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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: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=241456 And there is one over at THG as well: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/272147-28-core-overclock
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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.
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    What overclocks were you able to achieve with a Corei5 750?

    So the question I want to post today is towards those with Corei5 CPUs. What Overclock were you able to achieve? What settings did you use: CPU Ratio Setting - ? BCLK Frequency - ? PCIE Frequency - ? DRAM Frequency - ? QPI Frequency - ? DRAM Timing Control CPU Clock...
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    Lynnfield Turbo question

    You shouldn't be comparing an E8400 and a Lynnfield based processor on frequency (MHz) alone. If you take a Corei5 750m disable two cores and clock it to 2.8GHz it will still be faster than your E8400 under most tasks. Intel improved the performance per clk (per MHz) for all i5 and i7...
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    You all don't exist.. HardOCP doesn't exist...

    I'm not an Intel "fan". I run what performs the best. I'm also an overclocker. Not a fan.
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    You all don't exist.. HardOCP doesn't exist...

    It must be that Megatasking and Platformance man.
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    You all don't exist.. HardOCP doesn't exist...

    LOL... yeah... he is their intellectual leader too.
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    You all don't exist.. HardOCP doesn't exist...

    Well I am a bit of a radical :p But you get the point. It's time we actually fight back. They continually indoctrinate new users into their (for lack of a better word) "religion". Those poor souls.
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    You all don't exist.. HardOCP doesn't exist...

    I think Kyle would like nothing more than to see his honor being defended. Kyle is NOT an Intel Shill and I am tired of hearing about us all being evil or bad people just because we don't support AMD or made to feel somewhat guilty because I enjoy overclocking and top performance. This is...
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    You all don't exist.. HardOCP doesn't exist...

    According to AMDZone? Anandtech, Tomshardware, HardOCP, XCPUs etc are all PAID Intel Shill sites.
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    You all don't exist.. HardOCP doesn't exist...

    I think for the price (http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0317379) the Corei5 750 is a damn good bargain ($149.99USD). Page 2 btw :p
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    You all don't exist.. HardOCP doesn't exist...

    http://www.amdzone.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=137052&start=175 According to AMDZone members (all this based on one biased member's failed attempts at overclocking a Core i5 750) and I quote: "there is no way for a Core i5/i7 to get undocumented high frequency with any good cooling."...
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    Fermi GeForce GTX 360 and 380 Benchmarks

    So fake..:p (I state this based on the THG link with the troll guy having the same results in a clearly fabricated fake set of THG benchmark result images)
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    NVIDIA Website Dedicated To Mocking Intel?

    Does she spout anything other than non-sense? Between her an Atech I swear they could start they own website... maybe call it nVIDIAZone where all the delusional nVIDIA fans can go to pat themselves on the back (the way AMDZone users do). Or maybe she could start her own blog to the style...
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    NVIDIA Website Dedicated To Mocking Intel?

    Your opinion does not count. We all know you're an nVIDIA fan-girl/fan-boy. To defend this sort of behavior is just mind boggling. Now, as for this ATi re-labeling you speak of... what cards exactly?
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    So with alavel the new Intel...is AMD still worth it?

    AMD does not have the upper hand in cost/performance in CPU intensive tasks. If you mean when playing PC games then yes, that will likely be the case but when utilizing CPU intensive tasks (Image, HD Video editing or some transcoding/encoding or better yet F@H) a little Core i5 750 will...
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    I'm sure this will inflame many but....

    Err.. considering there will be Vista updates for those cards... you should be able to install a Vista driver (as I've done) without issue. My laptop has an x16xx Mobility GPU with Windows 7 and Vista drivers. Works perfectly.
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    How to Activate Hardware PhysX to play with an ATI Video Card

    I clicked on this thread knowing you would post a comment somewhere. You didn't disappoint. So does nVIDIA pay you hourly? PS. I've had this patch running since October 6th and it's worked nicely: http://www.ozone3d.net/benchmarks/score.php?id=80ed7494d7edda1bf89760f940cfd585
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    AMD Briefing With Eric Demers Slide Deck @ [H]

    really now? http://ixbtlabs.com/articles3/video/spravka-r7xx-p2.html http://www.elitebastards.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=734&Itemid=27&limitstart=1 http://techreport.com/articles.x/14990/4 http://hothardware.com/Articles/ATI-Radeon-HD-4850-and-4870-RV770-Has-Arrived/...
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    AMD Briefing With Eric Demers Slide Deck @ [H]

    Yeah that author didn't know what he was talking about. AMDs architecture WILL ACT as he states (like 1/5th of what it is capable of computing) when faced with simple tasks. AMDs architecture loves to do several things at once (only then can the Ultra Threaded Dispatch Processor keep the ALUs...
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    AMD Briefing With Eric Demers Slide Deck @ [H]

    I was attempting at simplifying the comparison for you. You don't know what you're talking about. RV870 is a VLIW superscalar architecture (http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2009/09/30/ati-radeon-hd-5870-architecture-analysis/8) The thread processors are 5D SuperScalar. You might want...
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    AMD Briefing With Eric Demers Slide Deck @ [H]

    GTX 285s competitor is the 5850. 5870 has no competitor. 5870 X2 is GTX 295s competitor (due out next month).
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    AMD Briefing With Eric Demers Slide Deck @ [H]

    No, they count them the same way. The difference is in the architecture (AMD is using a SuperScalar architecture while nVIDIA is using a Scalar Architecture). If you're using simple shaders (or a single shader) it won't work efficiently with AMDs Ultra Threaded architecture (which is 5...
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    AMD Briefing With Eric Demers Slide Deck @ [H]

    Um, So let me get this straight. The Radeon HD 5870 (fastest single GPU available) did not push the "industry further" but a late GTX 295 which barely squeezed by the Radeon HD 4870X2 did? You have to remember. The release schedule went a little something like this... GTX280 GTX260...
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    GF100 (Fermi) explained

    What are you talking about? You lose an argument (because you clearly have no clue what you're talking about) and now you want to discuss the PhysX hack? Why are you attempting to change the topic? GPGPU has yet to take off. The deciding factors are now in play (Direct Compute 11 and OpenCL)...
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    next gen Nvidia cards in Feb 2010?

    HAHAHA you both always manage to give me a good laugh. HardOCP is simply re-iterating a feeling which nVIDIA have been giving to all of the reviewers. One reviewing site after the other left the with the same feeling. Late 2009 announcement and Q1 2010 availability. As for it being a new...
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    GF100 (Fermi) explained

    No. I've explained that to you before but you have a thick head. The performance difference in Folding@Home had to do with GT200s ability to access protected memory as a temporary software cache. This is something RV770 lacked and it just so happens something that helped in that particular...
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