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Upgrade r9 290 to 290x crossfire
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Good evening /g/entlemen,

I currently have a Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC vidya card and my friend, who is moving abroad, has given me his R9 290X Vapor-X pic related) as a going away present.

I intend to run both cards in Crossfire. My questions are as follows:

1.) Am I right in thinking that the more powerful card should go in the top PCI-E (16x) slot? This is the card I will want to default to in games that don't support XFire.

2.) I know that in XFire you can only go as fast as the weaker card, but is there any way of eeking out a bit more performance, e.g. by having the 290 as the 'main' card or by OCing it to the same core and memory clocks as the 290X?

3.) Can I simply swap out the cards or should I uninstall the drivers first, install the 290X in the top slot, reinstall drivers, then install the 290...? As far as I'm aware, all R9 200 series cards use the same driver anyway, but I want my system to know the new card is more powerful if it'll make a difference.

Thanks in advance!
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>>52500713
The Vapor-X also has a backplate, in case that's an issue with heat dispersal.
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>>52500713
Just wait for the new cards too come out in 3 months, what you have is fine for now.
>Currently getting 100 fps at 1440p in Dragons Dogma on a R9 390 and R9 290 is not much slower than what I have.
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>>52500758
That's no doubt true, man, but he's already given me the card and I'd rather use it than try and sell it. Also, good times ahead for mutli-GPU setups on VR ;)
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Shamelessly bumping...
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Enjoy the housefire poorfag
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>>52500879
Good an 850W gold-rated Corsair PSU, bruh! Plus, where I live it's -3C degrees outside.
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>>52500713
Habe you considered water cooling?
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>>52500952
No, but I'm listening?

It's probably above my level of expertise...
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It can actually be done quite cheaply through amazon.
Look for VvW on amazon

4chan is cucking and wont let me post link
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>>52500879

>housefire

>the titan X and 980 ti run just as hot as non-reference 290s
>290Xs use barely 30-40 watts more on average
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>>52500879
Justifying $150000 jewvidia cards by saying poorfag. Geddouddahere shill.
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