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[Tomshardware.de] Gigabyte to stop mass production of Windforce R9-290x immediately citing problem with fan sink

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We have gigabytes therefore questioned again today and the following, final responses received, so we now also allowed to publish:

"There is a problem on fan sink. The production sample is different from the sample provided by our vendor. The sink for early media samples are not optimized to meet the design requirement. We will improve it immediately and we stop the mass production today ..."

That means in plain language that the sent to the press early patterns do not match with what the contract manufacturer originally submitted for the radiator to the graphics card manufacturer Gigabyte for review. This is something we are already familiar with power supplies and their shrunken features, but now it has apparently caught even gigabytes in the coolers.

Source

So for everyone who has already bought this card, I would contact the vendor and/or Gigabyte ASAP.

Update: False alarm- turned out to be just an issue for 30 production samples and not actual retail samples. Please see post #37 for more.
Edited by geggeg - 1/2/14 at 2:56am
post #2 of 51
uh, english??

oops german translation...

toms has an english site.
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Funnily, I can't seem to locate this on the English version. Perhaps the holidays have something to do with it, those germans are harder at work biggrin.gif
post #4 of 51
First Galaxy 780Ti cards with a metal sticker, now badly made 290x coolers, China, you need to step up your game.
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Gigabyte is disappointing a lot these days as far as GPUs go.

The Windforce 2X had a ton of rattling complaints , Windforce 3X on R9 270X and r9 280X use plastic shrouds with 2 or 3 heatpipes that don't have the same dissipation as MSi/ASUS/HIS/Sapphire offerings

If you look at the Computerbase review it's a fundamental flaw , their heatpipes don't go anywhere on one side (it's the same 450W cooler on the GTX 780 Ti /GTX 780 so I don't know how well that's coping):

http://www.computerbase.de/bildstrecke/54085/8/
Edited by AlphaC - 12/31/13 at 5:49pm
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Things like this make me all the happier I said screw waiting, and got a Asus 780. boxing3.gif
     
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Originally Posted by AlphaC View Post

Gigabyte is disappointing a lot these days as far as GPUs go.

The Windforce 2X had a ton of rattling complaints , Windforce 3X on R9 270X and r9 280X use plastic shrouds with 2 or 3 heatpipes that don't have the same dissipation as MSi/ASUS/HIS/Sapphire offerings

If you look at the Computerbase review it's a fundamental flaw , their heatpipes don't go anywhere on one side (it's the same 450W cooler on the GTX 780 Ti /GTX 780 so I don't know how well that's coping):

http://www.computerbase.de/bildstrecke/54085/8/

Asus has done the same on their R9-290x DCU II: http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/grafikkarten/2013/asus-radeon-r9-290x-directcu-ii-oc-im-test/2/
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LoL, I'm sure they were like, "it's AMD, their customers don't expect much so lets cut corners and reduce cost" lachen.gif
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LoL, I'm sure they were like, "it's AMD, their customers don't expect much so lets cut corners and reduce cost" lachen.gif


im very happy with my 2 windforce x3 7870s! the new coolers looked pretty decent too. :/
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could explain the bad temperature results on websites. Hopefully they fix it
    
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