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Another killing blow to Nvidia: R9 290 can be unlocked to a 290X

#1StarksPosted 11/15/2013 9:55:44 AM
http://videocardz.com/47971/powercolor-radeon-r9-290-unlocked-r9-290x

AMD is so kind. Every few years they release a card that can be softmodded. 9800 Pro, HD 6950...

Good times.
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#2Dirk85UKPosted 11/15/2013 9:57:23 AM
AMD have a bunch of monkeys writing their drivers. Another killing blow to themselves.
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#3Lonestar2000Posted 11/15/2013 10:02:12 AM
Dirk85UK posted...
AMD have a bunch of monkeys writing their drivers. Another killing blow to themselves.

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#4AltmadragonPosted 11/15/2013 10:05:32 AM
Man, to bad I am impatient.... Just Couldn't stand playing on my 660 after selling my 7970....

Why do I always take the upgrade bait, before seeing all the options.
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#5Knight2520Posted 11/15/2013 10:08:23 AM
Altmadragon posted...

Why do I always take the upgrade bait, before seeing all the options.


You lack patience and discipline, young grasshopper.
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#6PraetorXynPosted 11/15/2013 10:19:44 AM
Lonestar2000 posted...
Dirk85UK posted...
AMD have a bunch of monkeys writing their drivers. Another killing blow to themselves.

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#7KamenRiderBladePosted 11/15/2013 10:23:00 AM
PraetorXyn posted...
Lonestar2000 posted...
Dirk85UK posted...
AMD have a bunch of monkeys writing their drivers. Another killing blow to themselves.


Wow, the sheer Fanboy-ism
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#8MasterDonGeroPosted 11/15/2013 10:38:09 AM
This seems like bad thing for AMD. Who's gonna buy an R9 290X when you can make one out of an R9 290?

Though, they do say only PowerColor R9 290s are said to be unlockable.
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#9DarkZV2BetaPosted 11/15/2013 10:43:37 AM
So wait, undermining their own top card is somehow killing nVidia?
Cuz srsly, wtf @ these non-X cards. Some of them are just underclocked slightly. Why even buy the X versions?
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#10Rama_XPosted 11/15/2013 11:07:58 AM
Where can i find this R9 290 unlockable version in Amazon?? I would like to get one if it doesnt over heat or make much noise after unlocking its full potential of course.

Also since iam a noob i would like to know how do you unlock it? Its easy to do even for a big pc noob?
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