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Just got my r9 290 after it shipped 2 weeks ago from canada. First impressions, the card feels a bit heavier than I expected. Stickers all over the place which is normal for a Sapphire card. Will run tests when I get home. Hope it unlocks. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Ludus View Post

about 3420pt
so it is already more than 80 fps in valley thumbsupsmiley.png
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Originally Posted by chiknnwatrmln View Post

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.

about same as me
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PowerColor LCS AXR9 290X,, o man i am getting tempted, i was thinking of waterblocking my 2 7870's now i don't know
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Just got my r9 290 after it shipped 2 weeks ago from canada. First impressions, the card feels a bit heavier than I expected. Stickers all over the place which is normal for a Sapphire card. Will run tests when I get home. Hope it unlocks. biggrin.gif
my sapphire 290x had 0 stickers
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Hi boys,
i have a question for you:

i have mod my XFX R9 290 @ 290X with ASUS BIOS. I have a strange problems with settings; if i use the stock 290 bios i have good performance in 3D MARK 2011 ( 17.000 pti ), but if i use the 290X BIOS my result drops, expecially in GT3 test. Why ? I'm using 13.12 drivers...

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Tobiman View Post

Just got my r9 290 after it shipped 2 weeks ago from canada. First impressions, the card feels a bit heavier than I expected. Stickers all over the place which is normal for a Sapphire card. Will run tests when I get home. Hope it unlocks. biggrin.gif

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my sapphire 290x had 0 stickers

Mine had 0 aswell (in the EU, perhaps location makes a difference...) Unless of course you are referring to the sticker on the outside of the stock cooler, and not on the mounting screws... wink.gif
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I'm in the same dilemma, Trying to wait it out for a couple of 290 DCU II's for crossfire but the 780 Ti did tempt me.

At the end of it I'm an AMD fan so i will probably stick with them but waiting for these customs cards is torture frown.gif
yes it is torture. I know the 780ti classy is faster then any amd card out there. It also will clock huge.. it wont however see any big gains in newer drivers. Wellnot like the amds will show anyways. Hmmmmm luckly im out of town and no pc. Have time to think more. Oh also been reading alot on these qnix monitors and how 290xs dont like anything over 60hz. That concerns me too.
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Turning down intensity lower the hashrate, therefore its pointless.

You're right when it comes down to gaming, but for net surfing or video watching I need to decrease the Intensiti only by 4 points and on my HD 6990 the hash rate goes does from 950 to 710 kHash/s, still worthwhile.

In the meantime I'm waiting for to buy couple reasonably priced custom built R9 290X, hopefuly soon.

Maybe than I can find cgminer config that would allow me to use for mining only one card when gaming.
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Any idea what the "ACP Application" is? It is included in the AMD Drivers, wondering what it does, and if I can get rid of them.
    
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