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I returned my card today. I live in Germany, and here it's easy enough to just return it for the money. I will buy a sapphire Tri-x OC most likely instead. I don't want to do deal with this ****... I'll just bend the HDD cage on my R3 fractal wink.gif.

Good luck to those who hold on to theirs. I hope they solve these problems, but the whole thing sounds super shady to me.
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Have you tried lubricating the fan motors? Should be a small problem compared to the underperforming issue. Nevertheless, it doesn't feel good to get burned.
They are hard to reach without removing them.
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https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1LxMwL1Ku6gWiU8bYvZnfx-yY3ODeiSXsdHVxuCWKESw/edit#gid=0

I have made a google doc, please log your issues and benchmark scores here

Do you want all or only underperforming GPUS ?
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They are hard to reach without removing them.
Do you want all or only underperforming GPUS ?

It is intended for cards with performance issues, but I'd like to have normal cards for reference too. Please specific if the card perform normally.
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I returned my card today. I live in Germany, and here it's easy enough to just return it for the money. I will buy a sapphire Tri-x OC most likely instead. I don't want to do deal with this ****... I'll just bend the HDD cage on my R3 fractal wink.gif.

Good luck to those who hold on to theirs. I hope they solve these problems, but the whole thing sounds super shady to me.

Did you return the card to the retailer? Too bad I discovered the problem 7 days after purchase, I can't return it to the vendor now.
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Did you return the card to the retailer? Too bad I discovered the problem 7 days after purchase, I can't return it to the vendor now.

Yes I returned it to the retailer. In germany they handle warranties quite differently. Seems that they just let you return the card for a refund within the warranty period, at least that's what happened with 2 vendors between this card and my last 560 a few years back. Then again only had the card 5 days... caught this post the day after I installed it, and tested it immediately.

I just ordered the Sapphire Vapor-X 290OC that was just released yesterday over here. 40 euros more, but it sounds more than worth it, though it has no reviews so who knows. Maybe it will have worse problems tongue.gif.
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post #596 of 1176
I want an advice - my GB r9 290 OC is totally broke and there are no such cards here, so i have 2 options:
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 for 517$;
GIGABYTE GV-N780OC-3GD for 580$.

I was thinking to buy PCS+, but after i was read the whole thread, i am not so sure now...
Could you help me with some advices?
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Yes I returned it to the retailer. In germany they handle warranties quite differently. Seems that they just let you return the card for a refund within the warranty period, at least that's what happened with 2 vendors between this card and my last 560 a few years back. Then again only had the card 5 days... caught this post the day after I installed it, and tested it immediately.

I just ordered the Sapphire Vapor-X 290OC that was just released yesterday over here. 40 euros more, but it sounds more than worth it, though it has no reviews so who knows. Maybe it will have worse problems tongue.gif.


I wanted that card soo bad, too bad im stuck with this PCS+
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I want an advice - my GB r9 290 OC is totally broke and there are no such cards here, so i have 2 options:
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 for 517$;
GIGABYTE GV-N780OC-3GD for 580$.

I was thinking to buy PCS+, but after i was read the whole thread, i am not so sure now...
Could you help me with some advices?

If those are your only options, then GB for sure
Wait for the Vapor X from Sapphire, or go for the Trix if you couldn't wait
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well somethings not right on software i guess, i can still run bf4 on ultra settings 60+ fps and yet my unigine 1.0 bench is really low
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I want an advice - my GB r9 290 OC is totally broke and there are no such cards here, so i have 2 options:
PowerColor PCS+ R9 290 for 517$;
GIGABYTE GV-N780OC-3GD for 580$.

I was thinking to buy PCS+, but after i was read the whole thread, i am not so sure now...
Could you help me with some advices?

If you can easily return the card then go for PCS+ test it for day or two and if it underperforms return it and get GB 780
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well somethings not right on software i guess, i can still run bf4 on ultra settings 60+ fps and yet my unigine 1.0 bench is really low

How low ? what settings are you using ? Valley at extreme HD should give you ~59fps (~2400 pts)
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