Originally Posted by Ha-Nocri
If voltage wasn't raised compared to that 'uber' mode or whatever, how can it be too high? AMD is for sure conservative compared to OC'ers, that's for sure. All manufacturers are.
I don't see how voltage could have been manipulated based on those OC temperatures. I mean, 70C on a reference cooler? I've over-volted for a long time on various GPUs and one thing has always been consistent: temperature increases exponentially. When I overclocked my 680 lightning GPUs the temps went sky high at times, over-voltage isn't free. This is also true of the GTX 780: when I max out the voltage slider to +31 or whatever the temperatures go up very noticeably by 7-10C in demanding loads.
So when you look at the OC results here with 3dmark being a mere 3C warmer? I kinda doubt over-voltage was used. But I could be wrong. I don't know. I'm also under the impression that Afterburner does not support 290X over-voltage at the moment - in fact, if you look at the pictures, the over-voltage area is greyed out. You can't apply overvoltage in CCC. Shrug.Edited by xoleras - 10/20/13 at 9:43am