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R9 290 Benchmarked

dragantoe

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i hope amd was telling the truth when they said upcoming drivers would greatly improve performance, because it seems like too much of a loss for $100 less.
I'm only skeptical because this card is right up my alley
 

amenx

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i hope amd was telling the truth when they said upcoming drivers would greatly improve performance, because it seems like too much of a loss for $100 less.
I'm only skeptical because this card is right up my alley
New driver optimizations almost always improve performance over time. Usually gradual, but sometimes Nvidia/AMD can come up with dramatic improvements in specific games.
 

Rvenger

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It also looks like it runs cooler on the reference card too.
 

Face2Face

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Can anyone tell me what the heck that is on the box? I thought the days of cheesy box art was over...?
 

tg2708

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Can anyone tell me what the heck that is on the box? I thought the days of cheesy box art was over...?
lol i wondered the same thing too, even the bf4 290x is a turn off with that guy on it. I will never buy a reference gfx card if it had such logos plastered over it.
 

Rvenger

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They should have put some BF4 logos on it to make it look like you at least didn't get a card with a voucher and named it a special edition.
 

Face2Face

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Its a Roman Cyber Duck. From an alternate reality where the Empire never fell of course...
:biggrin: Nice! Well that clears it up.


BFG cards always intrigued me.. I was never quite sure what this guy was doing?
Sit ups or just trying to hide the fact that he is bald.... :hmm:

 

Saylick

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:biggrin: Nice! Well that clears it up.


BFG cards always intrigued me.. I was never quite sure what this guy was doing?
Sit ups or just trying to hide the fact that he is bald.... :hmm:

BFG - Bald Forehead Guy? :p
 

Elfear

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lol i wondered the same thing too, even the bf4 290x is a turn off with that guy on it. I will never buy a reference gfx card if it had such logos plastered over it.
So true. Sometimes I quit gaming and just pull out my GPU box to stare at for a couple hours. I just can't fathom having that dorky picture in my home. :sneaky:
 

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