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I'm getting really low and sporadic FPS with my R9 290. in games like BF4 even with mantle I get like 60fps on low settings in 2560x1440 which I know is very poor, and in games like csgo I get framerates that vary from 150 to 40 and I get a lot of lag and a lot of screen tearing. I've tried doing fresh driver installs of beta drivers and non beta drivers but I still get the same crappy performance... Any ideas?
 
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Bad card, RMA it.
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I'm getting really low and sporadic FPS with my R9 290. in games like BF4 even with mantle I get like 60fps on low settings in 2560x1440 which I know is very poor, and in games like csgo I get framerates that vary from 150 to 40 and I get a lot of lag and a lot of screen tearing. I've tried doing fresh driver installs of beta drivers and non beta drivers but I still get the same crappy performance... Any ideas?

I was getting pretty crap fps on beta drivers

have you tried 13.12?

also download AB and push +50mv ... for a lot of people this does the trick

AMD really has to fix teh cheap vram issue
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I've tried overclocking it a little but it seems to make the performance worse... I've started to try mining coins with it recently and It may or may not have started acting up around the same time, I can't really know for sure.. perhaps there's some background program that's interfering? I was never able to actually start mining either because its just not mining.
 
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I'm getting really low and sporadic FPS with my R9 290. in games like BF4 even with mantle I get like 60fps on low settings in 2560x1440 which I know is very poor, and in games like csgo I get framerates that vary from 150 to 40 and I get a lot of lag and a lot of screen tearing. I've tried doing fresh driver installs of beta drivers and non beta drivers but I still get the same crappy performance... Any ideas?
Is it a stock cooler? My DCU2 290 has been having problems with the latest drivers. When fan is on auto it won't go above 35% so when my card hits 94 in game my core clock starts to throttle, so I set a custom fan profile in afterburner.
TL;DR check your temperature and fan speed.
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i get bad frame rates even when the gpu temp is in the 60's and im pretty sure theres no background program because when im not running any games the card sits idle
 
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i get bad frame rates even when the gpu temp is in the 60's and im pretty sure theres no background program because when im not running any games the card sits idle
Are you sure your core and memory clocks are staying at what you specify during the low fps?
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When you have your card overclocked did you increase the power limit bar?
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yes always increased it as far as it could go

here is a valley benchmark i did with the card:

 
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What if you decrease a bit the power limit?btw which is the vrm temperature and the gpu usage while gaming?
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