back on the red team

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by xvcardzx, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. xvcardzx

    xvcardzx Member

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    Just got my 390, coming from 770. No problems with drivers, asic quality is 65%, pushed it to 1090/6200mhz.

    Temps idle 41 with fans off and load 72.

    Although gpu-z is showing chip hawaii and release date 2013 haha :)


    Maxed out witcher 3 with 16fxaa and 4x msaa and runs as butter as opposed to my 770 which was struggling with this game.

    Very pleased with the card and it's price to perfomance value. Go AMD !:)
     
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  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    390 is a good card, it should last you for a while. Up to 40% faster than your 770. Enjoy... :p
     
  3. oGow89

    oGow89 Maha Guru

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    Upload your bios please for others that might be interested in flashing their cards ;)
     
  4. DesGaizu

    DesGaizu Ancient Guru

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    Enjoy your "new" 290 dude :3
     

  5. oGow89

    oGow89 Maha Guru

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    It feels like nVidia users are more upset than the AMD customers. lol
     
  6. DesGaizu

    DesGaizu Ancient Guru

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    Don't think any ones that upset are they?

    I just came from a 290 myself it was a good card for sure.

    Also he's coming from a 770 which was a re-brand of a 680 so a nivida re-brand to a amd re-brand :3
     
  7. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Look it go, 390 shows great performance with plenty of Vram. I would never take 970 over 390, same pricing.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. troll1

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    I was looking for something like that. The r9 390 is newer.
     
  9. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    Having owned 290 that was overclocked to ~1100 MHz with nice boost to memory... I would never pick 390 over 970. 970 at 1,5 GHz is easily faster, cooler and quieter. Vram advantage is meaningless since if the game would benefit of more than 4GB it would already be unplayable.
     
  10. troll1

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    I think the gtx 970 has lost its charm ;)
     

  11. Undying

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    Both GTA V and Shadows of Mordor are going way past 4GB while keeping playable fps on 390.

    Idk, 3.5GB card isnt very appealing to me at 300€+.
     
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    Exactly what i wanted to say ;)
     
  13. Romulus_ut3

    Romulus_ut3 Master Guru

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    The R9 390 is a slightly overclocked R9 290, just about enough so that it would get past or get near a reference GTX 970 so that people would make the mistake of thinking that it's a better buy than a GTX 970. Compare the R9 390 against any factory overclocked GTX 970 and I can guarantee that it'll lose 90% of the benches. All that 8GB of VRAM is pointless because any game that uses settings that exceeds 4GB of VRAM will come to a point where regardless of whether you're using the R9 390 or the GTX 970, it'll not be able to provide playable performance. Despite having 3.5 GB of video memory plus the half a gigabyte L3 cache, the GTX 970 owns the R9 290 at 1080p, 1440p and even at 4K. And the driver support is worth every penny, not to mention the power efficiency. The market share stats are a good indication too. AMD's #4GBis4GB campaign backfired so bad, it's laughable.
     
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  14. oGow89

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    I don't know, but i am keen to think that if you go with nvidia, you shouldn't pick anything less the gtx 980, that way you would be safer. How knows what might become of the card by the end of this year, and i think most benchmarks of the r9 390 show non-reference gtx 970s, at least the ones i read. And the results are actually the same on both 1-2+ on the r9 390 on some games and losses on others. You still can get up to 10 fps if you also oc both cards on your own. So yea i think they are on equal grounds as of now. Which is basically to show that a non-reference r9 290 would also give you the same results. The 8gb vram comes in handy when cross-firing two or more cards at higher resolution. So to be honest i think the r9 390 is competitive to the gtx 970 at its current price.
     
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    As an owner of a GTX970, it's really not a card I'd be looking to purchase at this point. I love the card, but I wouldn't recommend it at this point with it's current price.
     

  16. oGow89

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    How much is it selling for? It starts at 320 euros here.
     
  17. Undying

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    Look at it this way. Even if 390 cant use all available 8GB it can still use 5-6GB vram effectively before framerate suffers badly. Like i said, GTA V can use more than 4GB on 390 while keeping smooth gameplay with no suttering of any kind, 970 just cant.

    All this thing reminds me of gtx680 2GB vs 7970 3GB and look in what position are those cards now.
     
  18. oGow89

    oGow89 Maha Guru

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    Nooooooooooo sshhhhhh don't bring them here again. Omg it finally got quiet for a bit, ah man here comes the s***storm.
     
  19. sammarbella

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    I agree.

    I don't understand all these ppl saying "X GB is enough! You will never need more!" and 1 year later they have GPUs short in ....VRAM!

    To have more RAM is never bad, maybe you'll never use it all (or be able to use it all) but is not breaking your GPUs or MOBO!


    LOL
     
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    Kind of dumb having a 4gb flagship that could probably make use of 8gb in the fury x to 8gb in 2013 retreads than cannot make use of 8gb in single card configurations. Those 7970 and 680 are well over 3 years old. The slightly faster 280x 770 are old as well. I myself got rid of 3 680 close to 2 years ago.
     

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