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    What Facebook Could Look Like On Oculus Rift

    There will be no need for cuting edge low latency hardware in Oculus to do this sort of thing, so if this is their proposed usage scenario they are going to produce something that will be of no use for gaming, if it was more expensive and better speced for gaming then joe public would not buy it...
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    Oculus Responds To Internet Outrage

    Lucky..."Hey Mark we've just got support in another major game engine and we're getting the head tracking latency down to 20ms" MZ....."meh...okay....but Im much more interested in pushing this into VR sports events and movies, we don't need such cutting edge specs for that just go with the...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    Don't forget multi gpu setups......those that have got it working are having very good results. Scaling appears very high and reducing the cpu load imposed by multi gpu systems is allowing for high perfomance increases....one guy at OC.net reporting 95% increase going from DX to mantle in a...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    I've found that it crashes on Mantle if you have MSI afterburner running....I just apply the overclock and then exit out of it......think there are a lot of things to be sorted yet....that's why we are getting such varied and different accounts from different users....but this is just the first...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    Wow some guy over at that thread reporting a 95.7% increase going from DX to Mantle with a trifire 290 setup....incredible. Also looking back at the german site linked to earlier shows the crossfire scaling at 99% when going from one to two 290x's under mantle while the scaling with DX at the...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    I may be wrong but 3.9ghz is not the stock speed of the 3960X it is 3.3ghz......3.9ghz is only the boost speed when only one core is active afaik.... so this have been oc'ed to 3.9ghz on all cores. I also found that link very interesting, firstly in how the DX version was virtually...
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    AMD Mantle Performance Preview in Battlefield 4 @ [H]

    Good read..thank you. I also found the odd hitching noticeable in the test range. Think time will allow developers to further optimize for the gpu so that gpu limited scenario's will get a bigger boost. Also in addition to this helping lower/mid power systems I also think that it will help...
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    AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Now Available

    sorry to be thick but how do you access the internal fps counter in bf4?
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    AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Now Available

    2700K @4.5ghz and R9 290X windforce edition on win7 64 bit here.....getting massive speed up going from d3d to mantle in star swarm. but not able to get fraps to run with mantle in bf4 so not able to make comparison. Will say though that I get quite frequent "hitching" in BF4 with mantle...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    Hey laugh all you want...glad to provide the entertainment. I just find it hard to understand how or why it appears that the Hawaii chip itself can show such large variation in overclocking ability....I mean a 20% increase in voltage for a 6% increase in out of the box settings as has occurred...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    I know that the amount of overclock can vary but you seem to have a very bad sample there. I have a Gigabyte 290X oc windforce (no not a fan boy just upgraded from my 2x gtx 460s which were great) I can hit 1115mhz with a voltage increase of just +25 milivolts the core runs at about...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    I know this....I only refer to watercooling as the results are at difference with what has been stated here. As I've conceded it may be that using less efficient air cooled solutions may reverse this result as the 290x is more difficult to cool....but this review has not proven that...and...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    That may be the case but you would have got a higher stable overclock at 100% fan speed. The 290X having a smaller die size and so greater heat density is going to be very susceptible to reducing the cooling efficiency as you have done by limiting the fan speed. Additionally running at...
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    ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Overclocking Review @ [H]

    Just google around for watercooled benchmarks....I don't have any to hand atm....but that was the take home message I got from reading several different ones.
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