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post #18021 of 43907
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Originally Posted by By-Tor View Post

Seeing that almost everyone here is running a 290/290x and more than likely used a 7900 series card before that jump.

Was the jump worth it?

I'm running a pair of 7950's now and I'm thinking about going to just one 290. The 14.2 drivers work great for me and mantle runs fine in BF4 as long as I disable crossfire and only use one card.

Thanks

came from a single 7970 dual-x non ghz to a 290 pro.

Heat issues aside, it was a hell of an upgrade.
post #18022 of 43907
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Thanks

The only issue I see is that the die itself is turned back 45 degrees and my MCW82-7900 Swiftech water block won't work on that card.

Is the die lower than that little wall around it on the PCB?

If so I could just go back to my older MCW60 Swiftech block and add a shim.

Thanks again

I can't say in regards to your swiftech block because I don't know how the spacing is. Main thing with cooling these cards is the VRM temperatures. Even good air cooling can keep the core temps reasonable but it's those VRMs which will spike more. I'd recommend a block made for the 290x but that's because I haven't seen anybody with that Swiftech 7900 block on a 290x.

FWIW, I was about to put the keper dynamic AIO bracket on my cards before deciding to go custom looped and there was no shim required to attach the cooler to the card.
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The fix for audio stutters in systems with two R9 290s in Crossfire mode with VSync enabled coming soon:

http://forums.amd.com/game/messageview.cfm?catid=475&cmpid=social19234614&threadid=172035

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It's about time. I've only been waiting on this since November.
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Also from benchmarks and reviews I've seen a crossfire 7970 is just about equal with a single 290x 290 a pretty massive generational leap. Even more so if you play at 1440p, 1600p, 4k or eyefinity resolutions

*concerning BF4, X vs non-X theres a huge difference of 2 whole fps.
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*concerning BF4, X vs non-X theres a huge difference of 2 whole fps.

mantle or dx?
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mantle or dx?

The vid I saw was side by side dx comparison, pre mantle. Its what made me decide to go with the non-x, with other findings of course. My primary upgrade reason was bf4 fps increase.
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Does Raptr no longer auto install? For a while now every time I install Catalyst drivers Raptr auto installs. But I just installed 13.12 after rolling back, and Raptr did not install. Just a few weeks ago this same driver package auto installed that. I'm wondering if something went wrong lol.
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I can't say in regards to your swiftech block because I don't know how the spacing is. Main thing with cooling these cards is the VRM temperatures. Even good air cooling can keep the core temps reasonable but it's those VRMs which will spike more. I'd recommend a block made for the 290x but that's because I haven't seen anybody with that Swiftech 7900 block on a 290x.

FWIW, I was about to put the keper dynamic AIO bracket on my cards before deciding to go custom looped and there was no shim required to attach the cooler to the card.

Here's how I'm cooling the 7950's Ram and VRM's and have a fan blowing across both cards and it works great.

I run them at 1200/1700

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Here's how I'm cooling the 7950's Ram and VRM's and have a fan blowing across both cards and it works great.

I run them at 1200/1700 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

The sinks would be necessary for the 290 as well, but I think these VRMs run quite a bit hotter than the 7900s do.  Especially once you start adding any voltage to OC.

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post #18030 of 43907
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Caution caution! It appears that Gigabyte R9 290(X) Windforce 3X series graphics cards (no longer) fit our EK-FC R9-290X series water blocks due to slight changes to the circuit board. We will however release a compatible water block in the near future.

Please share among your fellow water cooling enthusiasts!


From EK's facebook page.
Edited by geggeg - 2/28/14 at 1:23pm
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