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IF the heatsink wasn't properly attached, it wouldn't cool down with an external fan. Just opening the case side doesn't make a difference, but the external fan did.

Also, I may end up keeping the card, Stable at 1100/1350 and +30 power +0.12v Temps leveled out at 88% with fans at 100% (I think they stop at 98%) It really is able to do what they advertize (1007mhz) and then some and it's silent. Can't hear the thing. I'll call newegg and find out if it'll cost me a %15 restocking fee which would be like $87 plus the shiping, another 15, plus the $90 difference for the 780ti. All that would end up costing me like almost $200 when it's all said and done. Which doesn't equal to better performance really, and just lower temps. SO with restocking fee's I'll just keep what I have. If no restocking fee I'll trade up this week.

IMHO, i would return that card, not sure how long that fan with last on 100 or 90% setting. If you can, without losing to much money return this card, and get 290 Tri X, that card is A MONSTER. With 1.4 volts, and 1220/1600 with fans on 75% keeps the card at 75c and vrm@ 89c, after 30 mins of continuous loop that's pretty much epic.

I know i'm might sound boring, and that i already recommended that to you already 2 times by now, but the card really impressed me, i should receive mine in about 1 to 3 days max thumb.gif
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The GTX 780 TI has less power draw (not TDP, actual power draw) and more die area to dissipate heat so of course it has lower temps. That's like saying the GTX 680 runs cooler than the HD7970.

Looks like MSI screwed up badly with the R9 290 series "Gaming" cards. frown.gif

Now we must wait for Powercolor /Club3D and HIS , plus Gigabyte Rev2 (not much hope there) and XFX (also not much hope there). I guess all the Nvidia vendors/board partners were lazy and reused their GK110 coolers optimized for ~250W TDP , that's the only explanation for how similar the ASUS/MSI/Gigabyte coolers are to their Nvidia counterparts. rolleyes.gif

If you look at AMD's board partner list on their BF4 page it lists:

ASUS -- also Nvidia
Club3D
Gigabyte -- also Nvidia
HIS
MSI -- also Nvidia
Sapphire --- current champ with their Tri-X
TUL/PowerColor
XFX

missed visiontek with their beautiful watercooled r9's

honestly the only cards i see coming with a chance to beat sapphire would be either flagships from msi/asus or possibly HIS
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IMHO, i would return that card, not sure how long that fan with last on 100 or 90% setting. If you can, without losing to much money return this card, and get 290 Tri X, that card is A MONSTER. With 1.4 volts, and 1220/1600 with fans on 75% keeps the card at 75c and vrm@ 89c, after 30 mins of continuous loop that's pretty much epic.

I know i'm might sound boring, and that i already recommended that to you already 2 times by now, but the card really impressed me, i should receive mine in about 1 to 3 days max thumb.gif

I totally understand that would be a good card, but it's not in stock anywhere. I can't return this and not have a computer until it happens to come into stock. That's a giant problem with trying to get these ranges of cards right now. No in stock aftermarket 290's. And the places that do have them want like $800

Really, with benchmarking, I'm getting pretty darn good scores. I imagine It's a normal 290, just without the ability to turn up the clocks/fan. I wouldn't run it at that speed anyway with gaming. I'll game at 1050-1100mhz anyway. With SWTOR and such I see no reason to turn it up. I just wanted something better than the 7970 I had. And it's not audible. The fan's don't make a sound. Also I don't think the TRIXX is controlling the fans at all anyway. Heck, I could use AMD overdrive to OC since I'm not using the voltage increase really. It's at +12 in trixx, which is what? 0.012v? probably doesn't need to be there.
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Ah, sorry to hear that bro.
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Now we must wait for Powercolor /Club3D and HIS , plus Gigabyte Rev2 (not much hope there) and XFX (also not much hope there).
Why?
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So no vrm sensors on the Msi R9 gaming?? I preordered one but I'm going to cancel if that's the case. Anybody else with an r9 gaming who can confirm?
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Why?

to get the full gist of which one is the best aftermarket card (temps/noise wise) besides the MSI Lightning and ones with Accelero/MK-26/CLC water/water cooled tongue.gif
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to get the full gist of which one is the best aftermarket card (temps/noise wise) besides the MSI Lightning and ones with Accelero/MK-26/CLC water/water cooled tongue.gif
I mean why don't you expect Gigabyte and XFX to release a good card?
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I mean why don't you expect Gigabyte and XFX to release a good card?

290(X) WF had issues and was pulled. XFX has made rather lackluster cards lately (7000 series).
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290(X) WF had issues and was pulled. XFX has made rather lackluster cards lately (7000 series).
But that was limited to 30 units and none got to the final user AFAIK.

I'm not that interested into the cooler as I'm in the PCB (coil whine) and the ability to change the cooler and TIM (Sapphire won't let you; Asus, MSI and XFX does IIRC)
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