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Ok so why is the card called a twin froz? and you mention don't try this because it wont work? I'm lost on that comment :fear:

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.

And why no amd logo? what is the real difference from the reference pcb to your msi one?
Because it's a custom card, mostly in the power design, for lower temps

How many layer pcb is it?
Pretty sure all current 290's are 10 layer, this might change in the near future

And please tell me the card has zero sag when installed in the case!
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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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.
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.
 
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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?
In most ways it's better than reference.

And 10 layers I hope you guys dont take away from the thickness of the PCB
nope, I like'm thicker too :p

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

Just imagine MSI Gaming Ti :p

I just hope the $1283.97 for two cards is going to be worth it!
What are you going to do with the cards, just game? you only have a 24" screen

My last 2 MSI card's has been rock solid and I pray these new two will be the same.
I'm pretty enjoying it myself :p
 
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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
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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2 30" 2560/1600 50% of the time when the wife lets me snap hers up for a night of gaming
ah, that explains the demand for power, I just checked your system specs and it only said 24".
 
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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
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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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.

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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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.
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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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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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.

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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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:

1:20, just finished my rounds of LoL so.. time to go sleep :p
 

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1:20, just finished my rounds of LoL so.. time to go sleep :p

Sleep well because I'm sure tomorrow you'll have a slew of questions from FF on this gpu :laugh:
 

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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:
Pictures coming shortly. Just got home and gotta mix a drink and snap away. Stay tuned.
 
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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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