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Graphics AMD R290X GPU - Titan Killer

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neogumbercules, 23 Sep 2013.

  1. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I'm sorry, but I strongly disagree with you !! If you pay more attention to the exhaust holes .... this can fly ! It spins ! This is a SpaceShuriken :D

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  2. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy New Member

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    lmfao space shuriken :D :D
     
  3. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    Those are the manoeuvring thrusters for when it gets in to space, obviously.
     
  4. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Ooh look, it's an AMD catherine wheel being released just in time for bonfire night!
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    I can tell you this, as both of mine were watercooled. In game mine used to hover around the 55C mark. I had two EK 240 XTXs (60mm thick), and my 2500k in the same loop.

    The heat used to absolutely pour out of the top of my case, it was amazing! :eeek:
     
  6. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    Lol I got a gtx 670 and am very happy :-D
     
  7. phinix

    phinix RIP Waynio...

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    OCUK £430 is pretty good for this performance. I dont know why Scan has it for £500?
     
  8. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    If anyone is going to buy one i would say give it a week or so for the R290 to turn up and to see what the prices will do especially with the GTX780
     
  9. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    280X = 300€ / 290X = 500€ ... me think 290 will be right in the middle (400€)
     
  10. skunkmunkey

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    It may be £430 now but add a custom cooler and some pointless X's and various words like "toxic" to the name and il bet you will be pushing £500.

    Thing is Nvidia got it right first time. Much the same as the patching debate, companies are putting products out that are not completely finished then releasing an "X" version that fixes all the issues. Never mind those who supported them buy buying their half built hardware on release day...

    IMO its not ok to put out something that can barely do its intended function. Id hazard a guess that the AMD board meeting went something like this:

    AMD GUY: Any ideas on how to make this card awesome?

    Random AMD research guy : Well the fan is rather noisy and as our card runs very hot maybe we should sort the cooling out?

    AMD GUY: Sod that, we will just tape on an aging cooler and let the hardware partners do the hard work by fixing our shoddy cooling. that way we can get it out early and try not to lose any more money....

    Random AMD research guy: But we really should try and make it more power efficient surely?

    AMD Guy: how about we clock the card down to safe levels and call it silent mode?

    Ok so maybe not quite like that but you get the idea

    Remember the Nvidia 5800 Ultra? seems like Nvidia learned from their mistake...
     
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  11. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    As long as we don't return to the days of the X1850XTX-style naming convention, I'll be happy. It used to drive me Xbarmy!
     
  12. skunkmunkey

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    lol yeah, you could imagine the names by 2020

    AMD RADEON TOXIC GHZ VOLCANO195090 XTXCZ - S (silent edition)...
     
  13. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    Too cool a R290x

    Buy this

    From overclock.net

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    From Scan

    Corsair H80 Factory Refurbished Hydro CPU Water Cooler

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    JOB DONE

    Enjoy your super cool temps and your beastly overclocks...:clap:
     
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  14. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Nice find Penryn! That is AWESOME!
     
  15. skunkmunkey

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    Now if only they came like that.... without the massive premium
     
  16. Cei

    Cei pew pew pew

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    So you need to spend another £80 on the 290X to get it down to decent temperatures? Awesome! Suddenly AMD's price effectiveness goes out the window.

    Actually, I wish they had invested some more money, and made the card cost more, by putting a cooler similar to the Titan/780 on there. Sure, you'd lose some of the wow factor of the price/performance ratio, but user experience would be better.
     
  17. flame696

    flame696 Terminating People Since 1980....

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    thinking of either getting the R290x or the fantastic value 7990 and then selling my 7970 as no no wants to part with there reference one
     
  18. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    In fairness, that mod would net you far lower temps than any Nvidia air cooler would.
     
  19. AlienwareAndy

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    I had an Antec Kuhler 620 on my 480 once and it was amazing. Got a Dwood bracket, 955mhz oh yes oh yes lol. All at 67c in Furmark, just don't touch the radiator :D
     
  20. penryn 2 hertz

    penryn 2 hertz I'm not a science fiction writer...

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    LOL. Still rocking Gainwood gtx 460GLH here my poor i3 3220 has not stretched it's legs yet...:lol:
     

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