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Finally done, will install them later or tomorrow.

 

Made a schoolboy error on first block, after I had it fitted, I remembered I had forgot to remove the top layer of plastic film on the heat pads :lmaosmile

 

 

 


Edited by quakermaas - 12/21/13 at 8:41am
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The non reference gigabyte card are up for sale now on newegg.
579.99 for the 290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125500

699 for the 290x.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125499
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Here is the follow up video with the vrm heatsinks installed.

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Finally done, will install them later or tomorrow.

Made a schoolboy error on first block, after I had it fitted, I remembered I had forgot to remove the top layer of plastic film on the heat pads lmaosmiley.gif
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Nice! Now that I got two 290's instead of one 290X I have to get my self a 2nd waterblock for the 2nd GPU. biggrin.gif
    
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I thought I saw on one of the non-reference 290s or 290x's that it came with Elpida 1500MHz VRAM but I cant find it anymore. Anyone know if Im crazy?
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I thought I saw on one of the non-reference 290s or 290x's that it came with Elpida 1500MHz VRAM but I cant find it anymore. Anyone know if Im crazy?


The 290X I sold to a friend can go 1500 at stock voltage, and its elipda memory. tbh I only handled 1 Hynix card but all elipda memory 290X/290 that I've handled clocked higher than the Hynix one, I guess that one Hynix that I got is a bad OC'er. but don't really think that memory brand matters THAT much anymore.
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That 290 on Newegg is such a ripoff, lol Newegg's markups are a joke.

I mean $580 for a 290? That's ridiculous. That card should be like $430. $450 tops.
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That 290 on Newegg is such a ripoff, lol Newegg's markups are a joke.

I mean $580 for a 290? That's ridiculous. That card should be like $430. $450 tops.

It's not just Newegg - Amazon too as well as many other places.

Amazon Prices 290 & 290X

Blame the Bitcoin & Litcoin Miners for the supply / demand mark up if anyone.



On a side note: Waiting on what MSI 290X Lightning and mantle combo brings. If it surpasses my current GPU in performance (regardless of price) I might take the hook and bite. wink.gif.
     
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In that list above, select Amazon as the seller and you will get much better prices. You also get this random listing: http://www.amazon.com/PowerColor-AXPowerColor-290X-4GBD5-MDH-OC/dp/B00G9JAQA0
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prerendering: occurs with dual gpu but not single unless selected. Prerenndered frames cause lag.

Setting an fps limit equal to the refresh rate fixes this sort of. I say sort of, because randomly you can feel the lag slowly coming back. And then it just vanishes again. This repeats. Any idea why?

Edit: I'm talking about input lag here.
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