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Old October 25, 2013, 08:04 PM
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So is there any kind of word from the manufacturers if they actually have any of these currently in production, or was the dribble of sapphire cards all we're going to see between now and Christmas?
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Old October 25, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Arrow Custom Radeon R9 290X available in late November/December

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So is there any kind of word from the manufacturers if they actually have any of these currently in production, or was the dribble of sapphire cards all we're going to see between now and Christmas?
According to videocardz.com (Custom Radeon R9 290X available in late November | VideoCardz.com), who have their source from Radeon R9 290X från partnertillverkare dröjer till december - Grafikkort - SweClockers.com, say not until late November. If true, that is not bad - a month's wait.

EDIT: Ermm...the SweClockers actually say December.

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Apparently Asus doesn't even have a Direct CU on the drawing board yet. It's too bad TP coolers weren't available at launch because Hawaii really needs them, apparently. I think the hype on this card is unjustified () but it's possible TP cooler variants could change my mind.
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Old October 25, 2013, 10:18 PM
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Apparently Asus doesn't even have a Direct CU on the drawing board yet.
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Old October 25, 2013, 10:21 PM
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Old October 25, 2013, 10:25 PM
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You're comparing it to the aftermarket 780's with custom coolers that yes, did indeed beat the Titan. In reference guise, the Titan was faster. And the 780 in reference guise is slower than the 290X. You have to compare Apples to Apples, man. You can't just pick and choose benchmarks from different classes of cards (in this case ref. vs custom cooled). In Sky's review, the 290X ended up beating the Titan more than half the time, and matching it the rest, and it beat the 780 ALL the time. Not too sure what is not clear about that!

Edit: My Bad! The 780 beat out the 290X in Assassin's Creed III!

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I'm not sure what isn't clear about that! A 13% jump over the 780, and a 3% jump over the Titan. THAT is why it's being compared to the Titan.



What three are those? As I recall, Nvidia has released one chip in the last year since the first Kepler, and that would be GK110. Just because it's found in two different cards doesn't mean it's 2 different chips.

AMD, on the otherhand, has released 2 new chips. The Bonaire, which was released as the 7790 six months ago, and now as the R7-260X, and now Hawaii, which is found in the R9-290X and 290.






I think some people really, really, really don't want to root for AMD no matter how well they do.
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Well the stock card when overclocked ties with the Titan.

I truly believe Nvidia released the Titan to make the 780 look good because it was $350 cheaper and pretty much identical in performance when over clocked.

As far as not rooting for AMD why would I do that? AMD doesn't care for me and neither does Nvidia. I admit I prefer Nvidia but I have owned multiple AMD cards in previous builds.

Everyone is calling this a huge victory for AMD but all Nvidia has to do is lower the price of the GTX 780 to $550 or less. If they did that I would have a hard time recommending a 290x because of its heat and noise.
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Cool, Thanks. And yah, the 290X will not make nVidia sweat in their knickers, unfortunately. At least the hype will get AMD some cash flow.
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Is the card throttling at all?
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Is the card throttling at all?
The card tries to hit a temperature threshold so by definition it is constantly throttling to maintain 95C, you can set that at 70C and it will do the same or you can set it just to turn up the fan speed.

The card strives to maintain the highest clocks it can with the temperature and fan speed value given.
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The card tries to hit a temperature threshold so by definition it is constantly throttling to maintain 95C, you can set that at 70C and it will do the same or you can set it just to turn up the fan speed.

The card strives to maintain the highest clocks it can with the temperature and fan speed value given.
Thx! Well said and pretty concise info!
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