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So tryed to play Battlefied 4, 3930k at 4.8ghz and 4x290's at stock clocks smile.gif so i dont see any difference between mantle and directx, they need to work a bit more smile.giftongue.gif
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Btw how come my star swarm isnt working with crossfire? Getting 0% usage on my 2nd card but it works in everything else and ULPS is disabled in regedit, anyone else having problem?
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Btw how come my star swarm isnt working with crossfire? Getting 0% usage on my 2nd card but it works in everything else and ULPS is disabled in regedit, anyone else having problem?

You should pay more attention to the release notes. tongue.gif

It does not support CFX yet.
    
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Btw how come my star swarm isnt working with crossfire? Getting 0% usage on my 2nd card but it works in everything else and ULPS is disabled in regedit, anyone else having problem?

It does not support CFX yet. Patch and drivers should address this soon.
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I have reference R9 290x and the throttling is happening to me too. In BF4 and Vally.
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just installed the drivers on mine.

ran the star swarm benchmark, with and with out mantle.

With Mantle: Follow, Settings Extreme, Stress Test 6 mins
Test Duration: 360 Seconds
Total Frames: 21091

Average FPS: 58.59
Average Unit Count: 4585
Maximum Unit Count: 5844
Average Batches/MS: 912.86
Maximum Batches/MS: 2144.20
Average Batch Count: 18815
Maximum Batch Count: 117833

Without Mantle Follow, Settings Extreme, Stress Test 6 mins

Test Duration: 360 Seconds
Total Frames: 11935

Average FPS: 33.14
Average Unit Count: 4120
Maximum Unit Count: 5482
Average Batches/MS: 482.22
Maximum Batches/MS: 984.68
Average Batch Count: 17164
Maximum Batch Count: 124215


I didn't get around to testing BF4 it was getting late, and i wanted to test out mining before i went to bed, so it could mine overnight. Sadly the 14.1 beta 6 driver results in terrible mining performance, and I started to get black squares on the screen, along with other graphical errors. I tried clean install, of 14.1 after using amd driver remover, still didn't resolve issues. I reverted back to 13.12 for now, and everything works fine again. I'm sure the AMD software guys are busy right now getting this update out. The performance benefits are there though at least in Star Swarm. I hope they release a better driver here in the future that doesn't cripple the mining performance and gives me access to mantle goodness.
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I just played one session of BF4 with 64 player. Mantle enabled (restarted the game after enabled it). With Crossfire enabled I do noticed intermittent stuttering. This is at stock clock though. The game feels smoother. The CPU usage also down from below 80's % to below 70's %.

3820 @4.75GHz, Ultra, 100% resolution scale, 2 x 290's CFX @stock clock.
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I'm also getting gpu core throttling with the 14.1 drivers. Before updating (was using 13.11 betas) my 290x would stay rock solid at 1100/1200 while playing BF4. Now with the 14.1 drivers I'm throttling down to ~low 900's on the core using both Mantle and DX11. Tried a more aggressive fan profile and it didn't help; card throttled back even at 84 C.
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Does it take a while for the memory to "burn" in? Because when I first got my card 1500 was the best mem OC I could get with AB +100mv. Noticed yesterday that my mem will now go up to 1625. Core Oc hasn't changed, it is still 1180 max. I would also like to add (because it has been mentioned a few pages back) that higher mem OC improves vally scores, for me at least.

My vally scores have dropped from 3485 to 2880, I'm assuming this is due to throttling, which is being caused by the 14.1 drivers. Just like porter^^ heat is not the cause.
Is it the general consensus that 14.1 drivers are causing the throttling? Or could it be the new drivers clashing with Afterburner?
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This is some strange behavior I am getting myself. When I first got my cards I could only clock my mem to 1425 and now I can get 1525 with exact same voltage settings. All of my cards are Hynix FWIW.
 
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