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HIS Radeon R9-290X gets reviewed and tested
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Default HIS Radeon R9-290X gets reviewed and tested - 11-19-2013, 07:50 | posts: 20,772 | Location: Guru3D testlab

We review we the HIS Radeon R9-290X. The product is based on the reference design of the original Radeon R9-290X. These cards are little beasts. As such this in-depth review will cover the Volcanic Is...

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Default 11-19-2013, 09:26 | posts: 1,065 | Location: South Dakota

will we see an Asus 290x review. The bios has voltage unlocked and afew other tweaks with LLC that will make this card oc much higher, but the blower will need to be put on 60~70% .. I still havnt seen what the max is myn does.. Might have to do that tomorrow night.
   
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Default 11-19-2013, 10:47 | posts: 130

What's the point of creating a whole new article on a card that is physically identical to the reference 290X that you reviewed before? Sure, there's been a driver update since your last review of the 290X, but a whole new article covering all the same bases as the previous reference 290X - seems like a bizarre choice!
   
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Default 11-19-2013, 11:27 | posts: 23,904 | Location: NZ

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We review we the HIS Radeon R9-290X. The product is based on the reference design of the original Radeon R9-290X. These cards are little beasts. As such this in-depth review will cover the Volcanic Is...

HIS Radeon R9-290X gets reviewed and tested
You've already reviewed this card. HIS Radeon R9-290X review - A New Island & Technology

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Default 11-19-2013, 14:12 | posts: 8,824 | Location: UK

I wouldn't recommend the 290s at all now, black screen crash looks a major problem.

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Default 11-19-2013, 17:09 | posts: 1,065 | Location: South Dakota

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I wouldn't recommend the 290s at all now, black screen crash looks a major problem.
I just updated the bios on my asus through gpu tweak, so far so good with no black screens.. Im guessing there are still afew bugs to be worked out.. Im gonna rma myn, to much coil whine. I know i complained alot about it, but im just going to play this out till the end of the month. Thats when neweggs rma policy runs out or something i guess. But try the new gpu tweak bios updater.
   
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Default 11-19-2013, 18:19 | posts: 1,007 | Location: iTALY

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I just updated the bios on my asus through gpu tweak, so far so good with no black screens.. Im guessing there are still afew bugs to be worked out.. Im gonna rma myn, to much coil whine. I know i complained alot about it, but im just going to play this out till the end of the month. Thats when neweggs rma policy runs out or something i guess. But try the new gpu tweak bios updater.
What version of bios is that? Can you upload it?


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Default 11-19-2013, 22:35 | posts: 1,065 | Location: South Dakota

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What version of bios is that? Can you upload it?
Nope, cannot find it anywhere on asus's website, nor can i find any documentation.



Wait a second. I found this file in the gputweak folder. not sure if its it or not, but it was created there last night. Right when or right after i flashed the vidcard.

http://www.speedyshare.com/kC2v3/bios.bios

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Default 11-19-2013, 22:38 | posts: 18,047 | Location: New Jersey, USA

dump the bios with gpuz and upload it
   
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Default 11-19-2013, 22:48 | posts: 1,065 | Location: South Dakota

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dump the bios with gpuz and upload it
Never knew i could do that lol...

Here is the link to that then.. not sure if its the same as in the other post above.

http://speedy.sh/Mz3dA/Asus-Bios-15.39.0.6.rom
   
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Default 11-19-2013, 23:20 | posts: 8,824 | Location: UK

New driver coming tomorrow to fix black screen crash, was posted by an AMD rep on cockers, and OCN.
   
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Default 11-19-2013, 23:29 | posts: 13,213 | Location: USA

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New driver coming tomorrow to fix black screen crash, was posted by an AMD rep on cockers, and OCN.
That was surprisingly quick.
   
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Default 11-20-2013, 02:31 | posts: 1,419 | Location: Canada

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We review we the HIS Radeon R9-290X. The product is based on the reference design of the original Radeon R9-290X. These cards are little beasts. As such this in-depth review will cover the Volcanic Is...

HIS Radeon R9-290X gets reviewed and tested
Has 3D guru reviewers seen and increased driver failure during reviews of 290,290x compared to reviews of 780,780Ti .

Are they about the same level of Trouble shooting or one set of drivers have more problems then another set.

Its incredible that 3dGuru puts out as many reviews as they do, just because of the time it takes to do a proper review.

As I type this message I am on my NVidia machine. Which has its own set of problems.

My AMD high end machine has been good so far. With drivers, but that can change at any moment.

All new drivers may have problems with reviews 3dGuru are conducting so basically which drivers have less problems when doing reviews.
   
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Default 11-20-2013, 17:48 | posts: 8,824 | Location: UK

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That was surprisingly quick.
Been delayed, few more days.
   
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Blackscreen R290X issue
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Default Blackscreen R290X issue - 11-20-2013, 18:36 | posts: 5 | Location: USA

The blackscreen is due to memory issue. i have mine at 1155 core, 1250 memory(stock). It doesnt get Blackscreen.With memory frequencies 1300(OC) or higher Blackscreen occurs.

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Default 11-20-2013, 20:05 | posts: 9,552 | Location: Sweden

That's the 13.11 WHQL and it's 13.10 WHQL counterpart for the other 200 series GPU's, as per the description these are older than the beta 9.2 drivers although if you do absolutely want or need a WHQL signature then you can use those.
   
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Default 11-20-2013, 20:07 | posts: 5 | Location: USA

Ya i edited my post
   
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