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Hey peoples, due to the issues I was having with Crossfire, I decided to sell my remaining R9 280x (Matrix Platinum) and go in a different direction. The Crossfire setup I was running with the Matrix and Sapphire Toxic was just throwing off way too much heat, and even with a full pci slot between cards, 4 200mm fans and 5 140mm fans circulating air around my case, they just weren't enough to keep the cards cool after more than a few minutes of heavy gaming:

Thanks for that post. I returned my 280x for various reasons and Preordered a 290 gaming msi, but I'm thinking more and more I should go with reference 780 just for this reason. Surprised you got lightning a instead of reference if heat is the issue though. Lightning is a great card but even if you can run them cool it's still pretty much the same amount of hot air in your case. Even a single 280x was killing my cpu/mobo temps.
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I did not realise that the cards were the same! Thanks, I'll bear it all in mind. Most likely going to grab a 2nd 270 and some new HDDs when February's pay comes around!

The 270 is basically a 7850 with a few minor upgrades. 2 of those will do nicely I am sure. The 270x is a 7870 which has a higher clock speed capability than the 7850's or 270's. I don't get double the performance but I get very close to it so X-Fire to me has been worth every penny. If you look at the cost of a 290, I saved some money. 2 x 7850 should get slightly better performance than the 280x's I would think.
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Thanks for that post. I returned my 280x for various reasons and Preordered a 290 gaming msi, but I'm thinking more and more I should go with reference 780 just for this reason. Surprised you got lightning a instead of reference if heat is the issue though. Lightning is a great card but even if you can run them cool it's still pretty much the same amount of hot air in your case. Even a single 280x was killing my cpu/mobo temps.



I was very close to pulling the trigger on two reference cards myself, but considering I snagged the Lightnings for the same price ($499) I went ahead and got them. Surprisingly, even as close as they are in my case, they both idle in the low 30's and the top card has only gotten up to 78 degrees at stock voltages. Now I don't expect them to stay at those temps once I start over clocking, but as strong as they've been so far I might not need to! I may also venture into water cooling so I set myself up nicely if I ever go that route. All in all they run MUCH cooler than 280x's hands down
     
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I bought a new sapphire vapor-x o.c R9 280X and overclocked it to 1240 / 1800 .

however my EXTREME HD valley benchmark results are low I guess:




So why will be the reason ? is it really low for this overclock.
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I bought a new sapphire vapor-x o.c R9 280X and overclocked it to 1240 / 1800 .

however my EXTREME HD valley benchmark results are low I guess:




So why will be the reason ? is it really low for this overclock.

RAM speed and CPU clocks affect Valley, I would expect in the mid 40's for a 280x, try to get to 4.7 Ghz if you can.
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RAM speed and CPU clocks affect Valley, I would expect in the mid 40's for a 280x, try to get to 4.7 Ghz if you can.

one of my friend with his 5.2 ghz intel cpu and hd 7950 @ 1225/1750 he gets more than me :





So why ?
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Oh ok now after completel wiping my drivers and reinstalling them i got very good results. They are comng now smile.gif

edit :

here is my new results :




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one of my friend with his 5.2 ghz intel cpu and hd 7950 @ 1225/1750 he gets more than me :





So why ?

He has better cpu.
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