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post #71 of 93
here we go op . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8174572

compare it to your current setup. i7 HT off @ 4GHz. GPU @ 1200/1500.
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Originally Posted by rdr09 View Post

here we go op . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8174572

compare it to your current setup. i7 HT off @ 4GHz. GPU @ 1200/1500.

No one is claiming that the R9 290 is a slow card. Quite the contrary... it's a very fast card under the right conditions. (needs a very good aftermarket cooler)

There are several problems, though

1. Gives off a lot of heat (every cooler)
2. stock cooler is very loud.
3. OP has a mITX case.

In this case, the GTX 780 w/ stock blower cooler is a better fit. Yes, it does cost a little bit more, but for the OP, it's completely worth it.

Also, 3DMark11 is an AMD-biased benchmark. wink.gif
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post #73 of 93
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

No one is claiming that the R9 290 is a slow card. Quite the contrary... it's a very fast card under the right conditions. (needs a very good aftermarket cooler)

There are several problems, though

1. Gives off a lot of heat (every cooler)
2. stock cooler is very loud.
3. OP has a mITX case.

In this case, the GTX 780 w/ stock blower cooler is a better fit. Yes, it does cost a little bit more, but for the OP, it's completely worth it.

Also, 3DMark11 is an AMD-biased benchmark. wink.gif

that's not directed at anyone but the op. its a reference, so op will have an idea.

btw, why are you guys bringing up reference cooler on the 290s? . . . the non-reference been out awhile.

also, if i want to compare the 290 to the 780 it will be this . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7748882

wink.gif
Edited by rdr09 - 3/29/14 at 8:49pm
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post #74 of 93
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that's not directed at anyone but the op. its a reference, so op will have an idea.

btw, why are you guys bringing up reference cooler on the 290s? . . . the non-reference been out awhile.

also, if i want to compare the 290 to the 780 it will be this . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7748882

wink.gif

Because he has an mITX case with limited cooling functionality. A blower-style cooler would be a superior setup for him, and the GTX 780 reference cooler is much better than the R9 290 reference cooler.
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post #75 of 93
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Because he has an mITX case with limited cooling functionality. A blower-style cooler would be a superior setup for him, and the GTX 780 reference cooler is much better than the R9 290 reference cooler.

that's the op's call. looks like op is still undecided. all we can do is recommend.
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that's the op's call. looks like op is still undecided. all we can do is recommend.

Still between cooling HSFs.


I do have a H60 pulling in cool air from the front. Just like in this video of the 130. Notice the 7990? that would not be a blower style design. I have a non-blower now and I do just fine. thinking.gif

Edited by bluedevil - 3/30/14 at 5:47am
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post #77 of 93
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Still between cooling HSFs.


I do have a H60 pulling in cool air from the front. Just like in this video of the 130. Notice the 7990? that would not be a blower style design. I have a non-blower now and I do just fine. thinking.gif

I thought of that, but remember that the R9 290 gives off far more heat than an HD 7870. You're looking at virtually double the power consumption, which means roughly double the heat dissipation too.
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I thought of that, but remember that the R9 290 gives off far more heat than an HD 7870. You're looking at virtually double the power consumption, which means roughly double the heat dissipation too.
I will give it some thought. The 290s are just so cheap though!!
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post #80 of 93

That's a very good upgrade. It's just not as fast as a GTX 780 or R9 290.
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