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#1 Ci7

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 01:32

Here are the first pictures of AMD's next-generation flagship graphics card, the Radeon R9 290X. If the naming caught you off-guard, our older article on AMD's new nomenclature could help. Pictured below is the AMD reference-design board of the R9 290X. It's big, and doesn't have too much going on with its design. At least it doesn't look Fisher Price like its predecessor. This reference design card is all that you'll be able to buy initially, and non-reference design cards could launch much later.

With its cooler taken apart, the PCB is signature AMD, you find digital-PWM voltage regulation, Volterra and CPL (Cooperbusmann) chippery, and, well, the more obvious components, the GPU and memory. The GPU, which many sources point at being built on the existing 28 nm silicon fab process, and looks significantly bigger than "Tahiti." The chip is surrounded by not twelve, but sixteen memory chips, which could indicate a 512-bit wide memory interface. At 6.00 GHz, we're talking about 384 GB/s of memory bandwidth. Other rumored specifications include 2,816 stream processors, four independent tessellation units, 176 TMUs, and anywhere between 32 and 64 ROPs. There's talk of DirectX 11.2 support.

 

 

 

 

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#2 AngelGraves13

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 05:30

YES!

 

Competition is back....

 

go AMD!



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:01

not sure about other peoples experience but having multi ati/radeon cards ether single cards or in some cases 3-way crossfire. The amd/redeon drives are more or less garbage on windows and non existent in linux.

 

I can't count how many times the graphic drives stop responding due to ati drivers

 



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:11

not sure about other peoples experience but having multi ati/radeon cards ether single cards or in some cases 3-way crossfire. The amd/redeon drives are more or less garbage on windows and non existent in linux.

 

I can't count how many times the graphic drives stop responding due to ati drivers

 

 

what are you running?



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:13

not sure about other peoples experience but having multi ati/radeon cards ether single cards or in some cases 3-way crossfire. The amd/redeon drives are more or less garbage on windows and non existent in linux.

 

I can't count how many times the graphic drives stop responding due to ati drivers

 

What year are you living in? AMD has far better linux drivers than Intel or Nvidia, secondly I don't know what you are doing but not once have my drives crashed or stopped responding since the 6xxx series..



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:26

not sure about other peoples experience but having multi ati/radeon cards ether single cards or in some cases 3-way crossfire. The amd/redeon drives are more or less garbage on windows and non existent in linux.

I can't count how many times the graphic drives stop responding due to ati drivers

You're think of 2004.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:27

Probably not enough power from your power supply.

 

I'd recommend at least 800 watts for 2 cards. I have a 1200 watt power supply and I have one card. System runs more stable when you aren't running at 80% load on your power supply. 50% load runs the best and lasts the longest, so go double what you need.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:29

What year are you living in? AMD has far better linux drivers than Intel or Nvidia, secondly I don't know what you are doing but not once have my drives crashed or stopped responding since the 6xxx series..

 

As much as I like AMD's graphics cards I have to disagree with you about their Linux graphics drivers. It is fair to say that AMD has graphics drivers for Linux. It is a stretch to say that their open-source graphics driver is better than the open-source Intel driver. It is completely laughable to say that their proprietary graphics driver is better than the open-source Intel driver or proprietary NVIDIA driver.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:32

That's your opinion and you're well entitled to it. I'm just saying what I've seen from my own experiences. I've only used 2 types of cards on unix, 560ti and 6790 and for me the AMD drivers seemed better and easier to mess around with for a unix "newbie".



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:47

Probably not enough power from your power supply.

 

I'd recommend at least 800 watts for 2 cards. I have a 1200 watt power supply and I have one card. System runs more stable when you aren't running at 80% load on your power supply. 50% load runs the best and lasts the longest, so go double what you need.

last setup I had was 900Watt 3-way 5770 ...

ran it on vista sp2 x64 and windows 7  w/ sp1 x64.. In fact I still have 1 of my 5770 still running to this date on a amd black edition 965 3.4, 8gig ddr2 800mhz windows 7 sp1 x64

 

dosen't crash as much as it use to ? possible due to the fact its not CF at the moment  but comparable cards for its time the 260GTX was a better by
the computer its in, the user don't play any games ether.
 



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:53

Ooh. You're talking about crossfire. Then I have to admit, anything up to 13.2 sucked. Don't know from there forward.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 06:58

the other ati cards I had were x700 128mb AGP 4/8x and a old 9250 64mb pci

 

needless to say I so far enjoyed my 3DFX boards and nvidia boards more...

I jump off the bang wagon when the 2-way 7770  didn't work for unknown reason and picked up a 560ti448 core (basically 570gtx) for $1 more then the 2 7770 costed me originally

 

later found out I got a lot better bang for my buck by buying the slightly dated 1 card compared to the 2 new cards
 

I told my self I'll try and hold out till the 860ti/870 comes out before I replace my 560ti448

 



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:33

i love AMD, wish them all the best, and hope AMD will grow in sales.

 

 

it's a great piece of hardware, only problem is: would it require to sell a kidney to own it?



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 07:57

I'm not crazy about running my PC games at max everything, if my gfx card can do it then fine but if I have to go in and tweak some things to help performance that's also fine IMO.   I'm going to stick with my HD 7870 for as long as I can at this point.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:54

what are you running?

 

At a guess, I'd say at least 2 ounces of weed...