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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by trekxtrider View Post


I have the 290 stock and also use MSI Afterburner to regulate fan speed, I like a more progressive curve but usually runs around 70°C and %60 fan speed. This is while playing Crysis (almost) maxed out on 1920x1080 and I get a 70FPS average. I wear headphones, I can still hear the fan, but just a little.

I'm also using a 1080p monitor and this card definitely maxes any game on the market. I decided to adjust the curve slightly. At 40C the fan is at 40%, 50C and 50%, 60C and 60%, and then once the card hits 70C+ the fan stays at 75% fan speed. Even at 75% fan speed I can't hear the fans thanks to my headphones while playing a game. I'm just worried that 75% fan speed will burn out the fans quicker. Is that something I should expect to happen in the next 2-3 years assuming 4 hours of gaming at a time?
post #12 of 17
The reference cooler on the 290x that i have is a goddamn insult. Whoever designed this should be fired from their job.

I only set up Mine yesterday but the thing is so loud im looking at watercoolers today.

I set the fans to 50% and target to 80 degress. When i launched furmark, a few seconds later i jumped to my window thinking that an epic storm has begun.. Seriously.

(first post yey)
post #13 of 17
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The reference cooler on the 290x that i have is a goddamn insult. Whoever designed this should be fired from their job.

I only set up Mine yesterday but the thing is so loud im looking at watercoolers today.

I set the fans to 50% and target to 80 degress. When i launched furmark, a few seconds later i jumped to my window thinking that an epic storm has begun.. Seriously.

(first post yey)

Quoted for truth, I had a launch 7970 which used the exact same hsf (reference cooler used on the 290x as well) and even there with how much cooler that chip ran, it was a racket and ran hot frown.gif. That they slapped that, to put it lightly, garbage on their new generation of cards is an insult and downright laughable frown.gif.
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post #14 of 17
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Quoted for truth, I had a launch 7970 which used the exact same hsf (reference cooler used on the 290x as well) and even there with how much cooler that chip ran, it was a racket and ran hot frown.gif. That they slapped that, to put it lightly, garbage on their new generation of cards is an insult and downright laughable frown.gif.

That's one thing I don't get about AMD. They use better quality PCBs on launch than Nvidia (note the poor power delivery systems by comparison on most cards from Nvidia since the GTX 480, which was actually pretty well built). Reference AMD boards generally used better components - VRMs are DirectFET IR6894/IR6811. They have a better price:performance ratio. Although in terms of single card performance, AMD's 290X is perhaps 5-10% behind Nvidia's 780Ti this generation, Crossfire does seem to scale more effectively.

But when it comes to coolers, why doesn't AMD seem to get that having a good quality cooler is important for the operation of making a cooler that is quiet, that is pleasant is important? I bet if they charged $50 more per GPU, but added a good cooler, they'd sell more 290 and 290Xs. Well, apart from showing how price uncompetitive Nvidia is, it exposes AMD's flaws.
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post #15 of 17
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That's one thing I don't get about AMD. They use better quality PCBs on launch than Nvidia (note the poor power delivery systems by comparison on most cards from Nvidia since the GTX 480, which was actually pretty well built). Reference AMD boards generally used better components - VRMs are DirectFET IR6894/IR6811. They have a better price:performance ratio. Although in terms of single card performance, AMD's 290X is perhaps 5-10% behind Nvidia's 780Ti this generation, Crossfire does seem to scale more effectively.

But when it comes to coolers, why doesn't AMD seem to get that having a good quality cooler is important for the operation of making a cooler that is quiet, that is pleasant is important? I bet if they charged $50 more per GPU, but added a good cooler, they'd sell more 290 and 290Xs. Well, apart from showing how price uncompetitive Nvidia is, it exposes AMD's flaws.

i was wondering that as well. don't they read the reviews, don't they see the feedback? Maby they just expect that people who buy references will rip them apart for projects either way, so they leave them at this sort of a proof-of-concept stage. a real bummer.

I don't know if the boards can actually handle the 95C. i'm no gpu architect. but having that temp in any of my cards just puts a mental stress on me which i can't bear. Already ordered my h80 and a gpu cool bracket. will see how it goes down.
post #16 of 17
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i was wondering that as well. don't they read the reviews, don't they see the feedback? Maby they just expect that people who buy references will rip them apart for projects either way, so they leave them at this sort of a proof-of-concept stage. a real bummer.

I don't know if the boards can actually handle the 95C. i'm no gpu architect. but having that temp in any of my cards just puts a mental stress on me which i can't bear. Already ordered my h80 and a gpu cool bracket. will see how it goes down.

i read some reviews before purchasing my reference 290. my system is watercooled, so i picked the reference. some of us here in ocn (prolly most), know that reference design even before hawaii cards are meant for watercooling. i've had mine just after a week from when these cards were launched.

i would feel stupid if i read the reviews beforehand and complain of heat - that is, if i keep the stock cooler.

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