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It is with mantle, but I am getting random 0.5 seconds freezes pretty often, Hoping for a driver update soon biggrin.gif

I get those random half second stutters as well - this is on a freshly installed Windows 8.1 machine, made sure UPLS is disabled, and cores unparked. Beta 14.1 is very beta indeed.
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It is with mantle, but I am getting random 0.5 seconds freezes pretty often, Hoping for a driver update soon biggrin.gif
Same here.

Regarding overclock, I could take easy on the core clock. Maybe just go with 1000/1400. Pretty annoying when my pc crash. Second GPU will disappear & only come back if I removed the PCIe cables for ~5 minutes.

BTW, did you noticed VRAM usage with Mantle is ~6.4GB? DirectX only 4GB though.
Edited by kizwan - 2/5/14 at 11:25am
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Same here.

Regarding overclock, I could take easy on the core clock. Maybe just go with 1000/1400. Pretty annoying when my pc crash. Second GPU will disappear & only come back if I removed the PCIe cables for ~5 minutes.

BTW, did you noticed VRAM usage with Mantle is ~6.4GB? DirectX only 4GB though.

Having to do 100mV so I might go down on the core indeed ^_^
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Does mantle utilize memory different than direct x? For instance if you have two 4gig cards, you utilize only 4 gigs in Dx. However is mantle able to utilize all 8 gigs in crossfire? Maybe that is why we see the memory usage in mantle being doubled? Curious.
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Does mantle utilize memory different than direct x? For instance if you have two 4gig cards, you utilize only 4 gigs in Dx. However is mantle able to utilize all 8 gigs in crossfire? Maybe that is why we see the memory usage in mantle being doubled? Curious.

I don't think this is the case. It would only add to latency and scaling issues if this was actually happening. Just my opinion.
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BF4, Flood Zone 64 player, 1080p Ultra settings (AA & AA POST OFF), 200% resolution scale, 2 x 290's Crossfire

Frame Time - DirectX


Frame Time - Mantle



FPS - DirectX
MIN: 30.68425898
MAX : 113.6363636
AVERAGE: 78.75183923


FPS - Mantle
MIN: 38.925652
MAX : 137.9310345
AVERAGE: 91.42697436
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BF4, Flood Zone 64 player, 1080p Ultra settings (AA & AA POST OFF), 200% resolution scale, 2 x 290's Crossfire

Frame Time - DirectX Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Frame Time - Mantle Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



FPS - DirectX
MIN: 30.68425898
MAX : 113.6363636
AVERAGE: 78.75183923 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


FPS - Mantle
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MAX : 137.9310345
AVERAGE: 91.42697436 Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

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GV-R929OC-4GD is voltage locked?

Any of you have/know

Maybe my search is broken :S can't find mentions of it in this thread and off google I keep reading that it is one one forums thread & isn't on another
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As far as I know, the DCUII has Elpida memory and the cooler is not the best- they just took the 780Ti cooler and modified it slightly.

Yeah, I plugged in a 290x DCUII and I've never been more sad to say, fancy backplate, fancy cooler with fans, and I still miss my sapphire 290x reference that was able to keep the card cool ( at the cost of running the dB of leafblower inside my case )

I've never wanted to buy an EK block for non-reference card more than now rolleyes.gif
  
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Good think EK is making one for it then tongue.gif
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original 79x0 DCII(T) and Matrix(P) cards are notoriously horrible in many ways, only a few people have been happy with theirs (though they haven't OC'ed far at all), TBH only really good in pre-assembled/OEM rigs, if they were reliable...

the newer 280X version (the two slot, not the "V2" rebadge) seemed like an improvement, but Ive never seen one on these forums let alone overclocked, does the 290X one really have a cooling issue? I'm half wondering if ASUS pulled another QC fail at not tightening the screws correctly... (the 7970DCII on release had most cards RMA'ed due to the coolers not being attached to the core)

could also mention the orig DCIIT like I had didn't cover all the memory ICs correctly, but really that shouldn't be an issue on the 290(X) as the ICs don't need much cooling at all...
   
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