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Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko View Post

Actually the performance difference is smaller than that (5% iirc), and from having a 290x myself i really can't notice a difference between a 290 and 290x at the same speed, In gaming that is.....small diff in benching.

imho get the 290 + waterblock.......especially with all the heat down your way tongue.gif

Bahahahahaha, yeah I thought so, it's still 40 degrees in the HQ tongue.gif plus I was still rocking Outlast to about 2am this morning and it was still 33 degrees at 3am thumb.gif

This is my first GPU upgrade since I retired my 460's to a mates rig and replaced them with 6850's. This upgrade will be my second last before new Monitors and I wanted to go a top tier card rather than a midrange card like I have been doing in the past (GTS 250, GTX 460, HD 6850). So a second opinion is always most welcome (feel free to flame me everyone biggrin.gif)

BTW you still need to get those badboys underwater wink.gif
Edited by p5ych00n5 - 1/15/14 at 1:48am
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Thanks alot for this, yea thought so that benching loop will result in higher temps, still 90c on vrm is generally ok, a bit on a high side but still good smile.gif

What does your card have as stock volts?

Yeah I thought the same thing, however, I was expecting to have much lower VRM's with this cooler. Would be nice to see more temp samples to make sure there's consistency among the cards.

I tried Kombustor earlier today to see about stability and my god, it sent that VRM1 right into 100C.

The stock voltage idles at .945-.938, with load voltage averaging 1.125-1.141
post #14233 of 43951
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Hollah lords of Radeon 290's, my next upgrade shall be a pair of 290 cards, whether it be 290 or 290X.
My query is, is it worth purchasing the X over the vanilla 290, I've been doing a bit of research on performance/price.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
GPU Boss results:

TLDR: 290X beats 290 by an average of 10 - 15 %

Initial outlay is:


The vanilla 290 is $180 cheaper.

Which then leads to putting both cards in my loop:


So I can get Vanilla 290 + Block + postage cheaper than:



290X no block and no postage

Is the extra 10 - 15% performance superiority/ slightly higher fpu etc etc worth it, or the fact I can OC the vanilla version to close to identical speeds and integrated into my loop the caveat?

Peace Out
p5ych00n5





If you ever get a waterblock and a acetal+copper block w/ backplate from EK is good for you, I got one for sale =]
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What do you mean by open end?
I think that no card can handle what you can adjust in mem and core
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Bahahahahaha, yeah I thought so, it's still 40 degrees in the HQ tongue.gif plus I was still rocking Outlast to about 2am this morning and it was still 33 degrees at 3am thumb.gif

This is my first GPU upgrade since I retired my 460's to a mates rig and replaced them with 6850's. This upgrade will be my second last before new Monitors and I wanted to go a top tier card rather than a midrange card like I have been doing in the past. So a second opinion is always most welcome (feel free to flame me everyone biggrin.gif)

BTW you still need to get those badboys underwater wink.gif

Water has been put on hold, maybe indefinitely now.

Promised my wife i wouldn't spend anymore on the PC for now. smile.gif

I'm still running fine on air, the DD coolers are doing a great job considering all the hate against XFX i've seen.

EDIT....I passed 1k posts!!
Edited by Sgt Bilko - 1/15/14 at 1:58am
 
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Yeah I thought the same thing, however, I was expecting to have much lower VRM's with this cooler. Would be nice to see more temp samples to make sure there's consistency among the cards.

I tried Kombustor earlier today to see about stability and my god, it sent that VRM1 right into 100C.

The stock voltage idles at .945-.938, with load voltage averaging 1.125-1.141

Yea, if you got like 1.4v which is very strange and low, maybe you can go with 1.25 instead of 1.3v the point is to find the best ratio.

And yes, even with loop, your card vrm's runs a bit hotter then others, don't know why this is the case...

One user on OCN hit only 91c at 1.4V, which is like 100mV + after 30 mins heaven loop thumbsupsmiley.png

But he has HAF X...
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If you ever get a waterblock and a acetal+copper block w/ backplate from EK is good for you, I got one for sale =]

I still can't trade, buy or sell yet. I really appreciate the thought though biggrin.gif.

Oooooh I forgot the backplates

And my new list:

Edited by p5ych00n5 - 1/15/14 at 2:00am
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I still can't trade, buy or sell yet. I really appreciate the thought though biggrin.gif

oh no worries, I have it up on ebay as well. whenever you wanna get one just check it out on ebay if its still up xD
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Water has been put on hold, maybe indefinitely now.

Promised my wife i wouldn't spend anymore on the PC for now. smile.gif

I'm still running fine on air, the DD coolers are doing a great job considering all the hate against XFX i've seen.

EDIT....I passed 1k posts!!

I tried to find a pic of the Simpsons "Oh the wife *wisha wisha*" moment. Eff you Google tongue.gif

1K posts = cheers.gifgrouphug.gifcheers.gif
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valley really don't like 290x....
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