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It looks like the next days will be decisive for all the people (like me) looking for a graphic card upgrade soon. 1060 unveiling, custom RX480's, new drivers...
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Since you're comparing Fire Strike results... Here's my 290 (non-X):

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/9023780

That's 13 586 graphics score, using a 390 BIOS (no mods on mem timings though) and clocked at 1110/1500MHz. I consider that an excellent score for two reasons. One: it's done with no driver tweaks whatsoever (that is to say absolutely nothing changed in Catalyst settings, to assure best possible repeatability and comparability). Two: it's run with my perf/W balanced 24/7 settings, so definitely not a suicide run. GPU-Z reported max power at 278W for that run.

I did consider changing for the RX 480, if for nothing else then for the fact that I've been running this 290 for 13 months straight which seems like forever. But no, I just can't be bothered. I'm getting old, I suppose. Also, I paid less for this 290 (brand new) over a year ago than what the cheapest 480 here goes for now.
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Just curious how your 290x at 1180 / 1600 is scoring just shy of 2k graphics score points higher than my 290x at 1150 / 1500... ?

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/12990964?

Edit:

Oh.. I see you are using much older drivers and have changed settings in them such as tesselation... Can you do a run on recent drivers without changing settings for comparisons sake to the rx480?
My XFX Double D 7970ghz ran at 1225mhz / 1600mhz despite pretty high vrm temps - had no stability issues and is still being used overclocked in another machine to this day.

1225 mhz is not a big deal on a 7970. If you want to do 1350 then we talk again thumb.gif
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so 1400-1450 are the realistic 24/7 OC expectations for AIB air cooled cards
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so 1400-1450 are the realistic 24/7 OC expectations for AIB air cooled cards

1350-1400 I think.
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1350-1400 I think.

Yeah, I'm counting more on 1400 since that's around a 10% increase.
1450 would be around 15% which would be real nice, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Yeah, I'm counting more on 1400 since that's around a 10% increase.
1450 would be around 15% which would be real nice, but I'm not holding my breath.

I mean if destroys p/w for extra 5% I would not bother.
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I mean if destroys p/w for extra 5% I would not bother.

Exactly, and we've already seen how much power these things guzzle when pushed.
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AMD made mistake!
They should go for low quantity and highly binned chip for their reference cards...
If I look at power on GTX 1080 AIB
https://www.computerbase.de/2016-07/geforce-gtx-1080-partnerkarten-vergleich-test/4/#abschnitt_so_viel_watt_kosten_die_hoeheren_taktraten
+40-100W for 10-15% more = nice.

This is how should they do it. Just like nvidia...
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I mean if destroys p/w for extra 5% I would not bother.

Exactly, and we've already seen how much power these things guzzle when pushed.

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