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Sapphire R9 290 Vapor-X



http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/media/media_index.aspx?psn=0004&articleID=5683&lid=1

Much better looking than the Tri-X imo.
 
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...and much more expensive.
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...and much more expensive.

If it's priced higher than the DCU II I'll be surprised.

Probably another $20-30 over the Tri-X which is fine imo.
 
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Afterburner doesn't read GPU usage correctly iirc, if the game is running smooth on the screen then it's enough smile.gif

Well thats a pita mad.gif lol
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Upgrade to Afterburner 3.0.0 Beta 19.

http://download.msi.com/uti_exe/vga/MSIAfterburnerSetup300Beta19.zip

Thanks I'll see if that fixes it thumb.gif
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If it's priced higher than the DCU II I'll be surprised.

Probably another $20-30 over the Tri-X which is fine imo.
Actually i heard something about 50-70$ more. If it is only 30$ it will be a great choice. Will see... wink.gif
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Actually i heard something about 50-70$ more. If it is only 30$ it will be a great choice. Will see... wink.gif

$70-80 can't be justified by the (unknown but probably slightly better cooling).

DCU II is currently the most expensive 290 here at $570, the Tri-X is $540 with the XFX DD cards being the cheapest at $500.

Looks like they knocked the price off the DCU II cards a little here, they were around $600 at one point (a bit over iirc)
 
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Arizonian, can you update me to two cards please? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



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I just got my 290x lightning, great initial overclock. pretty sure i can get more out of it.

http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/wskk/

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I don't think you have to tbh. Why not use DDU to uninstall drivers instead of manual deleting?

Reinstalled windows and looks like I have found the issue what is causing the card to stop downclocking in Idle.
It's the desktop setting for the monitor refresh rate, I do have a benq xl24te monitor and when I set the refresh rate to 144Hz in windows it stops downclocking. However 120 Hz and down are just fine. This is very weird and frustrating. I've submitted bug report on AMD drivers page, I'd appreciate if you guys do the same to help ATI resolve the issue.
Once again thanks for trying to help me smile.gif I'm sticking with 120Hz in desktop for now.
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Reinstalled windows and looks like I have found the issue what is causing the card to stop downclocking in Idle.
It's the desktop setting for the monitor refresh rate, I do have a benq xl24te monitor and when I set the refresh rate to 144Hz in windows it stops downclocking. However 120 Hz and down are just fine. This is very weird and frustrating. I've submitted bug report on AMD drivers page, I'd appreciate if you guys do the same to help ATI resolve the issue.
Once again thanks for trying to help me smile.gif I'm sticking with 120Hz in desktop for now.

that's been an issue for awhile now and has not been addressed. AMD:doh:
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