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Posted · Original PosterOP

so ive done this topic to death, but i just bought an r9 390 for 200 pounds (uk), and at that price i speculate it might have been in ownership of a crypto miner. How long would a tri-fan r9 390 last? Looking for about a year and a half and im not talking about performance, but how long till it dies.

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Just now, Hugsy Malone said:

How long is a piece of string. Should be fine for a number of years, but you might be unlucky

might be but if it happens to have problems (like the hdmi not working) i would just return it. 

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i dont think they have been out long enough for any of them to die yet tbh. it all depends on the components on there, and how the card has been run and so on. the caps are probably rated for 5000h at 105C, and bellow that they should last way way longer, but the silicon in the core, the memory chips and so on could die before that but because there are no lifespan stuffs for those that i know of, could be literally forever or it could die tomorrow


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1 minute ago, Bananasplit_00 said:

i dont think they have been out long enough for any of them to die yet tbh. it all depends on the components on there, and how the card has been run and so on. the caps are probably rated for 5000h at 105C, and bellow that they should last way way longer, but the silicon in the core, the memory chips and so on could die before that but because there are no lifespan stuffs for those that i know of, could be literally forever or it could die tomorrow

im just looking out for it to work for like a year untill freesync compatible cards finally become cheap again.

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20 minutes ago, AskingForAFriend said:

i speculate it might have been in ownership of a crypto miner.

So? What's the point in this line of thought?

 

20 minutes ago, AskingForAFriend said:

Looking for about a year and a half and im not talking about performance, but how long till it dies.

GPUs usually perform exactly the same from the moment they are unpackaged up until the moment they stop working... It's not like an SSD that has a finite number or writes. It works until it doesn't. How long that takes is up to you and the environment in which it operates.


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Just now, AskingForAFriend said:

im just looking out for it to work for like a year untill freesync compatible cards finally become cheap again.

probably, mining dosent wear any more on the card than running a demanding game for that long so its probably fine for quite a while more unless its been in a cramped box with no airflow or something


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They could have physically broken a trace, nocked off a component, or possibly zapped a chip through miss handling.  Or, you could consider it as pretested and will work as you find it until it dies.   I would run all sorts of stress tests and verify the ports before deciding the cards status.  Definitely a lottery.  

 

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Ok so derailment removed ... Please answer the OP's question or move on.

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9 hours ago, AskingForAFriend said:

im just looking out for it to work for like a year untill freesync compatible cards finally become cheap again.

Im pretty sure the r9 390 is freesync compatible...am i wrong? 

 

Is there no way to test the card first?


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19 hours ago, MikeSK said:

They could have physically broken a trace, nocked off a component, or possibly zapped a chip through miss handling.  Or, you could consider it as pretested and will work as you find it until it dies.   I would run all sorts of stress tests and verify the ports before deciding the cards status.  Definitely a lottery.  

 

yes i do intend to run off stuff like furr mark for a couple of hours.

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