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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

There was a review the other day showing 1150 core / 1500 mem with a max temp of 70C with the fan at 100%. Wizzard used auto fan

wizzard also gave us this:



Very close to 1.3v for 1200MHz.... (which he didn't reach obviously but assuming linear scaling from that)
 
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post #72 of 2610
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I'm looking forward to non-reference designs. Overclocking potential on the reference cooler will probably be severely limited.

That's what Arctic Cooling is for, better than all the custom air coolers at least for 7970, btw I wonder if the Accellero 7970 will fit on the R9 290x.
post #73 of 2610
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

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Originally Posted by Stay Puft View Post

Wizzard hit 1200 core with his reference 290X

He didn't. He hit 1125MHz with uber bios and 1145MHz with quiet mode.

However if we believe his voltage scaling graph 1200MHz would have required just shy of 1.3v.
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Originally Posted by bencher View Post

We have a Titan killer on our hands for 1/2 the price.

LOL

That'll need ~1.3v for 1200MHz.... I think I'd wait and see OCN results.

Besides, Titan stock performance was reached at $650 back when the 780 launched...

Alatar gonna be here 2 years from now defending Titan lol.
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Overclocking head room looks troubling, let's hope that's not the case

yeah, but it looks like a job for a good cooler and some quality thermal paste. every nvidia card above the gtx760 needs BIG price cuts. nvidia please, bring sanity back to your gpu lineup. thy hand is forced on this day.
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Alatar gonna be here 2 years from now defending Titan lol.

hey, it's not like he's still in denial that AMD can get this kind of performance on 28nm. besides, his observations are spot on for the moment, until we get some 290X in here.
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NCIX only has sapphire cards right now mad.gif


But they're the best...?

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So if I don't plan on watercooling one of these cards, should I wait for non reference cards?? Just trying to decide whether or not to pull the trigger or wait.

i'd recommend waiting that extra for the non reference cards and the extra mark up to die off if you plan on ensuring to keep constant clock speeds.
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post #77 of 2610
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What happened to all the NVIDIA people "hurr if AMD can beat Titan they'll price similarly AMD is not a charity" rolleyes.gif

This is a bit of an HD 4870, as others have said, in more ways than one.

1) At first, people were expecting 2304-2560 SPs and 48 ROPs -- turned out to be 2816/64, along with the added surprise of a 512 bit bus. Compare to the HD 4870 prior to launch; some rumors said 800 SPs and that figure was called outlandish and crazy

2) This thing runs HOT

3) AMD just demolished NVIDIA's entire high end pricing structure. 4870 came within 10% of GTX 280 for less than half the price, this beats the Titan by 5% for 55% of the price.

I'm looking forward to non-reference designs. Overclocking potential on the reference cooler will probably be severely limited.

NVIDIA people will make a big deal out of the 30-40W higher power consumption. Don't care. 95C is a bit troubling; non-reference cards will undoubtedly bring that down quite a bit, probably into the 70s I'd guess.

But the main thing is: a $1000 GPU just got beat by a $550 one.

Well done AMD. biggrin.gif

I don't care about the power consumption but the OC results posted and the temps certainly are concerning. No question custom boards will make it better but not that much better. You can generally get the same results out of either or. The difference really being noise levels to get to the same level. Unless of course it's an 'extreme' model.

You are certainly 100% on the pricing though. I honestly think that if I were Nvidia I'd drop the 780 to 550 and the 780ti to 650. And then drop the Titan. It's not like you can cut the price by 400 dollars (which is what it needs) and the TI looks to make it redundant regardless of that fact.
    
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I went with HIS, it was the cheapest BF4 290x and comes with hynix
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EK-FC R290X please!

R9 290X FC Block
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 Damn that thing runs hot!!? These reference cards won't last the year on air! :D lol Very impressive price/performance though, it must be said.

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