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barnsley 24-10-13 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by SeekaX (Post 694962)
conclusion for AMD in my opinon: parts for people who don't want to spend a whole lot of money and aren't interested in anything older than 3 years.

Or rather they have budgetary constraints. That is an abysmal experience you got right there D: . In terms of games that are older, Arma 2 and GTA IV are both older than three years and they run fine for me. Heck isn't crisis 1 older than three years as well now? You're definatly right about the three year rule for the bulldozer chips though, piledrivers (my friend has a 4300/7850 and he plays those games fine) seem to cope (arma 2 can be a pain for 4350 and below) /do well with those games.


Also I wonder if the PCB is a browny-black? People with asrock boards rejoice, something else has a brown 'board thing!

Wraith 24-10-13 02:42 PM

Excellent no holds barred review TTL I'll wait and see what the wizards at Gigabyte can do with the Windforce cooler.

ugiboy 24-10-13 02:47 PM

AMD290X Fastest single GPU available today
 
I have spent the last six hours reading reviews on AMD's flagship card. Ryan Shrout of PC Perspective gives it his Gold award. Tom's Hardware's Chris Angelini gives it the "Elite award—the first time a graphics card has received this honor, I believe, during my tenure." Elric, Tech of tomorrow agrees. Why does this review seem to contradict the general consensus? At this price it has to be better "Bang for Buck" than "The Green Team" at the moment. What will the GTX780 TI bring to the table????

SeekaX 24-10-13 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by barnsley (Post 694966)
Or rather they have budgetary constraints. That is an abysmal experience you got right there D: . In terms of games that are older, Arma 2 and GTA IV are both older than three years and they run fine for me. Heck isn't crisis 1 older than three years as well now? You're definatly right about the three year rule for the bulldozer chips though, piledrivers (my friend has a 4300/7850 and he plays those games fine) seem to cope (arma 2 can be a pain for 4350 and below) /do well with those games.


Also I wonder if the PCB is a browny-black? People with asrock boards rejoice, something else has a brown 'board thing!

heck i have budgetary constraints, but i rather wait a couple months longer than getting half arsed stuff.
it wasn't the CPU causing the artifacts in quake/cod4 and the horrible framerate in bc2 because the 6870 dealt with those games perfectly fine.

Ghosthud1 24-10-13 03:00 PM

I think it's a little too early to take a side to be honest, I've waited months and i can wait some more, be it green or red i want the side that offers me the best performance for my money.

Company gimmicks such as PhysX and Mantle will not help determine my choice, it's raw performance data that will.

The AMD card is a solid performer but comes with that stupid headache of a cooler. I use open headphones so i don't want to have a jet taking off next to me for my gaming sessions.

If what Tom said was true about the aftermarket parts then it's a shame really as it doesn't take a genius to notice how much of a fumble that cooler really is.

I come to OC3D first to get an unbiased look at technology and that's what i got, i agree with most points and i disagree with others.

Overall i think the card deserves a lesser award and i think the stance Tom took is greatly appreciated, he isn't hating on AMD for the sake of it, he's pointing out cold hard facts.

WYP 24-10-13 03:00 PM

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Originally Posted by ugiboy (Post 694972)
I have spent the last six hours reading reviews on AMD's flagship card. Ryan Shrout of PC Perspective gives it his Gold award. Tom's Hardware's Chris Angelini gives it the "Elite award—the first time a graphics card has received this honor, I believe, during my tenure." Elric, Tech of tomorrow agrees. Why does this review seem to contradict the general consensus? At this price it has to be better "Bang for Buck" than "The Green Team" at the moment. What will the GTX780 TI bring to the table????

its an odd release, the reviews i have read generally are good.

those who do 4k testing love this card, those who use 1080p testing think its good bang per buck but not a TITAN-KILLER. Cooling issues aside these cards seem generally well received.

hopefully a few aftermarket designs come out for this card and put this cooling disaster behind us.

SuB 24-10-13 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by ugiboy (Post 694972)
I have spent the last six hours reading reviews on AMD's flagship card. Ryan Shrout of PC Perspective gives it his Gold award. Tom's Hardware's Chris Angelini gives it the "Elite award—the first time a graphics card has received this honor, I believe, during my tenure." Elric, Tech of tomorrow agrees. Why does this review seem to contradict the general consensus? At this price it has to be better "Bang for Buck" than "The Green Team" at the moment. What will the GTX780 TI bring to the table????

are you trying to be a walking advert or something?

d3rrial 24-10-13 03:06 PM

Interesting would be to know how well it does Litecoin mining and Folding

ugiboy 24-10-13 03:06 PM

I am not on either team, before I got 7970's I had (and still have for sale) 2 x 590's. I just point out what I am reading.

SeekaX 24-10-13 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ugiboy (Post 694981)
I am not on either team, before I got 7970's I had (and still have for sale) 2 x 590's. I just point out what I am reading.

well the second you mentioned elric the entire thing got kinda invalid.


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