Originally Posted by maarten12100
Are you sure you want the best gpu it can crossfire with because you might be buying too much power for what you need. (since it might hybrid CF with the 290(x) as they are also GCN1.1(yes that is our own naming but it is shorter to say that GCN refresh) supporting XDMA)
Well I certainly dont need any of it, but I would like to see what kind of numbers an optimally cooled and OCed Kaveri setup would put out. If/When I put something together this year I would take a close look at the diminishing returns of any GPU I might put with this APU. Im not made of money, but I am excited for what AMD is doing with these APUs.
I have a few builds I am doing over the next 18 months for myself and some family members. I need a new server, a new gaming rig, 1 build for a friend, and 2 more for my girls, but they may get laptops. If I end up doing this Kaveri xfire underwater build just to see how it all can OC, then I will probably disassemble the system and put it in another case and send it off to a good home as a stand alone APU with a regular air cooler. So in that sense, the GPU wont go to waste, regardless of whichever one I end up buying
For now though I am working on getting some nice Rads, and a case for my new build. By the time June or July rolls around I am hoping that there is proper driver support for Kaveri, and any initial bugs in the platform are worked out so I can give it a go. If by the time I am ready to try this out, if all reviews say its buggy and it sucks, then Ill find something else to waste my time and money on. I was an early adopter for Trinity, and it took a good 2 months for proper driver support. I wont be rushing in this round.