MSI Radeon R9-280X TwinFrozr Gaming OC benchmarked and reviewed

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Why is this one capable to run with only a 6 and 8 PEG, while others like the HIS Radeon R9 280X IceQ and the Sapphire R9 280X TOXIC need two 8 PEG connectors? Is this one more efficient, does it has less OC capabilities, am I overlooking something...? Can't really find the answer in the reviews.
     
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  3. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    2x 8-pin is a bit over rated for the card. It's just a more teasing feature on the box that imposes and suggests better overclocking.
     
  4. deathfrag

    deathfrag Master Guru

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    nice review !! i will replace my gtx 670 by one of this
     

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    That's not exactly a worthy upgrade. Unless all you want to play is bf4
     
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    I ordered one of these before reading the techpowerup review which said the card is prone to overheating! Needless to say the Guru3D review eased my fear that I'd purchased a lemon. Hopefully the card will arrive in the next few days...
     
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    Okay the card arrived and the temps seem fine after running a few benchmarks but the card is only clocked at 1020Mhz when the reviews say it comes clocked at 1050Mhz. :confused:

    Oh never mind it has different modes apparently.
     
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    I got two of these arriving tomorrow for a bit of fun.
     
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    Vantage keeps crashing at the very end of every test but 3DMark 11 runs without problems. Hm.
     

  11. Undying

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    Well if he have 670/2GB then it is an upgrade, considering this card is fast as GTX770 or faster.
     
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    How do I flash the BIOS? The only VGA I ever flashed was a Asus GTX 670 and I just had to click on the file but this is just a ROM.
     
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    There doesn't seem to be any official tool for flashing a MSI VGA. :/
     
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    What's the best way to test VRM temps other than furmark?
     
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    Did you ever resolve this? as I have two of these MSI 280x cards arriving today and I am unsure if to send them right back.

    Specially as they still have the XT2 chips.

    Cheers.
     

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    There is no certainty that they do... if the bioses are anything like what I looked like, they claim to be Tahiti XTL's.

    If you source that rumour back to it's source you will find it came from a forum post. Going by the bioses it could simply be that only some manufacturers are using rebranded Tahiti XT2 chips, maybe they're waiting for a bios update? Now if that part were true it would explain the results I found.
     

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