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    390X coming soon few weeks

    I don't know why people expect to see reviews/preformance numbers on Tuesday. It's pretty clear it's going to be a product launch like Hawaii was (with few details and lots of marketing fluff), with reviews to follow in a few weeks. There have been no indication that review sites have cards...
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    Project Cars?

    Anyone else having trouble getting it to start? I haven't played in a while, waiting for my wheel, but I tried to play a couple times recently and have had no luck. It'll start, but it hangs at the Bandai games splash screen until I alt-tab. Then I can log in and select free practice, and a...
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    R9 290x black screen

    Mine does the same thing. I think it started when I switched to the 14.x drivers, so it may be that if you are running them. Sometimes I can wake my system up and the monitor light comes on but it stays black (and I can use Win key + L to lock and then unlock and it comes back) and other times...
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    GIGABYTE R9 290X OC and ASUS GTX 780 Ti DCUII Review @ [H]

    If you haven't seen 780 Tis beating 290Xs in Firestrike, you haven't been looking very hard. The 780 Ti kills the 290X in graphics score especially. http://www.overclock.net/t/1406832/single-gpu-firestrike-top-30/0_30
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    R9 290x black screen

    I don't know. I heard somewhere it is PLL, but I've never seen it documented. But GDDR5 doesn't run at 1.0V, which is what my VDDCI is, so it's definitely not memory voltage.
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    R9 290x black screen

    You are assuming VDDCI is the memory voltage. Unwinder has said there is no memory voltage control on these cards.
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    Success! XFX R9 290 flashed to Asus R9 290X!

    In any case it's not true, because people have received week 40 chips that are unlockable. Also some Sapphire cards have started to show up unlockable. So it appears that it is actually getting more common, not less.
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    Flash 290 to 290X Possible?

    There have actually been a bunch of people who have done it - Powercolor cards specifically seem to have a very high success rate. Some XFX also, but not the other manufacturers. http://www.overclock.net/t/1443242/the-r9-290-290x-unlock-thread/0_30
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    Success! XFX R9 290 flashed to Asus R9 290X!

    The Vdroop is really bad on these cards, so 1.25V in GPU Tweak may be resulting in ~1.1V load voltages. Even with +100mv on my card (which should be 1.35V) it only actually runs at ~1.25V with the Vdroop. Increasing the core voltage seems to help memory overclocking as well, especially those...
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    R9 290x black screen

    I've had that also. First time it happened when Windows rebooted it installed some patch, so I thought that might be related, but then it happened again later.
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    Tom's Hardware: R9 290x likely faster than Titan (4K benches inside)

    Well, so far all we know is that it beats the 780 that much in handpicked circumstances. The leaked reviews from China had the cards more evenly matched.
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    Tom's Hardware says 290x doesn't do well against 780 at 3840x2160...

    The risk in waiting, though, is review sites including the 780 Ti in their 290X launch reviews. So if it beats the 780 across the board but ties or loses to the 780 Ti, it's going to come off worse than if the reviews had only had the 780 in them. Launch reviews carry a lot of weight even long...
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    Launch of 290x and 290's delayed?

    AMD also throttles Furmark. http://www.anandtech.com/show/6915/amd-radeon-hd-7990-review-7990-gets-official/16
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    R9 290x Delayed?

    It originally came from the leaked slides that were posted a few days ago., "Under embargo until Oct 15th" or something to that effect.
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    R9 290x Delayed?

    He also said the North America pre-orders would be up on the 3rd, then the 4th. Still not up though. Notice he mentioned launch, not review NDA which is what the delay was about - when asked to clarify he never answered back.
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    More R9 290X details, NDA lifts October 15th

    Hmm. $519 is kind of pricey for the 290. Was hoping for $459.
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    More R9 290X details, NDA lifts October 15th

    No, they said it was the fastest GPU they've ever made.
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    Leaked Radeon R9 290X Benchmarks?

    Pre-order bundle listed at Taobao - price is around the GTX 780 price (same as Asus 780, about 10% above other 780s). Listed at ¥4999. http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.11.kZdcIm&id=35068875774
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    How NVIDIA could rain on AMD's parade

    No, they did not say they were bundling it with the 290X. They said there was a Special Edition BF4 290X that would be available for pre-order and included BF4. Not the same at all. Notice the "limited quantities".
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    How NVIDIA could rain on AMD's parade

    There has been nothing from AMD to indicate BF4 is going in the Never Settle bundle. In fact, I'd say the fact that they are selling a BF4 edition 290X would suggest it isn't going in, at least not right away. Why make a special edition if all the cards get it - kind of defeats the point of...
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    AMD Hawaii-based graphics cards to mass ship in October

    You wrap it to a low-lever driver that interfaces with the Nvidia hardware directly, and maps the calls into Nvidia specific functions. Same way they made Glide wrappers back in the day. It doesn't have to involve DirectX or OpenGL at all.
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    Leaked Radeon R9 290X Benchmarks?

    The GHz part was faster, but AMD didn't launch the GHz card until after the GTX 680 was released. When the GTX 680 launched, it was faster than the 7970 (hence the price drop and GHz edition launch). This kind of total imaginary memory syndrome is typical of the AMD fanboys that infest...
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    AMD GPU 14 Product Showcase Livestream

    10x? I don't think so. It is supposed to increase draw calls up to 9x, but that's hardly the only work the CPU and GPU are doing.
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    AMD Sez

    I didn't hear anything at all about frame pacing drivers.
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    AMD GPU 14 Product Showcase Livestream

    Where did you see anything about a 2x performance increase?
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    How NVIDIA could rain on AMD's parade

    Probably because from a sales standpoint, they are. If they can sell their target number of cards at a higher price than AMD, why would they care what AMD priced their cards at? If they are making their sales and profit numbers, why get in a price war? Does Apple care what Samsung sells...
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    AMD Sez

    I think he's probably seen his share of AMD cards, since he's a a reviewer/editor here. Why do people automatically assume the the current card people are using is the only card they have/have ever used?
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    Over-Provision a Crucial M4 512GB SSD?

    If you did it that way right from the start, it will be fine.
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    Overclocking 4770k Results

    In practice it won't go well with a 1.6V input voltage. If you are at low Vcores just leave it on Auto, rather than try to manually drop to a lower value.
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    Overclocking 4770k Results

    I really doubt that 1.22V is causing any degradation. My chip was pushing that at stock.
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    New linpack from intel

    It works, but it's not really better enough to deal with the hassles of trying to clean it up later. Unless you really want every last degree of performance, it's generally better to use a normal TIM between the IHS and the cooler.
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    All In One CPU Liquid Cooling Unit Thread

    Minor correction, but the X60 is a 280mm, not 240mm.
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    New linpack from intel

    Yes, CL Ultra or Pro is your best bet.
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    4670k & 4770k purchased anwhere operating performance thread

    It's normal, there's pretty muc always a temp split. Delidding would help reduce it, but otherwise you pretty much just live with it.
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    4670k & 4770k purchased anwhere operating performance thread

    Depending where you end up with the Vcore, you may also need to increase the VRIN (CPU Input Voltage). You normally want to keep that 0.4 to 0.5 above the Vcore. You'll also probably want to increase Vring (Cache Voltage) to make sure you aren't getting cache or ring bus issues.
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    Overclocking 4770k Results

    09, I tried yesterday before I saw the 10.
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    Overclocking 4770k Results

    I tried it yesterday and the system rebooted right in the middle of the BIOS flash. Didn't seem to affect anything, it booted as normal and the microcode say 09 when I checked it afterwards, but my previously stable overclock crashed, so I flashed back to the real BIOS. Let us know how it goes...
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    New linpack from intel

    Until applications that use AVX2 come out, that is.
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    4670k vs 2600k is it worth it? my friend wants to buy my 2600k

    If it helps, I went from a 2600K at 4.6 to a 4770K at 4.4 (and I had to delid to get that)- and if I had to do it over again I wouldn't switch. So unless you are getting a really good deal on the old stuff, I wouldn't do it.
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    Intel 2600K and Asus P8P67 PRO B3

    Deal pending.
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