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Originally Posted by PureBlackFire View Post

I hope you remember that when an air cooled, under clocked dual GK110 comes out for $1500-$1700.

Why wouldn't I...?

Dual GPU cards at higher prices than two individual GPUs are stupid. No matter who makes them.
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indeed. I keep going back to the card that started all this pricing madness, the gtx690.

Every single 28nm card has been much worse priced than the 40nm cards we had. Not just the 690. Everything from the very start has been priced badly.

With the 7970 and 680 it was harder to notice. But compared to previous gen parts of the same size both of the cards had absolutely huge price hikes.
 
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post #92 of 539
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

I'd definitely go 290X Lightning CF over this card if it were me...

What is the upside to that? confused.gif
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post #93 of 539
This dual gpu card is interesting in that it seems to actually outperform dual 290X's and the chips seem to be better binned as well. Still not worth the price they are charging however...
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not bad at all, I cant believe that one 120mm aio keeps both those gpus cool?thumbsupsmiley.png

still waiting till the next gen cards come out to upgrade my 7970 xfire. powers everything I do just fine.
 
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post #95 of 539
It couldn't be that hard to detect sarcasm now could it?

I meant I used words such as cheaperer and 4 295X2 in 3 way SLI.

Come on guys...
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Originally Posted by bencher View Post

What is the upside to that? confused.gif

Higher performance and lower price?
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

This dual gpu card is interesting in that it seems to actually outperform dual 290X's and the chips seem to be better binned as well. Still not worth the price they are charging however...

It does so well because it's a watercooled card pitted against reference blowers from both sides (which are known to throttle, especially in multi GPU setups).

Use custom model 290Xs and 780Tis and suddenly the 295X2 doesn't look nearly as good.
 
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post #97 of 539
Well, however its done its interesting. Just not worth $1500. At $1000 this card would be a pretty decent value...
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It couldn't be that hard to detect sarcasm now could it?

I meant I used words such as cheaperer and 4 295X2 in 3 way SLI.

Come on guys...

My brain must have read it spelled correctly lol, also assumed you meant 4 of them for multiple rigs tongue.gif glad you don't actually think this is a bargain deal card lol.
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post #99 of 539
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As i slowly cough and post this pic.




There is nothing bad about the cooler stock or overclocked. It seems to even overclock better than 290x.


I see your chart... and raise you a video tongue.gif
Like I said, the Dies will be relatively chilly but the rest of the card chipset will suffer. Stock is fine, but once you start raising those volts you will really need a full cover waterblock to keep the card temps in check.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_295_X2/29.html
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Toward the end of the test, you see the voltage regulator circuitry glowing bright white on the thermal image - they peak at 103°C temperature, which is quite hot. A look at the PCB photos reveals that the hot components are not on the back, but on the front - their heat moves through the PCB to the other side of the card. Those components are engineered to withstand 120°C temperatures just fine, but it still looks like AMD didn't think their thermal solution through all the way.

What's interesting to see as well, is how the card's massive power draw heats up the two power cables and their plugs, the radiator on top of the card is also showing that it gets quite warm - around 60°C.
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This pricing is madness!

Unless something changes, I will never own another flagship gpu.
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