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Originally Posted by DarkReign32 View Post

PowerColor is a decent board partner. I think they're called Club3D now. But I could be wrong.
PowerColor, VTX3D and Club 3D are different companies but all owned by TUL
  
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post #12 of 62
I had a Vision Tek 7970 ref card that I was able to flash the GHz bios to and overclock to the moon (1300 core and 1725mem) under water. Card was awesome no issues. Vison Tek had life time warranty...dunno if they still offer that on new cards.
I had a Sapphire Dual x 7970 that was awesome
I have a Sapphire 290x ref card....awesome...just a bit loud haha
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Originally Posted by MapRef41N93W View Post

MSI is reliable here as well (even with the fan leak on 290 they are still generally very reliable). HiS are probably the best exclusive producer though. Their cards usually carry a small premium though.
on hawaii they didnt have good cooling


http://www.computerbase.de/2014-05/amd-radeon-r9-290-290x-roundup-test/3/

Grafikkarte
Temperatur im Testsystem
Temperatur im Fractal Design R4
PowerColor R9 290 PCS+
73°C
71°C
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290
77°C
76°C
AMD R9 290X Referenz
94°C
93°C
AMD R9 290X Uber Referenz
93°C
93°C
Asus R9 290X DCII
94°C
92°C
Asus R9 290X Matrix
94°C
94°C
Club3D R9 290 RoyalAce
80°C
78°C
Gigabyte R9 290X WindForce
84°C
84°C
Gigabyte R9 290X WindForce Uber
78°C
86°C
MSI R9 290X Gaming
90°C
86°C
PowerColor R9 290X PCS+
80°C
79°C
PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Uber
73°C
72°C
Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X
80°C
79°C
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X
77°C
76ºC

Edited by PontiacGTX - 10/22/14 at 4:41pm
  
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post #14 of 62
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PowerColor, VTX3D and Club 3D are different companies but all owned by TUL

Ah there ya go. Thanks for the clarification. thumb.gif
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on hawaii they didnt have good cooling


http://www.computerbase.de/2014-05/amd-radeon-r9-290-290x-roundup-test/3/

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Grafikkarte  Temperatur im Testsystem        [RIGHT]Temperatur im Fractal Design R4[/RIGHT]
PowerColor R9 290 PCS+  73°C    [RIGHT]71°C[/RIGHT]
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 77°C    [RIGHT]76°C[/RIGHT]
AMD R9 290X Referenz    94°C    [RIGHT]93°C[/RIGHT]
AMD R9 290X Uber Referenz       93°C    [RIGHT]93°C[/RIGHT]
Asus R9 290X DCII       94°C    [RIGHT]92°C[/RIGHT]
Asus R9 290X Matrix     94°C    [RIGHT]94°C[/RIGHT]
Club3D R9 290 RoyalAce  80°C    [RIGHT]78°C[/RIGHT]
Gigabyte R9 290X WindForce      84°C    [RIGHT]84°C[/RIGHT]
Gigabyte R9 290X WindForce Uber 78°C    [RIGHT]86°C[/RIGHT]
MSI R9 290X Gaming      90°C    [RIGHT]86°C[/RIGHT]
PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ 80°C    [RIGHT]79°C[/RIGHT]
PowerColor R9 290X PCS+ Uber    73°C    [RIGHT]72°C[/RIGHT]
Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X  80°C    [RIGHT]79°C[/RIGHT]
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290X        77°C    [RIGHT]76°C[/RIGHT]

No one except Sapphire and PCS did on release. The original aftermarket cards were thrown together as AIB partners didn't have enough time with the Hawaii cards to properly develop good coolers. The Lightning 290x is arguably the greatest GPU ever made and showed what MSI could have done with more time.
 
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Personally I like MSI.
Second place would probably me Sapphire, third being Asus.

I dislike XFX as we had 2x 7950 and 1x 7970 that all had major fan issues (three different computers, three different environments)
Don't care much for the other brands.
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Personally I like MSI.
Second place would probably me Sapphire, third being Asus.

I dislike XFX as we had 2x 7950 and 1x 7970 that all had major fan issues (three different computers, three different environments)
Don't care much for the other brands.

only issue i've had so far is they can get loud, but 4 huge fans blowing at once can get loud i guess.
post #18 of 62
Sapphire is pretty cool guys from what I've heard, and Gigabyte is okay if you avoid their non-reference boards. One guy here had to RMA his 780Ti three times before they would recognize a problem; it was recognized as "GeForce Ashley" and was inconsistent at best. ASUS' RMA process can be a bit inconsistent. XFX used to be good, but they're average nowadays. Not sure about MSI or HIS.
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only issue i've had so far is they can get loud, but 4 huge fans blowing at once can get loud i guess.
The fans all got stopped up from what little dust got into the GPU's.
The only way the card could be used for any type of gaming was to have the fan speed at 85% or higher, which with XFX's fans was unbearable regardless if the side panel was on or not.
Those fans produced more sound than my current 780 lightning
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Yeah, I wasn't satisfied with my 7850 from them. Even at 150ishW, it was hot (though it didn't run too loudly except under a mining load). They used a block of aluminium - no copper at all - for the heatsink. I think they had issues with some aftermarket 7950s getting warped PCBs too.
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