motherboards
Arctic
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Addressing the elephant in the room: R9 290

  1. #1
    Regular Member

    Status
    Mgutierrez33 is offline

    Last Online
    23-05-2015 @ 01:36
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Tampa, FL
    Posts
    827
    CPU: AMD FX-8350, 4.7 GHz core, 2400 MHz CPU/NB
    M/B: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
    RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP Low Voltage @ 2133 MHz
    GPU: Powercolor AXR9 280X TurboDuo (stock)
    • Mgutierrez33's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Corsair Graphite 760T
      • PSU:
      • Fractal Design Newton 800W 80 Plus Platinum PSU
      • Cooling:
      • Cooler Master Glacer 240L
      • Monitor:
      • AOC 2251swdn
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1
      • Misc:
      • Silverstone PP07 white cable extensions
    Thanks
    111
    Thanked 71 Times in 64 Posts
    Points: 7,840, Level: 26
    Points: 7,840, Level: 26
    Level completed: 49%,
    Points required for next Level: 310
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 310
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Addressing the elephant in the room: R9 290

    So it seems Tom's Hardware is calling into question the validity of the recent string of R9 290 testing that has been conducted, and AMD is simultaneously denying the issue as it is presented to them, while admitting there IS an issue:

    http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/62093-amd-denies-sending-golden-sample-r290-cards-reviewers/

    T
    om's Hardware's claim was that the R9 290 cards that were shipped out to reviewers (including themselves) were "cherry picked" or "golden samples" designed to produce jaw-dropping performance numbers. While AMD very plainly denies the claim, they do admit that the instance of Tom's Hardware testing a review sample R9 290 against a store-bought R9 290X and BEATING the store-bought card is problematic and potentially indicative of a variance issue in manufacturing. In the immediate future they are working on a driver update to address concerns over these cards, and have also apparently started working on rounding up any other erroneous cards and seeing if there is anything wrong with the manufacturing process that is being used. AN update on the matter is said to be forthcoming as soon as they know anything else for us.

    My Personal take on the matter is this: I am not shocked in the last that this is a thing. This happened to me specifically with the release of the 600-series cards. When I bought my Galaxy GTX 670 i was expecting very typical 670 performance numbers (such is the luck I seem to exhibit with hardware most of the time). What I instead found was that the 670 I got was boosting ITSELF to clock speeds that were allowing it to rival GTX 680. This card has never once been manually overclocked (just fan speed curve altered since it's a reference card) and it can go toe-to-toe with a stock 680. That's the sort of thing that can happen with a new card releases, and driver/firmware updates usually resolve the matter sooner than later (excepting AMD's frame-pacing issue... yeah...). At any rate, this was bound to come up and I am certain that just like nVidia they will be addressing this matter in prompt fashion.

  2. #2
    Core Member

    Status
    TeeBlack is offline

    Last Online
    03-12-2018 @ 18:22
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    4,435
    CPU: Intel 4960x @ 4.3ghz
    M/B: MSI x79 GD45 Plus
    RAM: 16GB Patriot Viper Ram @ 2133mhz
    GPU: Nvidia GTX Titan 6GB
    • TeeBlack's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • CaseLabs SM8
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet Power Pro 10 850w
      • Cooling:
      • Asetek 570LC
      • Sound:
      • Focusrite saffire 6
      • Monitor:
      • Samsung 24" LCD
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 64bit
    Thanks
    146
    Thanked 407 Times in 340 Posts
    Points: 59,619, Level: 75
    Points: 59,619, Level: 75
    Level completed: 72%,
    Points required for next Level: 431
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 431
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Addressing the elephant in the room: R9 290

    hmm....interesting. personally i think most companies cherry pick their products to send to reviewers. just my opinion though.
    You don't know me and that's the way i like it!

  3. #3
    Banned

    Status
    Doctor_Death is offline

    Last Online
    25-02-2016 @ 11:04
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Punxsutawney, Pa. - USA
    Posts
    11,789
    CPU: Core i7 3930K
    M/B: ASRock X79 Extreme9
    RAM: 64GBs Kingston Beast 2133MHz
    GPU: Two EVGA GTX 690s in Quad SLI
    • Doctor_Death's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Corsair 900D
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX1200i
      • Cooling:
      • Complete system cooled by EK Water Blocks
      • Sound:
      • Creative Sound Core 3D Audio 7.1
      • Monitor:
      • Dell U3011 30" 2560 x 1600 Res
      • OS:
      • Win 7 Ultimate 64Bit
      • Misc:
      • Asus Blu-Ray, Asus 24X DVD Burner, Max Mechanicalkeyboard / Razer Abyssus Mouse / Razer eXact Mat with wrist rest.
    Thanks
    339
    Thanked 2,582 Times in 1,551 Posts
    Points: 490,204, Level: 100
    Points: 490,204, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%,
    Points required for next Level: 0
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Addressing the elephant in the room: R9 290

    Intel has been cherry picking CPUs for review sites for years, and that's a known fact, but I've never heard of AMD of Nvidia doing this, and Toms has no real proof

  4. #4
    Moderator

    Status
    Cyberburnout is offline

    Last Online
    20-10-2017 @ 11:01
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    GROVE CITY OHIO
    Posts
    5,362
    CPU: Intel i7-5820k
    M/B: ASRock X99 WS
    RAM: 32GB Crucial DDR4 2133
    GPU: 2 R9-290s Xfire
    • Cyberburnout's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Urban T81
      • PSU:
      • CM Silent 350w
      • Cooling:
      • Custom H20, Ek blocks for CPU and GPUs
      • Sound:
      • ONBOARD
      • Monitor:
      • Dual 24"
      • OS:
      • WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE X64
      • Misc:
      • White LED lighting
    Thanks
    61
    Thanked 1,166 Times in 663 Posts
    Points: 26,323, Level: 49
    Points: 26,323, Level: 49
    Level completed: 78%,
    Points required for next Level: 227
    Level completed: 78%, Points required for next Level: 227
    Overall activity: 0%
    Overall activity: 0%

    Default Re: Addressing the elephant in the room: R9 290

    AMD should have just let the partners handle the release with 3rd solutions. It would have been easier on them. Focus on drivers and let them do the field work. Yet another blow launch campaign.
    "If you got it, Build it"

    A+ Certified. Dell, Lenovo, HP, Lexmarks, Xerox, Panasonic and NEC Certified ASP.

  5. #5
    New Member

    Status
    Crackss is offline

    Last Online
    21-12-2013 @ 16:59
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Bakersfield, CA
    Posts
    8
    CPU: Core 2 Extreme Q6850 ~ 3GHz
    M/B:
    RAM: 8gb
    GPU: 2x GTX 295
    • Crackss's Full Spec's
      • Case:
      • Alienware ALX
      • Sound:
      • SB X-Fi
      • Monitor:
      • I-INC 27in
      • OS:
      • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
      • Misc:
      • Razer Taipan ~ mouse Razer Blackwidow ~ keyboard
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Points: 117, Level: 1
    Points: 117, Level: 1
    Level completed: 67%,
    Points required for next Level: 33
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 33
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Overall activity: 22.0%

    Default Re: Addressing the elephant in the room: R9 290

    Hmmm makes me wonder which 2 cards i should be thinking about picking up in the near future?

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Room modding and an update from me.
    By DaBobzack in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 22-07-2013, 08:39
  2. iZON Remote Room Monitor
    By News Team in forum Hardware News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-09-2011, 13:01
  3. My room feels like a oven!
    By Lil' Dead in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 27-03-2011, 20:49
  4. Overclock room?
    By TDotts25 in forum CPU Overclocking
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 31-01-2011, 00:12
  5. My Room Gets Really Hot
    By seamless in forum Cooling
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 28-06-2009, 11:11

Search tags for this page

r2 290 msi

,

r2 290 watter block

,

r9 290 cherry picked

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread