Originally Posted by noob.deagle
seeing as you are all owners of 290x's i was wondering what your opinions on selling a gtx690 to replace it with a 290x
my main reasoning is the low vram limit and SLI based problems. also im quite interested in mantle.
do you think this is a good idea ? or should i hold out.
im only going ahead if i can sell and buy with no loss.
If you can sell your GTX690 at good price, then go ahead.
Originally Posted by rcoolb2002
Hi guys. Just picked up a MSI 290x reference + EKWB & backplate. Replacing my xfire 7970 setup with just one for right now. Hopefully with a healthy overclock it won't dissapoint!
You won't disappoint! Don't forget to picked up Fujipoly thermal pad because EK stock thermal pad won't cool the VRMs good enough.
It's not BIOS problem unless the power failure happen while you're flashing the card. 290X should have dual BIOS like 290 right? If it's BIOS problem, you can always switch to second BIOS & boot from there.
If it's just normal usage while the power failure occurred & the card failed to work afterwards, most likely the card is faulty. I don't think you can do anything except RMA it. If you use custom cooler, put back the stock cooler & RMA the card.
Based on the screenshot of GPU-Z you posted after this (your) message, it seems the memory modules on the card is faulty.
Originally Posted by yawa
Thanks Arz. Couple of things though.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I have a 290X.
Also I have a Koolance Waterblock on it. (check my idle temps in the screenshot)
Temps are amazing btw, and am about to flash a new bios to work with a voltage overclock. Get back to you soon.
What is your ambient (indoor) temp? What TIM you use?
Do you know what screw size the reference card use? My stock coolers in the box & the box is under a pile of boxes. Kinda lazy right now to check myself.
If the stock cooler use M3 screws then the backplate should be compatible with reference cards. Regarding Tri-X cards....
This is reference (Sapphire) R9 290 card:-(source)
This is Tri-X R9 290X card:-(source)
Mounting holes locations look identical. If the Tri-X use M3 screws, the EK backplate might be compatible. Still, until someone try this, we should consider they likely not compatible.Edited by kizwan - 1/25/14 at 11:44pm