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Yes, especially in YT vids, i have noticed they did go to more HD vids, but simply put, this little bit more of resolution (720 vs 480) does not justify the running at max clockspeeds at all since the GPU load stays quasi 0% all the time, so really no need at all to have it running at max 3d clockpseeds while watching video. I do as i allways did, watching vids in IE11.

Now nothing else changed on this machine and it did't need those high clockspeeds before to do the video playback (HD or not).

I simply find this no excuse to have clockspeeds go up while cooling stays down. A graphics card hitting 80°c while watching mere video is total BS in my opinion.

80°c just because it's clockspeeds are maxed out and no coolerfan speed-up (stays at 20% fanspeed) because of no gpu load measured by amd's build in powercontrol tool (or whatever they call it)..

Try 16.7.2. As you can see, I watch 4K videos and I have no issue such as yours.

BTW, I don't use DDU.
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Could someone running Ubuntu with 290, amdgpu(pro) drivers, provide benchmarks? I'm most interested in witcher 2.
Last I heard it kinda runs like crap because of the fact it uses a wrapper to run on Linux. It'll be fine just it's a quick and dirty port is all and doesn't matter that much if your hardware is good because the port sucks.
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This nvidia card is running well so curious how if latest drivers gives similar results or not.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f05C_BbtQx0
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make that -100mhz (on gpu memory) to be stable.

Probably because it might be one of the only games to make full use of GCN, so a lot more stress is applied to the texture and branch units.
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Yes, especially in YT vids, i have noticed they did go to more HD vids, but simply put, this little bit more of resolution (720 vs 480) does not justify the running at max clockspeeds at all since the GPU load stays quasi 0% all the time, so really no need at all to have it running at max 3d clockpseeds while watching video. I do as i allways did, watching vids in IE11.

Now nothing else changed on this machine and it did't need those high clockspeeds before to do the video playback (HD or not).

I simply find this no excuse to have clockspeeds go up while cooling stays down. A graphics card hitting 80°c while watching mere video is total BS in my opinion.

80°c just because it's clockspeeds are maxed out and no coolerfan speed-up (stays at 20% fanspeed) because of no gpu load measured by amd's build in powercontrol tool (or whatever they call it).

what is with AMD, they really want to set the world on fire ? and i do mean that litteraly.

i can say that while watching YT 720 resolution vids goes with a memory clockspeed of 1250MHz continuesly (does not come down during watching) and when i look at 1080p vids, the GPU clock goes to around 800Mhz aswell (while gpu load stays at 0% also), totally not needed at all. It never did that before and i could watch any HD 1080p without problems at the low idle clockspeeds of 300/150MHz and consequent low temperature of 44°C (the normal idle temp).

So why AMD ? i consider this to be a quick and lazy driver designing issue. Nowhere near optimized at all for a topline card like a 290X at all. If AMD think this will make me move to a new card sale , they are failing at marketing dreams. The same problem in all of tech business today, they create new things while the old ones are still not optimized. Only thing that counts is sales , sales and sales. Product quality, customer satisfaction...terms that are considered a dreadfull disease these days.

If you don't like it then turn off HW acceleration, otherwise just let the GPU do its thing, temperatures don't define the power draw either.

The reason these cores jump to extreme clocks and voltages on moderate loads is to maintain stability and consistency, compared to the stutters and crashes you can see on [some] intel and nvidia hardware.
   
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Update for cplifj: Updated to the latest driver and it does max out the memory when watching videos. Core goes to about 460MHz from 300 MHz. My 290s are watercooled, so my temps pretty much stay the same. Memory maxing out, though, does not really heat up the gpu. The core, though, does if it reaches the max speed.

I tested YT using IE and Firefox.
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Hey all I have a Sapphire R9 290X and a VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 in crossfire. My rig is almost complete but I can't find a better way to make the power cables look better. I used combs but still doesn't look great.... Anything I'm missing????


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Hey all I have a Sapphire R9 290X and a VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 in crossfire. My rig is almost complete but I can't find a better way to make the power cables look better. I used combs but still doesn't look great.... Anything I'm missing????



What if you ran them between the GPU's. That way you would only see them fold over for about an inch and they dissapear. Also, try to make the once coming out of the Mobu go straight into the slot and make the loop shorter.
     
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Hey all I have a Sapphire R9 290X and a VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 in crossfire. My rig is almost complete but I can't find a better way to make the power cables look better. I used combs but still doesn't look great.... Anything I'm missing????
 
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What if you ran them between the GPU's. That way you would only see them fold over for about an inch and they dissapear. Also, try to make the once coming out of the Mobu go straight into the slot and make the loop shorter.

 

^ What he said :)

 

Setup looks nice :thumbsups

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So what I would do is run the cables for the top GPU behind and on top of the graphics card on the bottom correct?

Also what do you mean by Also, try to make the once coming out of the Mobu go straight into the slot and make the loop shorter.
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So what I would do is run the cables for the top GPU behind and on top of the graphics card on the bottom correct?

Also what do you mean by Also, try to make the once coming out of the Mobu go straight into the slot and make the loop shorter.

 

I'd run both sets of wires through that grommet there.  Either use the combs or zip-tie them all together to get a nice tight group of wires. 

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