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does anyone actually use the driver CD companies include?

I haven't had an optical drive in a build for about 2 years, so I never use them personally. They're always out of date by the time the card is received anyway
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does anyone actually use the driver CD companies include?

I don't even have an optical drive. Had to steal one from my dads PC to re-install Windows 8 a few months back.
    
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IS NOT BETTER THAN TITAN !!!

AMD LIE AGAIN !
Yes it is at higher resolutions and AMD said they wouldn't make a ultra enthusiast price level card
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where are the benchs of it at 4k? or are you just assuming it will win at high res?
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AFAIK 290x supposed to be faster when games are fully maxed out? There was a leaked bench of that.
In this review, some games if not most of the games are not fully maxed out. For instance, take a look at Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3, only up to 4MSAA.

I really hope that the guys over TPU testing their 290x and Titan with games that are fully maxed out because most of the case, they're only up to 4MSAA or no AA. How can they bench that way... the same thing goes to the other sites.
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where are the benchs of it at 4k? or are you just assuming it will win at high res?

If it performs around 780/Titan level, it's going to blow for 4K anyway.

Toms did an article and SLI Titans on Crysis 3 managed 37 FPS

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pq321q-4k-gaming,3620-6.html

PCPer did a review with Tri-SLI Titans on Far Cry3 and couldn't break 60 FPS

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Rating-High-End-GPUs-Benchmarked-4K-Resolutions/Far-Cry-3-999-Level

Anyone who thinks any of this generations cards are ready for 4K are going to be bitterly disappointed...
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If it performs around 780/Titan level, it's going to blow for 4K anyway.

Toms did an article and SLI Titans on Crysis 3 managed 37 FPS

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pq321q-4k-gaming,3620-6.html

PCPer did a review with Tri-SLI Titans on Far Cry3 and couldn't break 60 FPS

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Graphics-Cards/Frame-Rating-High-End-GPUs-Benchmarked-4K-Resolutions/Far-Cry-3-999-Level

Anyone who thinks any of this generations cards are ready for 4K are going to be bitterly disappointed...
The people that actually have those panels are not.
Really decent performance as long as you don't use too mich AA
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The people that actually have those panels are not.
Really decent performance as long as you don't use too mich AA

If Mantle performs as expected turn down the settings a bit and 2x 290X should perform pretty well at 4K. But single card 4K gaming will need at least 2-3years and some major improvements with 20nm and with game coding.
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The people that actually have those panels are not.
Really decent performance as long as you don't use too mich AA

Where are these people? 90% of Steam is 1080p, people still buy 1600x900. You're running around posting on every thread that 290X is superior at higher resolutions yet have no actual benches to back it up, plus, even on OCN, running 4K resolutions is far from the norm? I'm not sure I understand your reasoning?
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Wow I can't believe I just read through the whole thread.

On the topic of the 93oC reading - I'm sorry maarten12100, but I don't see how I am not to trust it and I can't for the life of me decide how you figured out it was glitched. Usually sensors have a specific hardware address and way of reporting that doesn't vary between architectures (if it does at all) hence why GPU-Z is able to perceive the reading. And it is far more likely that if the sensors weren't read (correctly) their output would be -128.0 / 0 / 128.0 or a value of similar nature, depending on the code of GPU-Z.
After all, this is a stock cooler with the single fan running at 43%. And this isn't surprising when you think about the actual die size and the heat intensity on it. Even assuming core power draw equal to the one of a Titan, the heat will be dissipated through a smaller area.

What I said and I still stand by is that this stock cooler isn't reliable for overclocking.



And a couple of pages ago I believe the nonsense came because of numbers in the chart like these:
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Titan: 103.8%
290X: 100%
780: 97.4%
280X: 73.1%
7990: 211.5% (1200, guru3d.com)
Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but if a single 280X is 1/3 the performance of a 7990... This is like saying that a 7970 is 1/3 the performance of two 7970s paired together. Let alone:
a) 280X tested on 1080p while the 7990 drives a 1200p display;
b) clock speeds of the GPUs in the 7990.
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