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post #101 of 301
Running Two(crossfire) Powercolor PCS+ 290X a few days now. Cooling is great as the reviews indicate.

1130 Core and 1500 Memory Stable with valley, firestrike, BF4 (maxed) @ 1440P. Im sure the PCS+ will hit 1150 core running a single card.

The lightning's core overclock is not impressive concidering it will be a $799 plus card.

I believe the Sapphire Toxic 290x will be more of what us overclockers are looking for.
post #102 of 301
the card was designed for ln2, dont judge it by the air cooler results with no voltage changes at all. The lightning will continue to be champ of overclocking once someone who knows what theyre doing gets their hands on it.
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post #103 of 301
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Seems like this card fixes all the problems with the 290X and appears to give the 780Ti a run for its money. Great job MSI (this almost makes up for the disaster that was the 780 Lightning)...

You mean using Elpida & Hynix was a disaster. Pretty much only thing I can think of that makes the card a disaster...The power delivery setup is pretty much the best of the best.
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Originally Posted by Cool Mike View Post

Running Two(crossfire) Powercolor PCS+ 290X a few days now. Cooling is great as the reviews indicate.

1130 Core and 1500 Memory Stable with valley, firestrike, BF4 (maxed) @ 1440P. Im sure the PCS+ will hit 1150 core running a single card.

The lightning's core overclock is not impressive concidering it will be a $799 plus card.

I believe the Sapphire Toxic 290x will be more of what us overclockers are looking for.

This card has an air cooler yes, but soooo many people are going to strip that baby off and put the ek block on it.

An air cooler will absolutely not do as well cooling 450w of power. The tri-x and your power-cooler will do better on air than this card most likely. They have less power to cool, with the same amount of fans. This card is for extreme water or ln2. If you're gonna be on air, yes, there are better options.

Also. Take this reviewers OC with a grain of salt. Seriously. Don't base much off of what he said. Wait until we get the card to make your conclusion.
post #105 of 301
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Originally Posted by Shiriken View Post

Expect about 3 months after release.
they have known about this card for 3 months. Almost to the day. It seriously takes them 6 months to make a water block? I would hope sometime within the next 4-5 weeks.
post #106 of 301
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post

Seems like this card fixes all the problems with the 290X and appears to give the 780Ti a run for its money. Great job MSI (this almost makes up for the disaster that was the 780 Lightning)...

You mean using Elpida & Hynix was a disaster. Pretty much only thing I can think of that makes the card a disaster...The power delivery setup is pretty much the best of the best.

And I do not get why people drag Hynix with Elpida.

Elpida is the crap memory.

Hynix tends to overclock really well.

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Edited by rt123 - 3/5/14 at 10:06am
post #107 of 301
Agreed. Hynix is much better than Elpida, but when you buy a card that says built to be perfect on the outside of it, you expect it to have the best memory - meaning Samsung.
post #108 of 301
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Originally Posted by Face2Face View Post

Agreed. Hynix is much better than Elpida, but when you buy a card that says built to be perfect on the outside of it, you expect it to have the best memory - meaning Samsung.

I actually want to argue if Samsung is better than Hynix..???
Aside from Samsung tighter timings rumours, what concrete proof do we have to state that Samsung is better than Hynix.


Also, from these slides you posted
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9kkxjuw2a0n421v/R9%20290X%20LIGHTNING%20Infokit%201_0%20-%20PDF%20Version.pdf

Check out slide 39,

Apparently Msi Overclocked the 290X to 1400Mhz at 1.4V.

Now what do the people complaining & claiming that their Trixx / DCUII / etc are in the same league as the lightning have to say about that...??


Also, Hawaii at 1400Mhz is going to rip the benchmarks.
Edited by rt123 - 3/5/14 at 10:34am
post #109 of 301
Elpida was filing for bankructy in 2012 and back then Hynix's had 23 percent share in the market whilst Samsung had nearly half the market - whats this go to do with MSI R9 290X Lightning Review

nothing biggrin.gif

Nor has Samsung thumb.gif
post #110 of 301
Agreed. Solid design with top quality components. This should OC much better. the verdict is still out with many more reviews to come.
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