AMD Radeon R9-290X tested and reviewed

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  1. AvengerUK

    AvengerUK Master Guru

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    Ahhhh seconds before me! :(
     
  2. asder00

    asder00 Don Di Driver Staff Member

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    And nice results:

    stock clocks and fan speeds

    85'C in heaven on stock cooler

    55'C in heaven on MK-26 cooler


    Overclocked at 1200 Core + 1.4V


    stock cooler at 85'c with 100% fan speed

    MK-26 cooler at 72'C with silent fans.

    Edit: ninja'd by AvengerUK :D
     
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  3. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Yeah looks very good that :)
     
  4. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Will destroy a 770 if it's priced in that bracket as the 290 should trade blows with the current 780.
     

  5. Elder III

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    Drool worthy performance and pricing both. :) I don't mind the stock dba at all, but I would prefer to keep my GPU under 85C on avg. The question is, raise the fan speed and get a truly "noisy" GPU or shell out some extra cash for a custom cooler? Considering how much cheaper it is then the competition (currently) I think the custom cooler is a no brainer for anyone that can wait an extra month or two. :nerd:
     
  6. eclap

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    oh wow, now that sounds promising, I want to see them bench a whole bunch of games with that cooler. This gives me hope that the custom 290/x will run just fine. yay.
     
  7. Elder III

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    This makes me do this:

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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Indeed.. these things are looking mighty appealing tbh indeed.. o,O

    GTX 780 performance for the price of 349 € (if eclap was right :D).

    Yeah. People will just end up buying 290 lol.

    Now now Elder... you're gonna drool our forum full! :D lol

    Tbh.. Still thinking if I should get a 2nd 7950 or a 290.

    These badboys would be running at 1200/1700 each (11500 gfx score in 3dmark11), so I don't know how that would turn out.. o,O
     
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  10. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Ancient Guru

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    The MK 26 is a dam good heat sink. I have used it on a few GPUs in the past. It's on par with the Arctic Cooling coolers, but cheaper.
     

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    I almost pulled the trigger on that 290x. then I gave myself a slap and convinced myself that it's best to wait
     
  12. Deathchild

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    Damn.. nice PhazeDelta.. o,O Definitely taken into note that information. I'll remember it when the time comes for it in the future. :D

    lol!!!! eclap you funny sod. :D rofl
     
  13. IcE

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    I'm pretty sure I'll get one just to play with it, it's about that time of year. Early christmas me thinks.
     
  14. Deathchild

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    Hehe nice Ice.. :D
     
  15. -Tj-

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    So custom it is, yeah it changes everything.. Makes you wonder wth were AMD thinking with that stock cooler.
     

  16. IcE

    IcE Don Snow Staff Member

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    I guess they cut corners as best the could to offer such competitive pricing. If I can manage to get one once they come back in stock I'll probably go the custom cooling route. Otherwise who knows, non reference models might show up soon.
     
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    Rofl :D
     
  18. Deathchild

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    haha lol indeed.. It's just horrible lol. Guess they needed something fast or random to slap on it. :D

    I was also like :3eyes: when I saw that 95C, I was like wuttt? XD :D rofl
     
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    ^ This..nobody really buys the reference models with the crappy coolers do they? :mad2:
     
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    It's probably still the most potent crappy reference cooler ATi/AMD have ever used for a single GPU.
     

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