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You're probably going to need to look up benchmarks for your specific gaming titles -- benches for the R9 290X are all over the place from what I've seen.

That being said, the card is overkill for a 1080p situation unless you like high FSAA/MSAA. The card really starts to shine in 1440p and 1600p applications.

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FTW 420s 7970:



Arizonians R9 290x:



Going by this, a 1600Mhz 7970 matches a 1150Mhz R9 290x.
    
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Originally Posted by MrTOOSHORT View Post

FTW 420s 7970:



Arizonians R9 290x:



Going by this, a 1600Mhz 7970 matches a 1150Mhz R9 290x.


how did that 7970 do 1600 MHz + on the core lol


also the r9 290x score is lower so you can't compare them the way you did
Edited by invincible20xx - 10/30/13 at 9:25pm
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how did that 7970 did 1600 MHz + on the core lol


also the r9 290x score is lower so you can't compare them the way you did

Yes you can compare them. Look at the Graphics score.

7970 was on Ln2.




 
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Yes you can compare them. Look at the Graphics score.

7970 was on Ln2.




 

oh sorry my bad i looked at the over all score

also dare i ask if that 7970 was stable enough to even play an actual game for few mins biggrin.gif
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oh sorry my bad i looked at the over all score

also dare i ask if that 7970 was stable enough to even play an actual game for few mins biggrin.gif

Have to ask FTW 420...tongue.gif


Probably not enough LN2 to get a game of Bf3 going!
    
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Also, FtW's run must have been with tesselation disabled...not so sure about the other guy's.
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Also, FtW's run must have been with tesselation disabled...not so sure about the other guy's.

Could have been...

I'm pretty sure the 290x score is with tess enabled.

Very well could be a 1700Mhz 7970 matches a 1200MHz 290x if the 7970 screenshot has tess disabled.
    
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well thanks guys, 40% faster clock for clock is quit a lot indeed this is the first time the refresh on the same process is that much faster !!

still debating if i should swap out my 2 7970's for 2 R9 290X the upgrade itch kicks into an overdrive as usual with every new GPU generation lol biggrin.gif
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Could have been...

I'm pretty sure the 290x score is with tess enabled.

Very well could be a 1700Mhz 7970 matches a 1200MHz 290x if the 7970 screenshot has tess disabled.

No one benches with ln2 without disabled tess, since hwbot allows it to compete. A waste of ln2 otherwise.
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well thanks guys, 40% faster clock for clock is quit a lot indeed this is the first time the refresh on the same process is that much faster !!

still debating if i should swap out my 2 7970's for 2 R9 290X the upgrade itch kicks into an overdrive as usual with every new GPU generation lol biggrin.gif

I'd do it...if budget wasn't a concern. If it is, there's no need unless you switch to a 4k display or 120hz 1440p, or triple 1440/1600p tongue.gif
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