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I'm pretty sure the Tri-X was $700 a few days ago, then something like $730 before the lightning showed up and now $750. The msi gaming is $700, it makes sense that the lightning costs $50 more. Last I looked on newegg, there were several reference models in the mid to high $600's and about two under $600. Price is all over the place on these cards.
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post #192 of 301
Are the R9 series prices starting to drop; looks like the directcu 290 is now 499 on the egg.
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It would be nice if they were. I'd prefer to get a powerful AMD card to replace the 580 Lightning in my folding rig as its always nice to have rigs with both NV and AMD cards. That way you can be sure to have a system compatible with any game...
post #194 of 301
Linus did a build with both SLI and CF in the same system; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqkI7bOfRkA
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Did any one make a club for this particular card yet?
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post #196 of 301
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Originally Posted by FreeElectron View Post

Did any one make a club for this particular card yet?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1472341/msi-r9-290x-lightning-thread

Unofficial atm however, will probably be the main thread.
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Originally Posted by rv8000 View Post

http://www.overclock.net/t/1472341/msi-r9-290x-lightning-thread

Unofficial atm however, will probably be the main thread.

Thanks for the link

BTW Nice PC name biggrin.gif
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post #199 of 301
So the MSI lightning offers the same overclocking ability as the reference (Note I'm only talking about the PCB, not factoring in the cooler), cools a little better than the PCS+, is quieter than the PCS+ but is likely louder than the Tri-X. So far looks to be guaranteed Hynix (or better?), but comes with a higher price tag than the PCS+ and only comes in 290x form.

One might say this is the best 290x, but it's also incredibly more expensive in order to hold that title. Basically I see no reason why you wouldn't get a PCS+ instead because of cost along with the Tri-X (assuming you can find a good price on it, though I guess the same goes for the lightning).
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10+3+2 Phases instead of 5+2+1 Phases

& temp monitoring + v-check points (for actual record breaking overclocking)

Some samples have Samsung (Guru3d), some have Hynix
Edited by AlphaC - 3/8/14 at 7:55pm
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