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Windows 7: Upgrade from GTX 690

26 Mar 2014   #1
Chalky Emultion

 
Upgrade from GTX 690

Hi guys,
I decided to upgrade my GTX 690 because it doesn't give me good performance in double precision and sometimes i have issues with only 2 GB of VRAM with 3 screens.

I was thinking to move to Radeon cards, and i was looking for a crossfire of stock R9 290X.
in gaming a single R9 290X should perform 10-15% slower than a GTX 690, but with only 1 GPU.
I have some questions:

- will R9 290X run DirectX 12?
- how much is double precision performance of a R9 290X card? (GTX 690 has 1/24 performance compared with Quadro cards)
- Will a Core i7 3770K @4,0 GHz bottleneck 2xR9 290 cards?
- Will a dual-GPU R9 card be released?

I already have a good 1000W PSU and a good and fresh case.


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26 Mar 2014   #2
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Stock as in reference cards? I would recommend you load custom coolers on to both of them unless you want a nuclear explosion of heat xD.
I dont think a bottleneck would be a problem as it is a top CPU you have.
According to the article, All current cards will have support with DX12(Wait for 100% confirmation)
There were specs leaked of an r9 290x-2 so i think their will be.
Mantle is also a nice feature that comes with AMD cards, I think it will be a big hit in the future.
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26 Mar 2014   #3
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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27 Mar 2014   #4
Chalky Emultion

 

If R9 295X2 has same specs as 2 R9 290X in crossfire... It's better to have a single R9 295X2 or two R9 290X?

I have an Asus P8Z77-V motherboard which can run two cards in crossfire in PCI Express 3.0 8x/8x mode. Will it be a bottleneck compared to a single R9 295X2 in PCI Express 3.0 16x mode?
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27 Mar 2014   #5
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NikDorado View Post
If R9 295X2 has same specs as 2 R9 290X in crossfire... It's better to have a single R9 295X2 or two R9 290X?

I have an Asus P8Z77-V motherboard which can run two cards in crossfire in PCI Express 3.0 8x/8x mode. Will it be a bottleneck compared to a single R9 295X2 in PCI Express 3.0 16x mode?

The 295x2 will be watercooled with 2x coldplate coolers on the GPU

If the price is right i would bite $1000.00 seems pretty fair when just one card cost like $800.000 off the bat
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27 Mar 2014   #6
Chalky Emultion

 

What about R9 290 (non-X) cards...
Will I get a performance boost with 2 R9 290 cards over a single GTX 690?
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27 Mar 2014   #7
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

a sinlge r9 290x gives the 4gb gtx690 a very good run for its money. its almost too close to call.
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-29...eForce-GTX-690

so if youre struggling to play games on 3 monitors because gpu memory is holding you back, just 1 r9 290 would do a better job.
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28 Mar 2014   #8
Chalky Emultion

 

A guy offered me to change my GTX 690 with his Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti GHz Windforce 3...
Should i accept?
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28 Mar 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I would never give up a 690

Solar has the Gigabyte 780Ti, ask him about it
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28 Mar 2014   #10
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
I would never give up a 690
why?
In fact I think that the GTX 690 will become a historical piece of hardware, and I'm not sure I would change it with a GTX 780 Ti...
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