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Someone convince me not to buy this. I have Nvidia card now.

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Someone convince me not to buy this. I have Nvidia card now.

> do they really get that hot
> does it matter
> are drivers really that bad
> how is it so much cheaper by comparison
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>>51499800
>stock cooler on an R9 290
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OP your house will literally catch on fucking fire
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>>51499800
What the fuck? You can get a 390 for that much, unless this is like Canadian currency or something
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>>51499842
Its in Canadian kekbucks. Why does it matter if that shit gets hot, aren't gpu's build for that shit?
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>>51499800
get it
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>>51499882
>Why does it matter if that gets hot, aren't gpu's build for that?
Hotter: More noise to cool it.
Hotter: Lower lifespan.
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>non X
>reference cooler
Quit being a bitch and get a Vapor X 290x.
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>>51500060
but does that really matter if the lifespan goes from 10 years to 4? These things don't really break before they become obsolete from what I've heard.

>>51500081
Am wagekek want to get better hobbies so i don't want to spend a fortune but still want to blast fags in 4k was considering gtx 960
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>>51500096
The only things you'll be blasting in 4k with a 290 or 960 is in Quake 3 / Doom 3 / CoD 4.

Neither of those cards can do 4k 60FPs on modern titles, not even 1440p.
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>>51500096
>but does that really matter
Apparently, it does. Apparently, people want to buy quality stuff that does not break so fast, with a good cooler that is quiet, instead of a mini jet engine.

Look, if you have your heart set on this card, go get it. It is your $$$, you can do as you please with it. If you are here to get information, i.e. if you want to know why no one recommends stock cooler R9 290/290X, it because the stock cooler is terrible.
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>>51499800
>reference R9 290(X)
These things are the entire reason AMD cards get a bad rep nowadays. The reference cooler is completely inadequate for that GPU's power requirements so it will run hot as hell and be noisy as all fuck.
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>>51500146
Noted, but again not trying to spend my whole life on it. I would prefer an Nvidia card but having trouble finding something in between 960 and 970. Suggestions?
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>>51499800
If you're replacing the card in your current setup, I'd reccomend sticking to nvidia or you may end up needing a whole new pc in a month. the pc is so used to the nvidia hardware and components, and when you change all that, it can really throw off the computer and cause failures. If you want to risk it though, I'd recommend at least putting the amd card in a different slot then the one you ran the nvidia card in.
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>>51500244
280X/380X. 290/390 too, if you can find them for a good price.

...with a decent cooler, not a lawn mower.
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>>51500255
Nigga what.
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>>51500255
kek/10
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>>51500255
nigga u stoned ? is that a thing ?

>>51500260
so its a shit cooler then, why the fuck do they make this expensive shit then put on a cheap fan arnet they like 10 bucks each ?
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>>51500298
>why do they make this expensive card then put on a cheap fan arnet they like 10 bucks each ?
AMD designs GPUs, it is not in the cooler business. At the time of its release, the R9 290X had better performance than the $1000 Titan, for half the price. They could put any cooler they wanted on it, and it would still sell.

But that time is past. The card can now be had with good coolers.
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>>51500298
They leave it to the board partners to design a good cooler.
That's also the reason Asus' 290(X) cards run hotter than most of the other brands, as they just slap on a cooler that's originally designed for NVidia cards so it's not as effective on the AMD ones.
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>>51500244
You could get a 4GB 960 and then OC the shit out of it. Just get an EVGA ACX 2.0 SSC one.
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>>51500372
A 290 with proper cooling will blow any 960 right the fuck out though, overclocked or not.
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>>51500372
If i overclock it wont that shit get hot like the r9 290? seems redundant...

>>51500395
Any recommended models, looking at this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161459&cm_re=r9_290-_-14-161-459-_-Product
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>>51500418
The cooler on that is fucking massive and reviews say it's pretty effective, just gotta make sure it'll fit in your case.
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>>51499800
R9 390 is like 240 bucks, might as well get that instead.
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>>51500260

What's your opinion on the r9 380X? How overclockable is it really?
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>>51500244
wait for the 960 ti :^)
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>>51500478
Its black Friday and i want these slavings senpai want to buy this week
>>51500418
Anyone heard anything about this company, never heard about it before
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>>51500497
what the fuck is this shit senpai
>"senpai"
>"senpai"
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>>51500497
Grab a Sapphire, Gigabyte or MSI card if you can. Asus build quality is good as always but their cooler is lacking as it's not tuned to AMD cards.
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>>51499800
You will die of meme overdose.
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>>51500507
Baka senpai to be honest family desu
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>>51499800
>pulling the trigger now when black friday is around the corner

why?
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>>51500555
Its part of a blackfriday deal, sale ends Nov 29th
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Good choice.
AMD cards are a joke on the high end.
If spending more than $200 get Nvidia.
>muh 8gb of vram
>muh 4 year old chipset
>muh shit build quality
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every amd chipset either GPU or CPU i've had has failed on me

meanwhile every nvidia chip has lasted me a fucking lifetime
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>>51500585
>290X was end of 2013
>4 years old
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No FreeBSD drivers.
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>>51500624
Please talk more shit about things you don't know about.
Fucking educate yourself
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Core_Next#GCN_1.0
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>>51500606
sounds like you're unlucky man

I've have both amd and intel rigs and both are rock solid.

x4 955 just won't quit & 7870 still puts in work
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>>51500606
That's funny, I've actually had the reverse.

rip 8800 GTS, 196.75 took you too soon
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>>51500606
this
I have a fucking GTX 280 that has been overclocked and has almost 10,000 hours of 100% utilization and is still going strong.

My 7870 burned out in 1 year
My R9 280 burned out in 1 year.
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>>51499800
Just got a tri-x. It's loud, it's not that hot. The drivers are finnicy. It works really well.

Go on ebay. get one cheaper.
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>>51499800
My friend got a 290x for $50. Damn I wish got it.
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>>51499800
>309

What the hell anon they were literally going for 200.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202043

Stock card + g10 + h100 is good for the price.
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>>51500646
I don't get it, the only GCN 1.0 cards sold today are the 370 and 350. Not high end.

Wait, are you pissy they keep calling it GCN? You know GCN 1.X isn't actually an AMD marketing term but one assigned by the media right?

I mean shit dude. It's like being mad that the R600 and RV970 were both VLIW5 architecture.
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>>51500759
it's funny money

not ameribux
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>>51499800
>not buying a sapphire 390 for the same price
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>>51500889
nigger read the fucking thread
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>>51500768
If you can't draw the obvious conclusion that the chipset is 4 years old when the evidence is right in front of you I don't think you are capable of learning anything.
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>>51500940
Dude, do you have any fucking clue what an architecture is? Because if you think Maxwell and Kepler are extremely different then you're fucking retarded.

Both Nvidia and AMD drastically changed their architecture set in 2012. AMD swapped away from their VLIW implementation, used since 2005, and Nvidia swapped away from their SIMD implementation used since 2006.

Since 2012 there have only been incremental improvements.
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BUY IT AND THE CAT GETS IT
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I've been Intel/Nvidia for a while now but when I was AMD only I honestly didn't have a problem with it.

This was back during the Phenom II Radeon 4000 series though.
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>>51500183
I have a MSI 280x and I have to strain my ears in a completely silent room to just barley hear it. Unless you're one of those autists who flip over tiny noises, you'll be fine.
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>>51499800

>reference
>$310

you're either canadian or a shill, the b-stock 970 is $250, comes with an aftermarket cooler, and has an out of the box OC that brings it to the perf of a stock 980/390x

this card isn't worth it unless you plan to put a water block on it, reference hawaii cards have extremely high failure rates
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Have had my 390 for about a month now. No it does not get very hot. No the drivers aren't bad. Yes it consumes more energy.

The negatives have been minor/negligible. Have to force 1080p on my native 720p display. Works fine, but had to tinker with clear type as Nvdias scaling seems to be a bit better than AMDs. Also, on some of my wallpapers I get this weird pixel flickering. Not always in the same place, nor does it occur in programs, games or videos. Again I some suspicion it has to do with the scaling. It's not the display, I know that for sure. I also do not think it's anything physically wrong with the card as it happens hot, cool, underload, idle. It could be the hdmi cable I guess, but it's unlikely.
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I have one of these babies and its perfect for 1080p
Just avoid the reference cooler.
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I have odd driver issues with my 144hz monitor and 290x. Sme games I am forced to use free sync.
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>>51499800
only get the sapphire tri x 290x... i repeat, do not ge the stock cooler.
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