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correct, i have one (290x DCU2). One or two heatpipes dont even touch the chip
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Sapphire and GigaByte were beating MSI 290's in both temperature and noise. I don't like MSI since GTX 5xx series. I think they got much of the market-share and then stopped trying, imo

ASUS is another brand I don't see buying. They try even less. And their 290 was by far the worst one.
So true.

ASUS if by far the worst GPU maker these days and I will not touch those things even with a top foot pole.

POWER COLOR have always been the cheap route but I have had good experience with power color aftermarket coolers. Not the best but pretty good for the price.
post #133 of 350
Will my NZXT Kraken fit these? headscratch.gif
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The korean monitor users protect dvi like a mama bear protects her cubs.
Well, haven't seen anything worth upgrading from my 96hz 1440p QNIX other than ultrawide, and with new DPs on the horizon, I'll wait to get a 3440x1440 @ 144hz with FreeSync if I'm going to be spending $1000+.

Buying one of these cards doesn't warrant me spending another $300+ on a new monitor just to get a DP (and have my wallet DPed in the process) either. I'd rather spend considerably less and get a 1070 in that case... Or just wait and see which RX 480 AIBs will have one.

Since this is a dual slot card, and money seemingly doesn't matter to the DP elitists anyways, who cares if there's an extra DVI port there? It's not like you'll save $40 if they remove it. And if it's an OCD thing, why not just not look at it?

The card is single-slot, the cooler is dual slot.

Water blocks can reduce it down.
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Yes, yes, I know there are adapters, but when the vast majority of the people will be using DVI anyway it makes little sense to exclude it.

What 1080P monitor has a DVI port but no HDMI input?

All 10,000 or so monitors I support on those PCs I mentioned earlier.

But they have VGA/DVI/DP. Again, actual PC standards. If I misunderstood and you mean "cant use a HDMI jack", then it didn't read that way.
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...Yeah I protect my dvi port to the death, and yes I am a Korean monitor owner..

I am aware of active dp to dvi adapters- that at their current (almost $100 AUD) pricing make the 480 a much less attractive option..

I am also aware of hdmi to dvi adapters- that are cheap but cannot support over 60hz@1440p making them useless.
Or they do and my monitor just won't allow me to overclock that way :S I already have a HDMI to DVI-D cable that supports 4k so in theory should support 1440 over 60hz but I just cannot make it do it.

I have been praying since the first pic of a 480 that an AIB partner will add a dvi asap I can't really stand waiting around for card now that my backup card has died and I'm down to a HD5670 lol

My Overlord 1440 OC'd to 120hz on a HDMI/DL-DVI cable just fine. Just adjusted link speed until it worked, done.
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I only buy Sapphire... Never reference.

PowerColor must be avoided.
Asus is a mixed bag, since it depends on the version of the card. It can be anywhere between powercolor quality and superior than sapphire...
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I will say I've had my best experiences with XFX and Sapphire, hands down.

thumb.gif

MSI and ASUS have been disappointing for the last few years. Gigabyte is also a good choice.
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I only buy Sapphire... Never reference.

Don't shortsell reference cards. The last 4 Sapphire reference cards I bought were the R9 290s, they all unlocked to R9 290X biggrin.gif
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The XFX version looks damn good for the price. Can't wait to see how this one performs. I might just get one of these over a GTX1070 due to the prices in Canada being higher thanks to our dollar value.

I need to buy a new water-cooling pump first though, lol.
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I had a XFX black edition 7950 and it was utter crap. Cooler was bad and fans were loud. Ended up getting a turboduo cooler from 280x and it made the card much better in regard of acoustics . thumb.gif

if this is talking about the ghost cooler, A user here had their cooler actually melt
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I like how the box looks professional and doesn't include some generic robot alien with a sword like some of their earlier cards.
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I had a XFX black edition 7950 and it was utter crap. Cooler was bad and fans were loud. Ended up getting a turboduo cooler from 280x and it made the card much better in regard of acoustics . thumb.gif

I couldn't agree more about those old fans, but I do feel I have to say the XFX cards were solid in construction.
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