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AMD R9-290x reviews are out (faster than Titan at half the price)

#71xKynOxPosted 10/24/2013 11:14:55 AM
shame its a amd and will have crap drivers
#72DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/24/2013 11:15:04 AM
Combo Master posted...
Why is the card beating the titan at 4k, does the vram not even matter? Titan was always way over priced for the speed increase it gave over the gtx 680 but damn now even 6gb vram doesn't matter even at 4k.

By the way is this the best version to get when it comes back in stock?

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127758


Vram will matter when games need more Vram, and not a moment before then. As is, 2GB is plenty for most resolutions, and 3GB is plenty for the rest.
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#73sonicteam2k1Posted 10/24/2013 11:24:28 AM
man looking forward to this...
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#74Snuckie7Posted 10/24/2013 11:33:51 AM
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
The card is pushing its heat limits, in games it hits 94c without an oc. The card doesn't OC well at all, getting an extra 100 is damn impossible without lockups

Attempting to overclock the R9 290X revealed that the GPU is basically already giving its all. We managed to extract another 90MHz (9% gain) for a core speed of 1090MHz. However, the card's GDDR5 memory skipped from 5GHz to 6.4GHz without any problems.


http://www.techspot.com/review/727-radeon-r9-290x/page9.html

Doesn't seem like I'll be swapping out my Titan for this mess, considering it OCs and performs 34% past the benchmarks. Price doesn't mean nothing, since the Titan released February of this year and this is releasing at the end of the year. If you don't own anything high end, I suggest waiting until Nvidia does something to counter or at least wait until non-reference cards because reference cards aren't good other than performance


You realize that most of these overclocking results are on stock voltage right? (~1.12V)

1090MHz is pretty decent for stock voltage actually, because Hawaii scales very well with extra voltage.


DarkZV2Beta posted...
It seems to be slower than Titan in 1080p, about the same at 1440p, and faster at 2160p.
I guess nVidia will have to step up their game for 2160p.

Really, though, it aught to be compared to 780, not Titan, in which case it's generally slightly faster for a lower MSRP.

Doesn't appear to be that way at all. 290X is tied with the Titan at 1080p, leads slightly at 1440p, and leads even more at 2160p.

http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/reviews/AMD/R9_290X/27.html

I guess you could compare the 290X to the 780 to make the 780 look really bad. It's like the 280X against the 770, one of them is about $100 overpriced.
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#75DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/24/2013 11:36:39 AM
Snuckie7 posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
The card is pushing its heat limits, in games it hits 94c without an oc. The card doesn't OC well at all, getting an extra 100 is damn impossible without lockups

Attempting to overclock the R9 290X revealed that the GPU is basically already giving its all. We managed to extract another 90MHz (9% gain) for a core speed of 1090MHz. However, the card's GDDR5 memory skipped from 5GHz to 6.4GHz without any problems.


http://www.techspot.com/review/727-radeon-r9-290x/page9.html

Doesn't seem like I'll be swapping out my Titan for this mess, considering it OCs and performs 34% past the benchmarks. Price doesn't mean nothing, since the Titan released February of this year and this is releasing at the end of the year. If you don't own anything high end, I suggest waiting until Nvidia does something to counter or at least wait until non-reference cards because reference cards aren't good other than performance


You realize that most of these overclocking results are on stock voltage right? (~1.12V)

1090MHz is pretty decent for stock voltage actually, because Hawaii scales very well with extra voltage.


DarkZV2Beta posted...
It seems to be slower than Titan in 1080p, about the same at 1440p, and faster at 2160p.
I guess nVidia will have to step up their game for 2160p.

Really, though, it aught to be compared to 780, not Titan, in which case it's generally slightly faster for a lower MSRP.

Doesn't appear to be that way at all. 290X is tied with the Titan at 1080p, leads slightly at 1440p, and leads even more at 2160p.

http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/reviews/AMD/R9_290X/27.html

I guess you could compare the 290X to the 780 to make the 780 look really bad. It's like the 280X against the 770, one of them is about $100 overpriced.


I was going by the average of the two settings for 290x. Though, if you want to be fair, it aught to be between 290x loud mode and Titan set at 95c/whatever fanspeed to get the same noise level.
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#76Xeeh_BitzPosted 10/24/2013 11:40:17 AM
Snuckie7 posted...
Xeeh_Bitz posted...
The card is pushing its heat limits, in games it hits 94c without an oc. The card doesn't OC well at all, getting an extra 100 is damn impossible without lockups

Attempting to overclock the R9 290X revealed that the GPU is basically already giving its all. We managed to extract another 90MHz (9% gain) for a core speed of 1090MHz. However, the card's GDDR5 memory skipped from 5GHz to 6.4GHz without any problems.


http://www.techspot.com/review/727-radeon-r9-290x/page9.html

Doesn't seem like I'll be swapping out my Titan for this mess, considering it OCs and performs 34% past the benchmarks. Price doesn't mean nothing, since the Titan released February of this year and this is releasing at the end of the year. If you don't own anything high end, I suggest waiting until Nvidia does something to counter or at least wait until non-reference cards because reference cards aren't good other than performance


You realize that most of these overclocking results are on stock voltage right? (~1.12V)

1090MHz is pretty decent for stock voltage actually, because Hawaii scales very well with extra voltage.


DarkZV2Beta posted...
It seems to be slower than Titan in 1080p, about the same at 1440p, and faster at 2160p.
I guess nVidia will have to step up their game for 2160p.

Really, though, it aught to be compared to 780, not Titan, in which case it's generally slightly faster for a lower MSRP.

Doesn't appear to be that way at all. 290X is tied with the Titan at 1080p, leads slightly at 1440p, and leads even more at 2160p.

http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/reviews/AMD/R9_290X/27.html

I guess you could compare the 290X to the 780 to make the 780 look really bad. It's like the 280X against the 770, one of them is about $100 overpriced.


Well, lets see the 290X hit 13k in graphics for Firestrike, thats well over 30% more than it does OC'd
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#77sonicteam2k1Posted 10/24/2013 12:00:45 PM
how much would a HD7970 GHz edition go for? Ima sell this bad boy and jump on this 290x
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#78DiehardFFv2Posted 10/24/2013 1:47:09 PM
sonicteam2k1 posted...
how much would a HD7970 GHz edition go for? Ima sell this bad boy and jump on this 290x

You might be able to get 200 for it. Anything much more than that would be a miracle since you can get 7970's with three games for just three hundred and a majority of times they will overclock to the same level as your card.
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#79DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/24/2013 2:26:30 PM
7970 should still be able to get 250, maybe 300 on the used market.

I wonder when we'll get a proper head-to-head with the same cooling solution, same upper temperature setting, and same tdp limit?
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#80LostHisHardcorePosted 10/24/2013 2:45:17 PM
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