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Well, after owning both a reference 290 and now a reference 780, I must say that they are much closer than people think, but the 290 is still the faster card. 290 --> 780 is like going from 290 to 290X. Mainly switched because of noise (family was complaining) and it'd be cheaper than watercooling my 290, plus I wanted to have something new to play with. Ideally, I would have preferred an aftermarket 290, but I wasn't about to use integrated for 2-3 weeks because they're backordered, OOS, or overpriced.

It's unfortunate that cryptocurrency has everything all out of whack.

It's pretty amazing the 290(X) performs so well compared to their Green counterparts, especially when you take into consideration the die size and transistor count.
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Yeah it's pretty impressive. I loved my 290.
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Do you have a fan on your side panel, or exhaust fans up top?

Can you change the orientation of your CPU cooler to exhaust upwards?

You would likely benefit from a fan on the bottom of the case to increase airflow.

A bigger improvement would be to get some more airflow coming from the front of the case above the first fan to get a breeze coming across the front of the card for the VRM1, and across the backside of the card. It doesn't look like you have a mount for one, but rigging something up temporarily could be worth seeing what kind of results are possible and if it's worth it to make a modification to accommodate another fan there permanently.

This is an old pic:
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I have a question related to your answer... smile.gif
My case is a cheap elite 430 but i am pleased of its cooling so far. I have one 120mm. fan at the front, wich blows in; two 120mm. fans at the top, wich blow out; one 120mm. fan at the back, wich blows out; one 120mm. fan at the bottom, wich blows in; and one 120mm. fan at the side panel, wich blows in. My card is gb r9 290oc wf3 and it runs at stock with max temp for the core 75 degrees and max 78 for the vrm1. Do you think that the temps will drop if i turn the side panel fan to suck the air out? My fan configuration is made like this due to a grafic for the cooling solution in the page of cm elite 430. I will appreciate your answers. Thank you in advance.


Edit: I tested both situations and there is no change in the temps of the GPU. So do you think i must keep the side panel fan to blow in, or better to turn it to blow out.






And please don't mention the dust - i know i must clean it soon... smile.gif
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This is an old pic:

And please don't mention the dust - i know i must clean it soon... smile.gif

Sorry, hadn't seen that original post, this thread moves quick smile.gif

I still think your best bet is to get more air to the front end of the card by VRM1.



Maybe move your HDD's up to the 5.25" bays with some adapters, or craftiness, so the air flow from your single fan in front isn't being restricted. Also, if I read correctly for your case you can fit a 140mm in the front, if so an upgrade there may help as well.
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Well, i don't think to buy fans anymore, because i will change the whole box in the close future... smile.gif The big question all along was:


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I have a question related to your answer... smile.gif
My case is a cheap elite 430 but i am pleased of its cooling so far. I have one 120mm. fan at the front, wich blows in; two 120mm. fans at the top, wich blow out; one 120mm. fan at the back, wich blows out; one 120mm. fan at the bottom, wich blows in; and one 120mm. fan at the side panel, wich blows in. My card is gb r9 290oc wf3 and it runs at stock with max temp for the core 75 degrees and max 78 for the vrm1. Do you think that the temps will drop if i turn the side panel fan to suck the air out? My fan configuration is made like this due to a grafic for the cooling solution in the page of cm elite 430. I will appreciate your answers. Thank you in advance.


Edit: I tested both situations and there is no change in the temps of the GPU. So do you think i must keep the side panel fan to blow in, or better to turn it to blow out.


But i apreciate your advices and i will try some of them. smile.gif
Thank you.
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Well, i don't think to buy fans anymore, because i will change the whole box in the close future... smile.gif The big question all along was:
But i apreciate your advices and i will try some of them. smile.gif
Thank you.

No problem, I hope they help.
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My unlimited data plan has been changed to 10GB cap for no reason. mad.gif Their excuse is enforcing "Fair Usage Policy" which not yet exist when I signup the unlimited plan years ago.

My 290's are currently idling for 2 - 3 days now. Not in the mood to play any games because internet connection is very poor. Surfing & downloading are very good but when in gaming, ping fluctuates very badly. mad.gif

Regarding weird benching result, my 290's somehow getting lower score in Valley at the same clocks. For example for 1200/1600, I got 5115 but now if I'm lucky I can only get 50XX score. Average FPS was 122.3 but now it dropped to 120 or 119. mad.gif

Triple mad.gif

biggrin.gif

You may want to ring them up and say "Fair enough you want to limit me, but can we make a more reasonable amount of data?"
 
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So I finally started gaming on my Powercolor PCS+ 290 after spending days and days figuring out clocks temps etc.

Here's how it looks after 2 hours of Far Cry 3:


Core 1170, mem 1500, vddc offset +75, power limit +50%, ambient ~22.

Those peaks really aren't indicative, throughout play the hwinfo/rtss osd showed lower temps. So, pretty good temps for those clocks. Downside, if I take clocks and vddc higher, vrm1 hits 80-85. I so want to tinker with the vrm1 heatsink but I will wait until warranty has expired. What is the best method for improving vrm1 heat dispersion btw, for an open air cooler? What type/brand heatsink, what material to apply between sink and vrm area, etc? I've heard folks say removing the heatsink entirely and just letting the fan blow on it gets the best result.

All in all a good result, nice clocks and temps for air cooled. Otoh for a single card setup all the custom 290s seem pretty good on temps. But I'm happy with this card.
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So I finally started gaming on my Powercolor PCS+ 290 after spending days and days figuring out clocks temps etc.

Here's how it looks after 2 hours of Far Cry 3:


Core 1170, mem 1500, vddc offset +75, power limit +50%, ambient ~22.

Those peaks really aren't indicative, throughout play the hwinfo/rtss osd showed lower temps. So, pretty good temps for those clocks. Downside, if I take clocks and vddc higher, vrm1 hits 80-85. I so want to tinker with the vrm1 heatsink but I will wait until warranty has expired. What is the best method for improving vrm1 heat dispersion btw, for an open air cooler? What type/brand heatsink, what material to apply between sink and vrm area, etc? I've heard folks say removing the heatsink entirely and just letting the fan blow on it gets the best result.

All in all a good result, nice clocks and temps for air cooled. Otoh for a single card setup all the custom 290s seem pretty good on temps. But I'm happy with this card.

Impressive. I lean toward keeping them vrm's sinked.
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So I finally started gaming on my Powercolor PCS+ 290 after spending days and days figuring out clocks temps etc.

Here's how it looks after 2 hours of Far Cry 3:

Core 1170, mem 1500, vddc offset +75, power limit +50%, ambient ~22.

Those peaks really aren't indicative, throughout play the hwinfo/rtss osd showed lower temps. So, pretty good temps for those clocks. Downside, if I take clocks and vddc higher, vrm1 hits 80-85. I so want to tinker with the vrm1 heatsink but I will wait until warranty has expired. What is the best method for improving vrm1 heat dispersion btw, for an open air cooler? What type/brand heatsink, what material to apply between sink and vrm area, etc? I've heard folks say removing the heatsink entirely and just letting the fan blow on it gets the best result.

All in all a good result, nice clocks and temps for air cooled. Otoh for a single card setup all the custom 290s seem pretty good on temps. But I'm happy with this card.

Temps are solid for air cooling. thumb.gif That triple slotter is a BEAST

I have to agree with rdr09 with keeping heatsinks on the VRMs.

Biggest question is how is/are the VRM sink(s) attached presently? That will play a big role in how you go about upgrading. I'm having trouble locating a picture of the PCS+ without the cooler on it to see what's going on under the hood.

We know for sure that with a waterblock, upgrading to Fujipoly Ultra Extreme thermal pads can make a big difference in VRM temps. I observed a 23% temperature drop from a $20 part.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1468593/r9-290-x-thermal-pad-upgrade-vrm-temperatures

Will this help air cooled that much? Not sure, but waiting to hear from a user or two about upgrading pads on their air coolers...can't remember exactly who it was though. Stay tuned, I'm sure someone will have information posted sooner than later.
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OCZ Vertex 3 128GB XSPC Raystorm XSPC EX240 XSPC EX240 
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Koolance Compression Fittings Feser Silver Tubing Corsair SP120 High Performance x4 XSPC Dual 5.25" Reservoir 
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Swiftech MCP-655 Yate Loon 20mm Medium Speed x2 Windows 10 Pro LG 23EA63V-P 23" Slim LED IPS 
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LG 23EA63V-P 23" Slim LED IPS LG 23EA63V-P 23" Slim LED IPS Logitech G510 Corsair RX1000X 
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Corsair Obsidian 350D Corsair Sabre RGB Corsair MM800C Polaris RGB Logitech Z623 
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Corsair Gaming Void RGB Headset 
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Mouse
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Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Panasonic UJ-265 Slim 6X Blu-ray Writer Cryorig M9 92mm Mini-Tower Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut SilenX Effizio Thermistor 
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Windows 10 Pro Sharp Aquos 60" 120Hz Logitech K800 EVGA 850G2 SuperNova 
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Gigabyte GA-AB350M Gaming 3 Power Color RX Vega 64 EK FC Vega - Nickel/Plexi 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
8GB Corsair LPX 3200 Western Digital Black 6TB Crucial M500 240Gb Intel 530 240GB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
OCZ Vertex 3 128GB XSPC Raystorm XSPC EX240 XSPC EX240 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Koolance Compression Fittings Feser Silver Tubing Corsair SP120 High Performance x4 XSPC Dual 5.25" Reservoir 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech MCP-655 Yate Loon 20mm Medium Speed x2 Windows 10 Pro LG 23EA63V-P 23" Slim LED IPS 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
LG 23EA63V-P 23" Slim LED IPS LG 23EA63V-P 23" Slim LED IPS Logitech G510 Corsair RX1000X 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair Obsidian 350D Corsair Sabre RGB Corsair MM800C Polaris RGB Logitech Z623 
Audio
Corsair Gaming Void RGB Headset 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 4250U Intel NUC BOXD54250WYKH1 Intel HD5000 Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3L 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial M500 mSATA Windows 7 Ultimate LG 50" LED 120Hz TV Logitech K400 
Mouse
Logitech K400 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Ryzen 5 1600 ASRock AB350m Pro 4 Gigabyte GTX 1060 6GB G1 Gaming Patriot Viper 4 - 8GB DDR4 3200MHz (PV48G320C6K) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba Q Series 128GB 6TB Toshiba N300 Samsung 4TB D3 Station - External Sandisk X110 256GB M.2  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Panasonic UJ-265 Slim 6X Blu-ray Writer Cryorig M9 92mm Mini-Tower Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut SilenX Effizio Thermistor 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro Sharp Aquos 60" 120Hz Logitech K800 EVGA 850G2 SuperNova 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Silverstone GD09B Logitech G602 Logitech G240 Pioneer Elite VSX-LX101 
Other
XBOX One Controller 
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