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Mine can do 1240Mhz on full +200mV with no LLC BIOS but VRM temps are impossible then hitting 105-110c on 100% fanspeed in minutes lol.
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Almost none. 290x over 1300MHz is very rare.

I am 99.9% sure you will not reach those clocks. 1200 is possible.

Like I said earlier, you can go to 3dmark and check out the 290/x results, only a handful out of 15-17,000 results hit 1300. It's not a temp issue.

Imho you should be satisfied with 1200 and very happy with 1250.
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Does anyone know if it could be my PSU that isnt capable of handling my system?
If i set my R9 290X to over +145mV i will get a crash with reboot when benching Metro 2033.
With lets say +125mV i dont get that crash, with the same clocks.
I have a 2500K @ 4,5GHz (1,256V), 10 fans (1 80mm, 2 120mm, 7 140mm), Accelero Hybrid, externel DAC + AMP and some minor other stuff.
My PSU is a beQuiet 680W Gold.
Could it be my PSU?
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Does anyone know if it could be my PSU that isnt capable of handling my system?
If i set my R9 290X to over +145mV i will get a crash with reboot when benching Metro 2033.
With lets say +125mV i dont get that crash, with the same clocks.
I have a 2500K @ 4,5GHz (1,256V), 10 fans (1 80mm, 2 120mm, 7 140mm), Accelero Hybrid, externel DAC + AMP and some minor other stuff.
My PSU is a beQuiet 680W Gold.
Could it be my PSU?

Is it the Straight Power E9? I think this could be a problem:



I'm no expert on psus so maybe others could weigh in, but generally I seek single line operation on the 12v rail in my psus if I'm going to get a power hungry gpu. I want minimum 33-40a on the 12v rail. Max line you have is 22a, x12v = 264w, and your card might be spiking higher on occasion, and causing the crash.
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Like I said earlier, you can go to 3dmark and check out the 290/x results, only a handful out of 15-17,000 results hit 1300. It's not a temp issue.

Imho you should be satisfied with 1200 and very happy with 1250.
My point exactly, over 1300MHz core is very rare.

My card does 1245MHz core under water, and that's slightly above average. Most chips will do from 1150-1225MHz core if temp is not an issue and they are overvolted adequately.

Also the reason why I'm not super impressed by the Lighting 290x's; the build quality is nice and the cooler performs well but the power delivery on reference boards is more than adequate for almost all uses. Lightning 290x's should be used strictly for cold imo.
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Anyone running 3x 1080p on a single 290? If so, does a single cut it? I don't care about AA.

I ran a 1080p Eyefinity array on one R9 290 Tri-X since January, but I just upgraded. For most of the time I ran it at 1200/1500mhz.

For 99% of DirectX11 games it was more than enough if you use FXAA. Just Cause 2, Sleeping Dogs, Torchlight 2, XCOM, Skyrim w/ texture mods, Battlefield 3 and quite a few others all ran great. With vsync off in a lot of the games I'd get over 70 fps in most areas. In some areas in Skyrim for example it would dip down to 45 but never anything less than that. For most games it was perfectly playable and possibly even overkill (Getting 190 fps in Just Cause 2 in a jet...).

However, there's a small amount of games that wouldn't run over 30 fps with everything maxed out- mostly Crysis 3 and Far Cry 3. To get higher fps in those I had to turn most post processing options to medium. Battlefield 4 was a smooth 60 for the most part at the "Ultra" preset with FXAA but the fps would dip to 30 in intense action (I only played the campaign, I'm not a big multiplayer guy). I haven't tried Thief yet.

I decided to get another 290 just to be safe and future proof my system for upcoming games.

But yeah, Eyefinity is definitely doable with a single 290, especially if you overclock it. You might need to lower post processing options in some games to get more fps though. If you're one of those people who wants 8x AA on everything (Why?) it probably won't be enough.
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GCN is capable of up to 1400 on water, 1800 (or more) on nitro/helium, the problem more lies in keeping the voltage stable and not melting your power cables and/or mobo.
   
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Or the VRM's for that matter.. You'd better LN2 the VRM's as well lawl!
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GCN is capable of up to 1400 on water, 1800 (or more) on nitro/helium, the problem more lies in keeping the voltage stable and not melting your power cables and/or mobo.

Tahiti was, but Hawaii doesn't seem to be as overclock friendly. Are there any 1400 on water cards?
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sounds like a bugged codec? have you tried messing with the AMD video playback settings and/or using a different playback program? I use the k-lite codec pack and play videos on it's media player classic. haven't yet tried out dxtory though, last I ever saw it it was still in very early alpha...

i turned off some video settings in amd catalyst, fine enough it works but the quality isnt so great now, its maybe something i turned off.
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