Originally Posted by Dhalgren65
Answer for fasterisbetter
I went w/MSI R9 2904G Gaming (2x) as soon as there were fullcovers for them
I have a pref for their PCB 's & components...
I have never used Giga's before,and was not finding compatibility jnfo for HIS fast enough .
I heard some less than flattering things about Powercolor...
Would never AGAIN go XFX under any circumstances...
Add'l custom features almost never hurt unless they preclude block fitment....
MSI Gaming 290/290x use weaker VRM, which lead to lower voltage on memory. You will have a hard time pushing them up.
The good news is you can flash reference BIOS onto them, the best one is Asus and Sapphire. But the weak VRm of MSI Gaming need to be cooled properly, cause they can't stand more than 110c like the VRMs on ref cards.
Originally Posted by Mirob0t
i just got my Sapphire r9 290x tri x version and overclocked it to 1150/1550 but i noticed that the vrm temp is reaching 100
do you guys know waht the max vrm temp is on this gpu?
also if u guys have better overclock settings.. feel free to share with me
Tri X uses ref board, so like I just mentioned, 110c is still safe for them. They will make the card throttle a bit at that temp though, so it is not recommended. Having a 100c component in your case is not a good idea Edited by blue1512 - 5/16/14 at 6:45pm