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No problem, glad it worked out for you thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

your card has hynix? nice memory oc and it matters most in benches. i think miners like those, too.

let's see what newer driver can do. when i had the 7900 series cards - newer driver increased graphics scores at least 1000 pts.
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^this or 13.11. you got a nice card Rob.

Yes Hynix RAM. Unbelivable the 5GHz chips are tickling 7GHz thumb.gif

I did hit the silicon lottery again. I've been extremely fortunate in this regard with nearly all AMD cards I have had.

HIS HD7950 IceQ; Super solid with IceQ blower. 1200+ on core with almost no additional voltage. Never OC RAM as it was a miner card I owned but briefly.

ASUS DC2 7870 & 7770; Both fantastic 1250+ on core and 1500+ on RAM. 7870 had EKFC and 7770 w/ DC2 cooler.

Sapphire HD6790 with stock cooler; fantastic overclocker. Sapphire Vapor-X HD4890; nearly maxed CCC clocks for core/RAM with no extra voltage w/ EKFC block.

I bought my 290 as a pair with another identical card. The first card only went to 1080/1350 with +125mV. In comparison to 1215/1675 with +125mV.

Only a couple bad experiences with AMD/ATi...
I had an XFX 7970 DD card that was hardware voltage locked and had no OC ability whatsoever. Sapphire HD7970 that was DOA.


And the worst card I ever had...

EVGA GTX 670 Superclocked 4GB.

I tested the card with stock blower before putting EKFC on it and it did great with factory boost settings so I figured it was cool. Put EKFC Acetal/Nickel on it and as soon as there was ANY 3D load the thing (coil) whined like a little baby! I couldn't get 10MHz over factory boost clocks on the core, and was so salty I never even attempted to OC the RAM. The card ended up being worthless after about 6 months and would BSOD or black screen under any gaming load. I waited until I was doing an upgrade and got my store credit at MicroCenter. Put the $375 towards my 4770k and Z87 Gryphon board I'm using now.


The last time I had an Nvidia card before that GTX 670 was when I was running SLI 7600 GT, which were great. I used them for years and sold them...still working as far as I know.

BUT
I don't think I'll ever stray from AMD again for GPU...
Edited by Roboyto - 2/19/14 at 8:53am
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wowow it made a big diff sir,.. while playing crysis 3 max load is 59c now on intake max temp 55c!! also my vrm , from 71c to 61c! cant believe it!

hmm i will try the antec kuler up there where u mark it sir,. and see if will make a diff,.

no i cant run the card at 16x on the 3rd or 2nd slot,.. it will be 8x only

yes i think best for rads are intake for the air flow! thank you

Nice temp drops thumb.gif

Always best to tinker around with fan orientations. Free performance can be found just by turning/flipping/moving things a little bit biggrin.gif
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no i cant run the card at 16x on the 3rd or 2nd slot,.. it will be 8x only

The real question is the 3.0 8x going to bottleneck your card? I don't think it will, so if it gives you better temps it could be worth trying to move it down.

PCIe 3.0 x8 is same bandwidth as PCIe 2.0 x16.



http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/11.html

This test shows a 7970/680. And there was nearly no measurable gain from PCIe 2.0 x16 ~VS~ PCIe 3.0 x16. You have more horsepower than a 7970 or 680...so

We look here a GTX 690 for a better comparison.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/53901-nvidia-geforce-gtx-690-review-25.html

Nearly no advantage with 16GB/sec. You shouldn't see a performance loss in the x8 slot biggrin.gif
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The real question is the 3.0 8x going to bottleneck your card? I don't think it will, so if it gives you better temps it could be worth trying to move it down.

PCIe 3.0 x8 is same bandwidth as PCIe 2.0 x16.



http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Ivy_Bridge_PCI-Express_Scaling/11.html

This test shows a 7970/680. And there was nearly no measurable gain from PCIe 2.0 x16 ~VS~ PCIe 3.0 x16. You have more horsepower than a 7970 or 680...so

We look here a GTX 690 for a better comparison.

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/53901-nvidia-geforce-gtx-690-review-25.html

Nearly no advantage with 16GB/sec. You shouldn't see a performance loss in the x8 slot biggrin.gif


last year i have 7970, i tried putting it on the 3rd slot sir,.. and my fps drops significantly,.. i dont j\know why,.. but i remember my board it 16x 8x and 4x,.. but im no expert to this kind of stuff,.
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So I came across an interesting video on YouTube today, it is from CES and the Powercolor rep here mentions their MSRP for the non reference 290/290x cards:


Their MSRP is itself very high and in accordance with pricing from retailers. I tried calling up Powercolor to confirm but I did not get through to a rep at this point.
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last year i have 7970, i tried putting it on the 3rd slot sir,.. and my fps drops significantly,.. i dont j\know why,.. but i remember my board it 16x 8x and 4x,.. but im no expert to this kind of stuff,.

Well if the bottom most slot is x4 than that would likely bottleneck you since it's half as much bandwidth as x8.

Looks like your board is either 16/4/4 or 8/8/4. You may have to change a BIOS setting to get the second slot to be x8.
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Have him download and run Compubench or ShaderToyMark - they both are very shader heavy and will quickly highlight the difference between a shader unlocked 290X and a 290 running at 290X speeds. The 290 unlock thread has a bunch of scores posted you can compare to also.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1443242/the-r9-290-290x-unlock-thread/0_30

You can also have him run the Hawaii Info tool posted in that thread, if the results don't match the results from an unlockable card, you'll know it isn't really unlocked. That tool has a 100% success rate in determining unlockable cards.

But really, considering the going prices, $500 for a even a locked 290 isn't bad.

Here is what I got as a response:
http://i.imgur.com/GJG3ZHk.png
http://imgur.com/a/xPRjA

Firestrike Extreme

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2415455

Graphics Score: 5776

Physics Score: 8148

Combined Score: 2483

Firestike

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2415482

Graphics Score: 12505

Physics Score: 8117

Combined Score: 4825
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hi there ! got some questions smile.gif

hope you could help me, just today i installed the nzxt g10 for my 290x card,.. and so far great temps with kuhler 620 from antec,.

im using 2 corsair sp fans as push pull to pull out hot air in the case,..

do you think this a good set up for the fans? or any other much better options.. thank you thumb.gif

If you have problems with vram temps, get a fan to blow some air on it.
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Pics are using TriptCC brackets, which are essentially Kraken G10s. You can Xfire with them biggrin.gif

Just have to have a spot to fit the two 120mm AIO rads. Important to keep in mind the AIO rad dimension is taller than a 120mm Fan!

I've made the mistake of thinking I could install one in an older case and it wouldn't attach to the rear 120mm fan spot because there wasn't enough height. He had no optical drive, so I ended up using industrial strength velcro to hold the radiator in place in the optical drive bay area and pointed the fan to exhaust out the front of the case...worked very well actually lol

Very helpful, thanks man! Sorry I missed this the first time, this thread moves fast! Will look into it! +rep smile.gif


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Originally Posted by Abyssic View Post

nice system man ^^ have you swapped out your tim?


Thanks man! I plan to swap the TIM out this weekend, don't have time this week with work, will update results!

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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

Very nice rig.

edit: wait, 750W?
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

750w for 2 290s. tsk, tsk.

Thanks. Yea 750w. I have it plugged into a power monitor and I draw on average of 550w to 650w during gaming. I did manage a brief spike to about 720w after 10 min of Furmark but that's fairly unrealistic for every day use including 3D gaming. I will eventually upgrade as I want to overvolt these bad boys when they're under water and see what they're made of, but for now, at stock voltage, 750w is fine. And this is with an i5 3570k at 4.5GHz!

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Originally Posted by Gabkicks View Post

My 2nd R9 290 came today biggrin.gif 2 Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X cards Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Nice! What are your temps like?
Edited by Brian18741 - 2/19/14 at 10:39am
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