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Wow. I stared at your words for 5 minutes. Better worded, I let it burn a hole in my head for 5 minutes. Lol. 2 Sapphire R9 390's for the price of a 980! I feel like I left my Rollex watch on a park bench in Central Park but I don't have a Rollex. Just a cheap Timex I bought for 9 bucks at Right-Aid... . and I never been to Central Park. What can I say! Words escape me, lol. 2 Sapphire R9 390's. In my head I'm pulling one out of the box, tenderly pushing it into the slot, "Oh,sure baby, it hurts for the first time but you'll feel better". plug into display port and turn on the rig... load Afterburner and stroke the controls. First an easy 1125mhz with 50%mv she smiles and gives me a smooth picture. Crysis 3. Aaah! Then a twin shows up! Awww, drives me nuts!

well the thing is that people anywhere got the idea from someone else that Nvidia are the best brand just because is expensive and why AMD is cheaper? cuz is crap, and the thing is that idea gets to retailers here where I live and they sell even more expensive than what is in USA so they can make big money
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well the thing is that people anywhere got the idea from someone else that Nvidia are the best brand just because is expensive and why AMD is cheaper? cuz is crap, and the thing is that idea gets to retailers here where I live and they sell even more expensive than what is in USA so they can make big money

It was a pretty cheap trick to fool Nvidia GTX 970 users at the same time try to push AMD into a rock and a hard place in the market. Advertising 1160+ clocks out of the box. A game using 4gbs of memory at a constant rate is pretty uncommon, when it does go over the 970's 3.5 threshold, it slows to the slowest ram (500mb) at the end of the chip layout. Phiff! A pretty rude trick. I'm glad Nvidia users are smart enough to sue Nvidia and win in a class action lawsuit. False advertising.
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It was a pretty cheap trick to fool Nvidia GTX 970 users at the same time try to push AMD into a rock and a hard place in the market. Advertising 1160+ clocks out of the box. A game using 4gbs of memory at a constant rate is pretty uncommon, when it does go over the 970's 3.5 threshold, it slows to the slowest ram (500mb) at the end of the chip layout. Phiff! A pretty rude trick. I'm glad Nvidia users are smart enough to sue Nvidia and win in a class action lawsuit. False advertising.

There are plenty, PLENTY of games that reach that 3.5gb limit easy. Hell even Rainbow Six Siege which isnt too gpu heavy will easily use 3.5gb maxed out.

But then again an r9 390 can't use all 8gb anyways, its closer to 5-6gb.
    
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post #10164 of 11902
Even 3DMark for that matter. biggrin.gif
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Now that i feel i have a reasonable OC on my CPU ive been tuning in here on the regular to get advice and ideas on my 390X.

I must say i am impressed with thr cards performace though i bought mine pre polaris so i had better for the money right?

I am however disapointed in the stock settings. Im savey enough to know to increase power limits and remove power saving modes before using cards like this, but for those who are not you will likely wonder what the hell is wrong with your card. They run hot and throttle like crazy until you unlock the potential AMD is stupidly putting behind closed doors it seems.

After a slight underclocking and undervolting, and a bit of tinkering with fannspeeds, i am getting much better temps and quieter operation than any of the stock settings ever gave me. I can still play all my games at 1080p 60htz with zero issues, zero noise, and no more space heater next to me.

Will work on the overclocking of this card later this fall and see how high i can push it.

Thanks for the info eveyone. Been helpful as always.
Edited by gapottberg - 8/25/16 at 6:42am
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Hi Gappotberg, can you send your specs please.
I got 390x MSI and was getting hot 95c on Gaming mode, then I applied Arctic Mx 4 and now I got near 75c at load but with heavy cooling 2x140mm fans plus 6x120mm fans.
I guess 75c still hot enough.
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Hi Gappotberg, can you send your specs please.
I got 390x MSI and was getting hot 95c on Gaming mode, then I applied Arctic Mx 4 and now I got near 75c at load but with heavy cooling 2x140mm fans plus 6x120mm fans.
I guess 75c still hot enough.



Here you go. For those on mobile, I down clocked the GPU to 1000MHz (from 1080/1100) and lowered voltage to GPU by -31mV. I started by dropping voltage 1 tick at a time in MSI Afterburner, and then ran Firestrike Ultra Stress test to validate each drop in voltage was initially stable before stopping at what i did. I might have been able to go lower because i never got artifacts or crashes but decided to stop there and play with it for a week.

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During the 10 min Stess tests temps never broke 70'C thanks in part to my new fan curve i also customized based on the noise levels i prefer. That's is also shown below.


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Edited by gapottberg - 8/25/16 at 12:11pm
post #10168 of 11902
Thanks, I'll try. How did you make custom stuff?
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Thanks, I'll try. How did you make custom stuff?

Um...the fan settings? It is a tab in MSI afterburner. You just have to enable it and move your threshholds where you like. Then on the main page there is a tiny check box at the bottom to enable custom fan settings and another to enable MSI Afterburner to boot when you start your PC.
post #10170 of 11902
Thanks. Do you think 75c is good enough or put some aftermarket thermal pads.
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