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[Newegg]Open BOX Powercolor R9 290x2 Devil13 (bundle with free razer ouroboros) 520usd

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It seems that powercolor wont be selling these anymore. under dx11 you are limited to 4GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131584R&cm_re=r9_290x2_devil13-_-14-131-584R-_-Product
  
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Considering the now "reference" 290x2 has a better cooler I find it hard anyone would want this card. Powercolor was first to the market that about all they can claim.
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After having heard how loud that cooler is in real life. I wouldn't wish that cooler on my worst enemy.

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Considering the now "reference" 290x2 has a better cooler I find it hard anyone would want this card. Powercolor was first to the market that about all they can claim.
better cooler? i doubt that you find a card on air that cools 580w TDP. and the 295x2 has poor vrm cooling
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After having heard how loud that cooler is in real life. I wouldn't wish that cooler on my worst enemy.

not one but 2.

From Roaches
Edited by PontiacGTX - 6/24/15 at 4:09pm
  
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295x2 > 290Xx2 D13.


If you plan to run one of them and are prepared for extra cooling, its a good choice, especially, since you can turn around that mouse. And its bit more exclusive. But most ppl go w/ the reference 295x2.


The stock 295x2 cooler w/ some decent air flow and the rad placed in a proper location will keep you under 70°C (under the 75°C thermal throttle down). The VRAM and VRM's get the center fan to cool them and I haven't heard a complaints of issues w/ cooling these parts. When there's a "hybrid" cooling setup, the card fan will handle everything but the core (the aio is cooling the core). The single rad is sufficient, but custom water (which the Devil doesn't have a full cover option) will give you better temps. I ran both of my cards w/ the stock coolers for a few days while bench testing, I did have an extra fan pointed at the top card and the case was opened but i stayed uner 75°C for both (top maxed ~73 and bottom ~69).


This sale and bundle has been popping up every month for a while now. Its basically to push out the D13 inventory, which tells me its turning very slowly. I don't really see it on the same level as the Ares (as far as exclusivity) but its a unique card and a worthy challenge for an air cooler aficionado. XFX seems to be the aib that got the largest inventory of reference 295x2 so keep an eye out for the sales of what ever is left if you want a reference Vesuvius.


Iirc, Roaches did site the major differences between the D13 and the 295x2 and his liking of more exclusivity. Other then that, he's been very quiet in the 295x2/290Xx2 club. If you're serious, pm him for for more info on his experience with the D13.



Both cards, be prepared for some very large power requirements, and its not just wattage w/ these beasts. I made a list of units that can run one or two 295x2. I would check out PC site for the amparage and wattage recommendation for single and crossfire D13 setups. As you can see from Roaches rig pics, each one requires 4x 8-pin connectors (vs two on the 295x2).


Oc wise, I haven't heard much from D13 owners, but reference cards can do 1100 pretty often (but not guaranteed) and some have pushed beyond with some more tweaking (and custom water cooling).


Please feel free to ask in the club for more info/help. There are plenty of owners to answer more questions. Either card still can tango nicely w/ Fury X or 980 Ti and both are slightly cheaper.
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Powering the d13 is much less of a problem than the 295x2. A lot of people tried to power 295x2s off 1 rail from a psu that had multiple rails at only 30a (like me... even though the seasonic 1250x i used is listed as single rail- it actually isnt). Eventually some of these people ran into major problems. The d13 is obviously going to need the same type of psu as any dual 290x system would. 1 huge rail or multiple large rails (30a is more than necessary).

This does not mean the d13 is better than the 295x2, but if there had ever been a waterblock for the d13 from EK, it would have been awesome. Higher power delivery and more oc room. The 295x2 cant OC very high because it only gets 2x8pin pcie.
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From the guru3d review, 600w for the beast with 15amps for each connector (check your psu's amperage per rail).

Seems like the D13 has the thermal limit @ 90°C (hardwarecanucks). Guru and the canucks had temps ~80-85c with the fans in low, but turbo (highest) cooled it to the mid 70s but you gotta contend w/ the extra noise.

Oc'ing, they got to 1100 but had trouble with temps higher then this (guru3d).

Overall, it has the potential to push higher then the 295x2, but its very held back, primarily by the cooling at this point. If you don't plan to go this extreme, its still a good choice imho. just gotta keep that card extra cool thumb.gif
Edited by wermad - 6/24/15 at 9:52pm
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better cooler? i doubt that you find a card on air that cools 580w TDP. and the 295x2 has poor vrm cooling


not one but 2.

From Roaches

Wow I want another one! lol
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