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post #381 of 539
Wait. Are those faster than two CF 290xs? Because if true the theory they might have a faster interconnect than CF might hold true.
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Yeah faster than two 290x CF at stock settings no OC
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Originally Posted by NavDigitalStorm View Post

Yeah faster than two 290x CF at stock settings no OC

...just for the record (no pun intended biggrin.gif ) here are the top scores from HWBot for Fire Strike Extreme for 2x, 4x 780 Ti and 2x, 4x 290X...keep in mind though that these are overclocked to the yin-yang w/ LN2 (but applies to both architectures) and AMD cards run that bench w/ tess off at the Bot

...for everyday 'usable top end' machines for gaming, the 295X2 sounds like a real nice combo, especially if space is an issue, ie in mATX...just wondering about heat, value of EK full-cover blocks

HWBot FSE

2x 780 Ti = max 14159
4x 780 Ti = max 22767

2x 290X = max 12911
4x 290x = max 22190
post #384 of 539
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You are correct. Probably be better served to just purchase the best $300 card more often instead of going for what is considered the "flagship" ever few generations.

That's what I've been doing. Since used R9 290s are going down to $300, I'm looking to upgrade my 7950 (also bought @ $300 a few years back). I honestly can't justify spending more that and it's insane that people would easily spend $700~$1.5K on graphics cards alone.
    
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post #385 of 539
Very nice setup. Lucky man. I am jealous. You have two in quadfire. biggrin.gif I just want one.

Waiting on a 295x2 to appear on Newegg.
post #386 of 539
HIS 295x2 available at Newegg! thumb.gif Price as expected. $1499.99

Just purchased mine! wink.gif
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Highly recommend this card, just make sure you have the PSU for it.
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Looking good on the PSU front. EVGA 1300G2. 1300W - 108A Single Rail - Gold Rated
post #389 of 539
Anyone know what HIS waterblock policy is?

edit - found it.
Quote:
Cooler / Fan Replacement

We regret to inform you that we do not suggest users to replace or install the cooler/fan themselves, as it would damage the ASIC / graphic card and void the warranty. We could not supply the individual cooler/fan.

That and the fact that warranty is non-transferable means I have to wait for one of the other vendors cards to show up.
Edited by axiumone - 4/15/14 at 6:33pm
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If you plan on water cooling it, wait for a AIB that allows it.
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