Originally Posted by AlDyer
I got 1175 and 1500 just with +100, you got unlucky I guess
At least the card is powerful right out the box anyway
I wouldn't say "just" +100mV, since that's all most people are comfortable running 24/7.
Originally Posted by Aesthethc
It will be on an EK full block so air cooling is out of the question.
okay so what you guys are saying is 1150-1180 is avg and 1200 is considered "attainable" as long as i have good VRM cooling and as long as i dont have a HIS card? The guy trading me says the 290x can hit 1100 on air does that say anything that it could possibly be higher on water?
Im trying to think if i want warranty..... or not..... 290x is a good card but im sad that Sapphire will void my warranty.... need to think about this more.....
I thought Sapphire was one of the companies that didn't put stickers on the screws. It was all discussed a while back when they first came out, I'll see if I can find the post.
And 1200 is an above average overclock unless you are comfortable running higher than average voltages. Most cards will do 1150 or so with AB voltages (so +100mV), but 1200 may take more than that.
Edit: And Sapphire definitely does not have any stickers on the screws, at least in North America - I forgot that my first card was a Sapphire. They may still say it voids the warranty to remove the cooler, but as long as you put it back on I don't think they'll hassle you. Very few manufacturers overtly say it is okay to mess with the cooler.Edited by Forceman - 1/26/14 at 11:38pm