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post #15271 of 43924
I really like the cooler on the PCS+. The 290/290x needs a hefty cooler and the PCS+ has one. A 2.5 slot card.
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Let us know how it performs, it looks very promising!
post #15273 of 43924
those powercolors look tempting but i got me some nice 3x xfx r9 290 reference for watercooling biggrin.gif
    
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Anyone have the MSI R9 290 GAMING? If so, how do you like it and can you share temps?

(edit: apologies for not channeling my search-fu before asking. found a few users and sent PM's directly)

I was so close to pulling the trigger on 2 x XFX DD 290's, but got to reading too many negatives around here.

One way or another, I want to put in an order for 2 290's. The hard part is deciding before I change my mind!

...and lol what's up with the free R7 240 that comes with the Sapphire Tri-X?
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Dam all the psu talk now has me worried my Xfx pro black 850w won't cut it for 290 crossfire with 4670k @ 4.6.

If I lower the cpu clock and volt and run the 290s at stock that ought to be ok but I also have 6 140mm fans and 6 4tb wd black hdds.

How's it looking for me? Aside from not wanting to spend $200+ on a new psu I'm also limited to 160mm in my case. There's basically one 1000w psu I can get, a silverstone strider plus, tho I believe that's a good psu.
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Increasing core voltage increases voltage to the IMC--this will allow the memory to run at your overclocked speed when the system is **IDLE**---it's low idle voltage combined with high memory clocks that cause black screens on the desktop.

You can avoid that problem and push the memory to its upper limits by using unofficial overclocking mode WITHOUT powerplay support in afterburner, which forces 3D clocks on the desktop, with 3d voltages (which stops the 0.9xx idle voltage with full speed memory=black screen)

This doesn't work for me, i tried everything i could, with unofficial oc mode, the screens jumps again when i apply my clocks = power tune resets. Nothing helps, i tried everything, i ended using ccc - overdrive for setting power limit...but this have different downside, my fan settings and such apply on boot, so its like instant jump to 70%, if i set the profile with AB, then again i got the power limit reset whenever i press apply to any settings.
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The PowerColor PCS+ AXR9 290 just hit Newegg, I just picked up two for my Dell 4K monitor.

Card is $539.99. Lower than I thought they would be.

that's pretty much the amount i spent for my 290 ref and a waterblock. i think it is priced reasonbly considering all the mining craze.
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I'm not much of a bencher, nor have I clocked my 290 heavily (1. Don't need it yet and 2. my vram doesn' like to be clocked (?), so I run a simple 1100 / 1250 with no voltage increase, +50% power limit).

I did, however, pick up 3dmark last year when it was on sale on Steam.

I ran FS-E to heat the card up a bit from cold boot, and then just ran the full gambit of tests.

GPU max: 47C
VRM1 max: 48C
VRM2 max: 41C

These results seem consistent with what I've seen after a good gaming session with a heavily modded Skyrim with .ini tweaks.
Forgot to ask you. What is your ambient (indoor) temp when running the tests?
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Hi, please add me. MSI R9 290 Gaming @ 1177/1500 Hynix memory

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Man so it seems no retailer will be getting reference 290's back in stock for quite a while. Sadface frown.gif

I was wanting to add another card
    
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