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So why are the dies photoshopped on the TPU review pictures? It's pretty obvious. I wonder what they are hiding.
Edited by Xylene - 4/8/14 at 4:33pm
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Tom's out, too. With proper power-numbers smile.gif
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-295x2-review-benchmark-performance,3799.html
Does anyone who would pay that much for a video card give a flip about the power consumption?

The only context I'd want to see those numbers in would be for someone to take an overclocked FX-9590 and pair it with an overclocked 295 X2 and see how much juice the ultimate all-AMD gaming system would actually suck down. Would it cause brownouts in the neighborhood? wink.gif
     
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I'm thinking the market on these cards is pretty weak for people who have used Crossfire before. I'm getting pretty sick of this micro stutter in nearly every game I play. The frame pacing isn't doing the job anymore Fraps shows 100+ FPS and it looks like a total slide show. With crossfire enabled, it will bypass vsync in Skyrim and screws with the game's physics causing items to go flying all over and NPC to jitter or go flying. Not to mention Titanfall...I'm currently running with one of my cards pulled because of it. mad.gif

Not having the option to pull a card and sell it after you realize how bad it stutters would suck.
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I'm thinking the market on these cards is pretty weak for people who have used Crossfire before. I'm getting pretty sick of this micro stutter in nearly every game I play. The frame pacing isn't doing the job anymore Fraps shows 100+ FPS and it looks like a total slide show. With crossfire enabled, it will bypass vsync in Skyrim and screws with the game's physics causing items to go flying all over and NPC to jitter or go flying. Not to mention Titanfall...I'm currently running with one of my cards pulled because of it. mad.gif

Not having the option to pull a card and sell it after you realize how bad it stutters would suck.

Hawaii has a much different (better) experience than 7xxx and most of the people interested in this card know this already. If I was about to rebuild my ITX Phantom, this would be the card I'd use.
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Shouldn't be too difficult to replace the stock 120 rad with this http://www.swiftech.com/MCR-H220-RADIATOR.aspx

You could
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I'm thinking the market on these cards is pretty weak for people who have used Crossfire before. I'm getting pretty sick of this micro stutter in nearly every game I play. The frame pacing isn't doing the job anymore Fraps shows 100+ FPS and it looks like a total slide show. With crossfire enabled, it will bypass vsync in Skyrim and screws with the game's physics causing items to go flying all over and NPC to jitter or go flying. Not to mention Titanfall...I'm currently running with one of my cards pulled because of it. mad.gif

Not having the option to pull a card and sell it after you realize how bad it stutters would suck.

Skyrim is DX9 so no CF Fix. I did play Skyrim with 2 x HD 6970 and it was not bad. I mean Skyrim is already 3 years old. It will not get support because really there is no point since its DX9.
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Neat, I love the cooling solution AMD came up with, Fairly elegant, Wouldnt mind seeing such a thing on more "pedestrian" cards actually...

I personally wouldnt buy it.. Just cant justify a GPU that costs as much as my usual entire computer budget, But I still think its neat... Be great for a compact 4k-capable living room PC
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Stock certainly not the case but I agree a hefty overclock on the 780 Ti's (1.3GHz) would match or beat the 295x2 at (1.1GHz)

If we turn our eyes to TPU since they are the best reviewer on the net generally performance summary shows it winning in every resolution.
Ah yes that was the name it made the cards stable in terms of clock but of course they did consume more and produced more noise.
Still better than throttling I suppose.

It is quite neat that this cards manages to consume 40W less than a pair of 290x's in CF while having 2 pumps(one per block right, yes seems like a waste)
I'm currently trying to aquire a "broken" R9 290 which I think I can fix since the seller said a transistor broke and he had no idea how things works. The fact he thinks a transistor breaks makes me think he hasn't tried much so maybe I'll be riding the Hawaii express once more. wink.gif

Why even bother? You could just pick up a used working aftermarket 290 for pennies on the dollar from either the marketplace or ebay. They are going for as cheap as 300$ at the moment.
 
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Shouldn't be too difficult to replace the stock 120 rad with this http://www.swiftech.com/MCR-H220-RADIATOR.aspx

You could
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Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post

I'm thinking the market on these cards is pretty weak for people who have used Crossfire before. I'm getting pretty sick of this micro stutter in nearly every game I play. The frame pacing isn't doing the job anymore Fraps shows 100+ FPS and it looks like a total slide show. With crossfire enabled, it will bypass vsync in Skyrim and screws with the game's physics causing items to go flying all over and NPC to jitter or go flying. Not to mention Titanfall...I'm currently running with one of my cards pulled because of it. mad.gif

Not having the option to pull a card and sell it after you realize how bad it stutters would suck.

Skyrim is DX9 so no CF Fix. I did play Skyrim with 2 x HD 6970 and it was not bad. I mean Skyrim is already 3 years old. It will not get support because really there is no point since its DX9.

Just because it's DX9 doesn't mean I should get this level of stuttering. The fact is, AMD didn't deliver in this department and it's pretty disappointing. Even BF4 with DX11 stutters bad enough to warrant turning off crossfire, but its BF4 so its hard to say who's fault that is. Titanfall plain glitches and artifacts really bad and is unplayable with crossfire. Just these examples are enough to suggest avoiding crossfire. It really cranks out the numbers in benches, but overall a poor user experience when it comes to gaming.
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Why even bother? You could just pick up a used working aftermarket 290 for pennies on the dollar from either the marketplace or ebay. They are going for as cheap as 300$ at the moment.
350 Euro retail 300 used.

If I can get a broken one which I can most likely fix for 100 Euro it is neat gamble. My 5870's costs me 50 euro total because they were both "broken"
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Well I have to say that this reference is top notch. Impressive numbers and temps. Don't get, well actually I do, why some complain that they compared stock/reference cards all. They are all reference so all on equal footing. Now if the 295x2 had been a aftermarket non-reference then I could see the debate. And also what is the issue with comparing to the $3000 titandual GPU thingy. If not that then you are left with the 690 and my god then there would be an uproar.
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