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Well, that settles it. Thanks.
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guys, what am I to expect from a crossfire/trifire setup? is the microstuttering + sound issues really that bad?
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Well, that settles it. Thanks.

Unfortunate you got an underperforming card. Hope Powercolor takes care of you.

But did you ever try the crossfire? Iirc you bought two of these no? Wondering what temps you got.
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Two words; silicon lottery. It doesn't means all chips can do 1050++ without touching VDDC.


That's right.
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Congrats. Could you check VRM temperatures, please. Mine gets really hot

my vrm1 max temp is 84
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Unfortunate you got an underperforming card. Hope Powercolor takes care of you.

But did you ever try the crossfire? Iirc you bought two of these no? Wondering what temps you got.

Well, I never paid attention to them since I was too busy and aggravated trying to figure out the performance drops I was getting, and because I knew they were good, but whenever I get my replacements, I'll record them. For now, here are some pics of the cards installed.







I had to stagger the fans due to the pcie connectors interfering.
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to proud asus 290x reference owners biggrin.gif : can anyone confirm if there is a warranty sticker covering any screws on the back of the pcb? I'm about to order mine and wouldn't want to void the warranty right away by installing waterblocks biggrin.gif. I've read somewhere that there is one covering a screw, but that was for the directcII edition, not the reference. thanks a bunch!

ASUS does not void warranty for removing stock heatsink/fan, as long as there is no damage to the card.  If you must RMA the card must be returned to stock configuration.  I did this with my HD7870 which was watercooled and had no issues whatsoever.  Also, calling in an RMA makes things MUCH faster than waiting for the online form to go through.

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Alright guys. I just want to confirm this one more time before I RMA my PCS+ 290Xs. Could someone please run Valley 1080p extreme hd on their 290x at 1050/1350? Thanks. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is my score on one 290x (1050/1350) no tweaks:

 

That score does seem low.  My reference XFX Black Edition 290, all stock voltages/clocks of 980/1250, scored 2408

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Yeah, they're low. The 290 I had back in November got 64.7fps at 1150/1450. At the same clocks, my 290x gets 64.0fps. It should be closer to 68-69fps.
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ASUS does not void warranty for removing stock heatsink/fan, as long as there is no damage to the card.  If you must RMA the card must be returned to stock configuration.  I did this with my HD7870 which was watercooled and had no issues whatsoever.  Also, calling in an RMA makes things MUCH faster than waiting for the online form to go through.

That score does seem low.  My reference XFX Black Edition 290, all stock voltages/clocks of 980/1250, scored 2408
What about PowerColor and HIS
 
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Can't speak for HIS, but Powercolor doesn't have any Tamper Seal's on their 290x's

 

You can break the card down all the way, and put it back together with no proof. One of the reasons i chose them. Reference is reference, just easier to not have to worry about tamper-seals

    
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