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We will take the ASUS R9 290X DC2 OC custom AMD R9 290X based video card and for the first time see how well the 290X can overclock. We will also for the first time compare it to an overclocked GeForce GTX 780 Ti video card head-to-head and see who wins when overclocking is accounted for.


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These guys suck wiith overclocking. Pathetic oc on the 290x pathetic oc on the 780ti
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Do it, to it ought to be fun.
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that's disappointing, hopefully the lightning has nice binned chips.
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90 celsius? lmao no thanks. I don't feel like sweating while I game. my 1300 core gtx 780 only hits 65 celsius smile.gif
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These guys suck wiith overclocking. Pathetic oc on the 290x pathetic oc on the 780ti

you also have to note that the DCII 290x can also be limiting because it's hotter compared to other counterparts and somewhat louder(especially compared to the Sapphire Tri-X varient) and recently, Tom's noted that it does even worse inside a closed case, which is interesting how much of a difference putting this gpu into a case increases temperature.
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These guys suck wiith overclocking. Pathetic oc on the 290x pathetic oc on the 780ti

Well, it seems that Hawaii doesn't clock as well as the last generation and GK110 on average. Their 1115Mhz overclock is pretty normal for Hawaii. On the bright side, this is the only review that has a rough clock for clock comparison against an overclocked 290x and 780Ti without having thermal/TDP throttling.
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you also have to note that the DCII 290x can also be limiting because it's hotter compared to other counterparts and somewhat louder(especially compared to the Sapphire Tri-X varient) and recently, Tom's noted that it does even worse inside a closed case, which is interesting how much of a difference putting this gpu into a case increases temperature.

A lot of reason. But for max overclock both of them sucks. And that 1.35 volt on 290x.lol

One friend with 1.4 does 1300.They dont know that amd cards are temp limited so if you push a temp threshold you are unstable.They just brute force with volts
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post #9 of 83
Dear lord those overclocks are AWFUL. The results are as expected, ridiculously inane. Guys it isn't hard to look around the internet, see what kind of clocks most people get out of this stuff, figure out a high average, and then try to compare either optimal stock to stock or max OC to max OC. But doing what this site did is just, stupid.

This begs me to ask a question though, and that is, why isn't this our bag?

As in why do we have to sit here, wait for these reviews that make us want to scream (remember the Phenom II X4 reviews where NOBODY put an OC on the Northbridge even though every single educated AMD clocker knows that it makes a huge difference on clocks, sometimes stablity, and certainly performance for those chips, or the Fermi reviews that didn't even try to get the thing running against it's own heat caps to give us an idea of what performance might be like if we, y'know put some effort into it, which of course, was later repeated with the early 290x reviews) bloody murder?

Why don't we have a section, accessible to our best system builders, overclockers, and generally awesome people who will go balls to the wall to put every configuration in the most optimal position possible and then bench the crap out of it, to post insanely in depth, easy to search or for reviews with a catchy name (The Real Overclockers Reviews, or something to that effect), so that people don't have to waste their time with these basic, stupid, inane reviews.

I know we get what I'm suggesting as a forum (dysfunctional) family here, but I'm not talking searching endless threads and forum posts. I'm saying why don't we go the next step and just bury these sites with detailed, in depth, easy to read reviews of this stuff?

I don't think it's a stretch to think we could do this so much better than 90% of the other sites out there. Do you?


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Edited by yawa - 1/13/14 at 10:32pm
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Dear lord those overclocks are AWFUL. The results are as expected, ridiculously inane. Guys it isn't hard to look around the internet, see what kind of clocks most people get out of this stuff, figure out a high average, and then try to compare either optimal stock to stock or max OC to max OC. But doing what this site did is just, stupid.

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I know we get what I'm suggesting as a forum (dysfunctional) family here, but I'm not talking searching endless threads and forum posts. I'm saying why don't we go the next step and just bury these sites with detailed, in depth, easy to read reviews of this stuff?

I don't think it's a stretch to think we could do this so much better than 90% of the other sites out there. Do you?


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I agree.Nowdays rarely i read a good review just the same things i have the card for 1 day i just post some rushed random graphs with fxaa or some 4k graphs with 4xmsaa and done.

i would prefer to read a review from tsm,jmboy,alatar,ftw or szeged
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