I've had my MSI 390x for like a month now, but haven't had the chance to properly play with it or benchmark it. I got that chance these last few days, so here I am. I've been reading quite a lot from this thread and decided to finally join. So without further ado...
These were taken last night with the GPU at 1170/1680 with +75mV core/+20mV AUX. I also went higher but scored worse for some reason (Throttling perhaps?). The CPU is a 4790k at 4.7GHz.
I'm pretty happy with the card so far. It's by no means whisper quiet or anything, but it's not too noisy and the noise it makes isn't the high-pitched whining I find annoying, but rather a whoosh, like air moving, so I'm ok with it. Temps do climb all the way to 80-85C (Been up to 91 once, but that was a +100mV core/+50mV AUX run) but stay there and I'm okay with it. I mean, the 290 and 290x reference cards, and also some aftermarket ones, would run at 95C non-stop with the slightest load. Many were used for hardcore gaming and, worse, mining and they're still alive. I haven't heard of many Hawaii chips frying, so 80C seems like a good spot to be for now. I would change the TIM, but I'm afraid of voiding the warranty so early. Maybe later in the year, although it's going to be my first time modifying a high(-ish) end GPU, so I'm somewhat scared. Still, how hard can it be?
My three questions would be:
- How far would you keep AUX voltage for 24/7 use? I'm quite comfortable messing with the core voltage, but AUX... I dunno. Need some input there. It's at +20mV currently, not too high.
- Has anyone played DA: Inquisition with their 390/390x? If so, did you get some massive stutters and did your FPS tank when going around forest areas? I mean, I'm usually at 60+FPS everywhere, except for open forest areas, where the framerate will drop drastically, sometimes to the high 30s but mostly mid 40s, causing massive stuttering. And by massive, I mean nigh on unplayable. Even the mouse stops responding correctly. Quite annoying actually. Only way I get around this is by disabling MSAA completely, leaving everything else at the highest settings. Which brings me to question #3.
- Do settings in CCC for games even apply? I'm trying to force AA from there and it doesn't seem to do anything. It doesn't ignore the game's setttings, and it doesn't change the performance or image quality. What's up with that?
I'd appreciate some thoughts on my "issues", but mostly I'm happy to be here. Sign me up!
PS : 430GB/s bandwidth? That's insane. Take that Fury!Edited by tolis626 - 10/7/15 at 5:08am