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Does any1 know when the non ref R9 290s come out?

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User Info: Cobra1010

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3 years ago#11
ricosan1988 posted...
I got mine today and I must admit, the noise thing is blown quite out of proportion. I already have five fans in my pc so I could not even tell the difference, in addition to using headphones much of the time. The card is great, I wanted non reference but as of right now I am extremely satisfied.


How is the heat? Because to me 94oC really IS very scary even though AMd says its normal. I've had bad experience with my old 8800GT where it kept getting hotter and hotter (90oC) at the end of year 5 of its life and eventually fried.
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User Info: PraetorXyn

PraetorXyn
3 years ago#12
The worse thing about that high heat is that you don't want it blowing on your other components, even if the graphics card is meant to be fine running that high.

I wouldn't bother with that card without custom water.
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User Info: Shebeskii

Shebeskii
3 years ago#13
PraetorXyn posted...
The worse thing about that high heat is that you don't want it blowing on your other components, even if the graphics card is meant to be fine running that high.

I wouldn't bother with that card without custom water.


That's ridiculous. A decent aftermarket cooler is more than fine.
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User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#14
PraetorXyn posted...
kozmikkiller90 posted...
PraetorXyn posted...
I wouldn't buy those cards unless you plan on running custom water cooling.
From what I've seen they run at about 100 degrees celsius even if you're watching YouTube.
AMD cards have always put out a lot of heat if you have multiple monitors, so this is really nothing new.


You realize that they designed the 290 to run at 90c, right?


And that's a terrible design.

Why is that? There's nothing wrong with a card running at 300C if the card works at that temperature.
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User Info: nIMr0D888

nIMr0D888
3 years ago#15
Operating temperature has absolutely nothing to do with how much heat the card is actually producing. Just because it is running at 90 degrees does not mean the card is super hot and going to melt everything around it.
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User Info: EciDemon

EciDemon
3 years ago#16
I wouldn't say terrible design, but not that good either with so little headroom to spare. The cards thermal throttle.
They are cheaper cards and you do get what you pay for in that respect.

Better to wait for the non reference designs :)
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User Info: wizardmon

wizardmon
3 years ago#17
PraetorXyn posted...
The worse thing about that high heat is that you don't want it blowing on your other components, even if the graphics card is meant to be fine running that high.

I wouldn't bother with that card without custom water.


It's a blower, all the hot air coming out of the 290 ref. cooler comes right out the back.

Knowing this, the only way I can take your post seriously is if you for whatever reason are intaking air from the back of the case...
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