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Currently benching Heaven Benchmark 4.0 (High quality/ Normal Tessellation/4xAA/1080p)


After 5 minutes within benching; VRM reaches around 97c, fans speeds at auto (71%). General temperature seems alright, never goes above 80c.


Currently overclocked at 1200/1350 @ 1.20v

Btw, can this card fit refernces 290/X waterblock? PCB layout looks identical

Good clock speeds, but those VRM temps are bad. I don't think I'd be comfortable running them at 97C long-term.
post #42 of 70
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Hmm, you got to take into consideration the rpm difference from reference to Tri X. If we match the rpm, i'm sure the vrm temps will be very close. In short, any card which keep ~ 90c on vrm afer extended oc loop, with 1.4v which is really insane is real monster. On 1.3v the vrm where at only 71, 1.3v is the max one should go for on air imho thumb.gif

Before I sold my 290, I believe that at 100% fan (dear lord...), 1.4v, 150% PowerTune, and a couple of valley runs, the VRM1 was in the 50-59C range, and VRM2 was around 60C. I can't remember the exact temps, but I know that they were super low, especially for the voltage I was running. But like you said, the Tri-X is good enough for an average overclock when it comes to VRM temps.
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Before I sold my 290, I believe that at 100% fan (dear lord...), 1.4v, 150% PowerTune, and a couple of valley runs, the VRM1 was in the 50-59C range, and VRM2 was around 60C.


That's interesting to know, thanks.
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Now it reaches 106c after 10 minutes of Unigine Heaven


It's strange how VRM Temp 1 reports 106c and VRM temp 2 reports 66c, could it be a faulty sensor? Manufacture error?
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Now it reaches 106c after 10 minutes of Unigine Heaven


It's strange how VRM Temp 1 reports 106c and VRM temp 2 reports 66c, could it be a faulty sensor? Manufacture error?

No error.

VRM 1 temp is the array of chokes, for the core the second is like 1/2 chokes only, the power for the memory i think. Return that card, its terrible.
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post #46 of 70
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Now it reaches 106c after 10 minutes of Unigine Heaven


It's strange how VRM Temp 1 reports 106c and VRM temp 2 reports 66c, could it be a faulty sensor? Manufacture error?

You really should return that card. Those VRM temps are hot enough to melt parts of the PCB. Return it and wait for the Sapphire Tri-X cards.
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post #47 of 70
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Now it reaches 106c after 10 minutes of Unigine Heaven


It's strange how VRM Temp 1 reports 106c and VRM temp 2 reports 66c, could it be a faulty sensor? Manufacture error?
VRM1/2 Areas (Click to show)

It's not faulty. Mostly all AMD cards that I've seen have hotter VRM1 temps than VRM2.
Edited by airisom2 - 1/12/14 at 10:44pm
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post #49 of 70
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Now it reaches 106c after 10 minutes of Unigine Heaven


It's strange how VRM Temp 1 reports 106c and VRM temp 2 reports 66c, could it be a faulty sensor? Manufacture error?

Like I said before, if you don't care to remove the heatsink and try to resolve the issue with whatever, then the best action is to just return it. Get the Tri-X.
post #50 of 70
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Now it reaches 106c after 10 minutes of Unigine Heaven


It's strange how VRM Temp 1 reports 106c and VRM temp 2 reports 66c, could it be a faulty sensor? Manufacture error?

Nope. One is far off and feeding the VRAM, the others are all clustered together and feeding the GPU while being cooled by a thin plate that's partially covered in plastic.



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