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Sgt Bilko, let's agree to disagree... $500 for 2 universal blocks and a single rad AIO cooler, I know there's R&D to be covered add to that the fact that it's not a mainstream product, it will not sell thousands and thousands of that specific model. But on the other hand, "full 290x cores" well as far as I'm aware the 7990 also packed two 7970s cores, right? We should replace "oh it's next gen, so it's ok higher MSPR", with "it's next gen, so it will replace the older card at the same MSPR, while the older gets cheaper"... Nvidia was the mastermind creating this concept that it's fine $700 for an enthusiast grade GPU (after making it look cheap considering the monster performing TITAN $1000 GPU, wich was the most impressive GPU to launch in a long long time, considering the competition at that time) after we saw they kind of trade blows with the 7970 using the GK104 680 at a higher price tag that it should've been... well that puts out my rant biggrin.gif ... the fact is... nvidia's propaganda is now convenient to AMD puting the TITAN Z in perspective...$1500 may sound reasonable to some people and I totally understand it thumb.gif

Just adding to your later response Sgt Bilko... the fact that really grind my gears is that until the 6xxx series and that was true to the Nvidia counterpart (GTX590) when we bought a dual card... it was actually at a lower MSPR... and both the 5970 (I had one dec/2009 at launch) an 6990 were able to match the crossfired 5870/6970 performance... in most case scenarios....
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My Sapphire R9 290 arrived, fits on my Lexa S. So thats solved tongue.gif
Some quick tests running it at stock with my Phenom shows a massive difference when compared to my old 6850 crossfire. Needless to say that I'm pretty satisfied.
CPU usage in BF4 with DX11 is averaging at 60% per core, none was pegged at 100% and GPU had no issues with going to 100%.
Completely maxed out everything, and then decided to increase the scaling option to 200% still was butter smooth.
VRM temps topped at 65 degrees during bf4 while core temp topped at 95 degrees.
Elpida memory on mine.
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Just adding to your later response Sgt Bilko... the fact that really grind my gears is that until the 6xxx series and that was true to the Nvidia counterpart (GTX590) when we bought a dual card... it was actually at a lower MSPR... and both the 5970 (I had one dec/2009 at launch) an 6990 were able to match the crossfired 5870/6970 performance... in most case scenarios....

I get where you are coming from but in all honesty it makes more sense to me that a Dual GPU card would be more expensive than 2 of it's single die counter-parts.

Convenience, efficiency, size, and as before the fact it's the single fastest card out there.
 
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I wonder how many people realize the efficiency gain the 295X2 has over standard 2*290X on air...
http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-Radeon-R9-295X2-Review-Hawaii-x-2/

500W vs 250*2, so none.

I'll admit it saves 2 PCIe slots, and PCIe bandwidth, but that's about it. According the papers anyways. Maybe it's like the GTX 750ti and uses significantly less power than the spec sheet.
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http://hothardware.com/Reviews/AMD-Radeon-R9-295X2-Review-Hawaii-x-2/

500W vs 250*2, so none.

I'll admit it saves 2 PCIe slots, and PCIe bandwidth, but that's about it. According the papers anyways. Maybe it's like the GTX 750ti and uses significantly less power than the spec sheet.

If it is like the 7990, it may also outscore 2 x 290x at the same clocks. 2 x 7970 needed to be clocked higher to score the same as a single 7990, not sure if it was the internal PLX or what, but the 7990s scored high for the clocks compared to 7970 xfire.
    
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Anybody here able to tell me what water blocks fit the MSI 4G 290x so called gaming edition? Can't seem to find any that do, custom power circuitry or some such relative to the reference board.
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I have asic 78.7 1100Mhz without adding voltage
Tht's wht i dont understand.some say asic value is directly related to oc ability.some say it's an unreliable,arbitrary value.
Whtever it is,i'll probably need to put mine under water + change my board n cpu to see better scores
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DO NOT DOWNLOAD those new 14.4 drivers if you are using crossfire.

As soon as i flip to crossfire mode on the 2nd GPU goes to 100% full load while GPU1 stays around 6%. Idk if it's PEBKAC error or what, but i didn't have these issues on 13.12
    
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DO NOT DOWNLOAD those new 14.4 drivers if you are using crossfire.

As soon as i flip to crossfire mode on the 2nd GPU goes to 100% full load while GPU1 stays around 6%. Idk if it's PEBKAC error or what, but i didn't have these issues on 13.12

Thats weird, they were working fine for me
 
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Thats weird, they were working fine for me

i want to try these but i am worried i will waste time with "hotplug detect" and crossfire vs eyefinity not working like the leaked drivers had.
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