiti. Count transistors. Now read about Hawaii.
Makes perfect sense building up bigger die with more transistors and wider memory bus. Nvidia used same approach with Titan. Its a bigger chip with wider memory bus when compared to 6xx series.

2. 512bit bus
Also makes sense. Somebody came with an idea that "Tahiti is slow on 4k" (cant test, such displays are not available here). 512bit bus with 4gb Vram will add enough performance for more displays in Eyefinity or on Higher resolutions.

3. Titan killer
Tahiti clocked to 1100Mhz is on similar performance level as stock Titan. I am not talking about benchmarks which were released on webs, i talk about tests i did myself. But when writing about reviews, soon after Titan AMD released GHz versions of Tahiti, claiming it has more performance as Titan. That was not completely confirmed, but I call it a draw... smile.gif

Fact is that Nvidia has to reveal new design to compete Hawaii. Adding more compute units will not work until 20nm.
I just read this post and it has to be the most laughable post I've ever read. Hey, did you also know that my 5870 @900mhz beat my 7970@1100 mhz? I'm not talking about benchmarks released on websites, I' m talking about the tests I did myself!
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You should run something like menu8

I was using Start 8 to go along with Windows 8. Still prefer Windows 7.

Now on my Surface, yeah Windows 8 is great.
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I just read this post and it has to be the most laughable post I've ever read. Hey, did you also know that my 5870 @900mhz beat my 7970@1100 mhz? I'm not talking about benchmarks released on websites, I' m talking about the tests I did myself!

Yeah, my 4890 clocked @ 900 core was just as fast as my GTX580, but I have no facts to back that up just some tests I made up on my own.
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I just read this post and it has to be the most laughable post I've ever read. Hey, did you also know that my 5870 @900mhz beat my 7970@1100 mhz? I'm not talking about benchmarks released on websites, I' m talking about the tests I did myself!

Basic calculation based on available data:
HD 7970 (1100mhz) requires 4,3 bilion transistors to have 4300 gigaflops and filltrates 32/128
Titan at stock requires 7,08 bilion transistors to have 4500 gigaflops and filltrates 40/187

HD 7970 GHz costed 500 dollars
Titan costs 1000 dollars.

When you look closer at both cards you will realize that size of die and amount of transistors reveals what Nvidia really did and any comparison between HD7970 and Titan are like comparing apples and oranges. Compare Titan with HD 7990, or crossfired Hd7870x2. That would be much accurate compare.

Or you can compare Titan VS 7970 with method "performance per transistoror". Thats what I did.
Edited by Offler - 9/26/13 at 8:12am
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What do you all think will be faster, 670 4gb in sli, or a single 290x? I know it is hard to tell, but just wanting some opinions.
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What do you all think will be faster, 670 4gb in sli, or a single 290x? I know it is hard to tell, but just wanting some opinions.
670 sli
Edit: If 290x has unlocked voltage control and has considerable oc headroom, then it could be very close.
    
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What do you all think will be faster, 670 4gb in sli, or a single 290x? I know it is hard to tell, but just wanting some opinions.

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What do you all think will be faster, 670 4gb in sli, or a single 290x? I know it is hard to tell, but just wanting some opinions.

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Seems to be the consensus. My plan was to move to sli when I built my computer, so I guess I should move on with that plan....really was liking the sound of the 290x BF4 edition because I am buying that anyway....Thanks.
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Seems to be the consensus. My plan was to move to sli when I built my computer, so I guess I should move on with that plan....really was liking the sound of the 290x BF4 edition because I am buying that anyway....Thanks.

yeah lol go on thumb.gif
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