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oh wait I just noticed the extra molex connector... why would they use that and why put it down there...? that's very odd...

'Cos molex is obviously super power... or something
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Anyone else notice the height of the pcb on this card kookoo.gif

Edit, Also what kinda performance should I be looking at getting with a Tri-X OC over my current 670? and what kinda overclock can I expect to achieve without much effort?
Edited by Aussiejuggalo - 3/9/14 at 10:51pm
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What is the safe voltage for these @ 24/7 usage? Getting Sapphire 290 Tri-X today, and later this month second aswell. VRM seems to be same as on 7970 reference which was very good. Atleast the afterburner max +100mv should be fine?
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OC depends on silicon lottery. That small VRM strip will prevent not fare well with high volts...
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What is the safe voltage for these @ 24/7 usage? Getting Sapphire 290 Tri-X today, and later this month second aswell. VRM seems to be same as on 7970 reference which was very good. Atleast the afterburner max +100mv should be fine?

Most would probs say +100 mv is safe for long term, much more would probs affect lifespan. Also depends on temps, you wanna keep the vrms around 80c or lower for efficiency and longevity.
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I found out what causing Mantle failed to perform properly. I forgot to disabled CPU power management (C3/C6/C7). Apparently they affect BF4 performance, just like core parking. Frame time & FPS much better this time with Mantle. Less Frame Time spike & less FPS drop with Mantle compared to DirectX.

BF4, Zavod 311 64 player map (half player), 1080p Ultra settings (AA & AA POST OFF), 200% resolution scale, 2 x 290's Crossfire
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Frame Time - DirectX



Frame Time - Mantle




FPS - DirectX
MIN :25.52974215
MAX :154.5595054
AVERAGE :79.01253821




FPS - Mantle
MIN :23.7586125
MAX :190.4761905
AVERAGE :90.6788262

That looks a bit more like it!

Glad to see it's working for you, you should post that over here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1429303/amd-mantle-discussion-thread/0_40

Might help a few other Intel users getting Mantle to run a bit smoother thumb.gif
 
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Welp looks like Asus is fighting back, but will the pipes touch? I guess we'll find out next time on the Asus facebook page! wink.gif



I seen that.....looks bad imo, heatpipes will barely touch meaning this will be a H20/LN2 only card.

And all them extra power phases just make for a blank piece of PCB, Lightning is looking like it will have no competition for Team AMD

EDIT: here some proof for anyone interested:

R9 290x Direct CU II Cooler contact with Die



R9 290x Matrix Heatsink:



Same Heatsink and same contact points.
Edited by Sgt Bilko - 3/10/14 at 12:15am
 
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Seems that the heatsink is the same as the DC II, but with a different color lol
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That's a nice lookin place, congrats thumb.gif

well, nothing can really save my net, I'm on Satelitte so ping is always 700ms+ it's just the "speed" i'm missing.
Thanks maaaate gonna be here for a very long time cause ive finally separated my bedroom from my bench room ( one room mancave / bench other bed only ) wheee.gif
Yesterday I was pullin 1.2mb per sec on mobile broadband eek.gif Coudnt believe it faster than cable at my old joint ! doh.gif
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Thanks maaaate gonna be here for a very long time cause ive finally separated my bedroom from my bench room ( one room mancave / bench other bed only ) wheee.gif
Yesterday I was pullin 1.2mb per sec on mobile broadband eek.gif Coudnt believe it faster than cable at my old joint ! doh.gif

Mancave FTW!!

My Wife wants a mancave.....wants it filled with a Home Cinema surrounded by Marvel and Mass Effect gear biggrin.gif
 
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