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post #3931 of 4149
It's kind of what I am seeing on graphics tests. Though I have to say it's not at all a one and done tale.

My GPU-PI Scores increase with an unlocked bios. By about a couple minutes from my record on a 290.
Passmark also shows a lot of gap on same clocks from the base 290.

I am going to do some tests today so,.....

By the way,

Looking at my previous scores.

http://www.3dmark.com/compare/3dm11/10481203/3dm11/10168925/3dm11/10133618
Edited by mus1mus - 11/3/15 at 3:09pm
post #3932 of 4149
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Originally Posted by mus1mus View Post

It's kind of what I am seeing on graphics tests. Though I have to say it's not at all a one and done tale.

My GPU-PI Scores increase with an unlocked bios. By about a couple minutes from my record on a 290.
Passmark also shows a lot of gap on same clocks from the base 290.

I am going to do some tests today so,.....

By the way,

Looking at my previous scores.

http://www.3dmark.com/compare/3dm11/10481203/3dm11/10168925/3dm11/10133618

Hi,

The 290 has the highest score? But you are running a different CPU?
And the clock speeds for the GPU isn't the same?
Edited by Nassenoff - 11/4/15 at 1:05am
post #3933 of 4149
Just note of the graphics score.

The final score is greatly affected by the Physics and Combined. Which are dependent on CPU (intel is stronger or is more optimised for this bench) and CPU clock speed.

Note that the 290 is running a 390 BIOS which is giving significant boost in FPS. Also that is a high scoring 290 for the clock. Memory being Hynix, that OCs to 1700+ MHz. Enough to pull off a score comparble to a higher clocked variant.
Edited by mus1mus - 11/4/15 at 1:55am
post #3934 of 4149
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Originally Posted by mus1mus View Post

Well, you did flash an XFX bios into your card for one. thumb.gif

Actually, I have a powercolor flashed with a 290X bios. Fully unlocked but sees no improvement in Firestrike. But that may be due to flashing the card with a 390X bios.

Same thing with my Sapphire 290 (locked) when flashed with the 390 bios.

But it (unlocked card) also scores better on other benchmarks. In GPU-PI, card flashed as a 290X is a whole minute ahead of my good scoring 290 that is also locked. So there must be something going on.

Came to think of it, I am actually trying it out with a 290X bios. I can post results for you today.

thumb.gif

Just to clarify, I did not flash the XFX BIOS, the card had that BIOS by default. I have no idea why.

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Originally Posted by mus1mus View Post

Just note of the graphics score.

The final score is greatly affected by the Physics and Combined. Which are dependent on CPU (intel is stronger or is more optimised for this bench) and CPU clock speed.

Note that the 290 is running a 390 BIOS which is giving significant boost in FPS. Also that is a high scoring 290 for the clock. Memory being Hynix, that OCs to 1700+ MHz. Enough to pull off a score comparble to a higher clocked variant.

Ok, I haven't fully read all of your post and also I am a bit of retard so please bare with me smile.gif

You have 2 different R9 290, one Power color and one Sapphire?

For the Powercolor with 290X Bios you see no improvement, but with the Sapphire R9 290 with 390 BIOS you see a good improvement?
What kind of Sapphire R9 290 do you have, reference PCB and cooler? (Out of te box I mean)
Could you post the 290 BIOS version and 390 version you have been using?
I believe I have Hynix memory on my as well (I will check later today), but mine can't OC to more than 1450 Mhz. So how did you get it to 1700 Mhz, I haven't seen that on a 290. Was that after or before BIOS change?

Could you run the test with the Sapphire R9 290 and R9 390 BIOS with the same CPU and compare the results?
What about temps and cooling?

Edit:
GPU-Z pictures states Elpida, so I don't have Hynix then.
No point going for the 390 BIOS then?
Edited by Nassenoff - 11/4/15 at 8:19am
post #3935 of 4149
Ahem, not seen 1700+ memory clock on a 290? How about 1780mhz? biggrin.gif
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/5883857
That was on a stock 290 tri-x bios and no i could not achieve that kind of memory speed on 390 bios, but the 390 bios performed much better in my case.
post #3936 of 4149
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Originally Posted by fyzzz View Post

Ahem, not seen 1700+ memory clock on a 290? How about 1780mhz? biggrin.gif
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/5883857
That was on a stock 290 tri-x bios and no i could not achieve that kind of memory speed on 390 bios, but the 390 bios performed much better in my case.

Did not say I have seen it all smile.gif
post #3937 of 4149
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Originally Posted by Nassenoff View Post

Just to clarify, I did not flash the XFX BIOS, the card had that BIOS by default. I have no idea why.

Is the card new when you got it? No?
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Ok, I haven't fully read all of your post and also I am a bit of retard so please bare with me smile.gif

You have 2 different R9 290, one Power color and one Sapphire?

3,
MSI (hynix memory) - to be RMAed
Powercolor (elpida mem) - unlocked
Sapphire (elpida mem) - locked
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For the Powercolor with 290X Bios you see no improvement, but with the Sapphire R9 290 with 390 BIOS you see a good improvement?

Powercolor - small gains after unlocking in firestrike. GPU-PI bench is around a couple minutes better than my MSI (again, the sweetest card that I have. Just shy of fyzz's)

Sapphire and Powercolor show no gains going for 390/X bios. MSI does show some gains for the said bios.

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What kind of Sapphire R9 290 do you have, reference PCB and cooler? (Out of te box I mean)

All ref on water (not yet completed though. Can't find me a block) but testing was done on water. Swapping works.
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Could you post the 290 BIOS version and 390 version you have been using?

Go pick 390/X INSANITY BIOS for the 290/X.

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I believe I have Hynix memory on my as well (I will check later today), but mine can't OC to more than 1450 Mhz. So how did you get it to 1700 Mhz, I haven't seen that on a 290. Was that after or before BIOS change?

Your previous screen shows elpida.

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Could you run the test with the Sapphire R9 290 and R9 390 BIOS with the same CPU and compare the results?
What about temps and cooling?[/quote]

Will do that in the next days. Board just died. frown.gif
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Edit:
GPU-Z pictures states Elpida, so I don't have Hynix then.
No point going for the 390 BIOS then?

Doesn't hurt to try.
Edited by mus1mus - 11/4/15 at 1:14pm
post #3938 of 4149
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Originally Posted by mus1mus View Post

Is the card new when you got it? No?

Eham, no it wasn't. I had to check the card it is actually an XFX ENF reference cooler. I will change the other posts.
Kinda worried for a moment since I have ordered a waterblock for it:)
It was advertised as an Sapphire. Probably checked prior to ordering the waterblock, but forgot and just remembered the add when posting here.
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Originally Posted by mus1mus View Post

MSI (hynix memory) - to be RMAed
Powercolor (elpida mem) - unlocked
Sapphire (elpida mem) - locked
Powercolor - small gains after unlocking in firestrike. GPU-PI bench is around a couple minutes better than my MSI (again, the sweetest card that I have. Just shy of fyzz's)

Sapphire and Powercolor show no gains going for 390/X bios. MSI does show some gains for the said bios.
All ref on water (not yet completed though. Can't find me a block) but testing was done on water. Swapping works.
Go pick 390/X INSANITY BIOS for the 290/X.
Your previous screen shows elpida.Could you run the test with the Sapphire R9 290 and R9 390 BIOS with the same CPU and compare the results
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Originally Posted by mus1mus View Post

Doesn't hurt to try

Thx for the tip, I will check the other thread. But maybe I will try the 290X ASUS or XFX BIOS to check if this has any improvement, i have seen people with XFX cards post with improvements.
Edited by Nassenoff - 11/5/15 at 6:40am
post #3939 of 4149
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Originally Posted by jakes21 View Post

Hello all,

I have a XFX 290 AENFC I checked the thread prior to flashing my card. I used Hawaii v1.2.
I got these numbers which according to the thread said I had an unlockable card
Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B0 - 1043:0466
Memory config: 0x5A0013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8000005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8000005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8000005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8000005 RD2: 00000000

I used Asus rom Number 015.039.000.006.003515 and followed the instructions in the youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fXbsGK_cSE and everything worked out great.

Here's a before pic in GPU-Z


Here's the after




I'm happy to answer any questions I can about the flashing but I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to using different Bios'

Since we have the same card (apperantly), have you benchmark this and checked if there any improvements?
post #3940 of 4149
i already know im prob locked but i dont understand why my numbers are different from everyone elses with the msi r9 290
Compatible adapters detected: 1
Adapter #1 PCI ID: 1002:67B1 - 1002:0B00
Memory config: 0x5A0013A9 Elpida
RA1: F8040005 RA2: 00000000
RB1: F8010005 RB2: 00000000
RC1: F8010005 RC2: 00000000
RD1: F8010005 RD2: 00000000
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