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The entire point of Mantle was to push forward the way games interact with hardware, and set a new standard. NVidia's solution to Mantle was to add an ARM cpu onto the VGA to eliminate overhead. Microsoft and Khronos Group's answer was to play copy cat with DX12 and OpenGL7.

It may be doomed or it may not be, but it seems like for now AMD is leading the innovation game.

i am using mantle to play BF4 MP. the only game i can match my 290 to an i7 at stock and HT off. problem is . . .i have to oc my cpu to 4.5 with HT on to play BF3 MP.
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i am using mantle to play BF4 MP. the only game i can match my 290 to an i7 at stock and HT off. problem is . . .i have to oc my cpu to 4.5 with HT on to play BF3 MP.

Sounds like your rig needs to take a dive into some water. wink.gif

It'll be interesting to see where AMD and NVidia goes from here as with all this new stuff the battlefield they've been duking it out on just got a whole lot bigger.
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I just hope TrueAudio takes off personally, there will always be some new super-feature for graphics but we haven't seen any serious innovation in the audio market in... well, around a decade. XD
It really hasn't. It's pretty sad to see such a big contributor to immersion blown off for that long.

I wonder if my headset can even take advantage of true audio though:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0TH-000R-00020
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It really hasn't. It's pretty sad to see such a big contributor to immersion blown off for that long.

I wonder if my headset can even take advantage of true audio though:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0TH-000R-00020

Dunno, what decryption does it use, Dolby Digital? Headphones only have two speakers, so they don't actually have surround sound, they have virtual surround sound. Still, my XP510 seems to give me a pretty good impression when some bugger is sneaking up behind me. XD

Current audio devices could tell you sound is coming from your right, but they can't tell you where exactly it's coming from. Is it coming from the right corner? Is it coming from behind the wall around the doorway to your right? The real area new audio hardware and APIs could shine is effects. As soon as you add in echo effects, and muffle effects you could know whether it's coming from the other room, and what not. Current audio systems MIGHT be able to do that, but it's all CPU based so the developers don't want to use it as they don't want to allocate much of the CPU to audio processing.
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For 1.21v you don't need sk3net bios, you can do +38mV on stock BIOS (any).

What do you mean by hand over your 780 to FTW420?
Lol, not at all man. Did I say I was watercooled? 2x360 rads with D5 full speed, watch my 3dmark score beating your R9 290x thumb.gif

In reference of this: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7748506
What the... Are you blind? Take a hard look at the 3dmark thread list. My reference 290X at a mild 1250mhz

Just above that is a air cooled Lightning. with 19k+
    
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Does Asus use the same VRAM on their reference boards as their DCUII? I have their reference board and I clocked the memory up to 1500mem clock, 6000effective mem clock without any issue. In fact I could have pushed it up to 1625 but I couldn't find a happy balance ratio on my doge coin miner with that memclock.

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18576605

I thought that the reference 290x used Hynix, and was fairly certain the DCUII uses Elpida. But this overclockers.co.uk review has a reference board AND a DCUII with Elpida in both. He gets very good results with the Elpida whereas I did not, so maybe others experience won't be the same as mine (hopefully).
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What the... Are you blind? Take a hard look at the 3dmark thread list. My reference 290X at a mild 1250mhz

Just above that is a air cooled Lightning. with 19k+

I was joking. The following post was as sarcastic as I was.
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http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18576605

I thought that the reference 290x used Hynix, and was fairly certain the DCUII uses Elpida. But this overclockers.co.uk review has a reference board AND a DCUII with Elpida in both. He gets very good results with the Elpida whereas I did not, so maybe others experience won't be the same as mine (hopefully).

Yeah, I got fairly good results on my reference board as far as overclocking my card even with the stock heatsink, I just had to run the fan at speeds that would grind my finger into a fine mist of bone-mill and blood then spray it out the back of my computer which wasn't very easy on the ears. Great for dogecoin mining though since I only really need to clock the memory a tad. Much hash, very income, such money, wow.
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What kind of 3dmark scores does a 290x lay down at stock clocks? I've asked the question before because I'm currently running two 7950's at 1200/1600 and was told they would outperform a single 290x but that doesn't seem to be the case based on the 3dmark scores above. I have a 2600k at 4.5ghz so I don't know how much that would lower the scores compared to the processors above. Either way I'm looking to upgrade before too long. Most likely will go with a 290 reference design and water cool them.
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http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18576605

I thought that the reference 290x used Hynix, and was fairly certain the DCUII uses Elpida. But this overclockers.co.uk review has a reference board AND a DCUII with Elpida in both. He gets very good results with the Elpida whereas I did not, so maybe others experience won't be the same as mine (hopefully).
Reference 290x can have either Hynix or Elpida. Hynix seems rarer. DC II comes with Elpida exclusively and the new 290X Lightning has Samsung. Samsung seem to clock the highest, but have a bit looser timings, so it's a trade off.
    
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