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Valley, Firestrike - CrossfireX R9 290 Tri-X underperforming?

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Hello,

Today I got my 2 R9 290 Tri-X cards. They are both on stock OC (1000/1300). When I benchmark in Valley on Extreme HD, I get a score of 4357. In Firestrike I get an overall score of 13807 and a Graphics score op 20746. Are the cards underperforming, normal or 'overperforming'? Temps don't go above 60 degrees.

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i5 4670k on 4.1 GHz
Z87 G45-Gaming
Samsung 840 EVO - 256 GB
Corsair AXi 860W
2x4 GB @ 1600MHz
post #2 of 5
Just look at the Top 30 Firestrike lists. 13807 on Firestrike looks to be on par with 2x 7970. That would suggest your 290 Tri-X are under-performing; not a lot, but you could definitely crank out better scores.
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Originally Posted by r1tcheyBobby View Post

Just look at the Top 30 Firestrike lists. 13807 on Firestrike looks to be on par with 2x 7970. That would suggest your 290 Tri-X are under-performing; not a lot, but you could definitely crank out better scores.

That's not enough to say mine are underperforming.. Those cards are most likely overclocked and his CPU is most likely a lot better.
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Soooooo, overclock your cards and see where you can go? No one can definitively tell you whether or not you lost the silicon lottery. There are countless factors affecting the "score" your hardware will achieve on any of these benchmarks. You can run the same hardware at the same speeds/settings a billion times and get different scores every time. If I owned your two 290 Tri-Xs, I would not be satisfied with your score on Firestrike. But, again, it is an arbitrary, personal question. What does "under-performing" mean to you?

With a single reference Sapphire 290X in November (it was a below average chip -- only managed an OC of 1150/1400 under water) I was able to squeeze an extra 2000 points out of it on Firestrike.

Do some research, look at all of the 3DMark reports of similar hardware to yours and come to your own conclusion. OC your cards. No one can answer it for you. I'm just giving you my opinion. I wouldn't be satisfied were I you.
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The 13k score was overall, with 20k being his graphics score which seems decent for stock GPU and mild overclock on CPU.

OP do you use your system to game or did you build it for benching? If gaming, I wouldn't worry about 3dmark and all that and just enjoy the system.
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