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In the 290x thread we've seen how the XFX card is using Elpida RAM, which is apparently tougher to OC. The HIS has been confirmed to use Hynix, and this alone has swayed me from the Sapphire to look again at HIS, which I always saw as an also-ran until seeing all the love for it.

Sometimes RAM suppliers can change in mid-production depending on all kinds of factors (price, environmental disasters, etc.). What kind of RAM has Sapphire been using lately? How about ASUS? Has HIS been mostly trouble-free for people with recent cards?

I think I'll jump on a HIS 290x unless there are some horror stories out there, or unless there's some confirmation that Sapphire has been using Hynix exclusively.

Yah, I know this info will come after the NDA and the coolers are ripped off, but my trigger finger is going to be awfully itchy Thursday morning.
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In the 290x thread we've seen how the XFX card is using Elpida RAM, which is apparently tougher to OC. The HIS has been confirmed to use Hynix, and this alone has swayed me from the Sapphire to look again at HIS, which I always saw as an also-ran until seeing all the love for it.

Sometimes RAM suppliers can change in mid-production depending on all kinds of factors (price, environmental disasters, etc.). What kind of RAM has Sapphire been using lately? How about ASUS? Has HIS been mostly trouble-free for people with recent cards?

I think I'll jump on a HIS 290x unless there are some horror stories out there, or unless there's some confirmation that Sapphire has been using Hynix exclusively.

Yah, I know this info will come after the NDA and the coolers are ripped off, but my trigger finger is going to be awfully itchy Thursday morning.

I'm buying my R290X from Newegg and they have not listed the HIS version yet.

When you say it's been confirmed HIS using Hynix and XFX using Elpida this would be a valuable to a lot of members if you provided a link to source for confirmation.

So to confirm

XFX using Elpida - Source - XFX Radeon R9 290X overclocking and temperatures exposed

     
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When you say it's been confirmed HIS using Hynix and XFX using Elpida this would be a valuable to a lot of members if you provided a link to source for confirmation.

XFX teardown showing Elpida RAM: http://videocardz.com/47039/xfx-radeon-r9-290x-overclocking-temperatures-exposed
HIS teardown showing Hynix RAM: http://wccftech.com/retail-amd-radeon-r9-290x-pictured-detail-pcb-shot-close/
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Now to get the scoop on Sapphire, ASUS and MSI.
     
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