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SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
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1 out of 5 eggs Crashing and more Crashing 06/07/2014

This review is from: SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card

Pros: They are less loud than reference R9 290's
Great packaging/ nice electrostatic sleeves

Cons: Spent over $1,200 for 2 of these cards and they are both duds. Horrible stability issues. After any amount of gpu load ceases the computer(s) will crash. The machine will not even post until I install a different manufacture's 290 (or any video card) is installed. Now I have to figure out this RMA process, and judging by the reviews I will most likely receive the same cards back after paying all the shipping as well. This is the last time I purchase a Sapphire graphics card.

MSI Radeon R9 270X DirectX 11.2 R9 270X GAMING 2G 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Decently quick video card for the money.
Low power consumption.
Definitely an upgrade in performance from my 560ti 448 (although quality is lacking)
They look amazing!

Cons: Does not come with crossfire connector.
Top card will hit over 95c if stacked in crossfire. With a side intake fan it will settle to around 85c.
Ordered 2 of these and on day 2 of using them I am already hearing a buzzing coming out of one of the cards' fan.

Other Thoughts: Overall they are nice cards but I have never had issues with any other video card I have owned. So there may be some QA issues concerning this model. Or I acquired one of the rare duds.


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Display Name: brian f.

Date Joined: 12/20/09

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 12/16/13
  • Last Review: 06/07/14
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