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Welp looks like our estimations were correct, they fugged the pipes and the Asus 290x matrix is pretty much just a bulkier DCU2, gg Asus





http://overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/asus_r9_290x_matrix_platinum_review/1
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Doesn't Koolance make a PSU Block? Or used to at least?

Putting a PSU underwater is like putting HDD's underwater, or PCH, or RAM. Just something to add to the loop tongue.gif


or just have your psu in a tank of mineral oil wink.gif
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Asus really havent been doing all that great with AMD cards this gen, I see a lot of people even on this thread complaining about temps of the core or VRMs, low overclocks etc so personally I'm not surprised about the Matrix

Gotta love OC3Ds reviews, Toms more or less right to the point and wont kiss ass, says exactly what he thinks thumb.gif
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Welp looks like our estimations were correct, they fugged the pipes and the Asus 290x matrix is pretty much just a bulkier DCU2, gg Asus1

At least they have a partial excuse in that they had a nice 780 cooler lying around and they decided to get double value out of it. What's XFX's excuse for their hitler at Stalingrad like refusal to budge on putting sinks on the vrms? They don't even make nvidia cards anymore. After all the flak they got over melting 7970s, they still refuse to put sinks on vrms. Real sinks I mean, not a piece of plastic. That's like a 25 cent part. Just don't get it. Especially when they obviously invested some time and money on aesthetics, those XFX DDs are the best looking Gpus ever made IMHO. If they had vrm sinks I'd grab a pair of them in a heartbeat.
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When I get back home i'll see if leaving my sidepanel off helps. If yes, then my windowed panel has to go and i'll have to use my regular fanned panel again lol.

I found a window panel which is the same style as my old case.

I used a dremel to cut a hole 200mm in the window panel for my fan. I used a transparent fan, and people have told me it looks pretty good.
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At least they have a partial excuse in that they had a nice 780 cooler lying around and they decided to get double value out of it. What's XFX's excuse for their hitler at Stalingrad like refusal to budge on putting sinks on the vrms? They don't even make nvidia cards anymore. After all the flak they got over melting 7970s, they still refuse to put sinks on vrms. Real sinks I mean, not a piece of plastic. That's like a 25 cent part. Just don't get it. Especially when they obviously invested some time and money on aesthetics, those XFX DDs are the best looking Gpus ever made IMHO. If they had vrm sinks I'd grab a pair of them in a heartbeat.

Ehh i guess, but tbh Asus is a giant in gpu's and that comes with a responsibility. Idno, i'm just dissapointed, because the matrix looks pretty awesome imo, and i had some faith they'd smash out a top tier 290x :/

on other news, have a look at the arctic extreme 4 on these 2 780ti's, theyre massive and looks sweet!









Img source: comments section on http://www.techpowerup.com/198939/arctic-announces-four-new-universal-graphics-card-coolers.html
Edited by TommyGunn123 - 3/17/14 at 9:13pm
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Welp so much for a clean install fixing my cards issues. It appeared for a while it had, then in the middle of gaming my screen turns into this crazy connecting pipe looking screen that was cream, blue, and red colored and then shuts off without being able to turn on. How stupid of me too think I could actually go more than 6 hours without a driver failure.
 
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AMD 14.3 Beta v1.0 drivers out. For us overclockers still utterly useless. Throttles even worse then 14.2. Power limit is still not working.
Also loads of artifacting when overclocking memory... My VRAM barely makes it to 1400mhz without flickering and black screens on 14.3 while it's running stable on 1625Mhz on 13.13 wink.gif
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AMD 14.3 Beta v1.0 drivers out. For us overclockers still utterly useless. Throttles even worse then 14.2. Power limit is still not working.
Also loads of artifacting when overclocking memory... My VRAM barely makes it to 1400mhz without flickering and black screens on 14.3 while it's running stable on 1625Mhz on 13.13 wink.gif

Feature Highlights of The AMD Catalyst™ 14.3 Beta V1.0 Driver for Windows®
Thief:
AMD Mantle and AMD True Audio support
Improves stuttering observed in CrossFire mode
Call of Duty: Ghosts: QUAD CrossFire profile update – improves level load times
Audio issues observed when using CrossFire configurations (and V-sync enabled) have been resolved
BattleField 4: V-sync issues observed on CrossFire configurations (with Mantle enabled) have been resolved

That's what i was interested in smile.gif

Downloading it now, will report back once i've messed about with a few things.
 
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Interesting that the date in the filename is 12 March.
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