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post #2211 of 9745
Are you sure that those parts are made of plastic? I've read a review on 780Ti that uses the same cooling system and it was pretty good. The rev 2 is using black PCB, so its either they changing the style or it has different set of elements compared to rev 1 (or its both). That's the only 280X card available in my region.

P.S New to AMD, what's the most common way to bypass the voltage lock? Flashing edited BIOS?
Edited by neptunus - 12/7/13 at 11:08am
post #2212 of 9745
Pretty sure voltage lock is hardware based.

You might be able to get a program to show a voltage slider when you flash a different bios, but changing the voltage in software wont do anything to the actual voltage.

That was the case when I flashed a matrix bios (tried 280x & 7970) to my DC2T. I set the voltage slider to 1.4v but the actual voltage was less than that of the normal bios (I think it was a safe mode or something because the hardware didn't recognize the higher voltage).

It would be great if I'm wrong, though.
Edited by TempAccount007 - 12/7/13 at 11:48am
post #2213 of 9745
Matrix uses different PCB design than DC2T. Logic tells me that you can use your own bios with fixed voltage...
post #2214 of 9745
What is the max safe temps for the GPU VRMs on the devil 270x?
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Originally Posted by Dimaggio1103 View Post

What is the max safe temps for the GPU VRMs on the devil 270x?


Not sure about the max but mine has never got out of the 70's and I am pretty sure that's safe.
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Hi all AMD 280X users wanted to know which AMD 280X card's are voltage locked besides Gigabyte.
Does Asus/MSI/Sapphire are voltage locked too ?
Plus i heard MSI is having VRM problems on 280X gaming cards , is it true ?

Any kind of information will be highly appreciated.
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post #2217 of 9745
XFX brand and sapphire toxic are locked down I think.
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Can anyone confirm or deny voltage control for the Gigabyte 270X? Im looking at picking up something other then the Hawk to play with overclocking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125476

But if its locked i might just try the Toxic to break my old 7870 Hawk records
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Gigabyte r9 270x is voltlocked. Tried it myself.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by benjamen50 View Post

Gigabyte r9 270x is voltlocked. Tried it myself.

Damn.. Thank you. What about the Toxic 270X guys and the Devil 270X? That card looks beastly
Edited by Stay Puft - 12/7/13 at 7:57pm
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