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[OCUK] AMD R9 290 Pre-Flashed To 290X -- £316.66 ($513)

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It looks like you can buy a 290 flashed to a 290X just for the price of a 290! OCUK looks like they ship internationally too, via DHL. This card is more expensive than an R9 290 on Amazon but it's still cheaper than a R9 290X, even less so with international shipping.. but still cheaper thumb.gif

There appears to only be 6 in stock right now. Good luck!

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Hi there


Once again Overclockers UK leads the market by offering its customers the first Pre-flashed R9 290 for your convenience to R9 290X with voltage control, give you extra performance out of the box and improved overclocking ability*

We have sourced a batch of VTX3D R9 290's which unlock, at Overclockers we pre-flash these cards with a voltage unlocked R9 290X BIOS giving you the additional stream processors (2560 upto 2816) and voltage control upto 1.412mv for improved overclocking*

This is all done for you and fully guaranteed with a full 2yr warranty.

Source

Edit: Looks like they up'd the price (£299 to £316.66). Post updated. Deal is looking less and less like a deal with the price hikes.. but it's still a bit cheaper depending on your shipping.
Edited by cipp - 11/22/13 at 5:24am
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Interesting but I remain skeptical.
    
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If you read this article it clearly states that a company was short on Hawaii PRO boards so they instead just shipped the 290's with the Hawaii XT boards and 290 BIOS. Nothing really to be skeptical about..
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Apparently everything was true, some cards from XFX, PowerColor, Club3D and VTX3D are confirmed to unlock into full R9 290X. It seems that TUL Corporation did not receive enough Hawaii PRO GPUs on time, so they used Hawaii XT instead with R9 290 BIOS. Now some of you are able to revert this process.

Edited by cipp - 11/22/13 at 8:40am
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

It technically is a software lock...

anyhow double post :S

http://www.overclock.net/t/1444717/ocuk-vtx3d-radeon-r9-290-pre-flashed-to-290x-359-99-inc-vat

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Didn't see that.. my bad
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