MSI R9 290 Gaming Edition Mini review

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by DesGaizu, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. djdyna

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    Hi, any benches for games like cod ghosts, bf4, grid 2, dirt 3 all maxed out at 1080p. Also what is the idle and heavy load max temperature? thanks
     
  2. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    Nice looking card.
     
  3. -Tj-

    -Tj- Ancient Guru

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  4. Extraordinary

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    Are the R9 290 black screens purely driver related or hardware ?
     

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    I had a black flickering screen right after the windows 8 logo after installing the 13.11 drivers that came on the disk. Once I was able to install the 13.12 drivers from amd.com it's been perfect since then. As far as I can decipher from what I've read etc. it's a driver issue.
     
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  7. DesGaizu

    DesGaizu Ancient Guru

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    Idle is 36/37c gaming is around 75c

    It can keep 60fps with no drops in all them games maxed out at 1080p

    I have bf4 120res scale + sweetfx and it's locked at 60fps.

    It's running at 1100mhz at the moment no problems so far. I'll push it some more once I know this is 100% stable.

    Oh and I;ve not had a single problem since getting the card, no crashes no black screen ect all working great.
     
  8. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Im toying with the idea of getting a one of these ones now, as place ive used quite a few times has got some in, just wondering if im likely to get any compatible issues, as im on the x58 chipset still, i can always try it and see i guess.
     
  9. -Tj-

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    Go for it! ;D
     
  10. Extraordinary

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    Thanks, not so bad then
     

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    Bugger, ive just caved (got the X) :(

    Should be here tomorrow! :D
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2014
  12. rflair

    rflair Don Commisso Staff Member

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    Enjoy.
     
  13. asder00

    asder00 Don Di Driver Staff Member

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    Very nice card there DesGaizu :)

    It took you long enough! :grin:
    On a side note, getting the prolimatech mk-26 delivered later this week or next one, will post results.
     
  14. Rich_Guy

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    Thanks, can't wait :D


    It sure did :p , looking forward to those, cracking cooler for the 290s that. :cool:
     
  15. bonomork

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    what about noise ?
     

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    In a perfectly quiet room I can barely hear it over my case fans when under full load and fan rpm around 60% To me it's about as quiet as any video card I've owned.
     
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    Nice :)

    Nice, well maybe i should had waited to this year, and bought a 290x with custom fan :/
    Well Iam happy for Asus /AMD Radeon DirectCU-II R9280X-DC2-3GD5, it work fine. And Benchmark not allways proof that the cards is good ingame :)
     
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    Mines in and running great, Twin Frozrs a cracker :cool:
     
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    Have this card dual BIOS?
    Which has a temperature after OC?
     
  20. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Yeah its dual BIOS, position 1 is Legacy, and position 2 (which is the default), is Legacy and UEFI, well it is on the X which ive got.:)

    Whacked mine up to 1080 on the core, and temp stayed the same, @ 77.
     
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