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290x Elpida vs Hynix memory, any relevence in gaming?

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Hi I was wondering if the two types of memory on the 290x cards had any performance differences relevent to gaming, and not just script mining. I have no intentions in mining, but I still want a good card for 3 screen gaming. Also I am new to this, so this may not be an issue at all.
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Hi I was wondering if the two types of memory on the 290x cards had any performance differences relevent to gaming, and not just script mining. I have no intentions in mining, but I still want a good card for 3 screen gaming. Also I am new to this, so this may not be an issue at all.

The only difference is how far each is likely to overclock. Hynix OC's better than Elpida. If your not OCing you wont notice a difference.
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Hynix is just high quality for overclocking. That is why most 7950/70 get such nice memory overclocks on air.
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Thanks for the replies. I may overclock, is there that noticeable of a difference between the two that it would effect gaming performance?
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Both of my 290x have Hynix and highest i was able to get my memory overclock was 1800x4=7200Mhz effective while ive heard people only able to get their Elpida cards up to around 1400x4=5600Mhz effective.

Memory speed directly influences game performance, due to the ability to store and load high-res textures quicker.
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Thanks agin for the info. I'll pray to my maneki-neko that I get a Hynix chip biggrin.gif
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Thanks agin for the info. I'll pray to my maneki-neko that I get a Hynix chip biggrin.gif

Even if you dont get hynix you can console yourself with the fact you have a 290x. You lucky... thumb.gif
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