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** VTX3D R9 290 PRE-FLASHED TO R9 290X & VOLTAGE UNLOCKED!! **

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Gibbo, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Gibbo

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    Hi there


    Once again Overclockers UK leads the market by offering its customers the first Pre-flashed R9 290 for your convenience to R9 290X with voltage control, give you extra performance out of the box and improved overclocking ability*

    We have sourced a batch of VTX3D R9 290's which unlock, at Overclockers we pre-flash these cards with a voltage unlocked R9 290X BIOS giving you the additional stream processors (2560 upto 2816) and voltage control upto 1.412mv for improved overclocking*

    This is all done for you and fully guaranteed with a full 2yr warranty.


    Here is a Heaven 3.0 benchmark to prove the cores are indeed unlocking:-


    R9 290 @ 1000MHz Core / 5000MHz Memory

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    R9 290 pre-flashed to R9 290X @ 1000MHz Core / 5000MHz Memory

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    As you can see a clear improvement, depending on what game or benchmark you are running, you will see a 3-6% gain giving you full blown R9 290X performance levels. :)




    You can buy the card here pre-flashed by our technicians and ready to go:-




    VTX3D Radeon R9 290 Pre-Flashed to 290X, X-Edition 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card @ £359.99 inc VAT

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    Pre-flashed by Overclockers UK Technicians using an voltage unlocked R290X BIOS unlocking the additional stream processors, giving a total of 2816 stream processors. Also voltage unlocked as well and with a full guarantee and warranty.

    AMD Radeon R9 290 is a new graphics card powered by the latest AMD Radeon™ R9 290 graphics-processing unit (GPU). 4GB of super-fast GDDR5 memory for the best gaming experience at the highest resolutions including 4k and incorporates AMD Eyefinity and TrueAudio technologies to enable expansive multi-display setups and more accurate environmental sounds. R9 290 also includes support for both DirectX® 11.2 and AMD's new Mantle application programming interface (API) for great handling of even the most-demanding PC games.


    Specification:-
    - Radeon R9 290 Pre-Flashed to R290X
    - GPU: Hawaii Pro flashed to XT
    - Stream Processors: 2816
    - Core Speed: 1000MHz
    - Memory Speed: 5000Mhz
    - Memory interface: 512-Bit
    - Memory capacity: 4096MB GDDR5
    - Cooling: 2-Slot Blower Fan
    - PCI-Express X16 lane required
    - 750W or greater PSU required
    - Power Connectors: 8-pin + 6-pin required
    - Display Outputs: 2x Dual Link DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
    - Warranty: 2yy


    Features:-
    - Flashed to R290X
    - Unlocked Voltage
    - DirectX 11.2 Support
    - Open GL 4.2 Support
    - Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support
    - Crossfire Support upto 4-way: Native software crossfire (No bridge required)
    - Gaming @ 4k Resolutions (UltraHD)
    - Synergy with next-gen game consoles (Mantle)
    - Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture - optimized from previous generation products


    Only £359.99 inc VAT.

    ORDER NOW
     
  2. RavenXXX2

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    Now you tell me where else you would get this kind of service? Bravo OCUK.
     
  3. Gibbo

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    Nowhere is what.

    Though someone will no doubt try to copy us now, they always do. ;)
     
  4. Marine-RX179

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    Would the warranty be covering the removal of the stock cooler as well?
    That's the difference between "leader" and "followers" :D
     
  5. pgi947

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    What an awesome move on ocuk's part :)

    Suspect these won't be in stock for long.
     
  6. Gibbo

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    Hi there

    There is no issues with cooler removal as they have no warranty stickers over the screws, as always be careful, if you slip with the screwdriver causing physical damage, then of course there is no warranty.
     
  7. GoogalyMoogaly

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    So just to be clear, what does this mean exactly?
    Does the switch now change between Uber and Silent profiles like on the 290X cards or is it still whatever it was on the 290?

    Edit by Gibbo: Hinting at prices elsewhere will only get your suspended - THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING!
     
  8. Marine-RX179

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    Ah just noticed no BF4 and silver ticket...so the price premium is more than I initially thought...
     
  9. AMDMatt

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    I have to say Gibbo/OcuK, bloody good job.

    Say what now? Probably won't be long before you get up getting close to 2x290's for the same price as a premium brand regular 780
     
  10. Puppetmaster

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    Impressive. Any idea if any other brands of cards are the same or is this likely a one off?
     
  11. Gibbo

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    First of all, stop breaking forum rules, hinting about prices elsewhere is against the rules here, any repeats of this and suspensions will be handed out.

    In response to your question, default setting is R290X Unlocked voltage BIOS. Other setting is regular 290 Uber BIOS.
     
  12. Gibbo

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    We feel its probably a one off, we snagged a batch from the original shipments and they all do it, we've not found any more yet. We won't do this with XFX or Powercolor due to RMA reasons, so we shall see if we can find more VTX3D ones. :)
     
  13. northwestdakota

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    Great stuff, now if you guys could attach a decent cooler for us as well... :)
     
  14. Marine-RX179

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    I thought VTX and Powercolor were basically same/sister companies...or have I got that wrong?
     
  15. Gibbo

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    Both part of the TUL group, but two separate operations, just like Gainward, Palit, Galaxy and KFA2 are all part of the Palit group but all separate operations.

    Powercolor - Far East for their markets.
    VTX3D - For UK/European market with better RMA support.

    Just like:-
    Galaxy - Far East for their markets.
    KFA2 - For UK/European market with superb RMA support.


    So though the parent company might be the same, they are run separately.
     
  16. Marine-RX179

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    If OcUK was to do that (with the MK26), we'd be looking at roughly a £100-£120 price premium...basing on what we seen on the pricing for the 290x with that cooler pre-installed.
     
  17. teppic

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    Is it OCUK or VTX3D who cover the warranty on these flashed ones?
     
  18. Marine-RX179

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    Thanks for clearing that up Gibbo.
     
  19. Gibbo

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    OcUK. :)
     
  20. northwestdakota

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    C'mon Gibbo, throw me a bone. Any plans at all for OCUK to put coolers on the 290's themselves? It seems obvious it would make good money, so I suspect there are other reasons why you guys have not yet gone for it?
     


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