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So apparently HIS has not given any retailer their IceQ 290x yet despite pre-orders stating stock availability on the 24th. Not sure what's going on with HIS.
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So we now know Sapphire Tri-X is Hynix and ASUS DCUII is Elpida.

Did we confirm what MSI Gaming and XFX DD come with?

Both of my XFX DD R9 290 Black Edition's (hell of a name) came with Elpida, The Fudzilla review also had Elpida.

MSI i'm not sure of as yet, i think someone in here is getting one soon iirc
 
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So apparently HIS has not given any retailer their IceQ 290x yet despite pre-orders stating stock availability on the 24th. Not sure what's going on with HIS.

I was going with HIS until the changed the colour of the IceQ cooler from Black to Gold.

The Blue PCB i can deal with.......but both at once puke.gif
 
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lol maybe they are changing the color of the PCB and/or cooler based on feedback so far. One can only hope!
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Both of my XFX DD R9 290 Black Edition's (hell of a name) came with Elpida, The Fudzilla review also had Elpida.

MSI i'm not sure of as yet, i think someone in here is getting one soon iirc

What's the big deal about whether the card has elpida or hynix? Is it the blackscreen issue? I know miners will want the ones with hynix.

To me, i would rather have a 290 with elpida that can do at least 1500 but with a core that can go up to 1300. when it comes to oc'ing for benches or games . . . the core speed will matter most. What's the use of having a hynix when your core can only go as high as 1250?
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What's the big deal about whether the card has elpida or hynix? Is it the blackscreen issue? I know miners will want the ones with hynix.

To me, i would rather have a 290 with elpida that can do at least 1500 but with a core that can go up to 1300. when it comes to oc'ing for benches or games . . . the core speed will matter most. What's the use of having a hynix when your core can only go as high as 1250?

I can go 1200 on the core with AB, haven't tried Trixx yet but my memory won't budge over 1350 in most cases.

People like to know these things, me personally i will be running mine at stock 98% of the time so i don't mind.
 
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Good luck with that. Last quote said a 290 running for 6 months straight will pay for itself with the current difficulty...

Not sure where you're getting 6 months from. According to Coinwarz, a PC that does 900KH/s, takes 400W at $0.11 per kW/h and cost $460 to purchase would be paid off within 95 days.

 

I'll also be running it with a 7950, so hopefully that should bump the ROI time down a little bit, to around 2 months at current rates.

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What's the big deal about whether the card has elpida or hynix? Is it the blackscreen issue? I know miners will want the ones with hynix.

To me, i would rather have a 290 with elpida that can do at least 1500 but with a core that can go up to 1300. when it comes to oc'ing for benches or games . . . the core speed will matter most. What's the use of having a hynix when your core can only go as high as 1250?
In my case Hynix is much more better, like elpidia can do 1500 ( somtimes 1600 but the score is falling down) and hynix 1700. The core clock depends already on chip quality, have 2x290x with hynix, and 3x290x with elpidia, those with hynix can do 1300 on core, but with elpidia max 1280( maybe that my 290x with elpidia is unlocked 290 tongue.gif)
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Not sure where you're getting 6 months from. According to Coinwarz, a PC that does 900KH/s, takes 400W at $0.11 per kW/h and cost $460 to purchase would be paid off within 95 days.

I'll also be running it with a 7950, so hopefully that should bump the ROI time down a little bit, to around 2 months at current rates.

If you're so convinced that 1. The difficulty will remain the same, 2. Your hash rate will remain a constant 900 KH/s, 3. You will be using this brand new card for absolutely nothing except mining for 95 days straight then all power to you. Sorry but just seems silly.
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Okay, so is the Tri-X really worth it over a basic reference design? I can get a Tri-X 290 for 460.00 or I can get a basic 290reference design and add an AIO water cooler for about the same price. Temps on the reference end up much cooler than the Tri-X I am sure, but the Tri-X guarantees I get Hynix Ram.

So which one?
     
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