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[FUD]XFX Radeon DD R9 290X 1000M 4GB reviewed

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Today we’ll take a closer look at XFX’s custom Hawaii card, the R9 290X Double Dissipation. XFX settled on a dual-fan cooler with what might be the most attractive shroud placed on a Radeon card in a while. Of course, aesthetics aren’t enough, but XFX promises that the custom cooler should reduce average load temperatures by up to 20 degrees Celsius, with a noise reduction of up to 30 decibels. As you can see, we have a good reason to commend XFX for the design – the card looks stunning.


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Because the cooler’s size extends over the standard size XFX decided to use lightweight polycarbonate construction. The memory heatspreader and VRM heatspreader are connected to the polycarbonate construction.

VRM temps are gonna suck just like the DD 280x.
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Cooler did surprising well.

Lol @ titan scores.
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not as bad as everyone was saying it was going to be but mid 70's isn't that great either
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Sapphire Tri-X still looks like the best non-ref version out of all the ones shown.
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did pretty well considering the size of the heasink vs saphire/gigabyte... to bad it didnt come with a backplate.
    
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not as bad as everyone was saying it was going to be but mid 70's isn't that great either
Especially considering that it's at 75% fan. Compare to something like the tri-x which only gets around 43% fan while having relatively the same or slightly lower temps. I was honestly expecting the temps to be slightly lower than Asus DCII while having roughly equal fan speeds. It's a great looking card, but that's about it.
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Sapphire Tri-X still looks like the best non-ref version out of all the ones shown.
For now tongue.gif The Powercolor PCS+ 290/x has the best overall cooler (GPU/VRM/VRAM) out of every non-reference 290/x card, bar the Lightning. The triple slot cooler may steer some people away, though.
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I got my XFX 290 DD today, performs quite well.


Hopefully I can get a good overclock out of this card.
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I got my XFX 290 DD today, performs quite well.


Hopefully I can get a good overclock out of this card.

Please provide a quantitative assessment, VRM temps especially.
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Any review without vrm temps is useless for OCN.
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