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Originally Posted by Just a nickname View Post

Because you can put 4 together and have 4x 290(X)s mining. This set-up is better than a 4x 7950 (and also 4x 7990) not only because it has more compute performance but because you don't have to spend for an extra mobo cpu ram etc.

most knowledgeable miners will run 6 cards on a single motherboard, using risers. That and with the money you spend on buying 4 295x2 you could buy 10+ 7950's. So basically you can build 2 rigs and mine with them and get more hash per $ with the cheaper cards.
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post #82 of 133
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Originally Posted by Heracles View Post

Who said it has to be single slot?

Also hdmi 2.0 is finalized, as well as the dp 1.3 standard
It is on the silicon so it can't happen unless it is already there or they revise it a prime example is the EVGA 570 with a DP and HDMI 1.4.
I'm quite certain it wont happen.
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Originally Posted by maarten12100 View Post

It is on the silicon so it can't happen unless it is already there or they revise it a prime example is the EVGA 570 with a DP and HDMI 1.4.
I'm quite certain it wont happen.

Why wouldn't they revise it?

besides I had plans to go 4 way crossfire with my 290x but I can't bring myself to buy any more GPU's until they start offering DP 1.3 and HDMI 2.0.
post #84 of 133
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Originally Posted by ebduncan View Post

most knowledgeable miners will run 6 cards on a single motherboard, using risers. That and with the money you spend on buying 4 295x2 you could buy 10+ 7950's. So basically you can build 2 rigs and mine with them and get more hash per $ with the cheaper cards.

Shhh! Don't give away the coin/money making secrets! tongue.gif Remember *MINING IS DYING*

(But in all fairness, 4x295s would push around 7.2Mh/s while 10 7950s would be around 7Mh/s all while needing a second mobo/memory/cpu and two more PSUs - the 295s could be the better buy)
    
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I hope those gaming sites STOP with this MINING thing that is hurting the PC gaming so bad
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post #86 of 133
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I hope those gaming sites STOP with this MINING thing that is hurting the PC gaming so bad

Just curious; how is someone mining hurting PC gaming? (Before you bring up the price rise, that is due to vendors and resellers) Mining and gaming are two separate things.
    
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GPU mining is no longer relevant. ASIC Scrypt miners are already out 4.5 watts for 350 khs. Unless it uses some Scrypt+ algorithm on it's fork we're already beat by that mining type. GPU prices should return to normal soon.
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post #88 of 133
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GPU mining is no longer relevant. ASIC Scrypt miners are already out 4.5 watts for 350 khs. Unless it uses some Scrypt+ algorithm on it's fork we're already beat by that mining type. GPU prices should return to normal soon.

I doubt it, there are still plenty of different coin types to mine profitably for quite some time yet.
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post #89 of 133
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Why wouldn't they revise it?

besides I had plans to go 4 way crossfire with my 290x but I can't bring myself to buy any more GPU's until they start offering DP 1.3 and HDMI 2.0.
Revising a chip design costs tons of money and it is not something that the Hawaii chips would pay back anymore.
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Honestly I no longer get excited about 28nm based chips any more... We've been on 28nm for over 2 years.

Bring on the 20nm GPUS

Why does it matter? performance is performance. As long as the card has performance who cares if its 20nm or 28nm?
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