Reviews and Problems with VisionTek Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5
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Anthony W., Newegg
9 January 2015
Summary: Overclocked with MSI Afterburner. +75mV +50% Power 1125 Core Clock 1450 Memory Clock Fan 100% My setup is actually a modest overclock; the folks at Guru3d had the card at 1150 Core and 1550 Memory, but this is the most I was comfortable with.
Pros: Just about everything. Beast of a card, at 1080p it'll play through anything at very high or ultra settings depending on the game. Overclocks awesomely, gives me 310k points a day for Folding@Home (stock clocks only 230k points per day). So about a 35 % performance increase. Supports Virtual Supe...
Cons: I suppose you could call the power requirements a con, but for this kind of performance you should expect to need serious power. +12V Rail connected to this card needs to be supplying at least 45 Amps and 300 Watts.
Summary: While I am not a professional reviewer of video cards nor owner of many, I found myself to be very pleasantly surprised by this product. The visiontek r9 290 at a glance is a fairly large video card, but that is to be expected for a higher end video card.
This is one awesome card, paired with ASUS Crosshair V FORMALA-Z Motherboard
GOVERNOR JAMISON JR, Amazon
29 October 2014
Summary: This is one awesome card, paired with ASUS Crosshair V FORMALA-Z Motherboard, AMD FD9590 CPU, CORSAIR H100i liquid CPU cooler,32gb CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 1866GHZ MOMORY, inside a THERMALTAKE LEVEL 10 GT SNOW EDITION CASE.
Summary: Verry nice card just a little hot ...i will say that i have it installed in my r4 Aurora and not much breathing room....i took the side panel off and put a fan blowing cold air right on the card,helped alot but still at 4k rez one card cannot handle high settings.
Pros: This card plays movies and vids at 4k rez nicely on my 50 inch 4k tv....overclocking makes them look verry good! All games run at ultra settings at 1080 rez perfect, run a little warm sometimes reaching 85 c.
Cons: With a single card 4k gaming at high settings is out of the question...as expected. Im hoping that 2 or 3 cards will run cooler and at high settings at 4k rez. Basicly not really a con, but took one egg off just because they do advertise this as a 4k capable card. Tomb Raider and Watch Dogs set t...
It looks like only a few of them run quiet and have ...
14 September 2014
Summary: I purchased this to upgrade from a 7850. I've had flagship cards before and I know they run a bit louder so I went with an aftermarket cooling solution. Unfortunately, this card is still loud even in a well-ventilated case. I returned it immediately.
Summary: This is a great card that pushes a huge amount of FPS at 1080p or more. The fact that this card uses 4GB of memory also helps future proof the card for a few years. The card I upgraded from was an ATI / AMD HD4870 so I noticed a big jump in performance, even with an aging system including a 5 year...
Summary: May never buy another visiontek product again if they cant keep a site working for people to get a warranty never had any of these issues with other manufacturers.
Pros: Card is great you need very good airflow to keep it from going over 90c
Cons: Forget about getting a warranty from visiontek you cant even register your card on their site, you wont get a activation email and forget about "send password" button it doesnt even work. By the time you can use their site your 30 days will be up i bought my card on the 6th and it is now the 20th...