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Also you don't have 100% GPU usage, MSI AB's readings are notoriously inaccurate. Use GPUz's readings.

That's not MSI AB's fault though, it's been explained quite a few times, it's a bug in the AMD Overdrive 5/6 API and it needs to be fixed by AMD.
    
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Currently TIM only on the VRMs & I'm using thicker pads. Your VRM1 remain below core even if overclocked?

Mine doesn't usually but only playing BF4, for example I just tried 1210/1450+150mv. Bit of overkill on the voltage, thats with EK 1mm pads with TIM on top of pads.

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This made me lol
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This made me lol

wait wait wait.....$840 US for a R9 290x?

And thats on SALE?

Scary thing is they are $750 AUD for the black edition.

my my the world has indeed gone mad......







You know all those $1k Titan jokes?........what goes around comes around? tongue.gif
 
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Well, I sold my 290 today for $525 and ordered this:

Oh lawd, hope it doesn't take a month or so to ship, idk how long I can live on integrated...
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I'm too impatient and I want something new, while I do absolutely love the 290, I don't like the prices or having to wait to get another card. I just pulled the trigger on the 780 SC. I am really sorry to leave, I'll definitely miss being a part of this club. If you could remove me from the roster, that'd be great. Thanks.

Edited by Jack Mac - 2/14/14 at 3:19pm
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^ Traitor haha j/k.. Enjoy the 780 SC! Are you going to go SLI?

I just did a heaven run with both cards at 1200/1600 but using 120 mV offset instead of the normal 75. I beat my previous heaven score and finally passed 3000 which is the number I was looking for. I had a higher run but at scene 25/26 my system locked up =/

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Actually I changed my mind again lol, I went on NCIX to check the prices and ordered an XFX 290 DD for $2 more than the 780 would have cost me on Amazon now that Amazon charges tax in NC.
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Actually I changed my mind again lol, I went on NCIX to check the prices and ordered an XFX 290 DD for $2 more than the 780 would have cost me on Amazon now that Amazon charges tax in NC.

Welcome back!! biggrin.gif
 
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Ok my Powercolor PCS+ 290 arrives in an hour or so. Single gpu, 4670k, Windows 8.1 64-bit, 1440p Korean IPS screen. I do not play BF4 and won't be buying Thief until big steam sale.

Should I use catalyst 13.12 or 14.1 beta?

I plan to crossfire fairly soon, I have a 290 Tri-x on back order, might cancel that and get another Powercolor PCS+ if I like the card.
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Welcome back!! biggrin.gif

A very brief, 20 minute leave lol. I really don't want to go back to Nvidia.
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