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Old 24-10-13, 05:37 AM
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AMD R9 290X Review



After reviewing the refreshed models in the updated AMD Radeon range, we finally get our hands on their latest model, the R9 290X.


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Old 24-10-13, 05:44 AM
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What a shame like everyone else i suppose i was really hoping this card was gonna be a beast and to be let down like a lead balloon....... sigh! Lets just hope AMD get their finger out their asses and let the 3rd party vendors loose and see if they can pick them up again so it's a least a half decent card and sooner rather than later!!
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Old 24-10-13, 06:01 AM
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Well Guv? Time to go get an MSI 780? Need a new card pretty badly.
Edit: or I could pull the trigger on getting one and watercooling that puppy....
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Old 24-10-13, 06:11 AM
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damn heat~

Thanks for the review, but I think its hardly fair to compare it to oc cards, it seems to compete well against stock titan and 780s, but amd really the bed on the cooler, though I cant complain seeing how much cheaper it is to titan and 780; would love to see another review when asus's direct cu II triple slot rog version come out, I bet it will give the titan oc/780 lightning a run for their money
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Old 24-10-13, 06:19 AM
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Well it'll be interesting to see what it can achieve once the 3rd party water blocks hit the market which i dare say wont be long! but at the temps its running you'd want to be running dual loop so it dosen't effect the cooling of your other components to much.
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Old 24-10-13, 09:01 AM
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Well it'll be interesting to see what it can achieve once the 3rd party water blocks hit the market which i dare say wont be long! but at the temps its running you'd want to be running dual loop so it dosen't effect the cooling of your other components to much.
not sure if you would need a dedicated loop just for the gpu, the card is hitting 95c because thats what the software is set to let it hit and the cooler isn't that great to keep it under the "target" a 3rd party cooler will be much better at keeping temps down allowing for overclocking.

If you stick it under water you won't be getting anywhere near 95c and just like cooling any other high end GPU the effect on water/component temp would be minimal.
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Old 24-10-13, 09:10 AM
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Are we going to see prices of the 780's driven down at all by this release?
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Old 24-10-13, 09:14 AM
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Are we going to see prices of the 780's driven down at all by this release?
i think at the moment they are too busy partying.
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Are we going to see prices of the 780's driven down at all by this release?
Hopefully .. then i can get a 2nd for sli
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Old 24-10-13, 06:23 AM
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Pretty sure the EK block is out already.
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