Sunday, 1 December 2013

AMD FX 9590 OC + R9-290x OC Benchmark Review Coming Soon!

AMD FX is Back!

I will be attempting to create the best strictly air AMD solution possible! UV yellow Theme!

My System:
AMD FX 9590
AMD R9-290X
2400 Mhz Team Extreme DDR3
Gigabyte GA-990FX-UD7 (rev 1.1) with Vdroop
Many 140mm AKFN-073 Akasa Viper Fans @ 109.55 CFM / 21.7 dB

CPU Cooler :

Prolimatech Genesis + 3 x Akasa Viper 140mm fans
Indigo Extreme Precision Engineered Thermal Interface (ETI) for AM3+ 

Expected Stable Overclock : 5.0 Ghz
Hopefully : 5.2 Ghz

GPU Cooler :

Prolimatech MK-26 Black Edition + 2 x Akasa Viper 140mm  fans
IC Diamond Thermal Compound (7 Carat)

Expected Stable Overclock : 1150 Mhz/1400 Mhz (Clock/Memory)
Hopefully : 1200Mhz/1450 Mhz (Clock/Memory)

Ill be testing GPU/CPU temperatures with a glass side panel as well as one with four fans.

Update Soon!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

780 Ti Benchmarks : A Big Joke?

Compare the 780 Ti at 700 USD to the R9-290 at 400 USD!

Performance within overclock delta?

3DMark Firestrike 

780 Ti @ 1233 Mhz Clock 
PRICE : 700 USD 
3 GB GDDR5 (Really Nvidia?)

Score : 5622
GPU Score : 6118

AMD R9-290 (NON-X) @ 1113 Mhz Clock

Score : 5254
GPU Score : 5581

For Total Score, that is a 7% deficiency in performance, for a 10.7% clock disadvantage!
For GPU Score, that is only a 9.6% deficiency in performance, for a 10.7% clock disadvantage! 

Just wait for R9-290 (NON-X) with non reference coolers at 1200+ Mhz!


AMD R9-290X @ 1150 Mhz Clock
PRICE : 550

Score : 6045
GPU Score : 6397


AMD is the clock per clock winner! Even with less cores!

Monday, 28 October 2013

AMD Kaveri Benchmarks! More Steamrolling!

More Leaks point to simply amazing Integer Performance for Steamroller in this Cosmology Benchmark! 

Thats over 1100% the jump we saw from Bulldozer to Piledriver! Take these results with a grain of salt! ;)

The loss of performance in the floating point calculation could be due to a lack of L3 cache in comparison to its FX brethren. Compare AMD FX 4350 to AMD A10-6800k to see this difference! 

Just wait for AMD FX 9650 @ $449 USD

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Kaveri Benchmarks Revealed! AMD Kaveri's GPU is R5-N200

This Speaks for itself! 

Intel HD 5200 Iris with eDRAM is now pathetic compared to a DDR3 1600 Mhz Kaveri system. Watch HuMA and HSA at  work with that memory bandwidth as well as General Purpose Cryptography up to near 500% the performance (+400%) of Iris 5200 and up to ~840% the performance (~+740%) vs the 8670D! Both systems are running with 1600 Mhz DDR3.

Kaveri's GPU is essentially an underclocked 7790 with DDR3 instead of GDDR5 with only 1 CU disabled. This means Kaveri's GPU will sport 832 Stream Processors and overshoots the original estimates and rumours of 512 stream processors by alot! Stock clock will be 600 Mhz but there is no word if there will be a turbo clock implemented but my guess is YES! :)

And Now that Kaveri motherboards have entered the enthusiast field, I'd love to see 2400-2600 Mhz DDR3 testing! This is a GREAT time for 2400 Mhz purchasing aswell, as the price is only marginally higher than 1866 or 2133 Mhz options. Asus claims a +30% increase in performance on their Kaveri FM2+ page here going from 1333-2133 Mhz! So compare the above results at 1600 Mhz to a theoretical system with 2600 Mhz DDR3!

ASRock's FM2A88X Extreme6+ - 2600 Mhz  OC DDR3 supported

What do you guys think? 

Monday, 16 September 2013

AMD FX 9590 Price Dropped to $359 CAD! XFX 7990 $629!

AMD FX 9590 is now $359 CAD

You heard me....

XFX 7990 is now $629 CAD


AMD FX 9590 + AMD 7990 Combo 
Original Price : $2100 CAD
New Price : $988 

Intel i7 4770k + Nvidia GTX 690 Combo
Price : $1315 

Intel i5 4670k + Nvidia GTX 690 Combo
Price $1245

Intel i3 3240 + Nvidia GTX 690 Combo
Price $1145

Direct Competition
Intel 4930k + Nvidia GTX 680 Combo
Price $919

Using cheapest prices possible with

AMD simply crushes the competition in price to performance for enthusiast gamers!!

Friday, 13 September 2013

AMD R9 290X Benchmarks ... Coming Soon!

AMD's Titan Killer is R9 290X

Nvidia only has GTX Titan Ultra to respond! Thank AMD for bumping the prices down to a reasonable level with the AMD 7990 at $699! The other new thing with the R9 290X you will find unlike with Nvidia's Titan is custom PCB's and overclocked variants.

R9 290X will cost in the $600-800 USD range, depending on the type of card, and will outperform the GTX Titan (2688 cores) stock per stock which currently costs $1000-1100 USD.

The GTX Titan Ultra (2880 cores), launched shortly after AMD's Hawaii GPUs, will cost $800-900 USD and the regular GTX Titan will have its price dropped to the $600-800 USD range.

Nvidia's REAL Flagship will be the GTX 790 (4608 cores) which will sport two underclocked GTX 780s and will still hold the $1000-1100 USD position. AMD will fall behind only in releasing their Dual-Hawaii R9 Flagship to counter.

Who will Be King? You Decide!

Sunday, 21 July 2013

AMD FX 9590 Benchmarks Part III

More Benchmarks from PCTuning

Stock AMD FX 9590 @ 4.7 Ghz / 5 Ghz Turbo 
Stock Intel i7 4770k @ 3.5 Ghz / 3.9 Ghz Turbo

Higher is Better

Memory Bandwidth

Lower is Better

Remember that the FX 9590 is paired with a 7990! 

Intel runs HOT .. no surprise

Compare results for the FX 6300 and the FX 9590. Imagine if AMD instead released a 12 Core Variant that overclocks only to 4.1 Ghz, this would be equivalent to the FX 9590 on all cores but with much less IPC. Its no wonder AMD scrapped their 10 Core FX chips for higher clocked 8 Cores.

Steamroller FX will trounce the FX 9590 at lower clocks and TDP.