Originally Posted by JCPUser
Then that likely means that they didn't "heat up" their Titan either. It goes both ways... It is fine to compare the fact that Anand saw approx 1000MHz on their Titan and approx 1000MHz on their 290x.
Fact is, most (basically all but Tom's) reviews are showing the 290x in UBER mode to be about equal (0-5% faster) than Titan on average for 1600p and lower, but since both cards throttle we really won't get a good idea of stock (and of course OC'd) performance until real users get the cards under good cooling and compare to us Titan owners which have long
since done the same.
So I need to clear some misinformation here.
We heated up ALL CARDS prior to each run. That includes the TITAN.
For the record, the TITAN never even reduced frequencies enough to hit its Base Clock. It was typically running at 883MHz which is actually above NVIDIA's stated Boost Clock.
The problem here is twofold. First and foremost, AMD's reference cooler really isn't all that great and that doesn't help things since, at 40% fan speed it can't properly cool things off and the core needs to thrttle back. At 55%, it is simply too loud. The other issue is PowerTune. Since the core is operating at such high thresholds, PT needs to slap clock speeds around like a lazy donkey. Custom coolers will help but they'll only mitigate the situation.
Originally Posted by VaporX
This information is FALSE....
Correct. Folks need to listen to this guy. We'll likely be seeing custom cards next month.