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ReviewDate: 7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 4.5

ReviewSource: eBuyer-UK

ReviewText: + Upgraded from a pair of 5870s in xfire.Really couldn't ask for anything more. Card was an absolute bargain with over £100 off, I can now run all the latest games on Ultra on my 1080p TV.The AMD free games list has recently been updated too, so you can get about £100s worth of games thrown in if you go for the latest titles.Serious bang for buck.Might get another next month to be overkill. -It's not a 290x2 haha!Joking aside: not a thing.

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ReviewDate: 7/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 4.5

ReviewSource: eBuyer-UK

ReviewText: + Upgraded from a pair of 5870s in xfire.Really couldn't ask for anything more. Card was an absolute bargain with over £100 off, I can now run all the latest games on Ultra on my 1080p TV.The AMD free games list has recently been updated too, so you can get about £100s worth of games thrown in if you go for the latest titles.Serious bang for buck.Might get another next month to be overkill. -It's not a 290x2 haha!Joking aside: not a thing.

ReviewURL: http://mark.reevoo.com/reevoomark/en-GB/product.html?page=1&retailer=EBU&sku=581987&tab=reviews

ReviewDate: 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 3

ReviewSource: Mindfactory-Germany

ReviewText: Referenzdesign nicht zu empfehlen. Lauter Lüfter und der dennoch nicht in der Lage ist die 1000 Mhz GPU-Takt zu halten. Schon nach wenigen Minuten wird trotz guter Gehäuselüftung auf 900Mhz gedrosselt, mit entsprechenden Leistungseinbußen. Kurzum: Wer sowieso einen anderen Kühler verwenden will, für den sicherlich eine gute Alternative. Ansonsten besser eine Karte im Custom Design kaufen.

ReviewURL: http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/tab/reviews/page/1/4096MB-XFX-Radeon-R9-290X-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_935870.html#reviews

ReviewDate: 4/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 3

ReviewSource: Mindfactory-Germany

ReviewText: Referenzdesign nicht zu empfehlen. Lauter Lüfter und der dennoch nicht in der Lage ist die 1000 Mhz GPU-Takt zu halten. Schon nach wenigen Minuten wird trotz guter Gehäuselüftung auf 900Mhz gedrosselt, mit entsprechenden Leistungseinbußen. Kurzum: Wer sowieso einen anderen Kühler verwenden will, für den sicherlich eine gute Alternative. Ansonsten besser eine Karte im Custom Design kaufen.

ReviewURL: http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/tab/reviews/page/1/4096MB-XFX-Radeon-R9-290X-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_935870.html#reviews

ReviewDate: 4/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Mindfactory-Germany

ReviewText: Sehr schnelle und zuverlässige Karte. Vllt habe ich auch nur Glück gehabt, aber ich muss den ganzen Tests widersprechen. Meine Karte leidet nicht unter Spulenfiepen und die Karte bleibt auch unter Last "normal" laut. (Nicht uber Bios). Kein Vergleich zur Referenz HD7970 GHZ Edition, welche elend laut war.

ReviewURL: http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/tab/reviews/page/1/4096MB-XFX-Radeon-R9-290X-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_935870.html#reviews

ReviewDate: 4/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Mindfactory-Germany

ReviewText: Sehr schnelle und zuverlässige Karte. Vllt habe ich auch nur Glück gehabt, aber ich muss den ganzen Tests widersprechen. Meine Karte leidet nicht unter Spulenfiepen und die Karte bleibt auch unter Last "normal" laut. (Nicht uber Bios). Kein Vergleich zur Referenz HD7970 GHZ Edition, welche elend laut war.

ReviewURL: http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/tab/reviews/page/1/4096MB-XFX-Radeon-R9-290X-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_935870.html#reviews

ReviewDate: 4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Mindfactory-Germany

ReviewText: Kann die Kritik meines Vorgängers überhaupt nicht nachvollziehen:- Man kauft hier eine R290X im Referenzdesign. Dass das verdammt laut wird, ist hinlänglich bekannt. Viele kaufen gezielt diese Referenzkarten, weil man nur dort sicher sein kann, dass ein Nachrüst-Kühler passt. - Meine Karte wurde innerhalb von einer Stunde nach Bestellung & Bezahlung versandt und war am nächsten Tag in der Packstation. Top.- Never Settle ist bei keiner Radeon R9 mehr dabei, auch das ist hinlänglich bekannt. Wer Battlefield 4 will, kann eine Karte kaufen, bei der Battlefield 4 mit drauf steht.Meine Karte läuft einwandfrei und ist so ausgestattet wie erwartet. Zu gegebener Zeit wird ein MK-26 drauf kommen. Bin sehr zufrieden!P.S.: Bitte dran denken, dass ein kräftiges Netzteil mit 1x 6-Pin-PCIE und 1x 8-Pin-PCIE benötigt wird!

ReviewURL: http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/tab/reviews/page/1/4096MB-XFX-Radeon-R9-290X-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_935870.html#reviews

ReviewDate: 4/11/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Mindfactory-Germany

ReviewText: Kann die Kritik meines Vorgängers überhaupt nicht nachvollziehen:- Man kauft hier eine R290X im Referenzdesign. Dass das verdammt laut wird, ist hinlänglich bekannt. Viele kaufen gezielt diese Referenzkarten, weil man nur dort sicher sein kann, dass ein Nachrüst-Kühler passt. - Meine Karte wurde innerhalb von einer Stunde nach Bestellung & Bezahlung versandt und war am nächsten Tag in der Packstation. Top.- Never Settle ist bei keiner Radeon R9 mehr dabei, auch das ist hinlänglich bekannt. Wer Battlefield 4 will, kann eine Karte kaufen, bei der Battlefield 4 mit drauf steht.Meine Karte läuft einwandfrei und ist so ausgestattet wie erwartet. Zu gegebener Zeit wird ein MK-26 drauf kommen. Bin sehr zufrieden!P.S.: Bitte dran denken, dass ein kräftiges Netzteil mit 1x 6-Pin-PCIE und 1x 8-Pin-PCIE benötigt wird!

ReviewURL: http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/tab/reviews/page/1/4096MB-XFX-Radeon-R9-290X-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retail-_935870.html#reviews

ReviewDate: 3/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: this card is really great card it can run most games max settings avg 40-70fps @1080p I haven't had any cooling issues it never gets hotter then 75c. I have in in a fractal design r4 with fans are quite even gaming there not to loud. mining: this card does some amazing hash rates aswell I picked up this card when they were $180 and dollar for dollar hash better then my 290. I get 477khs and have been runing that for over a month now with no issues. Cons: i cant think of any cons for this card it really does a great job for a budget gamer/miner Other Thoughts: mining settingsintensity-19worksize-256thread-concurrency-15509gpu-engine-1130gpu-memclock-1475gpu-fan- 85DogeMeUpScotty/ DR18mM4KtEUccbRRRh3nqPe2Yg4TCtLcuj

Great video card and miner

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121802&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 3/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: this card is really great card it can run most games max settings avg 40-70fps @1080p I haven't had any cooling issues it never gets hotter then 75c. I have in in a fractal design r4 with fans are quite even gaming there not to loud. mining: this card does some amazing hash rates aswell I picked up this card when they were $180 and dollar for dollar hash better then my 290. I get 477khs and have been runing that for over a month now with no issues. Cons: i cant think of any cons for this card it really does a great job for a budget gamer/miner Other Thoughts: mining settingsintensity-19worksize-256thread-concurrency-15509gpu-engine-1130gpu-memclock-1475gpu-fan- 85DogeMeUpScotty/ DR18mM4KtEUccbRRRh3nqPe2Yg4TCtLcuj

Great video card and miner

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121802&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Worth every penny. Cons: none Other Thoughts: Demolishes every game and load time are near to none.

BF4 on Ultra

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121802&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Worth every penny. Cons: none Other Thoughts: Demolishes every game and load time are near to none.

BF4 on Ultra

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121802&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Newer technology than that of previous ATi cards such as the 7850. Nearly the same cards, but this accels in core, and memory clock speeds as well as having DX11.2 and OpenGL 4.3. The price is pretty decent, a bit too high in my opinion as you can get 2 7850 2gb versions for the same price. Cons: None I could think of. Plugged right in, great size for a mid tower and heat/noise is on the lower side. Other Thoughts: It's a good card

Still going strong

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121802&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Newer technology than that of previous ATi cards such as the 7850. Nearly the same cards, but this accels in core, and memory clock speeds as well as having DX11.2 and OpenGL 4.3. The price is pretty decent, a bit too high in my opinion as you can get 2 7850 2gb versions for the same price. Cons: None I could think of. Plugged right in, great size for a mid tower and heat/noise is on the lower side. Other Thoughts: It's a good card

Still going strong

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121802&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 3

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Solid card for the price. Cons: I have 3 of these cards. 2 of them are just fine, but this 3rd one, gets way hotter than the rest, seems like something is wrong with the heatsink not transferring heat correctly Manufacturer Response: Dear Customer,Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 14-106413 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

heat issues

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125491&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 3

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Solid card for the price. Cons: I have 3 of these cards. 2 of them are just fine, but this 3rd one, gets way hotter than the rest, seems like something is wrong with the heatsink not transferring heat correctly Manufacturer Response: Dear Customer,Thank you for your comments. We apologize for your difficulty with your GIGABYTE product. Please contact us at newegg-support@gigabyteusa.com with the case number 14-106413 in the e-mail subject line. We will provide personalized service and analysis to help solve your issue ASAP. If the matter is urgent, please send us your contact number, and we will contact you.GIGABYTE VIP Support Team

heat issues

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125491&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: This is a really great card. Runs significantly quieter than the reference card coolers. Hashes around 860Kh/s out of the box with stock clocks. I've read on some forums to avoid PowerColor for mining - except that I haven't had any issues with these. Cons: None that I can think of. Other Thoughts: Just glad I got mine when they were still $550, not $700.

Great card, very quiet.

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131549&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/13/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: This is a really great card. Runs significantly quieter than the reference card coolers. Hashes around 860Kh/s out of the box with stock clocks. I've read on some forums to avoid PowerColor for mining - except that I haven't had any issues with these. Cons: None that I can think of. Other Thoughts: Just glad I got mine when they were still $550, not $700.

Great card, very quiet.

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131549&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Purchased two for crossfire to drive my new 24 inch 4K monitor. You defiantly need two to run BF4 @ 4K and Ultra settings. Core at 1075, memory 1400 Much cooler than any other I have tested. Even overclocked at 4K, VRM's never go over 92C. Keep in mind this is crossfire. A single card will be lower. I purchased the first few that hit Newegg and got both for $539.99 each. Cons: Price. Glad I picked up two before they went to 599.99. Other Thoughts: One of the coolest running cards out there.

Excellent R9 290 - Cool Running

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131549&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/8/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Purchased two for crossfire to drive my new 24 inch 4K monitor. You defiantly need two to run BF4 @ 4K and Ultra settings. Core at 1075, memory 1400 Much cooler than any other I have tested. Even overclocked at 4K, VRM's never go over 92C. Keep in mind this is crossfire. A single card will be lower. I purchased the first few that hit Newegg and got both for $539.99 each. Cons: Price. Glad I picked up two before they went to 599.99. Other Thoughts: One of the coolest running cards out there.

Excellent R9 290 - Cool Running

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131549&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Best thing about it is the recessed fans. Some of the other cards don't have this and it can be problematic in SLi or X-Fire. All in all this is a very nice card especially for LTC mining. Cons: Just the price. If it were on sale that would have been better

Excellent design!

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814550010&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/7/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Best thing about it is the recessed fans. Some of the other cards don't have this and it can be problematic in SLi or X-Fire. All in all this is a very nice card especially for LTC mining. Cons: Just the price. If it were on sale that would have been better

Excellent design!

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814550010&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 1

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: See comments Below. Cons: This review is not for this card, but more for the PowerColor version.I purchased the PowerColor HD6990 card through newegg in November 2011. The company has a 2 year warantee. My card is slightly over the 2 year warantee, and has only seen about a year of use due to my being in the military. So one year of actually using a $700+ video card and it just stops working for no aparent reason. The RMA at PowerColor was clear on the issue, if it's a day over the 2 year mark, its not covered. When asked if i could send it it to them and pay to have it fixed i was told, I could send it in to them, but they would not do repairs and if it wasnt a simple fix, I would have to pay to have it shipped back to me, still broken.I understand a company having a warantee on an item, and the implications, but there should also be a reasonableness to it. I paid over $700 on a card that I used for one year, then it dies and the company just washes its hands of it. That is NOT good customer service, nor standing behind a product. Its saying 'we lucked out and it died after the deadline, so tough luck to you". Other Thoughts: Just be warned before you sepnd this much money on an item from PowerColor, if its one day past the 2 years, you just threw away the money. They will not even offer a way to keep a customer satisfied for return business. Sorry to be so negative, but a $700 loss for no reason, no misuse, it just failed to work, and the company saying 'oh well, go buy another' is not a company i would do business with again. Look at the other companies that will offer to at least try to assist, vs looking the other way. They are all roughly the same price, I would purchase one from a company that stands behind its product.

Company policy

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131522&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 1

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: See comments Below. Cons: This review is not for this card, but more for the PowerColor version.I purchased the PowerColor HD6990 card through newegg in November 2011. The company has a 2 year warantee. My card is slightly over the 2 year warantee, and has only seen about a year of use due to my being in the military. So one year of actually using a $700+ video card and it just stops working for no aparent reason. The RMA at PowerColor was clear on the issue, if it's a day over the 2 year mark, its not covered. When asked if i could send it it to them and pay to have it fixed i was told, I could send it in to them, but they would not do repairs and if it wasnt a simple fix, I would have to pay to have it shipped back to me, still broken.I understand a company having a warantee on an item, and the implications, but there should also be a reasonableness to it. I paid over $700 on a card that I used for one year, then it dies and the company just washes its hands of it. That is NOT good customer service, nor standing behind a product. Its saying 'we lucked out and it died after the deadline, so tough luck to you". Other Thoughts: Just be warned before you sepnd this much money on an item from PowerColor, if its one day past the 2 years, you just threw away the money. They will not even offer a way to keep a customer satisfied for return business. Sorry to be so negative, but a $700 loss for no reason, no misuse, it just failed to work, and the company saying 'oh well, go buy another' is not a company i would do business with again. Look at the other companies that will offer to at least try to assist, vs looking the other way. They are all roughly the same price, I would purchase one from a company that stands behind its product.

Company policy

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131522&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 3

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: good GPU. nice looking & all. more metal than plastic. not much else to say. Cons: earlier i reviewed this GPU as a BBQ. & it is. when you order your bbq, you will need to turn down the flames so you don't burn your bacon burger. you can use VBE7 & win 98 DOS to change your vbios if you are familiar with DOS and flashing devices. the stock bios are garbage. 450.00 off the shelf bbq. the GPU cooks food @ 84c, under minimal loadcould probably toast a marshmallow and bakes a potato in about two hours. seriously, what were you guys thinking? Other Thoughts: earlier i reviewed this GPU as a BBQ. & it was. i had to flash a custom bios and under volt the GPU's to 1.085. after writing and flashing a custom bios and under volting the cards i have them running at 99% load, 720kh/s, 71c @ 67f room temp. had to spend two hours setting up these gpu's. that makes them go from 500.00 after tax, to 600.00 after tax & labor. werent these cards supposed to be in the 300.00 dollar range?

re-review

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161440&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 3

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: good GPU. nice looking & all. more metal than plastic. not much else to say. Cons: earlier i reviewed this GPU as a BBQ. & it is. when you order your bbq, you will need to turn down the flames so you don't burn your bacon burger. you can use VBE7 & win 98 DOS to change your vbios if you are familiar with DOS and flashing devices. the stock bios are garbage. 450.00 off the shelf bbq. the GPU cooks food @ 84c, under minimal loadcould probably toast a marshmallow and bakes a potato in about two hours. seriously, what were you guys thinking? Other Thoughts: earlier i reviewed this GPU as a BBQ. & it was. i had to flash a custom bios and under volt the GPU's to 1.085. after writing and flashing a custom bios and under volting the cards i have them running at 99% load, 720kh/s, 71c @ 67f room temp. had to spend two hours setting up these gpu's. that makes them go from 500.00 after tax, to 600.00 after tax & labor. werent these cards supposed to be in the 300.00 dollar range?

re-review

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161440&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Around doubled my performance with the AMD APU Dual Graphics Cons: Ran hotter than expect. Manufacturer Response: Thank you for the great review! If you have any issues, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.Play Hard!

Dual Graphics Beast

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150542&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 2/2/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Around doubled my performance with the AMD APU Dual Graphics Cons: Ran hotter than expect. Manufacturer Response: Thank you for the great review! If you have any issues, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.Play Hard!

Dual Graphics Beast

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150542&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Quiet, fast, stable, GNC and mantle will give this card some longevity for future games. Cons: HUGE! this thing is massive, but my case is the size of a motor-home so it was not an issue. Other Thoughts: Installed without a hitch, hdmi out works perfect. love this card. Skyrim with fxaa injector and somber enb and all graphics maxed out, looks as good or better than some of today's gamesmy rig:AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz- OC'd 4GHz / Hyper 212 EVO - Push-PullM4A87TD EVO AMD8702xGSKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM / 2xGSKILL F3-12800CL7D-2GBRMHIS 7950 3GB 384-bit ICEQ X² Cooler2xWD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA -raid0SanDisk ReadyCache SDSSDRC-032G-G26 2.5" 32GB SATA III2x ASUS DRW-24B1STXCLIO Windtunnel (aka "the Winnebago") / Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 550WWindows 7 ultimate x64ASUS VE278Q 27-Inch LED

Great Card

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/30/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Quiet, fast, stable, GNC and mantle will give this card some longevity for future games. Cons: HUGE! this thing is massive, but my case is the size of a motor-home so it was not an issue. Other Thoughts: Installed without a hitch, hdmi out works perfect. love this card. Skyrim with fxaa injector and somber enb and all graphics maxed out, looks as good or better than some of today's gamesmy rig:AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz- OC'd 4GHz / Hyper 212 EVO - Push-PullM4A87TD EVO AMD8702xGSKILL F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM / 2xGSKILL F3-12800CL7D-2GBRMHIS 7950 3GB 384-bit ICEQ X² Cooler2xWD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA -raid0SanDisk ReadyCache SDSSDRC-032G-G26 2.5" 32GB SATA III2x ASUS DRW-24B1STXCLIO Windtunnel (aka "the Winnebago") / Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 550WWindows 7 ultimate x64ASUS VE278Q 27-Inch LED

Great Card

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161429&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: This card is a pure beast. It performs better than my XFire 7850's did, I should note the only reason why I bought this monster was because my 7850's died after a power surge. Apparently it is the equivalent of shutting down a turbo charged engine immediately after a hard run (severe damage can occur).I have no issues with the fans as of yet but I do have a solution for myself and hopefully some helpful information for anyone else. See OTHER thoughts below Cons: None yet Other Thoughts: If you are having issues with your fans, first off I understand if you want to RMA it right away. I how ever am a bit impatient and I like to improvise.I confirmed my suspicions today that the massive heatsink and fans are compatible with the cooling system from my Sapphire 7850's. For bad fans, you can literally unbolt the stock fans and replace them with the fans from a Sapphire 7850. It uses 3 philips head screws and the pattern is the same.Since it is obvious that these parts are a standard configuration between different brands I'm sure most of you will be able to find something to use as a temporary replacement for any defective fans. If you don't want to do it the Mcgyver way then that is fine. I'm just putting this out there so people can have some hope of fixing their system relatively easily.So if you have a spare AMD 7000 series card laying around, try matching up the fans from that. I hope this helps!

Important information for defective fans

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127759&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: This card is a pure beast. It performs better than my XFire 7850's did, I should note the only reason why I bought this monster was because my 7850's died after a power surge. Apparently it is the equivalent of shutting down a turbo charged engine immediately after a hard run (severe damage can occur).I have no issues with the fans as of yet but I do have a solution for myself and hopefully some helpful information for anyone else. See OTHER thoughts below Cons: None yet Other Thoughts: If you are having issues with your fans, first off I understand if you want to RMA it right away. I how ever am a bit impatient and I like to improvise.I confirmed my suspicions today that the massive heatsink and fans are compatible with the cooling system from my Sapphire 7850's. For bad fans, you can literally unbolt the stock fans and replace them with the fans from a Sapphire 7850. It uses 3 philips head screws and the pattern is the same.Since it is obvious that these parts are a standard configuration between different brands I'm sure most of you will be able to find something to use as a temporary replacement for any defective fans. If you don't want to do it the Mcgyver way then that is fine. I'm just putting this out there so people can have some hope of fixing their system relatively easily.So if you have a spare AMD 7000 series card laying around, try matching up the fans from that. I hope this helps!

Important information for defective fans

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127759&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 4

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: This card is fast, has a sturdy build, and looks cool. Cons: Big, and loud. The fan ramps up to insane levels. I can hear it through my headphones. Other Thoughts: Kind of wish it was quieter...I feel like I'm upsetting my roommate when I play games...plus I have a mechanical keyboard! Manufacturer Response: Thank you for the great review. There are many companies who make "quiet" keyboards, and you could modify the fan settings to lower the RPM's at the cost of running a little bit more hot. If you feel the fans are making an excess of noise and may need to be replaced, contact us below.neweggsupport@xfxforce.comXFX SupportPlay Hard!

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150686&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 4

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: This card is fast, has a sturdy build, and looks cool. Cons: Big, and loud. The fan ramps up to insane levels. I can hear it through my headphones. Other Thoughts: Kind of wish it was quieter...I feel like I'm upsetting my roommate when I play games...plus I have a mechanical keyboard! Manufacturer Response: Thank you for the great review. There are many companies who make "quiet" keyboards, and you could modify the fan settings to lower the RPM's at the cost of running a little bit more hot. If you feel the fans are making an excess of noise and may need to be replaced, contact us below.neweggsupport@xfxforce.comXFX SupportPlay Hard!

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150686&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Seems sturdy, though the 6pin power connectors go in tight. Big cooler keeps this gpu ice cold Cons: none Other Thoughts: before buying a case, make sure this card will fit, it almost didn't fit in mine Manufacturer Response: Thank you for the great Review. If you have any issues or questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.Play Hard!

Very good quality

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150686&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Seems sturdy, though the 6pin power connectors go in tight. Big cooler keeps this gpu ice cold Cons: none Other Thoughts: before buying a case, make sure this card will fit, it almost didn't fit in mine Manufacturer Response: Thank you for the great Review. If you have any issues or questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.Play Hard!

Very good quality

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150686&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: newegg Canada

ReviewText: Pro: Very high performance.Decent price back in October when i got one.4GB memory. No CF bridge needed.The core overclocks well if kept cool. Cons: High power consumptionNot sure why but i have this water cooled and the core overclocks to 1168Mhz stable no artifacts no crashes.However, i cant overclock the memory at all, even 15Mhz causes black or redscreen. Not worth dropping an egg due to high performance at this level.I'll get a better power supply and see if anything changes right now i have it on 750w bronze power supply with 2 ssds, 4 dimm ram and 8350 oc. could be a power related issue will update! Other Thoughts: Very powerful GPU with nice price tag when it came out wish i had bought two at the price of $550 when they were released in October. Manufacturer Response: Thank you for the great review. If you have any questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.Play Hard!

R290X

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150675&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/20/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 5

ReviewSource: newegg Canada

ReviewText: Pro: Very high performance.Decent price back in October when i got one.4GB memory. No CF bridge needed.The core overclocks well if kept cool. Cons: High power consumptionNot sure why but i have this water cooled and the core overclocks to 1168Mhz stable no artifacts no crashes.However, i cant overclock the memory at all, even 15Mhz causes black or redscreen. Not worth dropping an egg due to high performance at this level.I'll get a better power supply and see if anything changes right now i have it on 750w bronze power supply with 2 ssds, 4 dimm ram and 8350 oc. could be a power related issue will update! Other Thoughts: Very powerful GPU with nice price tag when it came out wish i had bought two at the price of $550 when they were released in October. Manufacturer Response: Thank you for the great review. If you have any questions, please contact us at neweggsupport@xfxforce.com.Play Hard!

R290X

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150675&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 1

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Worked well when installed , NO Issues with locking up on Linux mint and WIn 8 Cons: Stopped working after 2 weeks

Worked fine for 2 weeks

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

ReviewDate: 1/10/2014 12:00:00 AM

ReviewRating: 1

ReviewSource: Newegg-US

ReviewText: Pro: Worked well when installed , NO Issues with locking up on Linux mint and WIn 8 Cons: Stopped working after 2 weeks

Worked fine for 2 weeks

ReviewURL: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025&SortField=0&IsFeedbackTab=true&Pagesize=50&Page=1

 

 

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