FPS must = Hz refresh rate
Originally Posted by LazarusIV
Quick question for you all. I will be getting the Qnix 1440p monitor
and I am not quite sure about the gfx card. I will be overclocking the monitor as much as I can but I don't care if I don't get 120Hz out of it. I'm perfectly happy with 96Hz or 108Hz too. Should I get 2 R9 280Xs, one R9 290 and maybe a second one down the road, or 2 R9 290s immediately? What do you guys think? I also will be watercooling the cards and my 8350 in the next couple of months. Thanks for the input all!
or you won't be getting the effect of extra fluidity gaming but rather you'll see stutter. A single 290X is just enough for a 1440p 60 Hz monitor at ultra settings in BF4. So you will need a two GPU solution.
Your other problem is with two GPU's you may have a bottleneck with your 8350 and not get full 100% GPU usage. Maybe someone with a bit more knowledge on AMD CPU's can chime in regarding this.
So if your at 96 Hz and see dips that go below 10 FPS or so expect to to have stuttering in game. It can be compensated to by lowering in game settings. It takes quite a bit of GPU power with a 120 Hz 1080p monitor alone and then added the extra resolution requires even more.
Side note: Remember as you over clock your Qnix you will experience darkening and saturation of colors. There is an ICC you can download at the OCN Qnix club that can compensate for this at both 96Hz and 120hz depending on how far you take it.
Originally Posted by Sgt Bilko
it takes up 3 slots, and as for the length? AC's website quotes this for the Cooler itself: Dimensions: 288 (L) x 104 (W) x 54 (H) mm,
so on the 290x it's probably in the vicinity of being around 31-33cm long all up...........my messy cables don't help anything though:p
Pros: This is better than the stock cooler for sure idle 34 degrees (100% fan speed and i can barely hear a thing)
Cons: there isn't enough heatsinks in the package for all the Vram mods so i needed to buy some extra and it makes the card flex (hence the Ninja wire)
All in all, it's not worth the money for a 290x, It's a way better option to put the cash towards a water cooling set-up with full cover blocks and backplates.
It's an album, not just a single pic
EDIT: Mine is a Sapphire BF4 Edition with Elphida Mem in case that adds to the confusion
Even matches my black n white color scheme in my rig. Will be watching you to see what kind of OC you get. Impressed with the fan noise you described.
Might be going this route over a non-reference I'm just not sure yet on which way I'm going to go until I see the non-reference cooling numbers and OC potential.
Sweetness. Anyone experience any ill effects let us know. Seems to be reporting correctly so far.