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yea dude, every single driver in between 13.12 and 14.4 have had a power limit bug for Hawaii cards (maybe just 290x's). The power limit slider does absolutely nothing on those drivers and is why you will throttle.

The only way to not throttle on those drivers is to leave everything at stock.

it is between 14.1 and 14.3. 13.12 works and some are saying 14.4 as well.
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yea dude, every single driver in between 13.12 and 14.4 have had a power limit bug for Hawaii cards (maybe just 290x's). The power limit slider does absolutely nothing on those drivers and is why you will throttle.

The only way to not throttle on those drivers is to leave everything at stock.

it is between 14.1 and 14.3. 13.12 works and some are saying 14.4 as well.
Yea I was OCing on 13.12 originally and it really felt bad too. The core clock never wavers. Right now I'm on 14.2 and I got some OC without issue but on 14.4 a few times the clock did drop. I'll be retrying that driver later upon a clean sweep with DDU.

Thanks for all the info guys. I just wish I could control fan speeds on 14.1 and higher.
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it is between 14.1 and 14.3. 13.12 works and some are saying 14.4 as well.

yea that's what I meant 13.12 < x < 14.4

every driver between those 2 has had problems with power limit. I'm on 14.4 and I can OC again.
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yea that's what I meant 13.12 < x < 14.4

every driver between those 2 has had problems with power limit. I'm on 14.4 and I can OC again.

what you said is correct. mine was off. now if op is getting bad results with 13.12, then it could be something else.
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Has anyone noticed the resolution being used also?

I'm pretty sure that a higher resolution would let the card breathe more - and put less strain on the CPU?

I could be mistaken though! (you could also get better results running fullscreen - but I know that's not the issue here)
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Has anyone noticed the resolution being used also?

I'm pretty sure that a higher resolution would let the card breathe more - and put less strain on the CPU?

I could be mistaken though! (you could also get better results running fullscreen - but I know that's not the issue here)
For the particular benchmark the preset is 1600x900, but I understand what you mean. On 14.2 I get a better benchmark than 14.4 by a good 2 - 3 fps and about 7fps as the max frame rate. I think the 14.4 driver is just poor.

Just for you here is the same benchmark but 1080p.

t1pruUx.png

Its not terrible but 14.2 had better results. Are you sure the power limit does not function on 14.2?
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For the particular benchmark the preset is 1600x900, but I understand what you mean. On 14.2 I get a better benchmark than 14.4 by a good 2 - 3 fps and about 7fps as the max frame rate. I think the 14.4 driver is just poor.

Just for you here is the same benchmark but 1080p.

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Its not terrible but 14.2 had better results. Are you sure the power limit does not function on 14.2?

I might be mistaken but aren't you on 14.1 in that bench?
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For the particular benchmark the preset is 1600x900, but I understand what you mean. On 14.2 I get a better benchmark than 14.4 by a good 2 - 3 fps and about 7fps as the max frame rate. I think the 14.4 driver is just poor.

Just for you here is the same benchmark but 1080p.

t1pruUx.png

Its not terrible but 14.2 had better results. Are you sure the power limit does not function on 14.2?

I might be mistaken but aren't you on 14.1 in that bench?
Nope I used 14.4 RC April 17th for that. Straight from AMD. I'm gonna go back to 14.2 it has the best performance overall. And my OCing did work in 14.2 so I'm not sure if power limit is broken for every one with hawaii or what because I get better frame rates on it with the same OC.


So I'm back on 14.2b13. 80 - 90fps with oc, 70 - 80ish without oc, using Mantle. 60 - 70fps with DX11. This is BF4. My heaven mark is also better. Is it possible only reference cards have the power limit bug? Because I am thinking I am not throttling as my GPU clock stays pegged on 1100mhz.

Mission successful? I know these new cards and drivers are always a little uneasy with eachother.
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i noticed the same issue. when i up the voltage past say 25mv the overclock gets worse. it seems to throttle even tho all temps are fine. power usage on gpu z never goes above around 220 watts. i assumed that everyone showing their bench scores had a bios with unlimited power limit., or that my card is just more leaky and consumes more power to begin with my card is an unlocked 290 stock voltage under load is 1180mv
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i noticed the same issue. when i up the voltage past say 25mv the overclock gets worse. it seems to throttle even tho all temps are fine. power usage on gpu z never goes above around 220 watts. i assumed that everyone showing their bench scores had a bios with unlimited power limit., or that my card is just more leaky and consumes more power to begin with my card is an unlocked 290 stock voltage under load is 1180mv
It really seems like an issue. Not sure what the fix is because I see plenty of people with hefty overclocks on this model 290x and they seem much better.
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