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Windows 7: My New R9 280X

04 Nov 2013   #81
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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if they lowered the price to $450, the 290x will be awesome! but yea I think its very expansive....
Not to want to disagree with you, but I thought the 290X was priced great, so great it made Nvidia drop the prices of the 780, I can't deny both cards are now absolute power houses for the money, they are very close in performance, apart from benchmarking you would not no any different, gaming I expect them to trade blows. The heat and noise from the 290X is unacceptable however, and as I said before, maybe with a non ref design they will bring the temps down and no doubt noise too and then it will be a fantastic card. But for me right now if I was to recommend a card to anyone I know then it would have to be the 780. It's the smart move.

yea....agreed. however 80% of us cant afford a 780! lol my card was WAY more than I wanted to spend.... and that was $310

I think AMD took a step back with these beta 8 drivers...... im getting a lot of stuttering and random frame dips.... when I get my new card, im going back to beta 7 until release of WHQ ones


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04 Nov 2013   #82
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I was in the 80% until last week, but I got good money for my old 7970 and also sold an old motherboard so thankfully didn't have to chuck in too much for the upgrade.

Drivers are tricky things ain't they, some work well and other are crap. All depends on your system but I thought they would not have had to do too much driver work with the 280X seeing as it was essentially a 7970, It should have just been a few tweaks but I guess AMD managed to feck that up.
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04 Nov 2013   #83
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
I was in the 80% until last week, but I got good money for my old 7970 and also sold an old motherboard so thankfully didn't have to chuck in too much for the upgrade.

Drivers are tricky things ain't they, some work well and other are crap. All depends on your system but I thought they would not have had to do too much driver work with the 280X seeing as it was essentially a 7970, It should have just been a few tweaks but I guess AMD managed to feck that up.

since betea 5 or so, drivers have gotten beter and better and more FPS.. but these beta 8's just took a step back because they added support for the 290x I guessss.....
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05 Nov 2013   #84
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

gpu is coming tomorrow. where can I download the beta 7 drivers from?
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05 Nov 2013   #85
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
gpu is coming tomorrow. where can I download the beta 7 drivers from?
There is a download link to beta7 here - AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta7 Driver Released, Ups CrossFire Scaling in Battlefield 4 | techPowerUp
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05 Nov 2013   #86
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
gpu is coming tomorrow. where can I download the beta 7 drivers from?
There is a download link to beta7 here - AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta7 Driver Released, Ups CrossFire Scaling in Battlefield 4 | techPowerUp
thanks man!
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06 Nov 2013   #87
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

crap this asus card is big! now I cant put on my side cover with the fan..... so im going to have to either mod the fan a lot or buy a new one. since I have no money, my choice is obvious.

but it JUST fit into my case i need that fan!
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06 Nov 2013   #88
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
crap this asus card is big! now I cant put on my side cover with the fan..... so im going to have to either mod the fan a lot or buy a new one. since I have no money, my choice is obvious.

but it JUST fit into my case i need that fan!
Get a new case lol.

So you got the new card then, time for some benchmarks right
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06 Nov 2013   #89
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Nice cards, if you happen to get bf4 can you post about? Since it's suppose to take advantage of these new amd cards.
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06 Nov 2013   #90
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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Get a new case lol.

So you got the new card then, time for some benchmarks right
yea ill get them up probs tonight!


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Nice cards, if you happen to get bf4 can you post about? Since it's suppose to take advantage of these new amd cards.

im not planning on getting BF4 for a while. however, BF4 does take advantage of 6 cores now and soon it will take advantage of Mantel. but that's soon to come.
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