Originally Posted by iamhollywood5
Couldn't do 800Mhz?? Thats weird... wonder why that is?
As I ran out of time, missing out sleep every night since I had my 290's, I could not investigate further yesterday evening. Will continue tonight and probably the rest of the weekend.
Im very happy with my 290's @ stock running in crossfire. They are not loud at all after I re-applied better TIM on both gpu's.
Run about ~42% fan speed, ambient is ~20. Stock clocks are 975Mhz. (oc-models)
After testing for myself for several days, I can conclude reviews have every right to declare it a great card. Specially for the price/performance.
Its cheap, aftermarket cooler is like $40, and you can OC 10 % minumum, no throttling, and its quiet as a dead volcano.
Might be loud, at stock, but then again, who does not know this? Most people active in forums as this will pretty much always run aftermarket cooling to oc more or run more quiet.
I really dont understand it when people are complaining like they are fed radio-active waste, after being told it was candy.
Compare it to the GTX780Ti which I could easily buy, its not much different, but it is much cheaper.
(ignoring G-sync/Mantle war)