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post #2861 of 4150
I've just got hold of a fully unlocked brand new VTX3D r9 290 which I'm selling.
Am about to put it on ebay and will post the link here when I do.

Card now listed - £349 buy it now. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251468497607
Edited by jonnyapps - 3/6/14 at 6:27am
post #2862 of 4150
its possible to make crossfire with 1 r9 290 and 1 290x ?
post #2863 of 4150
Yup - but itll be recognized as 2x290s Shader count and clock rate. Unless youre lucky enough to have an older 290 that can "unlock" as an X
post #2864 of 4150
how much faster is an R9 290X compared to an R9 290 ?! i bet no more than 5% at the same clocks lol
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post #2865 of 4150
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Originally Posted by invincible20xx View Post

how much faster is an R9 290X compared to an R9 290 ?! i bet no more than 5% at the same clocks lol

And if you can get a 290 that unlocks to a 290x why not? It doesn't cost a dime to try.
 
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And if you can get a 290 that unlocks to a 290x why not? It doesn't cost a dime to try.

yea but why bother for 5% if you really want this extra 5% just bite the bullet on the x version and pay extra don't leave it to chance if you rally want the extra epeen thumb.gif
Edited by invincible20xx - 3/8/14 at 3:10pm
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post #2867 of 4150
In my case I didn't buy 290's thinking I could unlock them. I didn't find out that you could even do it till after the purchase, and I got lucky and they both unlocked. Couldn't be happier. Managed to pick them up before the gouging began, got more out of my 7950's than I paid for my 290's that "unlocked"
 
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post #2868 of 4150
You'd know tell me if my Shappire R9 290 Tri-x can be unlocked?

After this has to be done reinstall the drives or not?

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 174B:E285
Memory config: 0x500036A9 Hynix
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8010005 RD2: 00000000


Edited by ericssonrj - 3/9/14 at 12:04pm
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Originally Posted by ericssonrj View Post

You'd know tell me if my Shappire R9 290 Tri-x can be unlocked?

After this has to be done reinstall the drives or not?

Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 174B:E285
Memory config: 0x500036A9 Hynix
RA1: F8010005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8010005 RD2: 00000000


No, it can't. That's a locked card, as are all the Tri-X's.
post #2870 of 4150
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Originally Posted by Forceman View Post

No, it can't. That's a locked card, as are all the Tri-X's.

same clocks how much faster is an R9 290 compared to R9 290X ?!
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