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Originally Posted by INCREDIBLEHULK View Post

Don't. I had same itch and as amazing as the card seems, from the people who own it and actually have ran LN2 or extreme benching it seems its just very limited. It doesn't seem to overclock as we expect it would frown.gif

http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1881409

1350/1750 ref 290x water

Its not enough overclocking?
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Okay guys, so I just got my MSI r9 290 and I have a quick question. Do I need to actually change the modes before I start to overclock? I really CBA to unhook everything from pc to change the thing.
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Okay guys, so I just got my MSI r9 290 and I have a quick question. Do I need to actually change the modes before I start to overclock? I really CBA to unhook everything from pc to change the thing.

What modes are yon talking about? If you mean the BIOS switch then no, on a 290 they are both the same.
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http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1881409

1350/1750 ref 290x water

Its not enough overclocking?

If you read who my reply was written to, it was in regards to a msi 290x lightning.
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Latley ive been getting the itch to buy a lightning. I orginally wanted it, but the excitment won out. I have 2 290x ref both pretty decent (hynix+elpida). I wanna try a 3rd card, and if it dosnt work sell the weakest. I also wanna see for myself how 8x4x4x is gonna work out. How is crossfire with a lightning and ref card gonna work? Is there any issues with overclocking cards not synced? Should i even bother with the lightning... Ek block is $150.00, and theres no gauereentee of better performance over reference. Maybe just a better chance what do you all think? Id be kinda pissed to get a lightning and have my ref beat it rolleyes.gif

So yeah. I'd be pretty pissed too if a MSI 290x lightning walled at LN2 at 1400-1500mhz core and people are running reference cards on water at 1350mhz smile.gif
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If you read who my reply was written to, it was in regards to a msi 290x lightning.

Did you check the lightning thread? We have people with 1280 on air. 8 pack said that he can do easily 1400 on water. Ln2 we dont know until someone experience try to overclock this card.Smoke did 1500 on a ref 290x
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This is a great post response +1 biggrin.gif I'm primarily liking the ASUS DC2 cards because they have the reworked power phases, and such + their stock coolers are typically pretty good. Is it random chance whether any of the cards come with elpida vs hynix memory or is that actually decided per model/per vendor?
Good to know, Thanks thumb.gif

The 290(X) DC2/Matrix cards actually have a major flaw in the air coolers. ASUS was lazy and used the heatsink from the GK104 which is a much larger die than Hawaii. 2.5ish out of 5 heatpipes make contact with the die. It is likely easily fixable with a thin copper shim to assist in distributing the heat to all pipes; like those that were necessary for the 79XX cards in some cases.

If you want a good cooler, Sapphire, MSI, and that ridiculous 3-slot Powercolor seem to be leading the pack this time around.

I can also confirm that ASUS will honor their warranty once HSF is removed. I recently RMAd my DC2 7870 and had no issues with the claim after it being under water. Just be certain there is no damage to the card and everything is back to stock configuration.

It's hard to say with the RAM. I know with reference boards it is usually luck of the draw depending on who can supply the RAM at that time. All the reviews I've read on the Matrix have shown Elpida memory; may have to contact the manufacturers to get a definite answer.

XFX with their black edition, I believe you are paying for the better memory from all the people I've seen who have those cards; both of mine had Hynix but one wasn't a phenomenal performer.
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The 290(X) DC2/Matrix cards actually have a major flaw in the air coolers. ASUS was lazy and used the heatsink from the GK104 which is a much larger die than Hawaii. 2.5ish out of 5 heatpipes make contact with the die. It is likely easily fixable with a thin copper shim to assist in distributing the heat to all pipes; like those that were necessary for the 79XX cards in some cases.

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I can also confirm that ASUS will honor their warranty once HSF is removed. I recently RMAd my DC2 7870 and had no issues with the claim after it being under water. Just be certain there is no damage to the card and everything is back to stock configuration.

It's hard to say with the RAM. I know with reference boards it is usually luck of the draw depending on who can supply the RAM at that time. All the reviews I've read on the Matrix have shown Elpida memory; may have to contact the manufacturers to get a definite answer.

XFX with their black edition, I believe you are paying for the better memory from all the people I've seen who have those cards; both of mine had Hynix but one wasn't a phenomenal performer.

My 290X's XFX's are mixed Hynix and Epilida. Just a heads up thumb.gif
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Wow plus one for Asus

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My 290X's XFX's are mixed Hynix and Epilida. Just a heads up thumb.gif

Are they both black edition?
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