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Should I buy a reference 290x for 220$?
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>>51418067
no
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>>51418067
yes, but make sure buying also Rajintek cooler + fans is worth the overall price
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>>51418067
New? If not better buy new r9 290 non reference.
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>>51418067

Never buy reference.
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No. Unless you're prepared to change the cooler yourself.

The stock cooler on the 200s was fucking awful.
Cards themselves were pretty good though. But the stock cooler... damn son. Why can't AMD get things right? They make a card with a high TDP then throw a shitty cooler on it.
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Always buy reference. And waterblock.
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Should I buy a turbine?
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>>51418067
Reference is only for mining in the other room so that you can't hear it.
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>>51418067
Yes, if you're going to add a aftermarket cooler on it.
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>>51418322
>>51418300
>>51418333

What if I don't mind the high noise? Is it going to be damaged or anything from the temp?
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>>51418409
It may throttle if it reaches 94C and cause a frame rate drop.
Nothing will be damaged.
But you won't be happy with the noise.
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>>51418438
What if I use isolating headphones?
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>>51418450
It can be heard through isolating headphones according to reviews.
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>>51418474
lol

How badly does it throttle? What if it's a crossfire setup, will that sitll be bad? (Let's ignore the heat/noise aspect of the second card, just assume one card is throttling)
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>>51418495
Dude. Fuck that card. Get a 970, spend the extra cash, it will worth it
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>>51418067
set the fan to 80% to avoid throttling if you dont mind the noise.

anyway i bought the sapphire tri-X one for almost the same price and it's dead quiet maybe do some shopping more before you pull the trigger
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>>51418520
unironically recommending the 3,5 scam card to anyone
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>>51418450

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQhqOKKAq7o
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>>51418554
Scam? Well ok, say what you want...
I honestly bought one knowing the issue, and honestly couldn't have been happier, I max out every single game I have tried except Metro Last Light Redux because I set down the SSAA or however the fuck you say it.
Also no heat or noise issues when I touch my case its literally cold asf, and no noise at all
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>>51418640
>hey guys i bought a defective hardware while knowing the issue all along and cant be happier no more after i made the purchase

wew lad
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>>51418554
Here in bongland the 970 is the same price as a 390. Might as well get the meme card as it performs better in everything anyway
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>>51418695
At least the GPU isn't trying to burn your house down
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>>51418712
Bongland? Where is that?
And yes it may only have 3.5 but still is better than the 390.
Goes to show how shitty AMD is
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>>51418712

>everything

Don't be talking about things you don't understand.
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>>51418786
I don;t play Ass Creed Unity.

War Thunder and Fallout 4, MGSV etc... In those it performs better (and yes I realise F4 is poorly optimised trash)
I'll be buying come black friday so really the internet has a week to convince me not to get a 970
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>>51418640
You would be able to say the same about r9 290 for 250$ (back when 970 was new), or r9 390 now for the price of a 970.

I don't think AMD are angels but you knowingly support pure cancer practices while you have a valid alternative.
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>>51418786
HAHAHAHA

Are there more benchmarks where the 3.5 is revealed?
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>>51418889

There are a few but I don't have too many.
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>>51418915
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>>51418920
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>>51418217
No it isn't, own a reference 290, never goes over 82 C under full load.
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>>51418915
What is that supposed to represent?
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>>51418941
Stuttering, lower frame times are better and they should be smooth without a lot of jumps like in the Nvidia benchmarks
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>>51418934
Setting it to 80% fan speed doesn't count achmed
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>>51418934
You do realise that 82C on the core means your VRMs could probably boil water?
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>>51418067
>Reference
>AMD

don't, just don't.
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>>51418554
>much vram
Fuck off amd shill with your dead meme
O can max almost every game including heavily modded skyrim with my 2GB 770
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>>51418970

The hawaii pcb is built to take considerable punishment, but like any electronics cooler is better.

Also: technically the hot vrm (vrm1) doesn't get hot on reference hawaii as the fan is directly above it.
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>>51418878
My house burning down is not an alternative
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>>51418957
Never goes past 50% Rakesh, but it's not like your poor shilling street shitting ass would know
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>>51418712
>the 970 sucks at running the worlds worst console port that nobody even plays so don't buy it
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>>51418996
I said almost all games you cheeky kek
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>>51419010
>console port
>because it runs shit on every platform

Engine is shit, yes but console port it is not.
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>>51419018
It is a console port tho
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>>51418992
epic
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>>51419015

If we count games from pong all the way to the best of 2013 I suppose most would be an accurate statement.

On the other hand the 770 now competes with a 270x or a 280 instead of besting the 280x like it was supposed to.
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>>51419051
>780 is worse than 280x
why live?
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>>51419051
>>51419088
Imagining myself with a 7xx series card I feel dirty, seems old, deprecated, discarded. While r9 290 still feels fresh and powerful.

Imagine being a sucker who got a 780 for 650$(!!!!)
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Just get a 290 and bios flash it to a 290X, use the saved funds on a decent heatsink such as the Raijintek Morpheus, and then overclock the cunt out of it.

I have a 290X and the stock cooler fucking screams under load (I plan on getting the Morpheus), mind you I could probably play with the fan curve more, instead of having 10% fan speed increments for every 10c on the core, but when a game kicks in, it quickly hits 80+C, and this is in a TJ08-E with a 180mm intake directly hitting it from about 2 inches away.
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>>51418993
It's loud as fuck even at 50% though. Hell at 50% I can hear it through my goddamn door.
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yes, a 290 will do fine as well.

you can mod their bios to a working 390 or 390x.

since they come with dual bios slot.
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Why is
>http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-PCI-Express-Video-Graphics-GV-R938WF2-4GD/dp/B014N20FQE
so much cheaper than the others?
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>>51419105

>Imagine being a sucker who got a 780 for 650$(!!!!)

In early 2014 I had a choice between a 780 and 290x for pretty much same amount of money. I chose the 290x.
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