Originally Posted by Alatar
Do find the quote and benches.
Because the only high res (3x1080p) benches we've seen with 4xMSAA the 290X at 1050MHz was matching a Titan. The XS mod you're talking about has also said that once he checked more tests and actually calculated the averages the card was below the Titan when both were at stock. And the same guy also said not the expect much when it comes to the OCing potential.
Trading blows with the 780 once both are at max OCs is what I'm still going to guess. Based on all the leaked stuff and OCing talk from XS.
Kyle said it somewhere end of September
Faster than anything Nvidia has
Yes I based it of the statement by the XS mod but Alatar you have to admit this card is going to be beastly at higher resolutions and supersampling.
I wonder however wouldn't doubling the number of ROPs also give only half the bandwidth per ROP and raster units are quite bandwidth intensive.
It might be time to face that you may lose that 10 dollar bet (but it will depend on what benches you run)
If you run high res or multi gpu then the 290X should win on average if just running normal benches then it might be the other way around.
Originally Posted by CallsignVega
While I hope so (as I am always looking for excuses to build/get the newest parts), what are your references for such a statement?
"Way faster" than 1.32v 1300 MHz Titan's? Sign me up!
Well it may depend a bit on OC ability the power phases seems to suck a bit (LN2 without voltage mod is a joke)
OC's well on air I would say 1200MHz range but:
Thanks to more Texture Mapping Units and Raster Operating Units we have 30% and 90% fill rate increase for textures and pixels
Over a 7970 which will mean that it would be faster especially on higher resolutions
Originally Posted by Alatar
Everything we've seen so far suggests lower clock for clock performance than Titans and questionable overclocking potential (1400mhz on LN2 and 1150 on air rumored max).
Not saying that's exactly what's gonna happen, but all rumors are pointing to it.
I'm not talking Firestrike bench what use are benches if a card does better at a higher resolution that a card that did great in Firestrike.
If anything AMD did underwhelm us with those Firestrike numbers to drop a "better than expected" card.
But I concur even with better power gating(less leakage/higher efficiency) under LN2 the power phases of the card could not keep up. (either this or the chip is a dud)
There has been speculation of there not being aftermarket pcb cards based on the Hawaii chip if there are aftermarket pcb cards that would be so great.
Depending on how easy that resistor pot mod is people might be willing to do that. (I'm a chicken last time I was soldering on a graphics card's pcb I failed to make a tweezer connection and screwed up my EEPROM (which already was failing but now was beyond repair)
I would like to get this card for myself I actually ordered a Titan for 850 euro a long time ago but it was canceled since that was not the real price.
I recently picked up 2 5870's for 40 euro(broken) which I fixed so I might switch from my GTX570 to these if this card isn't that good. (1GB of Vram is really little for 3840*2160 but the raw muscle of the 5870's makes up for it(should still be more than 50% faster in CF than my 570))
Too bad Zotac doesn't offer AMD cards I would've loved a 5 years warrenty (my cards die on me a lot)
My 570 classified currently running 963MHz as boost profile but I usually have it at ~938 for it to be stable.
As you can see I'm very excited for this launch.Edited by maarten12100 - 10/13/13 at 8:27am