Going through my Sapphire R9 290 cards one by one…looks like the first card is pretty golden! I’m able to OC it higher (1125 MHz, stock voltage, on air/stock cooler, and without artifacts – the Afterburner graph shows 1130 MHz but I dialed it back to keep it clean) than either of my XFX R9 […]
I thought the R9 290 wasn’t supposed to have a BIOS switch like its big brother – the R9 290X – but both of my Sapphire R9 290s have a BIOS switch! Maybe these are 290X’s that just didn’t make the cut? EDIT: turns out I misinterpreted the reviews on the R9 290 that I […]
When AMD dropped the R9 290 for only $400 each I could not resist…heh. Picked up a couple Sapphire units. Also bought an ASUS R9 280X for another box. Not a bad shipping day!