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did you read the latest review - snippet

So what was the storm in a glass of water ?
I first want to talk and explain something though as there are hovering some ghost stories on the web. The initial press-samples had a bit of an issue with an improper heatsink, not bringing enough cooling performance to the product. This story got uncovered at Tom's Hardware and got a bit out of hand. Basically the surface area of the GPU block needs more surface area and needed to be a hint thicker, Gigabyte ordered these cooler but simply received the version that diverted from the specifications. The second this was discovered Gigabyte halted the production line and replaced the coolers. From what we have learned, the pre-production run that was send out to some partners and media that where defective was merely a batch of 30 cards, the production board with improper cooling never made it into retail. So if you want to purchase this card, rest assured that you will purchase the version with the proper cooling solution.


and what models are they recalling ? wink.gif
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Look what the cat *cough* ups guy *cough* just dragged in biggrin.gif

Helluva good way to start the day


Oh please post some benches, with 70% fan oc and max vrm temps we need moar biggrin.gif

Gratz, beast of a card!
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nice tablecloth, what you on about ? biggrin.gif

Oh 2 cards! Lucky sod - enjoy thumb.gif
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Oh please post some benches, with 70% fan oc and max vrm temps we need moar biggrin.gif

Gratz, beast of a card!

Well, I'm going back to my place tmw evening (had these delivered at the resort I was staying at during my holidays) and soon as these are installed I'll start benching, taking requests for games/benches/fan speed as I go.
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did you read the latest review - snippet

So what was the storm in a glass of water ?
I first want to talk and explain something though as there are hovering some ghost stories on the web. The initial press-samples had a bit of an issue with an improper heatsink, not bringing enough cooling performance to the product. This story got uncovered at Tom's Hardware and got a bit out of hand. Basically the surface area of the GPU block needs more surface area and needed to be a hint thicker, Gigabyte ordered these cooler but simply received the version that diverted from the specifications. The second this was discovered Gigabyte halted the production line and replaced the coolers. From what we have learned, the pre-production run that was send out to some partners and media that where defective was merely a batch of 30 cards, the production board with improper cooling never made it into retail. So if you want to purchase this card, rest assured that you will purchase the version with the proper cooling solution.


and what models are they recalling ? wink.gif
Hardocp just put out an article about this concluding that there was no difference in press vs retail, just between individual cards.

The concern with Gigabyte is not that their less than adequate solution was being recalled (it wasn't), it's that their cooling solution is less than adequate according to all reviews.
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So when are non-reference R9 290 Models coming available? I just want to buy a damn card and I really getting bothered by the fact I'm willing to throw my wallet to AMD but they're not taking my money!

I've been checking Amazon in a daily basis for over 3 weeks now expecting to see some Asus or sapphire R9 290 but nothing is Ever available, I'm not even asking for custom PCB but just a damn custom cooler card! Let alone the inflated price We all are willing to pay and yet they refuse to increase production levels.

There's a lot of hate towards apple, but when they ever get a lack of products to supply the demand they instantly fix the issue in a matter of days, AMD is taking months without improvement.

I've even considered buying a GTX. 780... But I don't want to miss the Mantle wagon.
Edited by Dargonplay - 1/8/14 at 1:04pm
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Hardocp just put out an article about this concluding that there was no difference in press vs retail, just between individual cards.

The concern with Gigabyte is not that their less than adequate solution was being recalled (it wasn't), it's that their cooling solution is less than adequate according to all reviews.

Sorry i am confused - the review on the 290x windforce 3 has only just come out! And what you say doesn't fit in redface.gif

read the full review at guru3d , gotta brilliant review - cross-line here somewhere thumb.gif
Edited by ladcrooks - 1/8/14 at 1:05pm
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Well, I'm going back to my place tmw evening (had these delivered at the resort I was staying at during my holidays) and soon as these are installed I'll start benching, taking requests for games/benches/fan speed as I go.


Heaven with maxed out settings, 30 mins loop with @1150/1450, memory info test (Hynix or Elpida?) and max vrm temps - @70% fan, also point the ambient biggrin.gif

Thanks alot smile.gif
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Tri X? applaud.gif





Wow, it even has the most consistence fps overtime, amazing
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Tri X? applaud.gif





Wow, it even has the most consistence fps overtime, amazing

I'm still confused why there are no HIS or XFX reviews yet......my XFX cards ship out tomorrow and we haven't heard a peep from them.

That Tri-X is nice though, I would've grabbed one if they didn't sell out so damn quick and they weren't orange tongue.gif
 
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