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From what I understand it will be a stutterfest
Kinda what I figured when I was brainstorming. (My friend's single 7870 shoots itself with just three 1440p screens).

As long as I can do it, I'd be happy. I'd then be able to keep the arrangement once I upgrade to a better GPU.

Right now I'm temporarily running two 6950's, due to the fact that some cheapo bearings went real bad on my 270x Toxic. It'll be in Sapphire's shop for a new cooler soon. I'm no longer an avid Sapphire fan, as they just redid their website. Well, most of it. The support section is still archaic. They also still need me to send the card in for ANY service, they won't just send me new fans or a new assembly.
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Been a while since I posted here. Last time I was asking if I should replace the TIM on my 280x.

After months of having the tube of Gelid GC Extreme sitting in my drawer, I said why not. My card was reaching 82C, so why not check it out.

This is what I found when I opened it (sorry for the potato quality):



I think the image speaks for itself.

Long story short, I managed to take off ±13C° with the new application.

So yes, it might be worthy for some.
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Hey guys, just wanted to come join up if I could. Just recently got an XFX R9 280 DD edition, I'm gonna link my invoice from Newegg since it's 1 AM and I don't feel like using my lame photo skillz right now hahaha. If an actual photo of the card is needed in action, just lemme know. Thanks a million!

When ever you get some time add a photo and what clocks you are running at via a GPUZ screen shot and I will add you to the list.
Congrats on your purchase.
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Hey guys I know most folks don't run 270's in this club but had a question. I have been running the same drivers for over a year because they are patched for OCing my monitor and I didn't want to fuss with that anymore.

Will I see any gains by updating the drivers for these 270's? I know the 290's have seen nice gains but not sure about the smaller cards.
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Never hurts to try, you can always roll back. Whenever I put my asus 270 back in my pc because my 390 sh-its the bed I always install the latest driver/beta and it runs flawlessly and cool and quiet.
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Never hurts to try, you can always roll back. Whenever I put my asus 270 back in my pc because my 390 sh-its the bed I always install the latest driver/beta and it runs flawlessly and cool and quiet.
Thank you sir I may give it a go. thumb.gif
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Any of the experts that have a r9 280x toxic sapphire card please assist, I have the card sitting on boost mode but I have never overclocked a graphics card before can someone explain how to go about this and also what clocks theve manage to reach at stable and if it is worth o'cing for a performance boost or not,

Thanks smile.gif
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Any of the experts that have a r9 280x toxic sapphire card please assist, I have the card sitting on boost mode but I have never overclocked a graphics card before can someone explain how to go about this and also what clocks theve manage to reach at stable and if it is worth o'cing for a performance boost or not,

Thanks smile.gif

First, get Sapphire TRIXX software, for voltage control.

Overclocking the card is as easy as turning a bunch of sliders up and down. Start from the default core clock of your card, then go up. with 10 MHz steps. Keep an eye out for temps, and artifacts while gaming. If you see artifacts, bump up the voltages a bit. Keep on this until you reach the thermal limit. For 280X, highest temperature is said to be 85 C, but it's wiser to keep is about 10 C lower than that if you want your card to have longevity. Also, Tahiti cores (280, 280X, 7950, 7970 etc) mostly lose overclocking at temps higher than 70 C, or so I've heard. Turning the Power limit slider up increases power usage, and heat output, but it prevent card form throttling. Keep it lower if you have a smaller PSU or are concerned about temps.

I've a Sapphire R9 280X Dual-X. Mine's not a very good overclcocker, as the highest core clock I've been able to reach was 1100 MHz. Any thing higher, regardless of the voltages, artifacts in GTA V.

Remember, some games may run just fine with a certain OC while others may cause problems. My cards does just fine with 1150 MHz in The Witcher 3, while GTA V, although it is a much less demanding game, artifacts to hell, even at lower clocks.

The default core clock on my 280X is 1020 MHz. OCing does quite help with performance, I've achieved about 6 frames in The Witcher 3 with my 80 MHz OC.

Good luck and happy overclocking.
 
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Has anyone had screen "studdering" issues with there R9 280X before? Looks like the screen moves up and down real quick and seems to happen most when opening certain windows or scrolling in a window. Not my computer but looks like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYMGRjr5bVQ

I've reinstalled the drivers and tried both the beta and most recent WHQL drivers with no success.
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Has anyone had screen "studdering" issues with there R9 280X before? Looks like the screen moves up and down real quick and seems to happen most when opening certain windows or scrolling in a window. Not my computer but looks like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYMGRjr5bVQ

I've reinstalled the drivers and tried both the beta and most recent WHQL drivers with no success.

if it happens when watching YT video . . . try disabling Hardware Acceleration (HA). Rightclick video>uncheck HA. Or, go to advance settings of the browser and disable it there.

edit: More info . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1265543/the-amd-how-to-thread
Edited by rdr09 - 11/3/15 at 12:01am
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