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[OC3D] MSI 290X Lightning First Look

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The NDA is lifted tomorrow.

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post #2 of 83
Hope that beefy cooler will keep the card cool
post #3 of 83
Wonder if EK will make a block for this. Interesting to see how that cooler will handle that hot core.
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I have a MSI mobo & MSI gpu... pretty good manufacturer i'd say thumb.gif
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So much fail after i sow the Void Warranty Stiker.
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So much fail after i sow the Void Warranty Stiker.
so much fail after i saw all the grease on the card, guess the fans leaking oil isnt a small select few people being winy after all.
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So much fail after i sow the Void Warranty Stiker.

This guy...He knows his stuff.

Also Will this 290x still run at 100C? I hope they pick binned chips for this gpu, since most other 290x's are pretty average when it comes to overclocking.
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I bet you the "binned" chips will be very leaky chips and will run extra hot. Those are the type of chips that do best on LN2 but will get too hot for the standard heatsink. rolleyes.gif
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So hopefully we will start seeing the full custom cards, the custom cooled reference boar cards have been on special every other week at overclockers.co.uk for about 6 weeks I think now.

This week only, £350. Next week £380. This week only £335. Next week £380. This week £335. Next week £370 or whatever. Normally I'm the guy that goes ahead and grabs the first deal, a month before the new revisions come out tongue.gif

BUT NOT THIS TIME
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This guy...He knows his stuff.

Also Will this 290x still run at 100C? I hope they pick binned chips for this gpu, since most other 290x's are pretty average when it comes to overclocking.

Which aftermarket 290x runs at 100c?
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