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So has anyone ordered a 290x Lightning yet?

They are back in stock at PCCG in Aus for a whopping $889 tongue.gif

still cheaper than a 780 Ti though lol
I believe there's a separate thread with a couple people who have them already.

I'm gonna wait for more LN2 and some underwater results before I come to a conclusion for the Lightning, so far they don't seem to OC any more than regular 290/x's but again those cards are meant to be cold.
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I believe there's a separate thread with a couple people who have them already.

I'm gonna wait for more LN2 and some underwater results before I come to a conclusion for the Lightning, so far they don't seem to OC any more than regular 290/x's but again those cards are meant to be cold.

Lightning has Mem Voltage no?
 
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I think so, not 100% sure though.
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I think so, not 100% sure though.

Yeah, it does smile.gif

renders the 290x Matrix obsolete in that respect alone.
 
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Well, I was getting a bit mad about the 14.x power limit not working so I flashed my Tri-X with the PT1.rom ASUS BIOS and smacked +100mV on it.

Now it won't throttle at all but it won't downclock idle either tongue.gif

At least the increase in clockspeed that's artifact free is qutie substantial with the extra volts.

On stock volts and power limit I could get to just about 1100Mhz without arti's. 1120Mhz artifacted bad in Valley if it didn't throttle..

Now, on +100mV I am running 1170Mhz core and no arti's. 1180Mhz gives a few arti's but ok. 70Mhz increase aint nothing. That's like, 6% total clockspeed.

If I were to grab GPU Tweak so I can go to +200mV I can easily hit 1200Mhz but temps wouldn't be worth it then.

At a custom 75% fanspeed she's sitting at 67c core, 72c VRM1 and 48c VRM2 after about 30 minutes of Valley. These temps are very low and at 100% they drop another ~10c but it gets loud and isn't worth the few extra Mhz..

I assume my card is perfectly safe at these temps for daily usage? +100mV (which is about 1.21v load), no power limit, no idle so it runs 1.305v idle.
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+100mV is fine as long as your temps are low enough which they are. I run +168mV daily, but my card is under water.
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Hey guys,

I have my XFX 290 under water using XSPC WB and able to OC to 1125/1300 stable.

But i noticed that it underclocks and i have no idea why. I see my VRM1 hover at 77 C on BF4 (which is pretty bad considering its watercooled). Im buying a thicker thermal pad to address it.

For the mean time, i manage to plop a fan in there to help it cool down. I saw a drop around 68 C.

Is that the reason why my card underclocks?
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Drivers. I found out first hand.

Use the ASUS PT1 ROM to eliminate downclocking udner water at the cost of more power draw idle.

The 14.xx drivers don't apply the power limit so it seems so only the 13.xx or a custom BIOS will run without downclocking.
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+100mV is fine as long as your temps are low enough which they are. I run +168mV daily, but my card is under water.

Thanks for the info btw. Only downside to this is the rather over the top high idle temps. It's idling at about 48-51c now at 40% fanspeed.

Not that that's high.. I mean, my good old ASUS HD4890 Voltage Tweak edition idled at 65c and loaded around 90c overclocked but k.
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Drivers. I found out first hand.

Use the ASUS PT1 ROM to eliminate downclocking udner water at the cost of more power draw idle.

The 14.xx drivers don't apply the power limit so it seems so only the 13.xx or a custom BIOS will run without downclocking.
Thanks for the info btw. Only downside to this is the rather over the top high idle temps. It's idling at about 48-51c now at 40% fanspeed.

Not that that's high.. I mean, my good old ASUS HD4890 Voltage Tweak edition idled at 65c and loaded around 90c overclocked but k.
You can do what I do, make a profile for gaming that has the +100mV then make another profile with default (or even undervolted) voltage for browsing or whatever and switch between the two. The only thing is with my card at least, if I switch profiles while the memory is clocked up I get a blackscreen. I get around this by checking my memory speed in GPUz before switching profiles.

Also, to above, I'm not a cleaver. This is a cleaver.
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Hey guys,

I have my XFX 290 under water using XSPC WB and able to OC to 1125/1300 stable.

But i noticed that it underclocks and i have no idea why. I see my VRM1 hover at 77 C on BF4 (which is pretty bad considering its watercooled). Im buying a thicker thermal pad to address it.

For the mean time, i manage to plop a fan in there to help it cool down. I saw a drop around 68 C.

Is that the reason why my card underclocks?

Check the powerlimit in CCC and AB or whichever program you are using, these cards don't thermal throttle until the core hits 95c.
Other than that GPU-Z has been known to cause some issues if you are running that.
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Drivers. I found out first hand.

Use the ASUS PT1 ROM to eliminate downclocking udner water at the cost of more power draw idle.

The 14.xx drivers don't apply the power limit so it seems so only the 13.xx or a custom BIOS will run without downclocking.
Thanks for the info btw. Only downside to this is the rather over the top high idle temps. It's idling at about 48-51c now at 40% fanspeed.

Not that that's high.. I mean, my good old ASUS HD4890 Voltage Tweak edition idled at 65c and loaded around 90c overclocked but k.

Have you tried the 14.2 beta? i have Power Limit options available to me. i just installed it directly over the 13.12 driver.
 
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