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Well I bought a Sapphire 290 Tri-X OC biggrin.gif just gotta wait for it to be delivered

Hope I dont have the black screen bs everyones been going on about...
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On AMD cards?

I'm pretty positive there isn't any 290x with Sammy memory including the Lightning tongue.gif

People in the 290x lightning thread have samsung memory wink.gif
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On AMD cards?

I'm pretty positive there isn't any 290x with Sammy memory including the Lightning tongue.gif

MSI lightning goes with Samsung memory and Hynix thumb.gif
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/msi_r9_290x_lightning_review/4 you can see on gpu-z memory type,
and ofcourse http://www.overclock.net/t/1472341/msi-r9-290x-lightning-thread , all guys there have samsung smile.gif
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OMG +rep for pointing that out to me

 

That's the one possible thing that could make me wish i went non-reference. Damnit LOL. Im already commited to reference. Got 2 out of my 3 cards, AC Blocks, & Backplates. 

 

Hynix & Sammy IMO definitely makes the Lightning worth it!!!

    
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OMG +rep for pointing that out to me

That's the one possible thing that could make me wish i went non-reference. Damnit LOL. Im already commited to reference. Got 2 out of my 3 cards, AC Blocks, & Backplates. 

Hynix & Sammy IMO definitely makes the Lightning worth it!!!

Tri-X is reference with Hynix (some Elpida but more Hynix from what I can tell)
 
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What is the estimated average OC a watercooled reference 290x can achieve?

Honestly you can pretty much achieve max overclock on air, it's just loud as hell and not as efficient with power. Watercooling brings more efficiency and quietness. Now if we are talking multi- gpu then that's another story but a lot of people right out the gate with only a single 290/x were only maybe getting a few mhz more with water. (that's not EVERYONE, but the majority).

I'm not trying to steer you away from going under the h2o treatment, I think it was the best thing I did for mine thumb.gif
    
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All the cards til now have been a lottery for Hynix or Elpida. That's definitely news that MSI went smart with the Lightnings and made it a Hynix/Samsung lottery. That's huge

 

It might be something that's harder to appreciate if you haven't had a Black Screen PLAGUED Card. Alot of people get Elpida cards that work just great. But having one of the defective ones can drive you nuts!!!

    
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All the cards til now have been a lottery for Hynix or Elpida. That's definitely news that MSI went smart with the Lightnings and made it a Hynix/Samsung lottery. That's huge

It might be something that's harder to appreciate if you haven't had a Black Screen PLAGUED Card. Alot of people get Elpida cards that work just great. But having one of the defective ones can drive you nuts!!!

i agree, especially for those in other countries where rma is a pita.
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I have a 290 hynix card and it won't hit 1500mhz on the RAM. My 290 with elpida does. Go figure.

On that note. Seems the MSI gaming 290 does not like to OC even with extra voltage. (not as well as the reference anyway)

And the stock voltage on the MSI gaming card is much lower than my MSI 290 that is a reference card. Has there been some reports on this phenomenon? Or are my cards just 'special'? LOL
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Yeah there was a good 2-3 weeks i thought i was stuck with it. That's why i was going nuts. 

 

Didn't even occur to me that Newegg would still replace it for me after the 30 window had passed. A few days after i filed my ticket with Powercolor and i still hadn't heard back yet, i figured it couldn't hurt to give Newegg a call. I couldn't believe how understanding they were about it when they were technically off the hook for it.

    
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