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PowerColor Announces Liquid-Cooled Radeon R9 290X (First and Only)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

PowerColor just announced the first and probably only liquid cooled R9 290x ever. The Card is put together with a EK waterblock as the cooling system. It features pre-set factory overclock of the core to 1060 MHz, a significant 60 MHz over reference; also features 1350 MHz for memory which is 100 MHz above reference. It also has a crazy 512-bit high speed memory interface and 2816 units of stream processor. It is said to allow temperature under 60℃ even under full load. Looks like a pretty beast card, props to EK and PowerColor. The prize is not given yet.

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TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today announces the first and only R9 290X with liquid cooling solution in the market. As always, PowerColor have joined forces with award-winning cooling manufacture EK Water Blocks to create the PowerColor LCS R9 290X as a must have for every enthusiastic PC users.

Ultimate OC Setting with Exclusive Gold Power Kit
The LCS R9 290X runs at a pre-set factory overclock of the core to 1060 MHz, a significant 60 MHz over reference; also features 1350 MHz for memory which is 100 MHz above reference, bringing out the best performance. Together with 512-bit high speed memory interface and 2816 units of stream processor, the LCS R9 290X provides user flawless gaming experience. To ensure ultimate OC setting with stability, the latest graphics solution armed with solid-built "Gold Power Kit" onboard, enabling stable power efficiency even at load.

 

Source: http://www.techpowerup.com/195912/powercolor-announces-liquid-cooled-radeon-r9-290x.html

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Too bad they don't include a AIO for it also....
 

 

Water cooling is so hip with the kids these days.

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Well it is just a regular GPU with an EK waterblock. You can get a block and install it your self.


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Well it is just a regular GPU with an EK waterblock. You can get a block and install it your self.

No, it is factory overclocked.


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 It is said to allow temperature under 60℃ even under full load. 

http://www.legitreviews.com/nzxt-kraken-g10-gpu-water-cooler-review-on-an-amd-radeon-r9-290x_130344/4

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Well it is just a regular GPU with an EK waterblock. You can get a block and install it your self.

 

This way you don't void the warranty when you remove the cooler.


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Your point. You can OC it yourself. Just as far there is no magic

My point is this card is great for the novice who is not comfortable with OC'ing and putting their own warranty voiding block on a card.

Think outside the box and not just how a product might effect you.


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No, it is factory overclocked.

You can do it yourself.

 

This way you don't void the warranty when you remove the cooler.

EVGA gives you warranty even if you take off the cooler, I think.


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You can do it yourself.

 

EVGA gives you warranty even if you take off the cooler, I think.

Again, refer to my post. Not everyone is comfortable with OCing their card or putting a water block on it and in most cases voiding the warranty. Also we are talking about Power Cooler, not EVGA. And since you "think" EVGA honors their warranty when you modify the card, but don't know, your point is moot. This card serves to bridge the gap between consumer and enthusiast. That is my point.


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Can they tell if you removed the cooler? Just put the stock one back on if you have to send it in.


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Can they tell if you removed the cooler? Just put the stock one back on if you have to send it in.

I haven't seen a lot of newer cards up close but I do know that in years past they had a "warranty void if broken/removed" seal over at least one of the screws holding the stock cooler on.

Even if they don't having to disconnect your card from your loop, remove the blocks, clean up and replace the TIM/pads, replace the stock cooler and ship it back is a hassle and takes time.

This way you don't have to do anything but put your card in, connect the loop and use it. It is very convenient..


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My point is this card is great for the novice who is not comfortable with OC'ing and putting their own warranty voiding block on a card.

Think outside the box and not just how a product might effect you.

Novice aren't going to be doing there own custom water cooling loop. That is a lot harder than moving a few sliders. 

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Novice aren't going to be doing there own custom water cooling loop. That is a lot harder than moving a few sliders. 

You can get kits that bridge the gap between AIO and full custom that allow for 1 GPU to be cooled. It is as simple as mounting the rad, screwing on the heatsink block and connecting the tube to your GPU's block. They are basically AIO w/ a second connection. Pretty simple to install.


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You can do it yourself.

 

EVGA gives you warranty even if you take off the cooler, I think.

 

evga doesn't make amd cards


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Now 290X can unleash it's full potential even by those who are paranoid about installing water blocks, but still water cool :)

 

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You can get kits that bridge the gap between AIO and full custom that allow for 1 GPU to be cooled. It is as simple as mounting the rad, screwing on the heatsink block and connecting the tube to your GPU's block. They are basically AIO w/ a second connection. Pretty simple to install.

 

Those kits require you to modify the AIO loop and add your own tubing and coolant. I don't see a novice doing that either. I would recommend a novice to get a AIO GPU block like the G10 Kraken over something like this. That said, this is nice since it should be fully covered by PowerColor. I don't know if any AMD brand covers replacing the cooler on your card. Maybe XFX. So it's nice to see some official support.

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That isn't the point.

 

How is it not the point? If no one on the AMD side covers replacing your cooler with a block or other cooler your point has no purpose. EVGA's policies do not matter when talking about a card they do not make.

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Those kits require you to modify the AIO loop and add your own tubing and coolant. I don't see a novice doing that either. I would recommend a novice to get a AIO GPU block like the G10 Kraken over something like this. That said, this is nice since it should be fully covered by PowerColor. I don't know if any AMD brand covers replacing the cooler on your card. Maybe XFX. So it's nice to see some official support.

You can get AIO that you don't have to modify. Trying to remember the make and brand as we speak but drawing a blank.


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You can get AIO that you don't have to modify.

 

Can you now? Only ones I know of are from Swiftech that require you to buy your own tubing and stuff.

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Can you now? Only ones I know of are from Swiftech that require you to buy your own tubing and stuff.

I could always be mistaken, but I swear I've seen one. Wasn't by Swiftech either.


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Can they tell if you removed the cooler? Just put the stock one back on if you have to send it in.

 

They often put a "warranty void if broken" sticker across one of the joins or over a screw, so that you cannot remove the cooler without them knowing if you RMA it.


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