Let's see what we can confirm.
- We got two members both with XFX / hynix memory cards and one unlocked other didn't.
- So far none of the Sapphire / Elpida memory cards unlocked for those who've tried.
- Got a PowerColor card on VideoCardz that unlocked but don't know which memory.
Remember before 290 launched NDA lift there was a person who bought a 290X card but received a 290 in a 290 box.
Before anyone rushes out to buy a 290 based solely for this reason, I'd hold off. We're seeing inconsistencies. For all we know Forcemans card was a 290X in a 290 box that was flashed wrong during manufacturing.
Keep in mind, for those that do try with their 290's but it doesn't work we'd like proof by running two benchmarks at same clocks showing no improvement. Not that we don't take your word but for documentation.All members posting regarding their flash attempts, it would be helpful if they consistently provide 290 manufacturer / memory in post even if it's repetitive as it will help keep this straight.
If I'm wrong on any of these accounts please correct me.