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Yep

For $20 extra you could send the MSI back and get a Devil.
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Well newegg got the vapor x 280x in stock so I ordered one. I'm worried about the reviews saying it's insanely loud but it's really the only card that meets my requirements, short enough to fit with hdd cage (HIS, Xfx, toxic, asus all too long), two dual link dvi ports. Hopefully noise won't be unbearable. It's an Iron Egg item so I will be able to return it. Though at this rate newegg is going to tell me not to shop there anymore lol, always returning stuff to those guys.

But I wanted to ask, how do you determine whether a card is XT2 or XTL? Someone else asked earlier and there were no replies.
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For $20 extra you could send the MSI back and get a Devil.

its worth it. Got mine today and love the power. It also Overclocks like a beast.

My phenom is holding its own like a champ so far....
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So I picked up the XFX 280x DD Black Edition on Black Friday from Newegg and I just finally got it installed today. I have been monitoring the load temps while gaming and I am a little concerned. My idle temp is around 40C, while my load temps have reached as high as 93C during both BF4 and COD:Ghost.. and that is with a custom fan profile that puts the fan at 100% @ 60C. I am running the latest beta drivers , and my 650D is very well ventilated, with an ambient temp around 23C in the room.

From what I have been reading it seems like my temps should be lower. Are the load temps safe in the 90s? Are they possibly due to the fact that it is a factory overclocked Black Edition? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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So I picked up the XFX 280x DD Black Edition on Black Friday from Newegg and I just finally got it installed today. I have been monitoring the load temps while gaming and I am a little concerned. My idle temp is around 40C, while my load temps have reached as high as 93C during both BF4 and COD:Ghost.. and that is with a custom fan profile that puts the fan at 100% @ 60C. I am running the latest beta drivers , and my 650D is very well ventilated, with an ambient temp around 23C in the room.

From what I have been reading it seems like my temps should be lower. Are the load temps safe in the 90s? Are they possibly due to the fact that it is a factory overclocked Black Edition? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

that's seems hot man. maybe XFX got the same heat problem like MSI in default BIOS?

for comparison, here is my MSI gaming OC @ 1120 / 1700 playing for about 1 hour with AC4, with custom fan setting. my ambient room is about 26 C.


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Does anyone have a 270X Toxic? Does it have voltage control?
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its worth it. Got mine today and love the power. It also Overclocks like a beast.

My phenom is holding its own like a champ so far....

Awesome !!
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that's seems hot man. maybe XFX got the same heat problem like MSI in default BIOS?

for comparison, here is my MSI gaming OC @ 1120 / 1700 playing for about 1 hour with AC4, with custom fan setting. my ambient room is about 26 C.


I see no VRM temps there, ya'll should really get HWinfo64. It shows everything.
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Just for a laugh i looked at ebay in the US.....$400 for a 7970 USED? Thats what i paid for new biggrin.gif

Hell, get them from here if you can, seen a few month old 7950 for $150.
 
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So I picked up the XFX 280x DD Black Edition on Black Friday from Newegg and I just finally got it installed today. I have been monitoring the load temps while gaming and I am a little concerned. My idle temp is around 40C, while my load temps have reached as high as 93C during both BF4 and COD:Ghost.. and that is with a custom fan profile that puts the fan at 100% @ 60C. I am running the latest beta drivers , and my 650D is very well ventilated, with an ambient temp around 23C in the room.

From what I have been reading it seems like my temps should be lower. Are the load temps safe in the 90s? Are they possibly due to the fact that it is a factory overclocked Black Edition? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

IMHO for a non-ref card, temps in the 90's sucks. I am not an XFX fan since folks are having soooo many issues, with heat, locked cards, poor performance and more. I think XFX has lost it TBH. Plus the looks are kinda blah to me. I would return it and get something else.
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