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VTX3D Radeon R9 290X/ R9 290 X-Edition Graphics Cards
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Default VTX3D Radeon R9 290X/ R9 290 X-Edition Graphics Cards - 01-23-2014, 12:01 | posts: 21,312 | Location: Guru3D testlab

VTX3D has released R9 290X/ R9 290 X-Edition with dual fan cooling design. The two very best graphics cards use great quality power design and custom dual fan cooling solution, delivering faster, cool...

VTX3D Radeon R9 290X/ R9 290 X-Edition Graphics Cards
   
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Default 01-23-2014, 12:22 | posts: 490 | Location: 30.0000 S, 25.0000 E

Who the heck is VTX3D ?

^ Never mind, they are a subsidiary of TUL Corporation which also owns Powercolor.

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Default 01-23-2014, 12:57 | posts: 618 | Location: Serbia, Indjija

yep...

VTX 3D offers nice cards good chunk lower in price (10% to 15% lower) than other brands like Asus, MSI, GigaByte, EVGA... Quality, cooling and OC capability of their X-EDITION cards is often very nice and from my personal experience their cards can be a very good choice if you can't stretch your budget for another 10%, 15% to buy something more branded.

Their non-X-EDITION cards are OK, nothing more, also talking about mine personal experience with them, but in their non-X-EDITION series also can be found jewels capable for nice OC.
   
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Default 01-23-2014, 13:13 | posts: 490 | Location: 30.0000 S, 25.0000 E

^ Yep, more brands = more choice = good
   
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Default 01-23-2014, 13:58 | posts: 76 | Location: Portugal

Seems to me a little misinformation on the name, trying to sell a 290 as 290X with this 290 X-Edition... didn't check the specification myself but seems to me.
   
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Default 01-23-2014, 14:28 | posts: 618 | Location: Serbia, Indjija

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Seems to me a little misinformation on the name, trying to sell a 290 as 290X with this 290 X-Edition... didn't check the specification myself but seems to me.
VTX 3D has their standard R9 290 and R9 290X cards with reference AMD cooler, but their top X-EDITION series R9 290 and R9 290X cards are using non-reference cooler.

So...

VTX 3D R9 290
VTX 3D R9 290X
VTX 3D R9 290 X-EDITION
VTX 3D R9 290X X-EDITION

...are different cards. I know it can be little confusing for someone who's not used to VTX 3D cards namig, X-EDITION at the end stands for their top-notch cards.

By the way most of their reference-cooled R9 290 are well known for flashing to R9 290X and voltage unlocking but most of people here already know that.
   
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Default 01-23-2014, 14:37 | posts: 76 | Location: Portugal

@CrazY_Milojko, I checked their website, they already used this name in previous cards, and the card boxes are clearly identified, only an online buyer can be misinformed if they only check the name of the product, they should change this for something else.
   
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Default 01-23-2014, 16:08 | posts: 618 | Location: Serbia, Indjija

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@CrazY_Milojko, I checked their website, they already used this name in previous cards, and the card boxes are clearly identified, only an online buyer can be misinformed if they only check the name of the product, they should change this for something else.

OK, I got your point, but diference in naming still exist, newer non-reference cooled cards have V2 at the end of the name, also their part number is different:

(older reference cooled) X-Edition VTX3D R9 290 4GB GDDR5
part number: VXR9 290 4GBD5-MDHX

(newer model, non-reference cooled) X-Edition VTX3D R9 290 4GB GDDR5 V2
part number: VXR9 290 4GBD5-DHX

(older reference cooled) X-Edition VTX3D R9 290X 4GB GDDR5
part number: VXR9 290X 4GBD5-MDHX

(newer model, non-reference cooled) X-Edition VTX3D R9 290X 4GB GDDR5 V2
part number: VXR9 290X 4GBD5-DHX

If you check part number on package box or card PCB before buying there is no place for mistake.
   
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