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post #31 of 83
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The throttle point is at 95°C.

There is no point in overclocking more if you're 5C from throttling
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post #32 of 83
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There is no point in overclocking more if you're 5C from throttling

If your 5 degrees from throttling i would think increasing the fan profile is probz a good idea tho hey?? I mean if it's for a review and all... Or even if it's not.
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post #33 of 83
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But they didn't even change the fan profile? Lol. That is the easiest thing to do and they didn't do it. Why?

"Below is our final stable overclock by raising voltage and setting the fan speed to an appropriate, but not annoying level. Note that increasing the fan speed higher than what is shown below only provided a cooler GPU, it did not help us get a higher overclock. This is important."

How about you read a bit on it before posting? Also,The max OC and the max STABLE OC isn't the same. You can make a card run at 1300 core all you want but if one out of 9 games crash it's not stable. They also set the fan control to 75% and they where still hitting 90C on core and 105 on one of those vrm temps so we could say that was a problem.. It happens that you get a bad sample, silicone lottery is one the first thing you learn when you are Overclocking. I don't get why you guys are surprise they might not get the same numbers then some people here who bought 3-4 cards.
post #34 of 83
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There is no point in overclocking more if you're 5C from throttling

The fan speed was set to 75%, so it seems they were looking for an everyday overclock with bearable noise output.
post #35 of 83
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The fan speed was set to 75%, so it seems they were looking for an everyday overclock with bearable noise output.
This. The reason why "they didn't remove chassis' window" like someone said on this thread.
post #36 of 83
Looks like XFX DD is not the only card with high VRM temp.
post #37 of 83
Excellent review and well thorough enough to get the message through. And the message is that Hawaii is a power eating monster. The red crowd crying over the OC is no surprise (my 1090MHz for a reference card with stock voltage doesn't look as bad as it did a few weeks ago, does it?). But it won't change the fact that these chips are not the overclocking wonder that Tahiti was. On air, at least. The chip is dense and hot and pumping max voltage through it is not for the on-air overclocker. With watercooling, yeah, why not.

The OC's for both cards are below average but well in line with each other compared to the average for each chip.
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post #38 of 83
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Excellent review and well thorough enough to get the message through. And the message is that Hawaii is a power eating monster. The red crowd crying over the OC is no surprise (my 1090MHz for a reference card with stock voltage doesn't look as bad as it did a few weeks ago, does it?). But it won't change the fact that these chips are not the overclocking wonder that Tahiti was. On air, at least. The chip is dense and hot and pumping max voltage through it is not for the on-air overclocker. With watercooling, yeah, why not.

The OC's for both cards are below average but well in line with each other compared to the average for each chip.

The Sapphire Tri-X actually overclocks very well. The other coolers so far are doing a terrible job.
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post #39 of 83
i'm beginning to think that it doesn't matter how you dress the 290x up - its not clever card heat wise - period

when a card runs hot from day one that tells me that it is up to its near limit in the first place - and even adding extreme cooling to keep it cool and for them extra fps by OC doesnt seem worth it after reading the reviews on 290x.

At first when it came out I was memorized but now I would buy a 780 or 780ti purely for a card that naturally runs cooler.

And damn! I didn't want to say that - i love Amd for being there , helps to keep prices in check thumb.gif
post #40 of 83
people in this thread complaining that review sites dont overclock the cards much/properly like its something new. These review sites and such are for people who buy cards because they have the highest stock clocks and other garbage like that, anyone who cares about pushing the card to its limits on air/water/ln2/whatever shouldnt even give the reviews a free click out of curiosity.
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