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and so begins the " this card isnt much better than reference on air"
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I am interested in your core clocks and comparing it to the core clocks of this msi card...


Like 1120-1130.
 
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and so begins the " this card isnt much better than reference on air"

With +50mv only...From tom that he couldnt oc a gk110 over 1200
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I'll be happy to put it through the ringers when my PSU gets here tomorrow. Had to throw my 5770's back in until then, just not enough juice on this 600w.
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Haven't gotten a chance to watch the full review, any announcement on release date/price? I wanna freeze this card next to my kingpin and see how the card actually does when in an environment it was meant to be used in.
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OcUK says the 10th of March over there but then they also said the KPE would be available on Jan 27 to them and it has yet to show up tongue.gif
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OcUK says the 10th of March over there but then they also said the KPE would be available on Jan 27 to them and it has yet to show up tongue.gif

Lol, yeah I'm not going by any online sites preorder release date ever again lol. I want it from the mouth of msi. My kingpin needs a friend for freezing.
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post #48 of 301
hmm, i have 2x sapphire 290x reference with hynix memory, both cards can do 1170 mhz with +50mv (~1300 +200mv) , and memory can do one 1700, other 1730 smile.gif
so it will be nice to see those lightning 200mv+++, i hope it will reach 1300 and more smile.gifthumb.gif i think i will buy one to test devil.gif
post #49 of 301
1730 on the memory is amazing! That's over 440 GB/s of bandwidth biggrin.gif
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I bought my Powercolor R9 290 at launch for $399.99 and shortly after fitted it with an Accelero Xtreme 3 cooler for $70.00. Best part of the deal is that my card was one of the many which unlocked successfully to a full fledged 290X via bios flash. I have since that time been running happily along at 1200mhz core and 1450mhz memory with +100mv. Max load core temps are around 64c with the overclock while the hottest row of VRM's stay under 80c. I couldn't be happier with this purchase seeing the way things have turned out and its turning out to be about the best purchase I have ever made concerning a GPU.
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