Published on 10th December 2013 by
Originally Posted by sandysIt covers the chip, the ram and both the VRM points, nothing else is needed, my EK blocks are much the same.
Might be worth noting that r290 and r290x use the same die and board so equally this applies to them for those who might not know.
Originally Posted by PanosGuys, something is wrong with those benchmarks, and I would expected from bit-tech better job.
On 1920x1200 with 8AA the stock GTX780 has 2372 and the 290X under air 2176.
While few days back, at 2560x1600 with 0AA, the stock GTX780 had 2298 and the 290X under air 2157!
Which means that the PNY XLR8 OC or ZOTAC AMP! GTX780s which are 10% faster than the stock 780, beat here a water cooled 290X @ 1155?
(Before someone calls me a AMD fanboy, I have a PNY GTX780 XLR8 and i7 4820K, just stating the obvious)
Originally Posted by Seb.FI think what he's saying is that on the same settings, he was expecting the watercooled 290X to beat the 780, where at present, it isn't?
Originally Posted by TheMadDutchDudeI'm confused about the temperatures. How does the core get to 72c at various different settings, including slower fan speeds? There's absolutely no way a card will stay as cool at 40% as it does at 100% fan at the same clock speeds. I've heard a 290X and seen the temperature differences. Are you sure they're correct?
Originally Posted by sandysThe card throttles clocks etc to not exceed 95c max temperature any further, the graph is delta T to ambient so ambient is probably 23c
Originally Posted by KovoetDamn I wish I knew how to water-cool as I'm too kak scared. Corsair H100i very easy but this and yet so damn tempting
Originally Posted by schmidtbag
From what I've heard, the best way to do a water cooled system is to only power on the cooling system but disconnect everything else. Keep an eye open for leaks and if it happens to spray everywhere, you'll be fine. Contrary to what many people believe, water doesn't hurt electronics as long as they're uncharged. Every time I make an upgrade to my (desktop) computers, I take out most of the parts and clean them under a faucet and just wait a day or 2 for them to dry off. Its cheaper and sometimes more effective than air cleaners, and makes the stuff look like new when you're done.
Originally Posted by somidiotI'd be curious to see the GTX 780 or 780 Ti water cooled vs this same setup across the regular benchmark suite, see how far each card can be pushed on water vs. air.
Originally Posted by law99I've had the equivalent of a whole mother ****ing bunch of water all over my **** and all I did was dry it out.
Originally Posted by rolloOnly thing that confuses me is with these benches how is the 780 on air faster than this is on water in unigene.
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