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

  1. alienwaregtx

    alienwaregtx What's a Dremel?

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    So is this new AMD card better than the 4GB GTX690?
     
  2. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    I can't wait either but the fiance is dragging me out for shopping/dinner with her friend. Maybe if I wine and dine them she won't ask me how much it cost... :worried:
     
  3. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Ugh that sounds like torture fun!
     
  4. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    Can't wait! I'm considering exchanging my 280x for the 290 if these reference cards perform like they should!
     
  5. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Yeah, good try Andy. :lol:
     
  6. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah it must have been given it wasn't me. But I'm sure the mods will know that from looking at IP addresses.
     
  7. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    Home at last. Time to get this sucker installed.

    All installed but no time to run benchies. Got some pictures and will run some benches tomorrow. At the moment, the noise is a non-issue. We'll see during some long, taxing game runs.
     
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  8. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    I'm looking forward to your review!

    What I'm interested in is performance over time. I don't suppose you could do a Heaven benchmark, leave it going for say at least half an hour and then doing another benchmark.
     
  9. AlienwareAndy

    AlienwareAndy What's a Dremel?

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    To answer your question. It depends. It's not faster no, but it has double the vram (given the 4gb is dedicated to one core and not split between two). It also has better memory bandwidth.

    What resolution do you run? if it's a big one it may be worth the switch.
     
  10. law99

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    What a ****.

    lol

    Soz. I don't mean it. :lol:

    I assume we'd be hoping that the new "fan profile fixed drivers" will ensure the performance remains roughly equal.
     
  11. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Yup, I want to see if that's the case.
     
  12. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    Come on Neo! Spill the beans already!
     
  13. law99

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    It's almost like he/she/person of intersex, has a job or life or something outside of the streams of text in this forum.
     
  14. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules What's a Dremel?

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    At work now! Will be home in about 4.5 hours :thumb:
     
  15. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Curse you for being an American :lol:
     
  16. dead beat

    dead beat Rippin six 4 life

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    I'm very interested in your results, as I'm considering pulling the trigger on a pair of these. I would be putting them under water though, so many of the noted problems would be mitigated.
     
  17. law99

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  18. 8Pack

    8Pack What's a Dremel?

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    I have four 290X they are benching great so far in 11, Vantage, Heaven, FS and FSX. As drivers mature so are the cards with each revision.

    With stock cooler and ASUS bios 1200mhz Core is easily possible with a single GPU.
     
  19. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    You do realise this is the internet don't you....
     
  20. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    I do, but this is Bit-tech which has long been renowned as a place where fools are not suffered gladly. Long may it continue, else the place will just become another generic geek forum full of bitching and inhumanity.

    I come here for a chuckle and to draw upon the hive mind of fellow geeks, most of whom know far more than I do. Occasionally I even help if I can. But when every thread on a certain topic gets derailed by pettiness it gets boring fast, is disappointing, and makes the place look untidy.

    :thumb:

    Oh, and I envy your job 8Pack :rock:
     

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