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Originally Posted by Sazz View Post

I am not really talking about AU market, coz that would be a different story.
Its about the dollars AU or not . Just comparing but I get ya drift smile.gif
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Its about the dollars AU or not . Just comparing but I get ya drift smile.gif
In Norway you can get 290x for 650US dollar wink.gif
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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?

I can't really say for sure 'cause my idea is based off one 290 and my i7 HT off (basically an i5). i've seen some members pair an i5 with Titans and others will say - what? like you said, a $200 cpu paired with $2K worth of gpu.

now, this is just a reference - here is Titan that's prolly using old drivers so its graphics score is kinda low . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7594343

here is my 290 . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7648825

compare the graphics scores. i am not saying that the 290 is equal to a Titan but what i am saying is that it is up there.
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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?

i had two 7950s with a i5 3450. the only game where i was bottlenecked by the cpu was crysis 3 in the grass areas.
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i had two 7950s with a i5 3450. the only game where i was bottlenecked by the cpu was crysis 3 in the grass areas.

i had to crossfire my 7950 and 7970 using 1080 to max out C3. Very High and 8MSAA. now i can do it with a single 290 at stock but i have to turn on HT. Turning HT on raises my cpu temp @ 5-7C, which raises my gpu temp in the same loop. BF3 and 4 SP have no issues with HT off. MP is a different animal. Some maps will require either a higher oc or turning HT helps a bit.
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I think my reference 290x's cost $675 to 699 each. Still ive found the performance similar to my 3 titans and for $550 less per card lol!

Aussie Prices for tech is terrible!!!!!
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Wow, I still can't believe how picky these cards are in the way you mount the cooler. I have a MK-26 with some heavy fans, and I think this time I did a perfect mounting job and I got something to hold my card because it's so heavy and now my card doesn't artifact anymore. 1120Mhz on stock voltage, just running valley, very impressed. I mounted once and it artifacted within seconds are 1090MHz. Even on stock cooler I don't remember getting 1120 no artifacts. biggrin.gif
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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.

 

 

New egg def being over greedy....Tri-X $729 AUD in Australia...

 

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1555&products_id=26476

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Wow, I still can't believe how picky these cards are in the way you mount the cooler. I have a MK-26 with some heavy fans, and I think this time I did a perfect mounting job and I got something to hold my card because it's so heavy and now my card doesn't artifact anymore. 1120Mhz on stock voltage, just running valley, very impressed. I mounted once and it artifacted within seconds are 1090MHz. Even on stock cooler I don't remember getting 1120 no artifacts. biggrin.gif

Sounds like you didn't put enough tim and some parts of the die weren't cooled properly. What did it look like when you took the cooler off again?
     
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guys, i know here are some ppl that also have a tri-x 290x. what overclocks did you get out? i fiddled a bit with it yesterday and i basically wasn't able to oc at all. +10mhz on the core and +15mhz on the memory is all i could get out without artifacts frown.gif (hynix memory, 78% asic)
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