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Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB £239.94 @ CCL online
Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB  £239.94 @ CCL online

Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB £239.94 @ CCL online

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I voted hot but you can get a GTX 970 for a tenner more; better performance and less power consumption

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Shakeyyy

I voted hot but you can get a GTX 970 for a tenner more; better … I voted hot but you can get a GTX 970 for a tenner more; better performance and less power consumption


Performance is about par in general but on games that are optimized for mantle this card is better . Branded 3rd party 970's like Gigabyte and MSI have gone up in price in the last few weeks . Looking to buy one of these used but every seller i found had bit-coin mining history so will get this at the weekend if nothing else turns up like a 780 .

Performance is about par in general but on games that are optimized for mantle this card is better . Branded 3rd party 970's like Gigabyte and MSI have gone up in price in the last few weeks . Looking to buy one of these used but every seller i found had bit-coin mining history so will get this at the weekend if nothing else turns up like a 780 .[/quote]
I'm looking to buy a second hand GPU, what is bit coin mining history? And how does it affect a gpu? Is it something I should look out for?

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chingaling

Performance is about par in general but on games that are optimized for … Performance is about par in general but on games that are optimized for mantle this card is better . Branded 3rd party 970's like Gigabyte and MSI have gone up in price in the last few weeks . Looking to buy one of these used but every seller i found had bit-coin mining history so will get this at the weekend if nothing else turns up like a 780 .


I'm looking to buy a second hand GPU, what is bit coin mining history? And how does it affect a gpu? Is it something I should look out for?[/quote]
I'm not completely sure but as far as i can tell it can involve gpu's (amd especially) being used to the max & left on 24/7 for months at a time "mining" for bit coins which = currency . Technically if done correct the gpu would be fine but who knows . If you looking on ebay etc check sales history to see if they've been selling any mining stuff . Worth having a google about it anyway .
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