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    Default Re: Asus DirectCUII 290X

    Finally there is non-reference coolers on these things! Hopefully they dont still hit 90.

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    Default Re: Asus DirectCUII 290X

    This is on my list of cards to look at.If it perform .Then I will be getting this one for sure. I hope

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    Default Re: Asus DirectCUII 290X

    Performance isnt the issue. The 290x kicks butt. Its the heat that comes with it that people have been worried about. So water blocks and after market cooling need to come save the day.
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    Default Re: Asus DirectCUII 290X

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberburnout View Post
    Performance isnt the issue. The 290x kicks butt. Its the heat that comes with it that people have been worried about. So water blocks and after market cooling need to come save the day.
    That is so true Sandy. I have read a lot about heat problems. Will need a block.

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    Default Re: Asus DirectCUII 290X

    Asus just sent me their R9 280X DirectCU II Top, I should have the new R9 290X DirectCU II by the end of Dec.


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    Default Re: Asus DirectCUII 290X

    Love this card.

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    Default Re: Asus DirectCUII 290X

    If Asus worked their typical magic on this card, then it certainly means that temps will be WAY down from what they have been in most tests. It's those temps that are holding the card back entirely because they throttle the card down too far, as low as 740 MHz core clock in some cases. Dat stock cooler... so bad... the ONLY thing that would keep me from wanting to buy this particular card would be if no one made a waterblock for it: I know that SOUND really strange since this is a card typically purchased FOR it's OEM heat sink... but it would honestly only be on there long enough for me to get a dedicated test system so that I not only didn't have to tear mine apart for reviews anymore, but so that I could also use acrylic tubing for the loop... but I digress. This thing SHOULD have a beefier VRM, better memory, and a better ASIC score than the OEM cards, so either way I am extremely excited for the non-reference cards to start dropping (hope they do this with the R9 290 (NON-X) as well!

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