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AMD Radeon R9 290 Review

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Spreadie 5th November 2013, 13:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by rollo
Core temp does not = heat produced by a card.
Quite right - the core temp is not the same as the heat the card releases to atmosphere. However higher core temp does mean more heat released.

TPU points against were:
Extremely Noisy
High temperatures
High power consumption

The scent of the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra is strong in this one!
Parge 5th November 2013, 13:52 Quote
£310 for the same (OC'd) performance of a Titan! Yes please!
GuilleAcoustic 5th November 2013, 14:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by teppic
No, since if you just stick a big cooler on it which lowers those recorded temps, it'll still be giving out the same amount of heat.

I agree on that ... same amount of heat, just that it goes somewhere else (air instead of core)
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Originally Posted by teppic
Use a quieter cooler with lower core temps that exhausts into the case instead and all of the heat will go into the case, rather than out of the back.

From the back thermal view, the card doesn't exhaust hot air. It's mainly the PCB and components that are heating. Even if AMD says it is OK, I wouldn't gamble on that.
Harlequin 5th November 2013, 15:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by Spreadie
Quite right - the core temp is not the same as the heat the card releases to atmosphere. However higher core temp does mean more heat released.

TPU points against were:
Extremely Noisy
High temperatures
High power consumption

The scent of the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra is strong in this one!

they also said the same about the GTX 480....


didn't stop people buying it.
Harlequin 5th November 2013, 15:45 Quote
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-review-benchmark,3659-19.html


holy ****

AMD are literally waiting for the GTX780Ti before coming out and releasing the AIB`s to slap it down oO
greigaitken 5th November 2013, 17:16 Quote
the press - retail difference looks pretty bad on amd's part...
I just ordered a 290 and prolimatech cooler so that should keep the card running full blast, however i'll be p1ssed if the retail 290's run much slower than press editions.
Neogumbercules 5th November 2013, 18:01 Quote
Don't care about the stock cooler. Mine is in the mail! This thing matches blows with a 780 priced $150 more and beats it at higer resolutions and that's before Mantle comes into play. Plus it really kills the 780 in BF4. The price is fantastic and I don't feel like waiting for more expensive aftermarket cooler versions.
AlienwareAndy 5th November 2013, 18:24 Quote
Man what's the fuss about?

I bought a stock 7970 at launch. I overclocked it to 1000mhz, it got hot. Consistently in the high 80s with the fan on 100%. The noise drove me bloody crazy, that's the price you pay for a top end ferrari card.

I also had a GTX 470. It was very hot and very, very loud.

If AMD were charging Fermi prices for this thing I could understand. I mean Fermi was fast, powerful, hot and loud and used loads of power. It was also expensive, making it completely unattractive. Yet people still bought it.

This card costs less at its launch than the 5870 did for god's sake, and it's three years or more after the fact and people are complaining? :)

I think we should be bloody grateful here that AMD don't hire the same brain dead monkeys to price up their products that Nvidia do. I mean seriously, the f*ck?
AlienwareAndy 5th November 2013, 18:25 Quote
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Originally Posted by Parge
£310 for the same (OC'd) performance of a Titan! Yes please!

Indeedydoodly man. Seriously, I doff my cap to AMD.
Neogumbercules 5th November 2013, 19:31 Quote
Wonder if they will use the Hawaii Pro gpu for a dual gpu solution. R2990 etc... That would be interesting.
Spreadie 5th November 2013, 19:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Harlequin
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spreadie
Quite right - the core temp is not the same as the heat the card releases to atmosphere. However higher core temp does mean more heat released.

TPU points against were:
Extremely Noisy
High temperatures
High power consumption

The scent of the GeForce FX 5800 Ultra is strong in this one!

they also said the same about the GTX 480....


didn't stop people buying it.
Yeah it did, actually. It stopped me too.
Cei 6th November 2013, 09:22 Quote
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/11/amd-stomps-nvidia-with-r9-290-at-least-in-reviews/

Any comments on this? In particular, this is worrying:
Quote:
290X cards are meant to run the GPU at 1GHz and the fan at no more than 40 percent while keeping below a temperature of 94°C. The site tested retail cards that are dropping to just 727MHz. These cards are also seeing their fans run at more than 40 percent as they struggle to stay below their thermal limit.

Have AMD been cheeky and carefully selected the R290 cards for review as those better performing bins?
GuilleAcoustic 6th November 2013, 09:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cei
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/11/amd-stomps-nvidia-with-r9-290-at-least-in-reviews/

Any comments on this? In particular, this is worrying:


Have AMD been cheeky and carefully selected the R290 cards for review as those better performing bins?

This is not the kind of card I would buy on release date, better wait a few month to see some real return on experience. Who would put a max temp security on stock card if they where that confident in their tech ? Those card just looks like over feeded technology with a security to prevent it from auto melting itselfs.

Stock, non overclocked card, should run at 100% without such a trottling security.
Sheiken 6th November 2013, 10:15 Quote
Well, I just ordered one, so we'll see :)

Otherwise it just goes back!
Gareth Halfacree 6th November 2013, 10:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cei
Have AMD been cheeky and carefully selected the R290 cards for review as those better performing bins?
See our coverage here for AMD's official statement on the matter.
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