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Amd R290X early benchmarks

Discussion in 'AMD / ATI' started by DarkOCean, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. buildzoid

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    I looked up the specs for the inductors and these can be anything between 55A-75A so it should work much better than the Titan's 6+2 made of components of questionable origin and either way this is probably an es and as such not a finished PCB design.
     
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    There also saying that 290X might not be fully enabled Hawaii.

    There confused about there own rumor/reports/leaks :rolleyes:

    Remember this from last month
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    If your to believe the scores the card is getting slower
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    We are seeing a variant of one of the Hawaii GPUs like the driver files indicated 3 variants so far LE, Pro & XT

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    The difference in values could be this confusion between 2500 and 2800 SP's. If AMD were to make the 2.8K SP's on FirePro only, they'd be kicking themselves in the balls by having an answer to Titan, but refusing the gaming market the opportunity to buy it. I'd like to think they're smart enough to offer the 2.8K version the market so they can take top seat, even if it is almost as expensive as Titan. If all they offer consumers is the 2.5k version, I feel sorry for the PR department's(or lack of it) attempts at bigging up a lesser GPU for gamers.
     
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    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/workstation-graphics-card-gaming,3425.html

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    Likely gamesmanship. Whomever launches last has a target to aim for. If AMD launch a full-fat card then it wouldn't take Nvidia too long to trump it with a fully enabled 2880 core GK 110 at whatever speed it needs to be to beat the Radeon- presumably, the enthusiast crowd covet horsepower over power use judging by most comments, so Nv could add the two missing power phases as Palit, Gigabyte etc have done and call it good. Likewise if Nvidia launch first, then AMD has the same luxury to tailor performance to suit (as per the 7970GE > GTX 680 scenario).
     
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    It was not impossible to make GK110 chips when they released the GTX 680.

    In fact they demonstrated working GK110 based cards shortly after GTX 680 hit the market.

    However, for about a year they dedicated the GK110 production entirely towards Tesla cards.

    18,000+ of which went into the Titan super computer.

    There was no need for them to use GK110 chips in the lower margin consumer market, so they dedicated stock entirely to the higher margin Tesla cards.
     

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