AMD: Volcanic Islands R1100/1200 (8***/9*** series) Speculation/ Rumour Thread

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  1. hoom

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    Nasty noise & power though.

    Gotta be about the first time that many people consider buying 2nd from top card & downclocking it.
     
  2. elect

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    I heard about problems cooling VRMs, but it'sfine since it is not done for the 290

    Btw, it's a pity they didn't mention any temperature..
     
  3. gkar1

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    Anand's conclusion is facepalm inducing. Ryan needs to learn how to reset fan settings after upgrading the drivers.
     
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    or the price cut of gtx780 has spoiled their party...
     
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    :lol:

    I am actually quite happy and satisfied that they love to listen to their customers, here you can say they are much more customer-friendly than their competitor. Kudos for this.

    Of course, if you think logically- they will still earn cash but at least don't piss customers off and more improtantly- place the products not overpriced in the sane range where they are extremely competitive.

    Don't you understand this?

     
  6. SimBy

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    Whys that?

    OTOH we have a new testing method courtesy of Ryan. Noise equalization :!: Conclusion, 290 is no faster than 280 :twisted:
     
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    R9 290 seems like a perfect card for a water block. Water block removes the fan noise, and the card seems to overclock quite well with a good cooler. And even if you don't intend to overclock it, better cooling removes all the throttling (allowing the card to run at maximum speed all the time). The card has unbeatable price/performance for this use case.
     
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    It doesn't even need a waterblock for that, but a good third party solution from Asus, MSI, Gigabyte etc. Water cooling will be better, but will imo help more if you have more than one card in the system. Good air coolers will handle one card just fine and the difference between a good air cooler and this reference one will be huge in real world usage.
     
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    Regarding the availability of R9 290, the situation seems quite good at least in UK. Overclockers.co.uk has HIS, MSI and Sapphire all available.
     
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    you must also consider the circumstances in which the 290 series came out .... or you forgot the price of the 7970 at debut (or, in a similar manner, when the 7990 came out on the market) ?
     
  12. fellix

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    According to Guru3D's thermal imaging, the VRM temperature on both 290X and 290 is quite low under load. The heat burden in definitely on the GPU-memory area.
     
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    This would be a no-brainer purchase if not for the noisy cooler. I've got a really quiet PC, and I don't want something like this annoying the hell out of me. I'll wait for the third-party cooling solutions to arrive at the end of the month.
     
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    Please, 20% is indeed not on the high side for the EU.
     
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    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-review-benchmark,3659.html

    Cherry picked review 290X: 68.9 fps
    Retail 290X: 57.1

    Caveat emptor.
     
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    Sounds like a defective product, this behavior is not normal.
     
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    Yup, I don't think anyone is that stupid to provide a cherrypicked sample for reviews that's this far off from retail cards' performance.
     
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    DSC hows your Mantle is irrelevant and DOA going?

    I wonder if everyone complaining about 290 noise levels uses stock CPU cooler. If not, why is it such an issue using after market cooler with 290? Its still gonna be cheaper and beat the crap out of 780 and Titan.
     
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