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So this card has been out for almost 2 weeks & nobody here has even posted a 1300 Mhz run.

Common guys.

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I don't have 1300 core on air but I got 1245 unigine heaven extreme, vantage and 03 stable http://i.imgur.com/4Mvyw6x.jpg
1.36v load and temps only tops around 64c smile.gif

Will test this week with ln2 if it's not good then going to sell for sure smile.gif
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I don't have 1300 core on air but I got 1245 unigine heaven extreme, vantage and 03 stable http://i.imgur.com/4Mvyw6x.jpg
1.36v load and temps only tops around 64c smile.gif

Will test this week with ln2 if it's not good then going to sell for sure smile.gif

1245 is weak wink.gif
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lol show us/me what u got bro wink.gif
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lol show us/me what u got bro wink.gif

I'm waitimg for the L's to come back in stock at Amazon and i will biggrin.gif
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I don't have 1300 core on air but I got 1245 unigine heaven extreme, vantage and 03 stable http://i.imgur.com/4Mvyw6x.jpg
1.36v load and temps only tops around 64c smile.gif

Will test this week with ln2 if it's not good then going to sell for sure smile.gif

...certainly capable of 'hitting' 1300+ / 1700+, like shown already a few pages back... http://www.overclock.net/t/1472341/msi-r9-290x-lightning-thread/140#post_21981926

...but as I state in the post, just ran a small render test as even within a few seconds, it picked up + 20 c, as good as the cooler is for air..

Good water-cooling and LN2 mean 1300+ w/ a decent sample for sure - probably much more. I ran Aquamark at 1274 / 1673 on air, that bench is short enough http://img.hwbot.org/u45468/image_id_1143118.png ....the basic capability is there, just the need the additional cooling for longer / harder benches.
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Unfortunately, my Lightning is going back to the egg for replacement. Aside from coil whine, I got a constant flicker going on when I fired up my pc today. Hopeful I get a better one. thumb.gif
    
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Unfortunately, my Lightning is going back to the egg for replacement. Aside from coil whine, I got a constant flicker going on when I fired up my pc today. Hopeful I get a better one. thumb.gif
Just curious hotrod, was the coil whine constant or just on the valley end screen where the frames go through the roof? I'm getting that coil whine to, very high pitch and wondering if I should take them back? Also getting some coil whine on ice storm tests. Thats with both my 290x lightnings at 1200/1610 for one and 1200/1650 for the other.
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I was getting it on the credit screen of valley which can typical. I've experienced similar with other AMD cards, but definitely not as severe nor at stock without oc. Usually it may be a mild hum or slightly irritating sound. I was going to keep the card, but after it started flickering and many attempts to reseat and trouble shoot without success, it clearly needed to be replaced.
    
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Hey guys - I am going to be testing the 290X Lightning here over the next few weeks smile.gif . I have taken some photos for you to oogle in the meantime tongue.gif

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I am taking this slowly over the coming weeks to limit my stress that I get from testing ( trying to take it easier for my health :/ - no more hours of testing at the computers for me :'( )
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can anyone tell me what the MOS sink does and how to fit it ? a Google search says that it 'cleans the power' - is that for real or just some gimmick.
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