[quotemsg=11890185,0,925801][quotemsg=11889788,0,388413]I cant stand all this variable clock rate BS ever since it was introduced in nvidia and amd cards. the card throttles in the most demanding scenario's, where you need it not to throttle, so the "boost clock" speeds are just there to inflate benchmark figures without any improvement in real world performance. On my cards, i force a stable clock speed with Nvidia inspector, negating boost clock, games run more stable and predictably, the way it should be.
p.s. the add for nail fungus you have on your page toms, nearly made me vomit. please no more nail fungus adds!!!!!!![/quotemsg]
The difference is NV guarantees you won't go below what they advertise, and perhaps give you whatever is there extra free (there way ALWAYS means at very least you get what you paid for OR MORE). AMD seems to be the complete opposite of this strategy.[/quotemsg]
good point, at least in reference to the 290(x) cards, nasty marketing, slows down when the going gets tough. performance is going to be extremely variable depending on your airflow setup/ambient temps. the 7xxx series and other 2xx series work the same as the nvidia cards with the boost clock. still BS though, the boost clock causes crysis games to crash, at least in the case of my gigabyte cards (although crysis 2/3 does warn on the disclaimer factory overclocked cards may not be stable in their games). Would be interesting to see long duration stability of these cards under load. 90c is too hot, they will develop micro cracks in the solder in under a year. i see many RMA's in the future for the 290 series.