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Creator: IPodPulse May 19, 2015 9:31pm
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Does anyone have experience with PowerColor gpus? I've thought about purchasing one or two in the past but I got scared away by the reports of artifacting and coil wind. I'm sure it's a limited number of cases but nonetheless there were usually more reports of these things than on other brands

I have an r9 290 by them and never had problems. I'd still go for a more reputable brand though(I got mine because of a rebate), seems less risky.
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I have an r9 290 by them and never had problems. I'd still go for a more reputable brand though(I got mine because of a rebate), seems less risky.


Do you have the dual or triple fan solution? How does it cool (and how much noise does it produce)?
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Vynertje wrote:


Do you have the dual or triple fan solution? How does it cool (and how much noise does it produce)?

I have the double fan one. It is pretty loud under load, otherwise silent(I don't have naything to measure it). Temps aren't that great(30-40 ish degrees idle, went up to 84 when playing witcher 3 for a while).
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I have the double fan one. It is pretty loud under load, otherwise silent(I don't have naything to measure it). Temps aren't that great(30-40 ish degrees idle, went up to 84 when playing witcher 3 for a while).


Ah right that's pretty hot indeed. I run 45 idle (at 0% fan speed) and something like 75 during Witcher 3 gameplay (max 40% fan speed) on my Sapphire Tri-X 290.
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But it also depends a lot on the air temperature in the case.
You can't just compare two cards in different cases. If you wanna compare them put the stuff on a table outside of a case in a room where the temperature is around 20C.

Also, a sound meter would probably be a good idea, so there are no perception differences.
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I'd just like to post here about Fiji again. AMD's next flagship, the first PC graphics card that will use stacked memory chips. (mobile SOCs have been using stacked chips for a few years, since they obviously need to shrink stuff as much as possible with phones and tablets)

Here's a size comparison between the Titan X and Fiji. HBM saves a ridiculous amount of space.
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To add, the reference cooler for the card is going to be an all-in-one watercooler.




Other rumours are that most of the 3xx line will be rebrands and that only the high end cards will use the new high-bandwith memory and new chips.
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Vynertje wrote:
To add, the reference cooler for the card is going to be an all-in-one watercooler.

There will be two Fiji cards. One top-of-the-line with a water cooler that will go head-to-head with Titan X. Third party manufacturers will not be able to change anything on that one.
And one that third party manufacturers will be able to make changes to, but it's lower binned than the top one, meaning slightly lower overclocking potential and/or some shut down computing clusters.
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Other rumours are that most of the 3xx line will be rebrands and that only the high end cards will use the new high-bandwith memory and new chips.

I wrote that about 10 pages back :P

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Reading these posts is so cute, none of you know what you're talking about. xD

It's a shame really, none of you will never know the true power that an Nvidia has with things like PhysX and G-Sync.
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Reading these posts is so cute, none of you know what you're talking about. xD

It's a shame really, none of you will never know the true power that an Nvidia has with things like PhysX and G-Sync.

Okay, that's it. I've ****ing had it with you.
I've reported this to the mods and I really hope you get a more substantial ban this time around.
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