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Windows 7: My New R9 280X

03 Nov 2013   #41
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

NEVER BUY REFERANCE! LOL I cant wait for that asus card now! lol OC headroom should be incredible! at least on paper. hopefully it fits into my case! I think it may be too wide. we shall see.


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03 Nov 2013   #42
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

These cards sound like they will be great candidates for a nice EK water cooling solution !
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03 Nov 2013   #43
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
NEVER BUY REFERANCE! LOL I cant wait for that asus card now! lol OC headroom should be incredible! at least on paper. hopefully it fits into my case! I think it may be too wide. we shall see.

Why?

Mine never gave me big time issues they have been great for 2 years replaced one but since then great

Reference is only for those who choose not to wait till another 2 months for a after market cooling

AMD should really be ashamed that they do this all the time I mean would it kill them to just make one that looks cool

They must have some old has been in the chair giving them styles to choose form I mean really weak looking covers
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03 Nov 2013   #44
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

lol I think performance is better than looks IMO.
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03 Nov 2013   #45
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
lol I think performance is better than looks IMO.

Well to the contrary reference cards perform less then aftermarket that's a fact if it made no difference I wouldn't have flashed mine to the aftermarket Bios WOOOT !

Also Aftermarket has better cooling hence they bump it up more and charge more the extra $60 you pay on a GPU is for the cooling
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03 Nov 2013   #46
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

well yea, that's what I was getting at. why would you buy reference when AM is always better and usually the same price? at least for AMD
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03 Nov 2013   #47
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N00berG00ber View Post
well yea, that's what I was getting at. why would you buy reference when AM is always better and usually the same price? at least for AMD

Well look at it from this stand point I know what I am doing when it comes to Transforming the card to the better version

Some people don't have a idea on how to make a reference card the same as aftermarket and some would not be bothered with it

People like me will take these cards flash them even add water and have these cards flippin mad faster over the AM

I am running reference coolers and Im' reaching 70 max on Unigene Extreme test that is damn good for a reference coolers and my fans 75% but what are you going to do right have to make the sacrifice

Reference is Cheaper by $60 to $ 70 dollars too
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03 Nov 2013   #48
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

ok yea, but AM still offers better components and power delivery. allowing longer overall life and higher OC's
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03 Nov 2013   #49
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Far as I know the PCB is the same I have one Black and One Blue so if color was a factor I would bet Blue is the AM PCB

Anyway I can get these cards a little higher then some AM which is pretty solid

I mean come on Vapor X hits like 1300/core and 1600 mem again from 925/1375 to 1175/1570 look at the gap
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03 Nov 2013   #50
N00berG00ber

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Far as I know the PCB is the same I have one Black and One Blue so if color was a factor I would bet Blue is the AM PCB

Anyway I can get these cards a little higher then some AM which is pretty solid

I mean come on Vapor X hits like 1300/core and 1600 mem again from 925/1375 to 1175/1570 look at the gap

my gtx 660 I was able to get from 1097 to 1.2 on the core at stock voltages. that's pretty damn good. ive just never tried my 280x. theres really no need to. its fast enough....
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