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MSI R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G are out

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The long expected MSI R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G are now available. Packed with all of the power and features to drive UltraHD gaming resolutions the MSI Twin Frozr IV Advanced now ensures...

    MSI R9 290 GAMING 4G and R9 290X GAMING 4G are out
     
  2. 91LudeSiT

    91LudeSiT Master Guru

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    I like how they tout the high quality capacitors that have a 72 year life instead of the standard ones that have a 22 year life. Really? Who uses a gaming card for more than 2-5?
     
  3. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    If you run those capacitors above certain temp. idk 80-85c, it will go down x4-10, btw 72years is for hi-c cap (a little diff. and smaller), but yeah its still bizarre number xD


    Well at least its build kinda robust, so you know it will be stable.
     
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  4. 91LudeSiT

    91LudeSiT Master Guru

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    Sure, but what value does it provide? If the card is going to last 10 years max as designed from AMD who the heck keeps a PC for gaming that long? To me it just adds unnecessary cost.
     

  5. Agonist

    Agonist Ancient Guru

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    I do really like and want one. I only have a 1080p 25inch lcd but this would give me alot of gpu power and last quite a while with just one. A R9 290 would make me a very happy guy.
     
  6. gUNN1993

    gUNN1993 Master Guru

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    Resale value maybe?

    I can't imagine a card that runs at 80 degrees with load as a standard is going to depreciate in value at the normal rate of GPUs.
     
  7. Gaizokubanou

    Gaizokubanou Maha Guru

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    IDK if this is related or I'm just being tech illiterate, but my Sapphire 7970 has this nasty coil whine that scales with GPU load (my first GPU to ever had this problem).

    So I assume that higher quality coils mean less possibility of such minor defects.
     
  8. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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    Yeah me too,

    Maybe even this R9-290 @ 1100-1150mhz and im a happy camper :D


    Hopefully we'll see some reviews after Christmas day :nerd:
     
  9. Taint3dBulge

    Taint3dBulge Maha Guru

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    When are these going on sale? Havnt seen them in a e-tailer yet.

    I found this on NCIX's website.

    I might just be forced to jump on the nvidia bandwagon.. I cant wait that long.. The asus dcii sounds like it wont be ready to Feb. also.
     
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  10. Despoiler

    Despoiler Master Guru

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    All the aftermarket cards are coming mid January.
     

  11. Vandrell

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    Its seems to be taking a while for these non-ref cards to hit retail. Feb is just too long. Was expecting somewhere around early Jan.
     
  12. bonomork

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    waiting for the review!
     
  13. Taint3dBulge

    Taint3dBulge Maha Guru

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    Quoted from?

    From an article the asus is going to come late Jan. and according to an etailer the msi is going to come later Feb..
     
  14. HoT

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    Why they should release feb if they are already out ?

    Pre-order

    ETA: 10/01/14

    @ overclockers.
     

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