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290X Earns #1 Spot Above Titan in World Records

Tempered81

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Smoke has achieved some impressive scores for R9 290X launch day benches sending Kingpin's record Geforce GTX Titan Quad SLI scores into 3rd place.




3DMark 11






Vantage







Firestrike





http://hwbot.org/
 

Techhog

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If you need LN2 to get to 1.3GHz, that can't be good. Probably needs water to get to 1.1GHz, and even that's probably optimistic...
 

BallaTheFeared

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Did we already have a thread for the winning of the Lance Armstrong award for biggest cheat, or was I thinking of something else?
 

Stuka87

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If you need LN2 to get to 1.3GHz, that can't be good. Probably needs water to get to 1.1GHz, and even that's probably optimistic...
It was clocked at 1435MHz, and there is four of them. LN2 may not actually be required for that speed. The super OC'ers just like using it for everything. As I recall, the Kingpin Titans were roughly the same clock speed with LN2.
 

BallaTheFeared

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Moderately miffed anyone could consider a test where one of the features is completely disabled world record worthy, yes.
 

Teizo

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Moderately miffed anyone could consider a test where one of the features is completely disabled world record worthy, yes.
That is actually a valid point I would think, but I'm not privy to the rules set for official benchmark records.
 

BallaTheFeared

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They ruled AMD users could disable tessellation when there was no way to detect if it was disabled or not.

This was back when AMD first introduced it, now 3Dmark can detect the setting, rule should be changed.


I gave up on hwbot personally, but if you're going to claim a world record (over competitor cards), at least do it with a legitimate run.
 

chimaxi83

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Yeah, I don't see how a run with tess disabled is still valid against default runs. Meh.
 

Skurge

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Yeah, I don't see how a run with tess disabled is still valid against default runs. Meh.
If 3D mark can detect it, why doesn't get invalidated. Another reason why 3Dmark is pointless.

Did Vantage have Tessellation?
 

YBS1

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Eh....LN2 runs don't impress me anyway. The whole point of these type of benchmarks is to approximate what your system could do while gaming, hard to game when you're feeding an LN2 pot.
 

wand3r3r

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Did we already have a thread for the winning of the Lance Armstrong award for biggest cheat, or was I thinking of something else?
If this isn't a threadcrap I'm not sure what is.

Edit: I see you felt compelled to clarify later that a feature was apparently disabled?

OT.
The one picture shows over 1.5Ghz boost. Pretty massive oc, I wonder if it even required BIOS hacks?
 
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SPBHM

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1.36GHz is quite high, if it's running at this clock all the time, you have to remember this card have dynamic clock, and default at 95ºc is around 800-900MHz while gaming.

anyway, LN2 results are useless, but the slightly slower Titan results were achieved the same way... not a bad thing for the AMD card with half the price and a significantly lower die size...
but not to relevant for the real world for sure...


I think stock vs stock results look nicer for AMD than this to be honest.
 

3DVagabond

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Here's a pic of the record breaking setup.


Source: OCaholic

The cards are on air with a fan blowing down on them! Had to have disabled temp throttling to do this.
 
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