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MSI Radeon R9 290(X) gaming/lightning card club

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  1. neliz

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    The card isn't called Twin Frozr, the Thermal design is. My comment was regarding people who tried to take the cooler of a GAMING card and stick it on a reference design, that will not work since the PCB is different.

    Because it's a custom card, mostly in the power design, for lower temps

    Pretty sure all current 290's are 10 layer, this might change in the near future

    I think the only way to achieve this would be with a complete titanium frame around it! :p But with the heatsinks on both sides and connection to I/O plate, it should be minimum.
     
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    Well ya gota give them kudos for trying lol

    And the power design can you say for certainty its better then reference?

    And 10 layers I hope you guys dont take away from the thickness of the PCB

    And titanium lol.... ok now your fucking with me haha

    I just hope the $1283.97 for two cards is going to be worth it!

    My last 2 MSI card's has been rock solid and I pray these new two will be the same.
     
  3. neliz

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    In most ways it's better than reference.

    nope, I like'm thicker too :p

    Just imagine MSI Gaming Ti :p

    What are you going to do with the cards, just game? you only have a 24" screen

    I'm pretty enjoying it myself :p
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    2 30" 2560/1600 50% of the time when the wife lets me snap hers up for a night of gaming

    and so what 24" for benching :pimp:
     
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    ah, that explains the demand for power, I just checked your system specs and it only said 24".
     
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    Yeah been a while for the monitor update.
     
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    neliz how about you send me a few cards from MSI and Id be happy to push the shit outta them and post some nice fat numbers for the Company hmm ;)
     
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    Nice Try! :p
     
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    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Hey you never know unless you ask or in my case BEG!!!! :roll:

    Can you tell me how production is going with this gpu now sense the Chinese new year is done for this year? I know its big over there and things slow up big time for their holiday.
     
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    CNY shutdown is only for about a week, so that's not an issue as we can logistically plan around the biggest part of that.. the challenge right now is just Supply < Demand.
     
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    Well then I demand 2 290's lol Now!!!!

    March 4-6th seems to be an eternity away for when my new ones get in our local shop here in town
     
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    Can you tell me the load voltage on these cards?

    When I had the HIS 290 god only knows how glad I was to get rid of it but MSI AB showed mv I believe in the voltage slider rather then actual voltage.
    My msi R7970 shows voltage but the 290's read different and I dont understand what the actual voltage would be if I moved the slider up in power
     
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    I think I stumped the MSI rep lol o_O
     
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    No, he goes to bed when it's 1 in the morning :p

    Will check it later.
     
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    The voltage on the new R9 cards scales with temperature at least on the Gigabyte models. +200mv in Trixx will yield something along these lines:
    upto 60C° +200mv = 1.4v
    61-70C° + 200mv = 1.35v
    71-80C° + 200mv = 1.3v/1.283v
    81-90C° + 200mv = 1.25v
    91-95C° +200mv = 1.2v
    Stock voltage starts at 1.2v bellow 60C° and stops at 1.05v at 90C°
    Again this is for the WF3 cards but I do believe that something similar will be true for all cards and you can always check by using a digital multimeter on the legs of an output capacitor.
     
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    Just got some great news! My new msi 290 gaming card is in. I go pick it up at 5pm today whoohoo!!!!! I'll havensome nice pictures to post this evening. And thanks for the help and info guys.
     
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    I got the card and have to take the wife for dinner. Ill be showing off my precious lol soon this evening. And msi neliz dont go to bed to early. I may have lots of questions.
     
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    Get new awesome GPU installed or take wife to dinner... hmmm

    ;)
    Well post some pics when you can; don't leave us hanging any longer...

    And a little off topic yet not, it's easy to tell neliz not to go to sleep when you yourself NEVER sleep. You're always on here :laugh:
     
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    1:20, just finished my rounds of LoL so.. time to go sleep :p
     
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    Sleep well because I'm sure tomorrow you'll have a slew of questions from FF on this gpu :laugh:
     
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    Msi reps are not allowed to sleep. Where in the world are you based so I know the time zone.
     
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    Pictures coming shortly. Just got home and gotta mix a drink and snap away. Stay tuned.
     
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    lol pictures being resized and will be posted within 5 min
     
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    here you all go... sorry for the crappy pix. It was taken from my phone and it don't help that Today I have the DT'Z lol

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