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AMD Radeon R7, R9 2xx GPUs 28nm | 250 260X 270X 280X 290X | Discussion

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by vid_ghost, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Geno

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    No 290x cores are 1000...
     
  2. Kurosaki

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    Basically this thing will be the same as that Asus Ares II 7970, and it will come in a huge as box just like the Asus. Remember that one?
     
  3. 2SHY

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    Funnily enough that card is mentioned in the review below.

    The Anandtech AMD Radeon 295x2 Review
     
  4. csimpson

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    Got a 295x2 for a couple of weeks for benchmarking and a quick review for Gizmodo AU. It + cooler + Noctua CPU cooler + each Maximus V Extreme board is reeeeally starting to push the limits of this small case :)

    I can confirm that it runs FTL: Advanced Edition quite well! :p

    I can ask AMD on Monday morning for you, if no one else has it confirmed just yet. Can't remember off the top of my head if it was mentioned.

    Edit: just checked my email - RRP $1,899, release "end of April". Nothing more concrete than that sorry.
    Yup, came to me in a big metal suitcase.
     
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  5. shadow85

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    Damm $1899 thats the price of 3 R9 290X's. Not so sure if I want a 295X2 now. If it was $1500 i'd buy it for sure.
     
  6. sirelliottm

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    I am in the same boat. I was thinking 1500 would be ok for what you get but as it etches closer to 2k the eagerness to purchase diminishes.
     
  7. shadow85

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    I mean cmon, more than the price of 3 R9 290x's! Itz ridiculous, is AMD forcing us to buy 2 R9 290x's, or atleast making us consider it?
     
  8. Omniscient

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    Anyone have problems running Arma 3 in Croxxfire with 2 x 280x ?

    It seems rather broken. If it does end up working, the 2 cards merely run at around ~35% load, and if it doesn't work, one card runs at 60% load.
     
  9. KuNFuSHuN

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    hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my SLI 2gb gtx 670 oc. looking at ebay some are still selling for over $250. If I can at least get $500 for both would it be worth getting a single 290, 290x or nvidia 780(non-ti)?

    I would really like to run single graphics card (preference and wanting to run on my 1440p display at max) and I don't mind losing a couple of FPS as long as I can run games on max on either 1440p display.

    I would assume with a higher memory bandwidth and the extra 1-2 gb on top of my current 2gb cards should benefit on my higher than 1080p res displays? and should be able to get a couple more years out of the rig (in my sig) if i add another card in the future?

    Would this be worth the upgrade?
     
  10. jtool

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    It doesn't optimise very well at all in crossfire.
     
  11. Cpt Watermelon

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    ^It's just 2 290x's, at 1.3x the cost of buying them individually..
     
  13. AEKaBeer

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    Worth it for the watercooler alone for anyone looking to crossfire 290x's.
     
  14. FiShy

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    Why? two 290x's with bocks will costs as much as a 295
     
  15. AEKaBeer

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    Exactly, same price pre-installed with warranty intact.
     
  16. FiShy

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    Most people who w/c at this end all have custom loops tho
     
  17. mshagg

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    Installed the 14.4 betas 'release candidate' last night. Havent noticed anything different yet.

    Still having to unplug/plug in my second monitor in order to get all three working. Every boot. Urgh.
     
  18. Renban21

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    I had the same problem with my dell monitors. Found out the cables with the monitor not the right spec. Bought proper spec displayport cables no more issue.
     
  19. Vladdo

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    What's the prob?
     
  20. mshagg

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    Worked fine for ages, then one day it booted and only 2 of my 3 screens were recognised. Now does that every time. If i unplug one monitor then plug it back in, it all starts working, remembers my eyefinity display group etc.

    Only from cold boot, works fine when rebooting. Weird. Might dig up a spare DVI cable and see if that helps.
     

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