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EK lists a block as 'Coming Soon' on their Cooling Configurator website thumbsupsmiley.png

I know I cant wait man:D
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I know I cant wait man:D

 

I would keep a sharp eye out, the first batch of them may sell out quickly

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Add me too, please smile.gif

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Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X OC on stock cooling cool.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/294838/the-cooler-master-690-club/19240#post_22050031


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Use the 13.12 drivers (no throttling) and run the Unigine Heaven 4.0 in "Custom" 1920x1080 (full screen) and settings set on Extreme
Show us the score of the benchmark at 1200/1500 thumb.gif

1200mhz/1500mhz run with +100mv 13.12 drivers. Can't say how reliable this is for regular use.
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1200mhz/1500mhz run with +100mv 13.12 drivers. Can't say how reliable this is for regular use.

exact same as mine (compare graphics scores) . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8201733

here is what you'll get at 1300 +200 offset . . .

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7716320
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1200mhz/1500mhz run with +100mv 13.12 drivers. Can't say how reliable this is for regular use.

 

Those are my everyday usage settings, except I am able to use 87mV;  The water undoubtedly helps. 

 

I would say you have an above average performer to get those clocks on air.  You need a waterblock and soon!

 

There's mine 1200/1500 +100mV with Tesselation forced OFF in CCC.  Usually good for between 8-12% graphics score boost

http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8205841

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I would keep a sharp eye out, the first batch of them may sell out quickly

Yeah,hoping to get the EK WB for mine as well...hoping I could reuse the backplate that comes with the msi r9 290 gaming though.
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Yeah,hoping to get the EK WB for mine as well...hoping I could reuse the backplate that comes with the msi r9 290 gaming though.

 

Good chance you could...worst case a little ingenuity may be required :)

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Good chance you could...worst case a little ingenuity may be required smile.gif

But I dont want ingenuity! I want a straightforward application right out of the box!!..lol
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I know I cant wait man:D

I'm curious what temps your seeing in crossfire on the top card with the MSI Gaming cards on air? Full load / idle?
     
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Sounds reasonable enough thinking.gif, the different controllers never really crossed my mind specool.gif. 200mV gets my card up over 1.4V Not sure where it is after droop but it's sucking down some juice as seen here:




I might be able to push my card a little further with that ASUS BIOS and GPU Tweak, but I don't want to tempt fate with my lucky draw in the Silicon Lottery.

How's that Lightning? It looks more promising than the Matrix
Yeah after Vdroop I would guesstimate about 1.36v depending on your asic% Exactly the reason a lot of people , including myself, use a DMM to measure actual voltage. Not just for GPU, but CPU as well. So, far, so good on the second one. Don't really like too push too far on air, but still need to see what it can do. Quick and dirty 1150 on stock voltage so far. Didn't really have much time with it yet. People have been getting some really nice oc's on air however, and the heatsink /fans are doing a great job of keeping this card cool.

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I've been mostly an NVIDIA guy before this but the 290 was just too cheap and good to pass up.
MSI afterburner has always been my go to program since forever, quite frankly if it weren't for the weird things it was doing to my Sapphire AMD 290, I would go back to it. The interface is fantastic and the reliability is unrivaled.
However, when overclocked (relatively modest 1150mhz +25mv) MSI afterburner was forcing the 290 clockspeeds to full power then it would slowly throttle to 1000mhz or lower during 3dmark 11 and sometimes during games. I believe it's due to the power limit knob not working on this GPU for some reason.

TBH neither programs are ideal at the moment.

On the Sapphire TRIXX, I get a consistent 1150mhz with more aggressive +75mv under 100% load regardless of application but I miss the 100% clockspeed at all times that AB has. TRIXX has been working great except for Skyrim which is still a little problematic. Since it doesn't need to load the GPU heavily to crank 60FPS the core adapts its clockspeed to achieve this target, AB gets around this by forcing 100% speed at all times (with the relatively minor throttling to 1000mhz but no lower) but Trixx swings between 600mhz-900mhz (seemingly related to the GPU loading) so I still get 60 FPS but its not very smooth due to the constant transitioning.

yea I liked EVGA OC scanner since it can detect artifacts that the human eye can miss. Its basically the modern version of the granddaddy, ATITOOL. However, it produces OpenGL loading so the temperatures are definitely exaggerated.

Gonna try Ghost Recon Future Soldier to test this overclock, this bastard of a game actually crashes on my GTX 570's factory overclocks (had to either pump voltage or go to 100% reference speeds) so I consider it the ultimate OC reliability test.

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power control doesnt work on 14.x, it works fine on 13.12 however.

It not ABs fault, its the drivers.
^This. 13.12 seems to be the only driver to use for benching or getting the most out 3rd party software.

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No worries - corrected. smile.gif
Congrats - added thumb.gif
Congrats on the Lightning - updated thumb.gif

Good job on the MSI R9 290X Lightning Thread .
Thanks! Hopefully get a influx of info once the waterblock hits retailers and people get them under water. Had some people post nice LN2 runs though.
    
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