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Old October 10, 2013, 10:04 AM
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FLIR picture of VRMs on the MSI Gaming 280X

Les Radeon R7/R9 de MSI - Cartes Graphiques - HardWare.fr

Quote from said article (in french sry):

Quick translation: Card's performance was drastically reduced intermittently in Furmark, 3D Mark11 and ANNO 2070, because the card's GPU throttled down to 501 mhz when VRMs are reaching 115 deg celsius. MSI is trying deal with this situation ASAP.

The article also states that MSI mentions that the sensors on the card are reading wrong and the temp is actually lower than 115deg celsius. The writers, with FLIR, noted a temp of 117deg celsius!
Thats.....UNgood. Guess MSI will be off my buy list for this gen of AMDs...until they are proven ready for prime time! Damn shame as they are one of the few I usually trust. :(
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Old October 10, 2013, 12:56 PM
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Thats.....UNgood. Guess MSI will be off my buy list for this gen of AMDs...until they are proven ready for prime time! Damn shame as they are one of the few I usually trust. :(
You're right, it's exactly the reason why I posted this. The GTX 770 Gaming edition (same cooler) doesn't show the same issue. So the cooler concept is good, but maybe it has to be modded to adapt to the particularities of that 280X PCB layout?
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I guess that's why MSI rolled out a new BIOS for it yesterday....
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The article also states that MSI mentions that the sensors on the card are reading wrong and the temp is actually lower than 115deg celsius. The writers, with FLIR, noted a temp of 117deg celsius!
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Thats.....UNgood. Guess MSI will be off my buy list for this gen of AMDs...until they are proven ready for prime time! Damn shame as they are one of the few I usually trust. :(


That is a bummer, not question about it.
Usually when they adding components over the reference design, then this is beneficial and come with lower temps and higher overclock.
But this time it looks like something went pretty bad and the card is trying to fry itself...

Definitively not a good card to have inside of the machine - it will overheat it.

And agreed, that even people having mixed opinions on the MSI mainboards, their GFX cards are considered quite good. But looks like they have a bummer to recall...



SKYMTL - thanks for the great review of THERE cards (not to mention the additional infos on the R 240 and R 250 cards)! Good work, keep it up :)
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Got the 3GB Asus R9-280x-TOP-DC2 for $214 all in from Mem Express last week. Sweet ass value card, runs BF4 brilliantly at ultra at 1080p.
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Thats.....UNgood. Guess MSI will be off my buy list for this gen of AMDs...until they are proven ready for prime time! Damn shame as they are one of the few I usually trust. :(
Woah...those FLIR Pictures.
This brings me back to the 480 days...

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