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Originally Posted by Mr357 View Post

That's not entirely true. Even if it's not being stressed, your CPU needs to meet a certain level of performance to not bottleneck the card. At equal clocks, a 290 driven by a 4770K will get a higher graphics score than one paired with an 8150.

cpu speed doesn't matter for mining. It matters for games, but not mining. People use semptrons in mining rigs.
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Oh I forgot to mention, my cpu usage gaming doesn't exceed 50% with a 280x.

BF4 is a rarity though, right, in that it's far more cpu intensive than most? With most games, say Metro LL or Far Cry 3, Arkham series, etc, will a 4670k @ 4.6 bottleneck 290 crossfire? How low could I take the clock on a 4670k and not bottleneck for most games?
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cpu speed doesn't matter for mining. It matters for games, but not mining. People use semptrons in mining rigs.

Does it work well? I can't imagine so.
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Does it work well? I can't imagine so.

works fine, cpu is the least of your concerns with coin mining.
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only really games like BF4 that use 8+threads that would really be an issue, but for said game mantle is supposed to help with that too and use less CPU, but that's still experimental...

I think max is 8 threads in BF4. That's all I see at the top when I'm running it with a 4930k
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Wow pricing on the egg is at an all time high.

290X TRI-X selling for $799.99 eek.gif
290X MSI Gaming for $749.99 eek.gif
290X ASUS DCUII for $749.99 eek.gif

Unless your mining and plan to make it up this is insane. Even the miners have to work it longer now to break even. Truly sad state of affairs for gamers.
     
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wow really, 290x's going for $799? someone shoot me this cant be real. stupid newegg needs to burn already.
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This makes me wanna sell my 290X and just go for a 780Ti.. o.O
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This makes me wanna sell my 290X and just go for a 780Ti.. o.O

lol wait a month and sell it for $800 when newegg pushes the prices up to $875 for a new one zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Ridiculous. Luckily prices outside the US are still acceptable. I bought three r9290x Reference last January for $620 a pop.
Edited by beejay - 2/11/14 at 12:33am
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