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I can buy a xfx r9 290 for 549$ cdn with free shipping. Any reason not to buy this?
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mates dont let mates buy xfx point blank  they stink there customer support sucks too but this card may cost a sum of cash more but well worth it powercolor makes an awsome card  and its a 290x so the colder you can keep it the faster it goes

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and a review to seal the deal

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The xfx brings BF4 for free.
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

The xfx brings BF4 for free.

It depends on the XFX card; If it's reference go for it, because they're all the same. (As in the blower cooler, looks like this, but a different sticker on the fan (I.E Not the ASUS one).

Otherwise XFX have really bad support from what I've heard; and their coolers suck a LOT.

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Originally Posted by davcc22 View Post

mates dont let mates buy xfx point blank

Too true, oh too true. I only got XFX because it's ref and BF4 plus it was also the cheapest. thumb.gif
 
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I have a XFX and a Sapphire and a MSI 290 and all are working well mining 24/7

But the XFX artifacts with a slight OC so is run at stock
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

I have a XFX and a Sapphire and a MSI 290 and all are working well mining 24/7

But the XFX artifacts with a slight OC so is run at stock

Really? I assumed that all R9 290's overclocked to at least 1000MHz. Could be a driver issue? I dunno

I've only ever had one card that was that bad and that was a Palit 4850 but it was the first card I ever overclocked ever so it could have been me too.
 
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post #8 of 10
When I set the mining clocks to 990/1500 the XFX would artifact in Win 7 x64 as the top card.

Unless the sapphire was causing the artifact in some way, regardless the xfx is a good card and mines ok.

The MSI is far and above the better clocker and miner.
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post

When I set the mining clocks to 990/1500 the XFX would artifact in Win 7 x64 as the top card.

Unless the sapphire was causing the artifact in some way, regardless the xfx is a good card and mines ok.

The MSI is far and above the better clocker and miner.

Hmm fair enough, maybe it's because the VRM's aren't being cooled adequately or something. Who knows? Or you just got unlucky with that card; Assuming it is reference that is.
Like I said I had a 4850 that wouldn't budge at all, and so far my XFX R9 290 is the best card I've ever had for overclockability. I'm doing 1075/1400 with the stock cooler.
 
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Yes all 3 of my 290 are reference
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