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MSI 290/290X Gaming Edition Thread

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by edgedemon, 10 Jan 2014.

  1. the1gooner

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Sep 2009

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    Location: Swindon

    Best value card currently available I would say.

    I take it you do mean the MSI 290 Gaming Edition?
     
    Last edited: 31 Jan 2014
  2. nicnik

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    Location: London

    It's a 2 slot cooler right?
     
  3. dandubi

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    Joined: 12 Nov 2012

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    Yeah the MSI 290 - I was tempted with a 780 next week but at this price it takes my fancy. I am upgrading from a EVGA GTX 570 SC.
     
  4. elJarmen

    Gangster

    Joined: 21 Oct 2013

    Posts: 276

    Yes.

    Mine hit 87c on gaming so I sent it back and I'll stick with the Tri-x which so far shows an average reduction in temps of 13c. I wouldn't go with MSI Gaming Edition if you don't have an uber cool case and want to Crossfire later on.
     
  5. bonidinimon

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    Hi Overclockers :)

    I received my MSI 290X R9 GAMING 4G today. But I'm a little bit disappointed... in idle it is 41 degrees warm (18% fan, 1000rpm, you can not hear it). But under load it becomes to a uncontrollable monster! In the Unigine Heaven Benchmark and Crysis 3 it is 88 ° hot (fan 90%, 2800rpm, quite noisy).

    That irritates me ... do you think my card is broken? Previously I had a Sapphire HD7970 Dual-X OC (Idle: 32° 1200rpm, noiseless and 76 ° at 2600rpm when gaming)

    My case (Lian Li PC-X2000FB) is well ventilated (5x 900rpm fans, 2x 900 Rpm CPU fans)

    Here you can watch see my GPU-Z screen:

    [​IMG]

    Is this okay?
     
  6. Gibbo

    Commissario

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    These cards do run a lot hotter.

    But yours does seem a little hotter than normal, ideally if its a single card in a well ventilated case it should be around 75-85c at stock speeds, with fan around 80% which is still quiet on the MSI cards.
     
  7. bonidinimon

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    It surprises me that it is quite warm even in idle. Actually, there should be in idle less than 40° I think... here is a screenshot after 10 minutes of playing Trine 2 (Extreme FXAA + 4x SSAA" Setting):

    [​IMG]

    The game heats more than Crysis 3, but 93° and 100% fan? That can not be true?! :D

    By the way: Somehow there is a problem with the display port... after the standby mode the computer does not wake up, but with DVI it works. Maybe its a driver issue...

    Here are two images of my PC with the old GPU (HD7970)

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The airflow should be not so bad?!
     
    Last edited: 31 Jan 2014
  8. nitram100

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    That does seem very hot. Are those fans at the fron exhaust or intake? If they are intake I would try swapping around and switching them to exhaust as the Twin Frozr throws air out its rear right where your fans are so you could be forcing the hot air back into the GPU. I have one side exhaust and mine hits 78c max in a crappy Enermax Ostrog case.
     
  9. OvEr_KiLL

    Wise Guy

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    boni, use msi afterburner and make a custom fan profile, something like this bro

    [​IMG]
     
  10. nitram100

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    Overkill what kind of temps you getting mate with that case? Do you use intake or exhaust on the side fans?
     
  11. OvEr_KiLL

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    2x120mm front INTAKE
    1x120mm left side (the first one on the left, as i cant use the 2nd one as the gfx power cables are right there) EXHAUST
    1x120mm rear EXHAUST
    thats it and my aegir cooler with fans in push pull towards the exhaust so it pulls it out the back of the case

    temps about 70c max average like 58-67c
    idle around 33c
     
  12. nitram100

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    Awesome thanks!
     
  13. OvEr_KiLL

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    forgot to add, core 1100 memory 1400 stock volts :)
     
  14. Fireblade2K4

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    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

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    Location: West Midlands

    Using RadeonPro I have managed to get my MSI 290 core running at 1100 and memory at 1400 with no changes other than the clock speeds, all else stock including volts.

    Temperature after an hour or so gaming was a pretty consistent 70c, it seems like a very capable card.

    Stu
     
  15. ncjok

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Jan 2004

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    10-20 minutes OCCT stable at 1100/1400 stock volts with no errors?

    [​IMG]
     
  16. OvEr_KiLL

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    no idea, never used that program...
     
  17. bonidinimon

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    Hi, the fans at the front are intake. I've tried it with the case open. So the graphics card comes into games and Benchmarks like Crysis 3, Unigine Heaven or Metro 2033 to 82°, that is 6° less as with closed case.

    I had hoped that the MSI would be cooler than this :/

    EDIT:

    I reinstalled my Sapphire HD7970 Dual-X @ 1050/1500MHz. Where the MSI was 88° warm (fan 90% - 2900rpm), the 7970 has 77° (fan 65%, 2600rpm and much quieter as the MSI). Maybe I should install the Sapphire cooler on the MSI? :D

    The cooler of the Sapphire is actually similarly to the MSI, so I think, that the airflow in my case should be ok.
     
    Last edited: 1 Feb 2014
  18. LtMatt

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    Looking stable then. OCCT is great for testing core stability.
     
  19. uscool

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    Joined: 28 Oct 2009

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    Location: Birmingham

    thats quite high, i only got 3 140mm case fans 2 intake and 1 out, and they silent ones max 1000rpm , i need it to be silent

    my msi runs on auto fan , 1100mhz gpu , 1400mhz memory, idle its 35c and load 75c

    planning to install another fan on side panel see if can get it lower, i dont need to but will have a go
     
  20. bonidinimon

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    Thank you for sharing your experience with us :) In which games do you reach 75c? I believe that I will return the MSI, my card is strange :D
     
    Last edited: 1 Feb 2014