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  1. PatoRodrigues

    AMD Bets on DirectX 12 for Not Just GPUs, but Also its CPUs

    I would guess everyone that follows the CPU market is skeptical about these graphs. But i'd be thrilled if they're confirmed as soon as the consumer gets its hands on W10 and DX12. Especially if AMD processors are maintained at the current price ranges. Can't even imagine the new landscape...
  2. PatoRodrigues

    How many Hours your Machine Runs X Day?

    Pretty much 24/7.... I would never turn him off if was crunching. Can't do it because these moronic R9 290s have black screens frequently.
  3. PatoRodrigues

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4096 MB

    Man, AMD needs jaw-dropping performance from the R9 3xx series. Immediately. The 295x2 looks utterly pathetic now. I'm beyond impressed.
  4. PatoRodrigues

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 4096 MB

    What an amazing card. I'm selling my R9 290 CFX ASAP. I mean, A.S.A.P. Maxwell came along kicking the s**t out of everybody. But i wonder, just like with Kepler... Isn't the GTX 970 (220$ cheaper) a friendly fire?
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    BEST R9 290 GPU as far as $/heat management

    Didn't get what you mean by OC models over stock speed. If you mean non-reference, overclocked out of the box OVER the reference boards... Yes, definitely. ASUS and MSI have custom boards with backplates. But as far as i have seen, Gigabyte and Sapphire have a small edge in terms of...
  6. PatoRodrigues

    Need help choosing a GPU.

    Do not buy the reference R9 290 with the stock cooler. They have a POS memory overheating problem that is probably causing black screens all over the place. Trust me, i bought two of these from XFX. I'd recommend a Sapphire Tri-X, looks awesome and by the reviews, seems to have a small edge...
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    NVIDIA to Launch GeForce GTX 880 in September

    I wonder... How much of a increase in CUDA cores and die shrink did actually matter for gamers since Kepler came out? I can't see a reason to upgrade from a 780 or a R9 290 unless it surprises the s**t out of everybody with 2x the performance of a 780 in a single GPU, with better power...
  8. PatoRodrigues

    Seasonic Platinum Series 1200 W

    I didn't even need to read this review to know it would get a great score. (No worries, crmaris. I read it anyway! Great as usual ;) ) The 1000W was amazing. Went to the worst places looking for that one and couldn't find here in Brazil. My 290s don't require 1200W, but damn, i want this PSU badly.
  9. PatoRodrigues

    MSI Radeon R9 290(X) gaming/lightning card club

    Just to report, maybe behind schedule, that 90% of the black screen problems (mine included) are resolved by just switching to another 6+2 PCI power connector. Only found that out 5 months after i bought my card. dumb dumb :slap: (Basically, this power sucker wanted his 300W all along and i...
  10. PatoRodrigues

    GeForce GTX TITAN "Black Edition" to be Followed by GeForce GTX 790?

    If you could buy those $500 AMD cards, yeah. Like, they stay available for 10 seconds. And... money hungry company? Welcome to capitalism. "Money hungry" wasn't even necessary, "company" already embodies that.
  11. PatoRodrigues

    Swiftech H220X Liquid CPU Cooler Detailed

    Hm, H220 with G1/4 fittings and visible reservoir. If they manage to ship these worldwide, i'll be getting one.
  12. PatoRodrigues

    R9 290-290X owners thread

    It could happen at any time, even when just using Google Chrome... Right now i'm playing Far Cry 3... Did not get a black screen since the changes.
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    R9 290-290X owners thread

    Changed to Legacy BIOS mode, downclocked the memory to 1200 and did not get a black screen for the entire day. Did not play any demanding games, tho.
  14. PatoRodrigues

    R9 290-290X owners thread

    Nobody here getting black screens? I'm guessing these Elpida memory chips really suck, or AMD drivers are worthless once again. I'll try to place BIOS on Legacy mode and see if that helps. RMA did not find hardware issues.
  15. PatoRodrigues

    Looking for a IPS monitor...

    HDMI could be the cause (or one of the causes) of my black screens with the 290. Also, i'm not using them in CFX yet (yeah, what a fn waste of money so far, need two Accelero Xtremes). I do some photo and video editing, so i'm kind of tired from TN panels. I got the PC especially for gaming...
  16. PatoRodrigues

    Looking for a IPS monitor...

    You sir, got everything right. And for $280. Thank you. I'll just need to research more on the AH-IPS panel.
  17. PatoRodrigues

    Looking for a IPS monitor...

    Oh, the budget. Less than $320 would be awesome.
  18. PatoRodrigues

    Looking for a IPS monitor...

    Hey guys... I'm in search for an IPS monitor, looking to replace my great BenQ one for another with better colors and viewing angles. But it's been hard to find a specific IPS monitor. Is it possible to find a monitor with: - 5ms response time - Display Port - 20 to 27 inches Nearest i got...
  19. PatoRodrigues

    R9 290-290X owners thread

    Still getting some random black screens. I'll RMA it today or tomorrow.
  20. PatoRodrigues

    R9 290-290X owners thread

    To make matters worst, Intel POS HD control panel isn't running as it should. This is going to be a really long night...
  21. PatoRodrigues

    R9 290-290X owners thread

    The black screens are back, and they're worse. Flickering and stuttering coming along. C'mon AMD, get your s**t together. Maybe a WHQL'd driver will fix it? It's getting annoying as hell.
  22. PatoRodrigues

    Share R9-290X price in your country.

    Brazil: R$2.560 That's something like US$730
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    R9 290-290X owners thread

    Then it's time to get a optimized OC for this Haswell (with a POS IHS, tho).... I'll be glad to join the team. Now... i'm missing photos in this thread. I'll take some and post here later.
  24. PatoRodrigues

    R9 290-290X owners thread

    How's the 290 on the WCG area? Good cruncher? Thinking about getting into that.
  25. PatoRodrigues

    R9 290-290X owners thread

    Using the 9.5 Beta, seems like the black screens are gone for good. Nice one, AMD!