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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.

http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/graphic_video_cards/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=a7389425
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Is visiontek reputable?
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I saw this too bro, but 3+weeks shipping damn!
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Is visiontek reputable?

Yes. They've been around for ages.
    
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I'm sorry i won't be able to run any more tests until Monday or late Sunday......i don't have my volt monitor with me.

I do remember drawing a 630w (580w usually) spike with my rig + a Giga 7970 Ghz 1000/1375 (volt locked) So you might be able to draw some conclusions based on that.

There is a link on the OP to a thread created by Sonda measuring the power draw on a single 290x iirc, Tsm106 also recorded some power figures as well earlier in the thread.

EDIT: http://www.overclock.net/t/1441118/290x-psu-power-output-tests/0_40#post_21156921

600w for a 290x clocked at 1200/1600 in Furmark with a 4770k etc.

I'm only reminding.
Please, don't forget on me to measure your rig with single 290 wink.gif
Thanks.
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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.

[EDIT]
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.
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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
I see. Can you point me where you got this information? Thanks. 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.
I was wondering what was your VRM1 temp with stock cooler when mining?
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Guys I have sincere question. I was "arguing" with a friend about BF4 performance of 780/780Ti vs 290/290X.

Can someone who knows or have tested both the 780/780Ti 1200-1250Mhz vs 290/290X 1110-1200Mhz give me some info on their BF4 performance please?

I read the reviews etc, but I asking for real world performance from members here. thumb.gif
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Question for those of you with Sapphire 290 Tri-X cards, how is the VRM cooling on those cards, and what about noise levels if you try and keep the card at around 70C while gaming?

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Guys I have sincere question. I was "arguing" with a friend about BF4 performance of 780/780Ti vs 290/290X.

Can someone who knows or have tested both the 780/780Ti 1200-1250Mhz vs 290/290X 1110-1200Mhz give me some info on their BF4 performance please?

I read the reviews etc, but I asking for real world performance from members here. thumb.gif

I think they are about the same in BF4. Stock 290X matches 780 Ti Stock.
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Does anyone here think +75mV is safe for long term use? I can hit 1190MHz at +75.
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