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Wanted to post a big thanks to Gigabyte for the last month of fun on HWbot and their AE Beat The Heat Challenge. I worked hard and ended up placing 3rd in XTU Enthusiast Catagory. If I won , I wouldn't have gotten a chance at this. Just got the email this morning! Thanks Gigabyte!!!


Cool congrats hotrod smile.gif , I also won a G-Powerboard kit from the same comp smile.gif It was a great comp but I just counldn't find that right chip,,, 6GHz subs were just not enough but still was fun and also thank you Gigabyte for this famtastic lucky draw prize smile.gif
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Cool congrats hotrod smile.gif , I also won a G-Powerboard kit from the same comp smile.gif It was a great comp but I just counldn't find that right chip,,, 6GHz subs were just not enough but still was fun and also thank you Gigabyte for this famtastic lucky draw prize smile.gif
Congrats to you as well. Coolest thing I've won. These things aren't even available for retail. Hope they include instruction! Lol. I asked for AMD kit. Figured Nvidia has evbot and so few Matrix powerboards for AMD.
    
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I can't believe how cool this thing runs. I threw every thing at this thing I could think of and I couldn't get it above 40c. Of course it's at stock but even overclocked it should be relatively cool. Heck the rad fans won't even spin any faster until it hit's 50c.
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Cool congrats hotrod smile.gif , I also won a G-Powerboard kit from the same comp smile.gif It was a great comp but I just counldn't find that right chip,,, 6GHz subs were just not enough but still was fun and also thank you Gigabyte for this famtastic lucky draw prize smile.gif
Congrats to you as well. Coolest thing I've won. These things aren't even available for retail. Hope they include instruction! Lol. I asked for AMD kit. Figured Nvidia has evbot and so few Matrix powerboards for AMD.

Or EVGA's E-power...
http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2886

Now you have me thinking too as i went with the nVidia one... I wonder if i should email them and see if i can change to the AMD version. thinking.gif Yeah me too hope they have instructions smile.gif
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Or EVGA's E-power...
http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2886

Now you have me thinking too as i went with the nVidia one... I wonder if i should email them and see if i can change to the AMD version. thinking.gif Yeah me too hope they have instructions smile.gif
Couldn't do anything other than AMD as my 290X Lightning is best non sub-zero card I've seen. And me just getting into sub-zero.... You know where this is going. Gun couldn't get one out of 4 stable above 1300 on water....http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8431578 1312/1650
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Or EVGA's E-power...
http://kingpincooling.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2886

Now you have me thinking too as i went with the nVidia one... I wonder if i should email them and see if i can change to the AMD version. thinking.gif Yeah me too hope they have instructions smile.gif
Couldn't do anything other than AMD as my 290X Lightning is best non sub-zero card I've seen. And me just getting into sub-zero.... You know where this is going. Gun couldn't get one out of 4 stable above 1300 on water....http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/8431578 1312/1650

I see where you are going... I am just starting to plan to do 3D benching after a holiday in Australia but will practice on a few older cards with Ln2 first.. DJ recomends i stick with the nVidia version due to alot more nVidia cards need these which i might just stick with the nVidia version.. Hey maybe down the road we can maybe do like a month swap sometime and try different cards. smile.gif
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I had a kick--- Kingpin, but just couldn't get used to all the tools and bios switches. AMD seems a lot more straight forward to me. Will probably end up trying again though, once 980 classies are released. Definitely pros and cons to each though. We'll stay in touch.
    
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I had a kick--- Kingpin, but just couldn't get used to all the tools and bios switches. AMD seems a lot more straight forward to me. Will probably end up trying again though, once 980 classies are released. Definitely pros and cons to each though. We'll stay in touch.

yep, lets do that, stay in touch and also share our experiences thumb.gif
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So. Took me a while to do the benchmarking, but results are worth it I hope.

First of all, I used the settings I normally would for gaming. That means 1440p, details cranked up to the max and MSAA 8x. No 800x600 stupidity. Race Track: New Union Trans America Pacers - California Race (4.6km) - driving the Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special.

I debated whether or not to overclock my 290s - but heavily overclocking the processor and not touching graphics is not realistic. I ended up choosing 1100/1375 to represent a regular stable overclock without overvolting.

OC Settings with Timing Configurator: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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A couple things are notable:

With one card, Grid2 is GPU bound at 1440p max settings and 8x MSAA. Results with different CPU settings are within the margin of error. With an overclock of just 4200 you are good to go.

The picture changes completely when turning on CrossFire. When using two cards, the single most important thing to get more fps out of your G3258 is overclocking your memory. Hard to believe, mem speed is more important than cranking up your core from 4.2 to 4.7! Your uncore speed also has some importance, so don't neglect that either.
If you are on a lower resolution and/or using lower graphics settings, it wouldn't surprise me that you are seeing this phenomenon with a single card too.

Now without further due, the results. Enjoy thumb.gif

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Thanks, bro smile.gif

You not only tested the effect of CPU core OC but also the RAM OC and CPU uncore OC. For GRID 2, looks like higher CPU speeds won't help when you only have 2 CPU cores

I asked for those benchmarks coz from my own testing with my Palit GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual, there is no difference between 4.0 GHz and 4.3 GHz. There is only a small improvement going from 3.2 GHz to 4.0 GHz. I used a legit copy of Metro: Last Light for benchmarking (built-in benchmark tool)

My G3258 chip is limited to 4.3 GHz @ 1.325 Vcore that is why I can't test CPU core speeds up to 4.5 GHz. Based on my results, I just decided to run it at 4.2 GHz @ 1.275 Vcore

By the way, for the single R9 290, are the results also the average of 3 runs ?

If you have time, can you try those runs for Hitman: Absolution or Metro: Last Light ? Thanks


I hope other could also share their game benchmarks testing the difference between 4.2 GHz and 4.5+ GHz
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Such a shame, you burst my little bubble. Except, not. Reran each CrossFire test three times and took the median.

Edit: Single card I didn't bother, to be precise. Nothing to see there anyways. But I believe I said "within margin of error" regarding those results.. so I don't see how this could be deceiving.

I'm a bit confused by 1333.. why 1333, no one uses 1333.. what about 1600... LOL ... I've seen major penalties for 1333 in many other benchmarks.. and it's almost completely alleviated @ 1600...


But.. yea.. i never go under 2133 for OC setups.. that's the whole point.. biggrin.gif
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