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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.

Yeah you might be right, right now we're dealing mostly with reference power delivery. Iirc the quad fire 290x that broke the quad titan benching record used a pair of asus dcu2 and a pair of msi gaming, the matrix and lightning weren't out and of the available cards those had the best components. I think the dcu2 has a slightly beefed up power delivery but the msi gaming afaik is 5+1+1. So when the benchers start working with the 24+ phase cards they should hit higher clocks. Which is sick if you think about it since I believe the 290x already holds most of the records.

But I still don't know about 1300 core being a realistic target for users who get custom boards with reference card phases which will be the vast majority. Otoh I don't sub to the benching threads where the high clockers hang out so maybe a lot of folks are already hitting that.
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Yeah you might be right, right now we're dealing mostly with reference power delivery. Iirc the quad fire 290x that broke the quad titan benching record used a pair of asus dcu2 and a pair of msi gaming, the matrix and lightning weren't out and of the available cards those had the best components. I think the dcu2 has a slightly beefed up power delivery but the msi gaming afaik is 5+1+1. So when the benchers start working with the 24+ phase cards they should hit higher clocks. Which is sick if you think about it since I believe the 290x already holds most of the records.

But I still don't know about 1300 core being a realistic target for users who get custom boards with reference card phases which will be the vast majority. Otoh I don't sub to the benching threads where the high clockers hang out so maybe a lot of folks are already hitting that.
Yeah I think I will have trouble reaching 1200. I got one of press edition cards that was sent out to reviewers. The first ones...unless I got A cherry picked one. I haven't tried overclocking yet.
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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.
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.
Ok,will have to spare some time over the weekend to do it.thanx for the info.really learning alot from you guys and the forum in general.
Will see if i can unlock mine to a 290x as well but knowing my luck,i doubt it
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airsom2,
I own two 290x PCS+ also.
I hope you still have your 290x PCS+ cards. Can you send me the Uber bios (bios date 1/28/14 I believe) I would really appreciate it. Not sure you can upload it to techpowerup bios archive?

Best regards
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290X version. Cant find in Techpowerup DATABASE
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I'm beginning to have a problem with Valley 1.0. I can't seem to get the normal fps I used to which was around the 60-70s on average. Now I get 20-30s. Anyone had this problem before?
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I just got my Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 and I have started to OC it a bit. So far I have managed 1100 on the core and 1470 on the memory, with 56 in vddc offset and 50+ power limit in trixx software. I have run a couple of heaven and valley benchmarks as well as 3d mark 11 extreme and firestrike extreme tests, with no black screens or artifacts. I dont know if this is stable or not, since I dont play that many games except WOT these days.

With 1490 on memory I got black screen/freeze in 3d mark, so I put it back to 1470. At 1100 in core I needed to bump up the vddc to 56 in trixx to get rid of artifacts in valley extreme hd benchmark.

Edit: Just played a couple of sessions in wot and I got artifacts, so I stepped down the core clock to 1090. I dont wanna go more than 56 in vddc because the gpu gets too hot and the fans spins too loud. I think I play around with 1090/1470 for now.
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So I thought I'd screw around on DayZ standalone and see how it goes



Thats artifacting isnt it? or is it just coz the games not really well optimized for these cards and coz I'm running 13.12 drivers biggrin.gif

btw dont mind the grey screen I'm really sick and dont wanna kill myself tongue.gif
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So I thought I'd screw around on DayZ standalone and see how it goes



Thats artifacting isnt it? or is it just coz the games not really well optimized for these cards and coz I'm running 13.12 drivers biggrin.gif

btw dont mind the grey screen I'm really sick and dont wanna kill myself tongue.gif

The artifacting (that is caused by overclocking) I've seen has normally been white squares, not white dots. Does it happen all the time? Could just be a game/driver bug.
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