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Which Graphics Card? (upgrade from AMD R290)

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March 4, 2014 7:02:46 PM

I fed up with R290's problems, want to buy a new card. I want something faster than R290.
Which card ,gpu would you suggest? Is there going to be a new architecture ,gpu in the coming 2-3 months?
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March 4, 2014 7:12:05 PM

You could get another R9290, they are great cards, I'm not aware of any major problems, have you installed the latest drivers. if not 780TI or two 770s SLI are great too.

Hope I helped :) 
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March 4, 2014 7:14:27 PM

Why?
What cannot you run?

There is no single GPU that would be worth upgrading to IMO
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March 4, 2014 7:18:22 PM

well. i get "black screens " time to time. Also BSOD while streaming video, or playing a local video file occasionally. I tried to RMA it , but service doesnt accept that the card is faulty. Maybe a new bios, driver can solve the problem , but atm it's not very stable.

I checked the benchmarks, it looks like no other gpu is worth upgrading. 780 Ti seems a bit faster , but it's not worth the extra cost i guess.

A new gpu coming in the next months?
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March 4, 2014 7:29:29 PM

If you want to get something new right now the EVGA GTX 780 Classified http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E8PAAUS will perform better than the R9 290 in most situations. You can also sell your R9 290 for quite a bit right now.
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March 4, 2014 7:38:07 PM

Actually i quite like the card. If it wasnt for those black screen,bsod problems, this would be a great buy. But i'm not alone, there a lots of users complaning from the same problems.

I never used EVGA , is this a reliable brand?
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March 4, 2014 7:40:51 PM

EVGA is a very known, reliable brand! I still guess its either a PSU problem or Driver problem. are you OC'ing
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March 4, 2014 7:43:42 PM

nope, no OC .
PSU is fine too, i got a Seasonic X series 750W. And i used this same computer without R290 and it worked flawlessly for a week.
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March 4, 2014 7:48:50 PM

Hyedwtditpm said:
nope, no OC .
PSU is fine too, i got a Seasonic X series 750W. And i used this same computer without R290 and it worked flawlessly for a week.


Keep an eye for GPU updates, might be a bug.
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March 4, 2014 8:31:45 PM

Thats what i do . maybe a new bios/driver will solve it.

I get a %81.8 Asic score , how is this for R290?
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March 4, 2014 8:35:57 PM

That's pretty good tbh and yeah it maybe a buggy driver or bios, if you can wait a while or downgrade to a more stable driver.

Happy to help!
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March 4, 2014 11:27:01 PM

Are you using 13.12?
They SHOULD accept your RMA
What brand is it?
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March 5, 2014 7:56:18 AM

its from Asus .
They don't accept the RMA . They said , card was tested and they didn't see a problem.

Black Screens happens very randomly. it may happen in 5 mins, or it may work for 2 hours without a problem. So it's not easy to see it by testing it for 15-20mins.
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March 5, 2014 8:03:40 AM

Give full specs.
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March 6, 2014 11:40:47 AM

Hyedwtditpm said:
Actually i quite like the card. If it wasnt for those black screen,bsod problems, this would be a great buy. But i'm not alone, there a lots of users complaning from the same problems.

I never used EVGA , is this a reliable brand?


EVGA is the most reputable manufacturer of nVidia cards and have the best customer support and warranty on the market. Not to mention, the Classified is the best performing GTX 780 on the market.
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March 6, 2014 11:53:19 AM

This is a driver issue because I had this exact issue, completely remove all your graphic drivers from the uninstall a program under control panel, + use a driver sweeper program and restart, you should boot up without any graphic drivers, now download the latest drivers from the website.
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March 6, 2014 7:34:19 PM

i already did that. it didnt help. now I m about to try the new beta.
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March 6, 2014 8:48:20 PM

With the new beta drivers , i was able to play for 45 mins. didnt get a black screen . New drivers may solve the problem, or i was just lucky.

i was keeping an eye on the sensors . +12V , is this the one that powers the graphics card? it was always 12V or 12.096V during the game. Is this ok?
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