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good video, yeah he ends up with even less power draw for the whole system then I do since he isn't maxing out the CPU with intel burn test and running "power virus" furmark like I did. I like to account for the highest use scenario.

What I really took from that video though is that xfire is still kind of a losing proposition imo. No one take offense that is running xfire or anything but it seems like in most of the games he tested it doesn't scale well.. then add in microstutter

Especially when you add in a 3rd/4th card that's basically just a waste of money with what little boost you get.
The only game that even scales well with a 3rd or 4th card is BF3. I'm sure bf4 will get there eventually especially when mantle drops.

The caveat is that If you are going to run multiple monitors or even 4K I guess you need to just throw money at the problem since any single card isn't gonna work.

edit: LOL i just got to the part where he says here is what 4 of these cards on stock cooling sounds like. Wow it's like a jet engine for four of those cards.

So add in the cost of 4 waterblocks too since I dont think anyone could stand that much noise 24//7
Edited by HardwareDecoder - 12/27/13 at 10:11am
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here is said video, approximately 8 minute mark gives wattage for a typical system as he runs through benches. Gives draw for 1,2,3,and 4 cards.

I'll add this to the OP second post of info, I don't mind.

In the meantime here's a water blocked card that just came out being sold on Newegg - PowerColor LCS AXR9 290X WMDHG/OC (BF4 Edition) $779.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131543



     
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You can OC the card with commands in CGMINER.

If you have a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th gen Intel then you can use that for your display with no lag.

Your issue IS NOT a driver conflict. You have to have a monitor connected to the card and have a signal going to it in order to OC it the normal way or to see it's temp in GPUz
Yeah I figured that out myself a few minutes before your post, however AMD CCC still doesn't display the performance tab, I had to OC using MSI Afterburner.

Thanks anyway and REP+.
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I can play games while mining on the same GPU ?

Turn down intensity..
Turning down intensity lower the hashrate, therefore its pointless.
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You probably need to disabled ULPS. MSI AB & TriXX should be able to pick up your card afterwards, as well as Performance tab in CCC.
Tried that yesterday, doesn't work. redface.gif
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Simply love my 290 more and more biggrin.gif

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http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/hguxu/

how much you can get in valley with those clocks? Extreeme HD preset drunken.gif
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Whats about the Amps ?
i have a dual rail 550w psuxsreviews.co.uk/reviews/power-supply-units/cougar-cmx-preview/ ... first rail 28 amps second 20 amps...is that a problem?
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how much you can get in valley with those clocks? Extreeme HD preset drunken.gif

Don't even bother with Valley on Hawaii cards.
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how much you can get in valley with those clocks? Extreeme HD preset drunken.gif
about 3420pt
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The Tri-X uses reference PCB and AFAIK, so will the Windforce x3. DCII on the other hand, use a custom pcb (but EK will make block for that one and the lightning anyways, atleast, they did that with the 7970).

I really wouldn't rely on that or at least I wouldn't expect the block any time soon.

They announced they were making one for the DCII 280X back when I had that (a bit over a week after they were released I think it was) and said it would be "in stores" by mid-November and I'm really glad I sent mine back for a 290 because to this date they still haven't released those blocks.
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Whats about the Amps ?
i have a dual rail 550w psuxsreviews.co.uk/reviews/power-supply-units/cougar-cmx-preview/ ... first rail 28 amps second 20 amps...is that a problem?
That give you only 336W (28A * 12V) which is not enough. The second rail is for CPU.
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That give you only 336W (28A * 12V) which is not enough. The second rail is for CPU.
336w is enough for a 290. Maybe not with overvolting, but it will handle it at stock.

It cuts it a bit close for comfort and he'd be better off with a better PSU, but it will handle a 290 if it's the only thing on that rail.

My entire rig (3770k @ 4.6 on 1.3v actual and R9 290 @ 1100/5500 on stock voltage + 10 or so fans) pulls about 450w from the wall at full tilt. This is without factoring in the PSU's inefficiencies, of course.

Actually, that number was wrong. Under constant 100% GPU load I get about 410w average, and spikes up to 430w.

Overvolting via GPUTweak adds almost 100w to those numbers, though.
Edited by chiknnwatrmln - 12/27/13 at 11:26am
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