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Which R9 290x to buy which is better in cooling,perfomance,and and have no heating up issues

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I am confused because there are many R9 290x available in market of different companies like MSI Gigabyte Sapphire Etc . but I want to know.........that
Which R9 290x to buy which is better in cooling,perfomance,and and have no heating up issues

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Intel Core i5 4670K
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  1. If you are getting an R9 290, I recommend none other than the one I have right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202103&cm_re=r9_290-_-14-202-103-_-Product

    Sapphire offers the best cooling technology and fans than any other brand out there except for maybe XFX.

    The R9 290 runs very very hot. It helps a lot to have the cooling technology that this card offers as well as the overclock for boosted performance. I have had no issues with this card whatsoever, easy installation and great performance. Good luck

    If you buy from Newegg during the summer right now as I did, you will receive that cool 150$ in games as a bonus which is pretty nice. You can get Sniper Elite 3 from the list of chosen games there which is a brand new 60$ game with tons of fun included.
  2. AnthonyStew said:
    If you are getting an R9 290, I recommend none other than the one I have right here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202103&cm_re=r9_290-_-14-202-103-_-Product

    Sapphire offers the best cooling technology and fans than any other brand out there except for maybe XFX.

    The R9 290 runs very very hot. It helps a lot to have the cooling technology that this card offers as well as the overclock for boosted performance. I have had no issues with this card whatsoever, easy installation and great performance. Good luck

    If you buy from Newegg during the summer right now as I did, you will receive that cool 150$ in games as a bonus which is pretty nice. You can get Sniper Elite 3 from the list of chosen games there which is a brand new 60$ game with tons of fun included.


    i am asking about r9 290x but what is the big difference between r9 290 and r9 290x ? and also which is best for the buck :)
  3. and what about Tri OCX cooler of sapphire if I am getting it cheaper then Vapor X ?
  4. http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-290X-vs-Radeon-R9-290
    http://www.techspot.com/review/762-gigabyte-radeon-r9-290-oc/

    290X vs 7990 : http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-290X-vs-Radeon-HD-7990

    290x vs 780 ti: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-290X-vs-GeForce-GTX-780-Ti

    These are some scores and benchmarks for you to look at. The 290 and 290x really have no major differences. I had the choice between the two and I chose the 290. Why? Because the price of the 290x at the time could of bought me a 780 Ti which is better.

    I say get the 290>290x, but if you want to stay with AMD and have the money, get the 290x.
  5. thugslife said:
    and what about Tri OCX cooler of sapphire if I am getting it cheaper then Vapor X ?


    Both of the coolers are great! Although, the Vapor-x is significantly quieter and better.
  6. so you are saying that I have to stick with sapphire if I am going to buy R9 290 or r290x ?
  7. I am having a difficult time deciding myself! I am in the market for a new card in the $400 range, but the reviews are scarce for the r9 290's that are not reference design.


    I found this one the most helpful, because I was dead set on buying an asus one. The rumors I read were that the "vrm and capacitors were not cooled by the heat sink because the reused the cooler from the GTX 780. I could see from the pictures on the site that they did, but wanted to see a benchmark and the vrm in fact gets up to the low 90's. Both the r 9 290x and the 290 have the same cooler so that one is out for me.
  8. XFX or Sapphire are the versions I recommend.
  9. 290X? Go for the MSI 290X Lightning or an Asus 290X Direct CU II OC.
    Sapphire only gives the cooling solutions while keeping the reference build components of the GPU, maybe overclocking the factory a little but only that.
  10. the great randini said:


    I am having a difficult time deciding myself! I am in the market for a new card in the $400 range, but the reviews are scarce for the r9 290's that are not reference design.


    I found this one the most helpful, because I was dead set on buying an asus one. The rumors I read were that the "vrm and capacitors were not cooled by the heat sink because the reused the cooler from the GTX 780. I could see from the pictures on the site that they did, but wanted to see a benchmark and the vrm in fact gets up to the low 90's. Both the r 9 290x and the 290 have the same cooler so that one is out for me.




    yeah I saw that one but One can see the sapphire temps are way less than the others
  11. 6R1M01R3 said:
    290X? Go for the MSI 290X Lightning or an Asus 290X Direct CU II OC.
    Sapphire only gives the cooling solutions while keeping the reference build components of the GPU, maybe overclocking the factory a little but only that.


    limited Budget :)
  12. I mean man if you have the money, grab the 290x Sapphire Edition. Me and my friend have the R9 280X and the R9 290 Sapphire tri-x oc editions. No problems with them whatsoever, easy installation, good temperatures, great performance, and easy overclocking if need be.
  13. AnthonyStew said:
    I mean man if you have the money, grab the 290x Sapphire Edition. Me and my friend have the R9 280X and the R9 290 Sapphire tri-x oc editions. No problems with them whatsoever, easy installation, good temperatures, great performance, and easy overclocking if need be.


    I will be going for either 290 or 290x depending which I am getting cheap from ebay ................
  14. Best answer
    I like the Sapphire Tri-X in the 290, the Asus 290x CU is a very good one also (it led me to try the the 290X Matrix)
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