Gigabyte's Radeon R9 290X WindForce Launched

Gigabyte's custom Radeon R9 290X will soon be hitting the market. Being a custom card, we'd expect it to feature a custom cooler, and this one is said to be the WindForce 3X cooler. The card's retail model name is GV-R929XOC-4GD.

The WindForce 3X cooler is capable of dissipating up to 450 W, and as such it seems Gigabyte has actually clocked the card above reference spec – at 1040 MHz. At this frequency Gigabyte claims that the card will run 15.9 dB quieter than the reference solution in 'Quiet' mode. Surprising? It shouldn't be.

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  • vmem
    ahh, these finally begin to show up :D
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  • vmem
    ahh, these finally begin to show up :D
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    Hopefully I can pick one up before the miners clean 'em out.
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  • iam2thecrowe
    cant wait to see some benches of how these cards SHOULD have been made.
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