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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.

Where are you getting this? When wizerty set a single gpu record a little while back, he did it with 1470 core on ln2. The quad world record breaker on ln2 ran 1400 or so I think. Smoke also hit like 1400 on ln2 for the dual 290x record. 1800 sounds ridiculous to me. Isn't the record for a titan 1700? Maybe all these records have been broken, dunno. But all these cards were supplied by amd or board partners. A user cannot expect to hit 1400 on water, ln2, uru, or unicorn dust with a card they order off newegg.
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Where are you getting this? When wizerty set a single gpu record a little while back, he did it with 1470 core on ln2. The quad world record breaker on ln2 ran 1400 or so I think. Smoke also hit like 1400 on ln2 for the dual 290x record. 1800 sounds ridiculous to me. Isn't the record for a titan 1700? Maybe all these records have been broken, dunno. But all these cards were supplied by amd or board partners. A user cannot expect to hit 1400 on water, ln2, uru, or unicorn dust with a card they order off newegg.

When I see that LN2 world records are set at 1400-1470Mhz I think that when a card hits 1150-1200 on air that aint even bad at all biggrin.gif
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Tahiti was, but Hawaii doesn't seem to be as overclock friendly. Are there any 1400 on water cards?
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Where are you getting this? When wizerty set a single gpu record a little while back, he did it with 1470 core on ln2. The quad world record breaker on ln2 ran 1400 or so I think. Smoke also hit like 1400 on ln2 for the dual 290x record. 1800 sounds ridiculous to me. Isn't the record for a titan 1700? Maybe all these records have been broken, dunno. But all these cards were supplied by amd or board partners. A user cannot expect to hit 1400 on water, ln2, uru, or unicorn dust with a card they order off newegg.

I would expect a lightning to be the one to get that high, as I said, voltage is an issue, the shear size of these chips kills the regulation, might be a while before we see these clocks but its still fairly possible. especially with a fair amount of 290s getting to 1300 without insane modding or the sort.
   
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I see hawai doesn't overclock as well as gk-110. Anybody know why? redface.gif
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Hello, Does anyone have the BIOS for the PowerColor LCS R9 290X (waterblock version) Uber please
Techpowerup doesn't have it in their database.
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I see hawai doesn't overclock as well as gk-110. Anybody know why? redface.gif

Architectural differences, plus Hawaii has higher transistor density which is probably a factor.
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Every option at it's highest? Does that include 16x AA?
Ok,now i have another qn.in game,there are quite a few AA options.which one is regarded as the higest setting in this case?noob qn i know..heh

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Fire Strike and 3DMark11 Performance, Valley ExtremeHD preset, Heaven Extreme preset -- these should be the basis of comparison since they are free. Just remember to run 3DMark11 in stretched rather than centered. For Fire Strike and 3DMark11, it's the gpu sub score that's relevant. For purposes of this thread that is.
I don't have that title but sounds like double frame v sync is on.
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Turn off vsync
I did turn on vsync in game.didnt know that it'll drop frame rates that much.
Will mess ard with it again tmrw(no free time today) and get back to you guys with the results
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Ok,now i have another qn.in game,there are quite a few AA options.which one is regarded as the higest setting in this case?noob qn i know..heh

I did turn on vsync in game.didnt know that it'll drop frame rates that much.
Will mess ard with it again tmrw(no free time today) and get back to you guys with the results

Yep the way it's setup if you can't maintain a solid 60fps then it will drop you immediately down to 30fps and lock you there.
    
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Noted.thanx for that.
Really itching to do some benches with my card and see where they stand on air b4 i oc/put it underwater.
Another qn,i have 13.11 installed b4 i saw the 13.12 drivers.so to have a problem free update,i should use tge softwares/methods mentioned on the 1st page to remove 13.11 b4 installing 13.12 right?or could i just install over the 13.11?
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Ok,now i have another qn.in game,there are quite a few AA options.which one is regarded as the higest setting in this case?noob qn i know..heh

I did turn on vsync in game.didnt know that it'll drop frame rates that much.
Will mess ard with it again tmrw(no free time today) and get back to you guys with the results

SSAA is the highest version of AA. It can turn games that aren't demanding into system crushers at 8-16x. Generally you just want to use MSAA. FXAA if you don't have the system resources and don't mind noticeably blurring the image a bit.

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Noted.thanx for that.
Really itching to do some benches with my card and see where they stand on air b4 i oc/put it underwater.
Another qn,i have 13.11 installed b4 i saw the 13.12 drivers.so to have a problem free update,i should use tge softwares/methods mentioned on the 1st page to remove 13.11 b4 installing 13.12 right?or could i just install over the 13.11?

No you most definitely need to completely uninstall the previous driver. I recommend using DDU to do so and not AMD's tool as I once used AMD's tool and it caused a total corrupted installation afterwards. DDU will wipe everything out giving you a proper install.
 
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