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No, I had it at +15% power limit. In addition to power limit, do I also need to raise core voltages?
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No, I had it at +15% power limit. In addition to power limit, do I also need to raise core voltages?

max it. you might even be able to lower your vcore. use 13.11 or 13.12 unless you want to try mantle.

yah, you might be able to oc higher at stock volts. mine does 1175/1500 with no voltage tweaks just max PL.
Edited by rdr09 - 3/28/14 at 6:16am
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mine does 1175/1500 with no voltage tweaks just max PL.

That's a good clocker IMHO. Mine does only 1140/1500 at stock. I need to raise vddc by +25 (+75 total with stock +50) to hit 1170 core. And then I need +75 (+125 total) to hit 1180. I consider that maybe slightly above average, mainly due to being able to hit 1500 on the mem at stock voltage.

Have you found a max clock yet?
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That's a good clocker IMHO. Mine does only 1140/1500 at stock. I need to raise vddc by +25 (+75 total with stock +50) to hit 1170 core. And then I need +75 (+125 total) to hit 1180. I consider that maybe slightly above average, mainly due to being able to hit 1500 on the mem at stock voltage.

Have you found a max clock yet?

i think i did. 1320/1620 in some benchmarks.
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i think i did. 1320/1620 in some benchmarks.

That's a great clocker! I'm pretty sure 1300 core is very rare for a 290.
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That's a great clocker! I'm pretty sure 1300 core is very rare for a 290.

got it at launch. nice clocker but i play stock 'cause i only have a 1080 60Hz. i saw your 290 and it ain't bad either. this got elpida vram.
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Yeah just run firestrike at stock clocks and look at graphics score. If your card is working fine you'll score somewhere around ~11000+. If you got a bad card like me it will be at the ~10500 range.

Hey guys. Just to let you know I've built my system now and am benchmarking it (not overclocked; i5 4670 CPU with 8GB RAM). The PCS+ 290 scores 11205 on Firestrike for graphics second time round, with overall Firestrike score of 8944; first time overall 3DMark was higher at 9042 but Firestrike graphics was lower at 11156.

So it seems to be working, comparable to OC'd r290s.

Also used GPU Z to confirm I have elipda RAM.

All seems to be in order, right... ?
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Hey guys. Just to let you know I've built my system now and am benchmarking it (not overclocked; i5 4670 CPU with 8GB RAM). The PCS+ 290 scores 11205 on Firestrike for graphics second time round, with overall Firestrike score of 8944; first time overall 3DMark was higher at 9042 but Firestrike graphics was lower at 11156.

So it seems to be working, comparable to OC'd r290s.

Also used GPU Z to confirm I have elipda RAM.

All seems to be in order, right... ?

Those Fire Strike GPU scores are what I get, and consistent with how the reference 290 scores. (That is to say, reflects the proper performance increase for the faster clocks.) So I think you got a properly functioning card.
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Has anyone figured out how to improve vrm 1 cooling on these cards?
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post #430 of 1176
yea just drill a fan onto your side panel so it faces the card from the top, or take off your side panel and put an external fan so it blows cold air into the case and the card. thumb.gif

if you put your hand next to the gpu from the top where you see the heatpipes in the middle, you get a nice warm breeze lol
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