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Skip Valley. Use Heaven loop & Firestrike to test stability. Also I doubt your card hit power limit with Valley, Heaven or even Firestrike. Power limit with +50% is over 300W anyway.

Yeah, I think you hit the wall there for the memory. Regarding the power limit, if we can figure out how MSI AB/Trixx set power limit, we may be able to increase it more than 50% without BIOS mod. In theory.

Like you, I don't think I should be hitting any power limits, but I can't find any other logical explanation as to why performance doesn't scale. It's not thermals, that's for sure. Perhaps it's only semi-stable and it causes a performance drop instead of obvious artifacting? That could be a possibility, but I doubt that. It seems way more logical that it throttles due to power limitations. And seeing that some Sapphire cards have no such problems with their dual 8-pin power delivery, I lean towards this as an explanation even more. I could be wrong, but I can't think of anything else at this moment.

Other than that, I will start using Heaven and see where that gets me. Also, I suppose you mean we could set a higher power limit with command prompts or something?

PS : Regarding replacing the TIM on the MSI cards, any suggestions? I have some Arctic MX-4 lying around and was thinking of using that if there isn't a serious reason to buy something else.
In theory, yes like using command prompt. Similar to what we need to do to get offset voltage higher than +100mV in MSI AB. Only theory though because I tried to compare i2c dump between +0% & +50% PL, I can't find useful information.

MX-4 should be ok. If you don't have temp issue, better don't. If it's not break, don't fix it.
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Hi guys, just bought a gigabyte r9 390x to replace my crossfire 380s.
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Heaven loop? Is that a looping benchmark or you mean just leave the normal animation running?
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Heaven loop? Is that a looping benchmark or you mean just leave the normal animation running?
Yeah, just leave it running for 30 minutes or 1 hour.
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I wish there were a way to loop the benchmark and run it ~10 times.
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if you leave it running in normal mode its same load as in benchmark just select some good scene biggrin.gif
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I think that if you make a custom run of FireStrike you can also have that run in a loop. That should be stressful enough. But other than that, if you just open Valley or Heaven (they behave the same, really) and let it sit there, it's a stress test alright. My only complaint is that if there's artifacting but it doesn't just downright crash, you have to be there to see it, and sitting an hour in front of your screen doing nothing is boring on top of stupid. If only these tests had built-in error detection, life would be so much easier.
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just play some games, fun and test at the same time
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Tried playing The Witcher 3 a bit. Terrible on my Crossfire 7950's. 1080p (I didn't even try 1440p). Textures on Ultra. Everything else on high. Hairworks off. No AA. 55fps average.

Although my scaling is 99% and GPU usage is 99%. My CPU usage is around 60%.

Can't wait until my 390 gets here...
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Tried playing The Witcher 3 a bit. Terrible on my Crossfire 7950's. 1080p (I didn't even try 1440p). Textures on Ultra. Everything else on high. Hairworks off. No AA. 55fps average.

Although my scaling is 99% and GPU usage is 99%. My CPU usage is around 60%.

Can't wait until my 390 gets here...

Yeah CFX is no good with Witcher 3. I get 40-50 fps 4K but from time to time fps drops 30 fps for some unknown reason. Even when GPU usage is 90% there is visible stutter. With single GPU I get ~ 30 fps but its very smooth. Problem is 30 fps is not very fluid for my taste.
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