I bought a Powercolor 290 from Newegg on the 21st after reading through this read.
I was worried that I'd missed the boat at this point and when I saw that my card was shipping out of Memphis, TN and another member here got a locked one from there recently, I was pretty sure that I would get stuck in the same boat.
But my card unlocked and I'm happy! What I'm not so happy about though is that it has coil whine... The coil whine is a bit lower in frequency than coil whine I've experienced before, but it's still there, and it's still annoying.
I used the ASUS 290X rom linked to in the OP here
. Link to rom here
.Here's Hawaii Info:
Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1002:0B00
Memory config: 0x5A0013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8000005 RA2: F8010000
RB1: F8000005 RB2: F8010000
RC1: F8000005 RC2: F8010000
RD1: F8000005 RD2: F8010000
Benches are set to Extreme preset for Heaven and Extreme HD for Valley.Stock Powercolor 290:
GPU-Z Heaven ValleyPowercolor 290 Flashed to Asus 290X:
GPU-Z Heaven Valley
Does anyone know if replacing the cooler voids the warranty? I looked at the Powercolor warranty info and it says that replacing the cooler does void warranty, but on the card, there are no stickers or anything on the screws that would indicate you took the cooler off.
Thanks for this thread and everyone who's involved in finding the info out and creating some of the tools!Edited by DCRussian - 11/25/13 at 11:56am