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We got to get to the bottom of this. My theory that it's "nvlink light" must be appreciated. I will have it clear when this war is over.

What does nvlink has to do with this?
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Don't you love the crazy conspiracy theories?

What's next, Intel's C compiler run better on APUs?
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Having the chip local would reduce latency and help with higher FPS a little bit

An LGA-2011 platform should give similar inter-card latency, the same inter-card bandwith, and superior CPU to GPU latency and bandwidth.
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but more to the point is the 295X2 is simply clocked higher, and at least reference 290Xs do not like running at their full speed with one card, let alone two. His own Temp graph at the bottom showing the 290X at 94C confirms this.

Higher clocks on the 295X2 at the tested loads are almost certainly the entire cause of the superior scores.
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What does nvlink has to do with this?

Nothing.
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I want to test this card at 1440p to see how much faster it is at smaller resolutions.

Higer resolution. Lower resolution is not nothing do whit PCI-E bandwidth. Especially PLX PCI-E 3.0 single card.

U can try pci-e 2.0? See if the PLX chip helps. PCI-E 2.0 is main bottleneck X58 systems. Well xeons are cheap wink.gif
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Higer resolution. Lower resolution is not nothing do whit PCI-E bandwidth. Especially PLX PCI-E 3.0 single card.

U can try pci-e 2.0? See if the PLX chip helps. PCI-E 2.0 is main bottleneck X58 systems. Well xeons are cheap wink.gif

I meant to see the real gap in performance. At 4k, you see a 3-8 fps difference. I wonder how much greater the gap is at a smaller resolution. I can try PCIE 2.0 if I have time.
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Anyone know what HIS waterblock policy is?

edit - found it.
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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.

It doesnt matter,dont tell them and they will never know.
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Im going to slap on two Corsair SP fans and see if they make a difference.
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What type of display port cable or adapter did you use for 4K testing during your review?

Thanks
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What type of display port cable or adapter did you use for 4K testing during your review?

Thanks
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Thank you. I should be good to go when I receive my 295x2 tomorrow.
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