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well im happy to report that i have 10-12 fps boost in bf4 with my 290...in area's where i usually get 60- 65 fps im now getting 75-81 some time 90 my minium fps increase too didn't drop below 59fps the whole time, where as before it would drop to 53 or so... ..over all it was smooth, keep in mind this was 64 plyrs parcel storm 1500 tickets conquest large..with all settings max except for high aa post and resolution scaling thumb.gif
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Ahahah this is not true.
I have prolimatech mk-26 with 2 pieces of the reference plate on vrms ( and Fujipoly Sarcon 17W/mK). 2*140mm fans on the prolimatech, 2*140mm fans on the side.
I'll post photos but i can say that, with stock voltage i achieve 55C on vrm2, 68C on vrm1.

You cannot get 78C with little heatsinks on vrm1 ( or with not heatsinks at all). The reason why i don't choose liquid aio cooler for r9 290 is bad dissipation of Vrm1.
A believable result with, i imagine, +150mV ( at least for 1200/1680), and Nzxt g10 is 95C on Vrm.

Bye

Just to quote you on that, VRM1 is fitted with a large heatsink that I purchased in the Alpenfohn heatsink pack, I can give you a screenshot if you would like?
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Tomorrow I ship out my 290 for replacement, fingers crossed that my replacement doesn't have a fan rattle like my current card.

 

Really tempted to try out 14.1, but I'm going to be packing this card up in a few hours anyway and using a GTX 670 as a backup card instead. :(

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Quick update on my situation, i had pretty bad gpu usage and the core was down clocking before, i tried everything with only minor improvements, i had no issues with the original install but decided to have another crack at re installing 14.1.

With the second attempt i got a yellow question mark thing in ccc but no errors, still had the same old issues tho. Booted to safe mode , ran driver sweeper, re installed again same issues.

In the end it took about 5 try's but wowee, the result was worth it. I believe the install that completed properly for me took a tad longer than all the others that had issues (even tho some of the attempts reported no problems) I now don't get any fluctuations in bf4, for gpu usage it stays at 100%, for core clock it stays at 1080 which is all i have it set to atm, ZERO fluctuations. It is soooo damn smooth. Compared to what i initially thought mantle was this is crazy good.

My advice is that the gpu usage and core downclocking issues aren't a bug with mantle or this driver that need to be fixed in a later driver by AMD but a issue with the install that can be rectified by us with some persistence.

Good luck! thumb.gif
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Hmm we need a mantle bug thread
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Quick update on my situation, i had pretty bad gpu usage and the core was down clocking before, i tried everything with only minor improvements, i had no issues with the original install but decided to have another crack at re installing 14.1.

With the second attempt i got a yellow question mark thing in ccc but no errors, still had the same old issues tho. Booted to safe mode , ran driver sweeper, re installed again same issues.

In the end it took about 5 try's but wowee, the result was worth it. I believe the install that completed properly for me took a tad longer than all the others that had issues (even tho some of the attempts reported no problems) I now don't get any fluctuations in bf4, for gpu usage it stays at 100%, for core clock it stays at 1080 which is all i have it set to atm, ZERO fluctuations. It is soooo damn smooth. Compared to what i initially thought mantle was this is crazy good.

My advice is that the gpu usage and core downclocking issues aren't a bug with mantle or this driver that need to be fixed in a later driver by AMD but a issue with the install that can be rectified by us with some persistence.

Good luck! thumb.gif

Hm, I guess that would explain why some people like me get freezes and dips with mantle but others have a perfect experience. Thing is, I had no issues installing 14.1 BETA.
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anyone know if it will affect mining performance? I have an odd setup and is afraid of even upgrading. 650ti as main video card and r9 290x as full time miner. Nothing connected to the 290x at the moment so it is mining pretty fast. Only way I could get ~900Kh/s with epilda memory.
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Hm, I guess that would explain why some people like me get freezes and dips with mantle but others have a perfect experience. Thing is, I had no issues installing 14.1 BETA.

Yeah, i didn't think i did either, but check this out now. And it was all over the shop before really.. only dip is at the end and that's cos i had to use snipping tool instead of fraps and it took a few seconds to get the pic.



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I create a mantle bug thread. Please take a look and report if you have an issue

http://www.overclock.net/t/1464054/mantle-bug-thread
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Anybody know anything about Powercolor PCS+ 290? Whether heatsink contacts vram and vrms, etc? Also, dimensions? Official specs state 270mm x 115mm x 38mm. But is that right? Because everyone says what a huge 3 slot card this is and that is not huge. My 280x Vapor X was like 285mm x 145mm x 44mm and that was called a 2.5 slotter.
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