Will my PC be ready for a 2 R9 290X's?

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Vinnie, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I did yes, x8 and x16 Gen 2.0 and I could not notice anything significant enough to make a difference.
     
  2. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    They have been delayed.. I need to wait till at least next week. :(
     
  3. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    I am waiting too :/ But I'll continue to wait because price + BF4 premium is almost steal.

    And as for tests of difference in pure graphics performance I prefer AvP 2010, because it is relatively heavy on GPU, but it's very light on CPU.
     
  4. flow

    flow Maha Guru

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    pcie 2.0 lanes are not saturated yet from any card, hence why pcie 3.0 doesn't show much improvement.
    As for being ready, your cpu overclocked will do fine, a haswell overclocked will do even better.
    But that's always the case with newer hardware. It will always outperform the older tech.
    The differences however are minor with intel.

    That's also why the general consensus is to not upgrade sandy bridge 2600k for a haswell.
    Maybe the next generation will proof to be a real upgrade from sandy.

    Anyway, overclocker sites say the same about it, no real gains from pcie 3.0 over 2.0.
     

  5. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    I cancelled my order. The shop could not tell me when the cards will arrive. I will wait till december and order two 290X non BF4 editions then. Only BF4 editions are "available" now.

    That will spare me about €160,-. :)
     
  6. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    Well my cancellation has been cancelled. Videocards will arrive tomorrow!
     
  7. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    I'm sure you can still send them back if you don't want them?
     
  8. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    Yes I can. But I hope I don't have to. :)
     
  9. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    I got about 14000 in 3D Mark 2013 Firestrike. In the Guru3D review two 290X's got 16000. Is my score correct?

    And my GPU's are making weird sounds when they are rendering 3D images. Is that normal?
     
  10. eclap

    eclap Banned

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    youre forgetting one thing, guru3d review is done with a 3960X for cpu. that will score a fair bit more in physics compared to your cpu, giving higher p score. I did mention this in the 290 review thread, I think Hilbert should add the graphics score for 3Dmark scores.

    What is your graphics score in Fire Strike? I scored 16323 graphics score with a meh overclock on my rig.
     

  11. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    If you want to compare results, then you have to count in CPU,MB, ram speed difference.
    Because tests on 2011 with 4 memory channels tends to be different from 1155 dual channel.

    I like Luxmark, OpenCL test which can tell you how well it does. And runs workload only on selected device.

    If you are interested here are my results through time:
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    Device		driver		score		utilization
    HD7970		AMD Preview	13266		100%
    HD7970		AMD 2012-03	14536		100%
    HD7970		AMD 2012-04	14345		88%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2012-07	16067		96%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2012-11b4	17700		99%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2012-11b11	17477		97%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-03b2	16498		90%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-3x7790	16202		90%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-08b	15692		87%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-08b2	16096		89%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-10b	17641		97%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-10b	17641		97%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-10b2	17549		97%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-11b3	17466		97%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-11b8	17515		97%
    
    
    Test 2		488K Triangles
    HD7970		AMD Preview	1534		100%
    HD7970		AMD 2012-03	1681		100%
    HD7970		AMD 2012-04	1687		92%
    HD7970		AMD 2012-07	1885		97%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2012-07	1999		97%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2012-11b4	2407		99%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2012-11b11	2357		98%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-03b2	2272		94%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-3x7790	2221		92%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-08b	2238		91%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-08b2	2266		92%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-10b	2445 		98%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-10b2	2420 		98%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-11b3	2489 		98%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-11b8	2523 		98%
    
    Test 3		2016K Triangles
    HD7970		AMD Preview	827		100%
    HD7970		AMD 2012-03	1006		100%
    HD7970		AMD 2012-04	1003		96%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2012-07	1060		98%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2012-11b4	1246		100%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-03b2	1223		98%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-3x7790	1216		98%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-08b	1213		100%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-08b2	1232		97%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-10b	1256		99%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-10b2	1258		99%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-11b3	1244		99%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2013-11b8	1248		99%
    Preview Driver is driver on which we all saw original tests before launch. And which made me buy this Card. So you can see Nicely how it evolved.
    GHz means that Test was no longer done on Stock Clocks, but on 1050/1500MHz.
    For Consistency I did test 2 to see not only jump in performance done by driver, but to see performance from clock increase too:
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    HD7970		AMD 2012-04	1687		92%
    HD7970		AMD 2012-07	1885		97%
    HD7970	GHz	AMD 2012-07	1999		97%
     
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  12. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    Almost 22000 :)

    http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1097925
     
  13. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    I am noticing something weird. In my 3DMark result under graphics card details it states that my GPU has 3GB of VRAM, while in my AMD driver I have 4GB?

    EDIT - Crysis 3 is still not running that great, it is one bad coded game. BF4 runs great. :D
     
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  14. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Cool that you enjoy the new candy, Crysis 3 is a bit of a bitch with NV as well.
     
  15. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    Thanks Hilbert! How much did you get in the 3DMark 2013 graphics score?
     

  16. eclap

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    21.5k graphics score in Fire Strike is great, that's 5k more than me, which is about right! you have a beastly rig right there. Enjoy! :)
     
  17. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Nice,

    I see you have only 8700p by physics, OC that cpu a little. My 4770k @ 4.7ghz has 13460p :)
     
  18. Vinnie

    Vinnie Ancient Guru

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    I will in the future, when I need it. I actually don't like stressing my PC more than necessary.
     
  19. BABA-The Hacker

    BABA-The Hacker Banned

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    Performance loss - with mobo (in collaboration with RAM)....

    Get the juice out from the i7 and R290x.....!!! Though.....

    -----BIG sales: IF U BUY THE RIGHT side FROM THE pair of SHOEs ,...U'LL GET THE LEFT SIDE.....


    hURRY!!!!//////////
     
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  20. kazama

    kazama Master Guru

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    What framerate get in bf4 Vinnie? are the 2600k at stock clock?
     

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