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Old November 11, 2013, 06:08 PM
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Look at how much the AMD cards brought up your minimum framerate. This is a good thing and the reason why it was perceived to be smoother on the AMD cards.
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Old November 11, 2013, 06:29 PM
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ontarioti.....nice work.

I should have my 2 780Ti Cards by the end of the week. What would be a "common" Res we could do some comparisons at....I'm limited to 2560 x 1440..would be interesting as I'll be comparing the 780Ti SLi to Tri SLi 680's.....we could do a straight comparison 290X CF Watercooled vs 780Ti SLi (on Air though)....
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Old November 11, 2013, 06:42 PM
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ontarioti.....nice work.

I should have my 2 780Ti Cards by the end of the week. What would be a "common" Res we could do some comparisons at....I'm limited to 2560 x 1440..would be interesting as I'll be comparing the 780Ti SLi to Tri SLi 680's.....we could do a straight comparison 290X CF Watercooled vs 780Ti SLi (on Air though)....
Rj you gotta water cool them if you can, and let them loose
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Old November 11, 2013, 06:53 PM
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^^^.....I know ;)
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Waterblocks installed. Time to remove the TriSLi GTX670's
Damn! That is some sweeeeet hardware pr0n there mate! Bet that will keep those hot tamales purring along at full speed.
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Damn! That is some sweeeeet hardware pr0n there mate! Bet that will keep those hot tamales purring along at full speed.
Absolutely! Running at 1.1Ghz with no throttle is nice. I will experiment more but I maybe at my limit on the cores since 1.15 was no go. I haven't played with the voltages yet since Afterburner still needs to update to properly support the 290 series unless I'm missing something.

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Is there any R9 290 manufacturer that offers the card with stock cooling decent enough for the card to be used stock without getting my neighbors to complain about the noise nor built-in egg frying capabilities?

Slight exaggeration of course. I dont wanna/cant build a watercooling setup, but I love the price point and capabilities of this card. Its just screaming loud or 95C, neither of which I'm really comfortable with, you know? My last card that pushed that high partially melted my old sound card :p Not looking at SLI use. Just want to know if any of the offerings will keep the card below 90 (ideally 85) at reasonable fan speeds and noise levels?

Edit: I think I found my answer and we'll have to wait for 2014 to see any card offered with non-reference cooling.

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Ya, if you wait I am sure their partners will release new non reference design boards with much better cooling. I just ordered the xfx one and plan on watercooling it, just not sure if I want to spend a little bit extra to get the aqua computer waterblock since that one looks the best out of the bunch.
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