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Graphics Any R290 owners yet?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neogumbercules, 10 Nov 2013.

  1. sandys

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    Cheers, it's in the post :thumb:
     
  2. law99

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    Looks epic. Looking forward to getting my lonely card plumbed in.
     
  3. Xaine

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    I believe overclockers has it but it was £10 more.
     
  5. heir flick

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    also novatech has it £359.99
     
  6. sandys

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    Couple of cheap multi fan options on dabs.com tends to be cheaper than scan and the like, none in stock but you should be able to order at the lower prices and be sorted when they come in, did the same with my 290s as dabs was the only place i could buy them under 300 quid.
     
  7. dead beat

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    If you're referring to my build then thanks. It's nice to be able to mine with 4 GPUs completely silently. During gaming the cards sit around the mid to high 50s temperature wise. But mining sees that rise to around 65 degrees.

    If you can make these cards quiet, they are awesome.
     
  8. sandys

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    Thought i'd pop another in my main machine, 3x290s @ stock because one is still on air and throttles majorly ( down to 660 or something ) if the fan is not up high and I twiddle any of the knobs, hopefully Ocuk deliver my link thing next week.

    [​IMG]

    EDIT - added results from overclocked (1100/1500) on water, Max FPS not much higher, guess my CPU can't back it up but better overall. 3rd card not as capable as others when it comes to overclocking, looks like this is a second sourced PCB and not one of AMDs reference like the other two despite being same brand etc. Looses me ~100Mhz from core. :(

    [​IMG]

    Now just waiting for the screen to punish them before deciding on 4 :geek:
     
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  9. heir flick

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    sandy whats with all the bulk buying 290's, you into the old mining game
     
  10. sandys

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    I've done a bit but that's on my 7950s, this is a gaming rig, the money 7950s are taking second hand it seems a shame not to sell some and take advantage to buy my 290s :p , particularly with a 4k screen coming from work :D
     
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  11. heir flick

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    look forward to hear how you get on with the 290's at 4k
     
  12. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    Yeah the reason I added a 4th is in preparation for 4k
     
  13. sandys

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    Hey all, I already have two XFX R9 290 mining under water. I am now itching to add a third one, although my motherboard (ROG Z77 V Formula) only support 16 pcie lanes. So this means that the cards will be on 8x4x4x.

    I saw benchmarks for gaming wherby the difference between 16x and 4x is negligeble. However these were performed on 1080p. Would running three 290s in trifire 8x4x4x be a serious bottleneck for an eyfinity setup with three 1920*1200? Has anyone benchmarked this?
     
  15. sandys

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    If you are running an ivybridge or newer you will be on PCie 3.0 and that x4 is double the old standard so would be equiv to a PCI e 2.0 x8 that plenty of CF/SLI setups ran in the past no bother, so you'll probably be fine, the new cards don't have bridges and use PCI-e bus now though so not sure if that will have any impact.
     
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    Jeeze! Some impressive scores no doubt!

    People with AMD cards should do some Battlefield 4 runs in multiplayer, then try again when the Mantle patch is released. I'd be excited to see the difference.
     
  18. sandys

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    I'm gunning for 60fps when my new screen arrives :duh: :D
     
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    What have you gone for?
     
  20. sandys

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    Most likely a 4k Dell, not sure what exactly I don't get to choose.
     

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