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2x Gigabyte Windforce OC's

Still testing overclocks at the moment - thinking I'll get pretty close to 1150 core with stock and minimal volt adjustment.

What are the default settings like for the 290 Windforce? I know clocks are 1040/1250, but is default vddc 0? Because Powercolor PCS+ is 1040 core also and it comes with a stock +50mV vddc adjust. How is the fan curve? What kind of temps do you get for the top card? As much as I like this Tri-X the 305mm prevents me from using the upper hdd cage so I really need to replace it with a card that's 295mm or less and I'm thinking the Giga is my best bet. Sapphire's design decisions irritate me, this Tri-X is a lot longer than it needs to be because the shroud extends way past the heatsink. They claim it directs the air but that last bit of heatsink at the end is just sitting over blank pcb, you don't need directed airflow there.
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Well, as my rad fans are 6 2000RPM Noiseblocker PWM fans which ramp to 100% above 45c i'm used to some noise biggrin.gif

Plus, they only ramp up to 100% when gaming which is when I use my headset anyway and the Siberia V2 is quite good at covering outside noise.

It's ironic that you're used to fan noise because of your Noiseblocker fans. biggrin.gif Though I'm guessing for 2000rpm they are quiet. I've always wanted Noiseblocker fans, they ooze quality, but, SO EXPENSIVE. They make my Noctuas seem budget. But man, you really like to rev up those fans lol. I've got my NF P14s working at 700-900rpm and I run my cards at 1080/1350 so I can keep the fans low. I don't use headphones though.
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Most likely it's either the game or your cpu (which actually is because of the game). Log your cpu core usages while playing. Make sure core 1 isn't hitting 100%. If it is, especially if in windows 7, add this to the Origin Titanfall properties launch command... -high

This has helped some people.

Mine plays smooth maxed out, fov 90, msaa 8x, insane textures, etc.. no fps drops whatsoever I love it biggrin.gif My cpu core usage is pretty well spread out where as my buddy that had stuttering was getting maxed out on core 1. When he set the priority of the game to high it leveled out and no more issues for him. biggrin.gif

Thanks for the info, I'll test this out later. Was your friend running the game with v-sync on, on a 120hz monitor? My game is smooth if I turn v-sync off in game but force it to always on using Radeon pro.
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Well, 6 of em at 2K RPM on a rad is't quiet at all even though for 2K RPM they indeed are quite quiet.

I think my card isn't all too happy with my settings TBH.

Even on 100% fanspeed temps are very high.. ~75c core and ~90c VRM's when playing BF4 for extended periods of time. But then again, I am running +175mV and 1180Mhz core..
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I can buy the MSI R9 290 Gaming today for 528CDN+tx, 563$ everything include. Considering a MSRP of 469.99$ US and that the card was out only 2 month ago, should I buy it based on this price or the price will be dropping even more in a few days?
    
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Well, 6 of em at 2K RPM on a rad is't quiet at all even though for 2K RPM they indeed are quite quiet.

I think my card isn't all too happy with my settings TBH.

Even on 100% fanspeed temps are very high.. ~75c core and ~90c VRM's when playing BF4 for extended periods of time. But then again, I am running +175mV and 1180Mhz core..

That's a really high vddc adjust for the clock. But imho the temps are good for the voltage on air. You're still a nutter to run those Tri X fans at 100% though biggrin.gif That's like your mom vacuuming your room while you game.
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Yeah well, this card aint a real good overclocker. Only does about 1090-1100 at stock and truly eats voltage past that.

I found out it runs 1150Mhz stable without artifacts at +100mV. Those temps are a lot lower at 68c core and 77c VRM after 1+ hour of BF4.
That sees more sensible to me tbh.
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seems so. all four of mine seem to be great OC'ers and run in the 70's under load with the twin Frozr. mine are going under water which should add some OC headroom.

Hey Red, are you going to use ek full waterblock? might want to check this thread out . . .

http://www.overclock.net/t/1474896/what-water-block-will-fit-my-msi-r9-290-twin-frozr/10#post_21962764
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Yeah well, this card aint a real good overclocker. Only does about 1090-1100 at stock and truly eats voltage past that.

I found out it runs 1150Mhz stable without artifacts at +100mV. Those temps are a lot lower at 68c core and 77c VRM after 1+ hour of BF4.
That sees more sensible to me tbh.

Well since reference is 947 and factory is 1000, a +90-100 on the core at stock voltage isn't bad at all. But yeah needing +100mV for 1150 isn't stellar. I take it you're using Trixx since you took voltage so high, if you're going to stay under +100 vddc you might try Afterburner, increasing Aux voltage can sometimes let you squeeze out a few more clocks.
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