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GTX 780 Overclocked beats R9 290X Overclocked. Dealbreaker for you?

#11wildog2006Posted 10/27/2013 2:52:01 PM
steveboblarry posted...
Eh Iam going to wait for the 880 series


Punctuation is your friend, use it. Unless your name is Eh Lam. If so, my bad, but how did a caveman learn to use a computer?
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#12PanopictonguyPosted 10/27/2013 3:02:41 PM
I'm looking forward to Crossfiring two Vapor X 290x's. Get a 1200w psu and load my machine up with fans.
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#13SM1LER7Posted 10/27/2013 4:16:19 PM
Most of the reviews I have read specifically mention that the stock cooler is bad, worse than average, so I am going to reserve judgement until I see some high-end coolers tested.
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#14steveboblarryPosted 10/27/2013 5:53:41 PM
wildog2006 posted...
steveboblarry posted...
Eh Iam going to wait for the 880 series


Punctuation is your friend, use it. Unless your name is Eh Lam. If so, my bad, but how did a caveman learn to use a computer?


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#15DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/27/2013 6:04:27 PM
steveboblarry posted...
wildog2006 posted...
steveboblarry posted...
Eh Iam going to wait for the 880 series


Punctuation is your friend, use it. Unless your name is Eh Lam. If so, my bad, but how did a caveman learn to use a computer?


http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Ron-Swanson-Says-Dont-Even-Care.gif


What's with the stupid linking images instead of typing fad?
It was barely amusing back in the early 2000s on imageboards.
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#16Bazooka_PenguinPosted 10/27/2013 6:15:18 PM(edited)
The 290x isn't aggressively overclocked out of box. AMD's new boost basically works like this. There's a target frequency (the max) and it clocks down towards a minimum frequency to compensate for heat. In other words, it's underclocking.

It's the opposite of Nvidia's boost with Kepler, which starts at a base frequency (a floor) and overclocks towards a max speed (the boost target) and then overclocks even more if the TDP allows it (Kepler boost).

Oh, and Gibbo on OCUK said he got his 290x to 1200+mhz on air
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#17Orestes417Posted 10/27/2013 6:16:17 PM
Not in the market for a new card, won't be for a generation or two. So no, I don't particularly care
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#18The_AntiGrimPosted 10/27/2013 6:18:41 PM
wildog2006 posted...
steveboblarry posted...
Eh Iam going to wait for the 880 series


Punctuation is your friend, use it. Unless your name is Eh Lam. If so, my bad, but how did a caveman learn to use a computer?


chill your roll, beefcake. no one cares about his mistakes, the post was perfectly legible
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#19DarkZV2BetaPosted 10/27/2013 6:23:12 PM
Bazooka_Penguin posted...
The 290x isn't aggressively overclocked out of box. AMD's new boost basically works like this. There's a target frequency (the max) and it clocks down towards a minimum frequency to compensate for heat. In other words, it's underclocking.

It's the opposite of Nvidia's boost with Kepler, which starts at a base frequency (a floor) and overclocks towards a max speed (the boost target) and then overclocks even more if the TDP allows it (Kepler boost).

Oh, and Gibbo on OCUK said he got his 290x to 1200+mhz on air


I bet it works exactly the same internally, though. Boost speed is actually just a show variable in the bios, and doesn't make any impact on operation.
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#20DiehardFFv2Posted 10/27/2013 6:23:22 PM
The_AntiGrim posted...
wildog2006 posted...
steveboblarry posted...
Eh Iam going to wait for the 880 series


Punctuation is your friend, use it. Unless your name is Eh Lam. If so, my bad, but how did a caveman learn to use a computer?


chill your roll, beefcake. no one cares about his mistakes, the post was perfectly legible


Not everyone is fine with the dumbing down of language simply because something is "readable". No one expects someone else to write graduate level papers on messaging boards, but not adhering to eventhe most basic of grammar rules just demonstrates sheer laziness.
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