clone wrote:which is the exact claim made by an owner running 2 R9 290X's in Crossfire after he did it.
ok so you noticed a 1.5 degree reduction in temp.I'm an R9 290X owner, I did it and found only about 1.5 degree difference. I went with the After Market cooler solution instead.
now "the one" speed fans have to run at is annoying and would kill product sales so instead of improving the overall situation both AMD and Nvidia decided end users should have to put up with some annoyance.
clone wrote:ok so you noticed a 1.5 degree reduction in temp. was this with the fan speed fixed or adjusting to temps because if it was adjusting to temps that's ungodly amazing.
clone wrote:to be clear while I respect the effort and sophistication of AMD's monitoring system I hate it at the same time. back in the day fans ran at one speed and because heat wasn't a serious issue that speed was a quiet one. now "the one" speed fans have to run at is annoying and would kill product sales so instead of improving the overall situation both AMD and Nvidia decided end users should have to put up with some annoyance.
I'll always keep an eye out for a passive version of whatever I'm buying then put a low rpm 120mm fan blowing onto it.One of the reasons i´ve stopped buying gfx cards with fans.
My last 3 cards have been fanless, and my current HD 6770 runs everything very decently.
It seems to be near the edge of what can be done "easily" with passive cooling, 100-130W area.
clone wrote:for the MSRP R9 290 and 290X were interesting options, the price jumps that have since taken place have killed the cards for me...... Nvidia is no better of course because their product was overpriced right from the start but where I was ready to take the leap into an AMD both the prices skyrocketing and the news that 20nm production is up and running I've decided to wait for the refreshes.
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