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The gpu is not working harder. When you have 2 monitors using different outputs memory locks on 3d clocks. You can avoid it by disabling powerplay

i may have it worded it wrong but it does that when the gpu has more than one monitor installed.

anyway to disable powerplay without using AB?
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that is normal with more than one monitor. just the gpu working harder. it happens with other series cards like the Tahitis.

It does; But it shouldn't be running that high.. 950MHz is way too high for a Hawaii to idle at and the memory is really low. I remember it being the other way around on my previous cards from AMD and the clocks being lower. I.E 300/500 on a 6870 from 900/1200 or something.
 
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i may have it worded it wrong but it does that when the gpu has more than one monitor installed.

anyway to disable powerplay without using AB?

Nah i dont think so.
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It does; But it shouldn't be running that high.. 950MHz is way too high for a Hawaii to idle at and the memory is really low. I remember it being the other way around on my previous cards from AMD and the clocks being lower. I.E 300/500 on a 6870 from 900/1200 or something.

anything wrong using your igpu? i assume it is about your sig.

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Nah i dont think so.

i see.
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Aaaand my testting brought another revelation.

14.2 DOES downclock properly.. The downclocking issues are BIOS related combined with this driver.

I flashed the Powercolor PCS+ BIOS on my Tri-X OC as it has the highest stock clocks of any BIOS but decided to OC the VRAM anyway just to test performance difference.
Noticed all of a sudden it downclocked just fine when using MSI AB..

When you clock mem in CCC it still hangs but disabling CCC's overdrive and using MSI AB to clock works just fine but this did not work with the ASUS and Sapphire BIOS's..

Power limit is, ofcourse, still not working but k.
The PCS+ BIOS works just fine on my Tri-X, no issues at all. That would mean it should work on reference as well.
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PCS+,tri-x are reference pcb with a different cooler. They just use different caps etc etc.Thats why tri-x bios and pcs+ bios works on ref cards
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Oh I thought the PCS+ had a non-ref PCB.. Oh well. I know the Tri-X has a beefed up ref. design but k.

Well, I do have to say that i'm staggered by performance difference on DX11 between 14.1 and 14.2.
14.1 performs like, 10-20% better in most games. Take Valley for example.. First scene. 52FPS with 14.2. 66FPS with 14.1...
ArmA III? On my custom settings with 14.2: 34FPS. 14.1: 42FPS...
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I'm sticking with 13.12 until these drivers are fixed. I don't play any Mantle games, in fact almost every game I play is DX9.
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Is there any downsides to not letting the card downclock besides the electrical bill? Thinking of flashing the asus pt1 bios and see if that helps yield a better oc. One would think stability might improve when it doesnt downclock? My gpu oc experience is limited to a nvidia gts 250 and a HD6870 so it's not great.

Have flashed gpu bioses before though
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I guess I can join this club... thought I was getting some reference cards but when I showed up at my shop here in Korea he had these... not exactly what i wanted but after a week without having a computer and that ek is going to release blocks for them i will be ok with it tongue.gif


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