I believe this card deserves a thread of its own. The overclocking capabilities of this card put it in a different class and the discussion here will involve unlocked options and settings that reference and other R9 290X do not have. More to come....
Triple Force Architecture
- Triple Level Signals - Show the real-time GPU load by different colors.
- TriFrozr Thermal Design –Triple PWM fans with Independent Control System on
- Pure Digital PWM Control – Digitally controlled GPU, Memory and VDDCI
Twin BIOS & Enhanced Power
- Twin BIOS – Separated BIOS chips for grgular use and LN2 overclocking
- Enhanced Power - 12 GPU phases and 3 Memory phases on a custom designed 12 layers PCB for amazing overclocking potential.
Military Class 4 Components
- Components pass MIL-STD-810G certification for the best stability and quality
- Equipped with CopperMOS, Hi-C CAPs, New SFC and All Dark Solid CAPs.
3X3 OC Kits
- Triple Overvoltage: Total control with GPU, Memory and PLL voltage adjustment
- Triple Temp Monitor: Real time Monitoring of GPU, Memory and PLL conditions.
- V-Check point: For direct and accurate read-out of GPU, memory and PLL voltage.
VGA FAN CONTROL
- MSI's exclusive software and only for R9 290X LIGHTNING.
- Temperature of GPU and PWM on the interface.
- Control the fan speed via two PWM controllers automatically or manually.
Video Output Function
Dual-link DVI-D x 2
DisplayPort x 1 (version 1.2)
HDMI x 1 (version 1.4a)
Bundle MSI developed driver and utilities
MSI Live Update Series(Live Graphics Card BIOS & Live Graphics Card Driver)
Automatically online download & update Graphics Card BIOS & Drivers, reduce the risk of getting the wrong files, and never have the trouble on web site searching.
MSI Graphics Card Driver
StarOSD can monitor system information, adjust monitor figuration, and overclock system.
MSI Dual Core Center
MSI Live including all real time life information you need, such as Live MSI Product News, Live Daily Information, Live Personal Schedule Manager, Live Search and more.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Norton Internet Security™ 2008 60 days Trial
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http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/gpu_displays/msi_r9_290x_lightning_review/1Unlock and Overclock
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You may need to reinstall driver when switching bios.
To unlock voltage, install afterburner and go into settings. Check Disable ULPS and Extend Overclocking Limits.
Check unlock voltage and restart Afterburner.Procede At Your Own Risk
To unlock Afterburner to +200mv -
Go to desktop and right-click AB shortcut.
Go into properties and add this to target.
Apply and close.
Double-Click on AB shortcut. Now go back into properties and remove the code.
Apply and close.
Open Afterburner and you will now have +200mv. Once you move slider it will revert to +100mv being max.
AB will continue to open with +200mv until you select "Reset"
Also: Ruby Tool -
Rbby258ABVoltmod1.zip 217k .zip file
This thread is now official - staryoshi