Recent content by ElMoIsEviL

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    Watercooled Radeon R9 290x Rig Pics

    Just thought I'd share a build I recently pieced together. I'm thinking of going Dual R9 295x2 and bump up the power supply but am not sure if the dual rad config I am using can support the heat load. Anyhow.. cards both run at 1,200MHz without any throttling whatsoever. System is nearly...
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    GTX Titan Black with 6 gb DDR 5 RAM around $1000

    My experience with Windforce cards is that the fans they use, on those coolers, are cheap sleeve bearing fans that have a hard time running reliable for more than 6 months under slightly higher than average use. The fans will literally come off their bearings and stop spinning. It has...
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    AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Video Card Review @ [H]

    You can get the driver, in question, HERE A direct link is available HERE.
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    AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Video Card Review @ [H]

    And that doesn't even matter one bit :) Especially not when you factor in real world compute throughput (if you're into using GPGPU functionalities). I mean unless you're concerned over Power Draw, which ironically AMD and nVIDIA fans only happen to concern themselves with Power Draw the moment...
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    Now that Mantle is here

    Well, according to YouTube videos, the 290x demolishes the 780 Ti when Mantle is used in terms of raw frames per second as well as frame times. Crossfire Scaling is also very healthy at over 90% (vs 78% in DX11). Any such review would simply make 780 Ti owners feel a tad more annoyed... I...
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    My Sapphire 290 Tri-X with my beloved 780 GTX Ti

    You either didn't do a proper driver install (meaning you had nVIDIA drivers on the system (or older drivers) and simply installed the new Catalysts on top) or you're being disingenuous.
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    What video card has served you the longest before upgrading?

    My list: ATi Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB (2-3 years) 3DFX Voodoo 2 12MB SLI (I had that setup for 3 years) GeForce 8800 Ultra 768MB SLI (2 years) AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB Crossfire (2 years)
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    Err... wha???? :confused:
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    Funny/Odd Considering I spent last night playing Battlefield 4 using Mantle and two Radeon R9 290x's in Crossfire without a hitch.
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    GPU3 beta available

    What features specifically? Could you elaborate and specify which features ATi GPUs lack (aside from those I mentioned) which would make all that performance "moot"?
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    GPU3 beta available

    Correlation does not imply causation. I've written extensively as to the cause(s). The two main factors were ATi hardware's inability to access threads in protected memory. This is used to buffer preliminary results into system memory (this has been rectified with the 5x00 series). You...
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    Geeking Out with AMD and OpenCL @ [H]

    I just wanted to reply to this claim you're making. You're stating that AMD hardware is slow compared to NV hardware. Might I ask what evidence you're using to draw up such a conclusion? On the GPGPU front, current AMD hardware (even RV770) is over 2x or more faster than GT200 under most...
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    What overclocks were you able to achieve with a Corei5 750?

    Other polls: And there is one over at THG as well:
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    What overclocks were you able to achieve with a Corei5 750?

    Common guys and gals. If you've got an i5 oc'd.. please share your results. This data will be used in conjunction with two other polls on other sites to give us all an idea about the potential of the Corei5 750 chip.