Originally Posted by brazilianloser
Most guys that are dropping 500+ on the 290x are folks that always want the best. Highly doubt they will keep the card for over two years... now on the 290 which is more widely received due to its low price yeah that could be problematic... but you have the tools to tune down the card to only go so far to hit the temperature you wish for as shown on the Linus video which I do not have a link. Its about are you comfortable having you card full power or not???
I am thinking of r9 290, not X. It has high temperature as well
Anyway i don't want to take down the performance of the card by meddling with settings. I want best performance out of the card, and have a temperature that is safe for the card.
Hopefully non reference cards will tackle alot of the heat, so that we are even more safer.