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May I join the club?
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Brand - ASUS
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Looks like I got Hynix memory, I think this is a new batch of cards because I had to wait 3 weeks to pickup the card from NCIX. I got the card for $449.99 and it came with Battlefield 4.

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May I join the club?




Brand - ASUS
Cooling - Air

Looks like I got Hynix memory, I think this is a new batch of cards because I had to wait 3 weeks to pickup the card from NCIX. I got the card for $449.99 and it came with Battlefield 4.

You going to try unlocking it?
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You going to try unlocking it?

I don't think I can flash my card, just checked the R9 290 --> R9 290x thread and my numbers don't match... Ohh welll.
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I don't get it, my VRM1 is always cooler than my VRM2.
Mine too, both cards but I figured that is because mine running @stock, no overvolt. Seeing that yours are overclocked, maybe my VRM1 will continue running cooler than VRM2 after overclock?! We'll see soon.
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Hey guys is the MSI Gaming 4s 290x any good?
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geez when are these cards gonna drop in price ?
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I don't get it, my VRM1 is always cooler than my VRM2.

Maybe has to do with flow. I mean, which port the water enter first.

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I am going to test my card in BF4 and see what i get for VRM1 temps.

45C Core, VRM1 53C, VRM2 40C
+50 mV. Core jump between 1.15-1.2v mostly 1.15v

your core looks very good. VRM1, though, is not as good as the others. you sure you used the right screws in the area and are they flushed to the washer/pcb?

edit: looking at my gpu installed . . . water enters the the right port (one near the power plugs).
Edited by rdr09 - 1/19/14 at 1:26pm
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@BradleyW, disabling HT on my quad core causing high CPU usage @90s % in BF4. However, my internet connection acting up (ping fluctuating), it lag/stutter pretty badly but FPS doesn't show any sign of CPU bottleneck. Also, disabling C1E, C3, C6 & C7 may help lower CPU usage a little bit in BF4. Seems smoother too.

I just watch a youtube video showing 3820 @stock running BF4 @Ultra. Doesn't look like CPU is bottleneck @stock though, FPS range are good. Going to try this later.

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Reset to stock clock (3.6/3.8GHz). Everything stock including RAM also running at DDR3-1600. This is my CPU usage in BF4 1080p Ultra & 100% resolution scale. My internet connection still pretty bad. I can't tell for sure whether CPU is bottleneck or not. I wonder why I overclock at all. I think better get faster memory because if I'm not mistaken BF4 perform better with faster RAM.


Thank you for this data. I've worked it out. You are on Windows 7 right? This means DX11.2 is not tapping into your CPU as much, which explains why you are not being bottlenecked. thumb.gif
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Maybe has to do with flow. I mean, which port the water enter first.
your core looks very good. VRM1, though, is not as good as the others. you sure you used the right screws in the area and are they flushed to the washer/pcb?

edit: looking at my gpu installed . . . water enters the the right port (one near the power plugs).

I have tried water in both directions. Same temps. Game VRM1 temps are fine but when mining it goes as high as 76C.
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geez when are these cards gonna drop in price ?

I'm looking to buy a second Sapphire 290 for XF. I refuse to buy a 290 for $500+ when I bought the first one for $400 and AMD's current MSRP is still $399. This is obviously because of the bitcoin mining boom and all that and I don't suspect the prices of AMD cards will drop any time soon or ever.



This price looks like a steal now.
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