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I got my R9 390 Nitro today. What a disaster. Coil whine is just crazy and there are sudden frequency drops from 1040 to like 500-700 even with temps around 75C. I wasn't even able to check my monitor for FreeSync properly because this card was doing some crazy things like those sudden frequency drops like every half minute. I thought that maybe FreeSync on my monitor is not working properly, but once I got back to all default settings, no FreeSync and no 75 Hz (LG monitors are usually have 60 Hz refresh without FreeSync and 75 with) and I was still getting those crazy frequency drops. Looks like I got super faulty card, not only whining like crazy but also loosing frequency biggrin.gif

What is interesting, I was able to get through Fire Strike few times without such issues, scores are okay, but once games are loaded... Terrible. Anyways, I am returning it right away and I will think what to do next, whether to get another 390 or wait for 480. I am not satisfied about how fans are working on Nitro, they are set up very badly, you jump from passive to like 1200-1300 RPM right away for 25% fan speed, 35% is 1700 RPM. My MSI 980 Ti had 1700 RPM at 70% fan speed. Makes no sense at all, everything past 30% is basically too loud on Nitro because it is already getting close to some crazy 2000 RPM. I don't get this, who designed those fans speeds? I think I will go MSI again, their Twin Frozr cooler is probably the best on the market in terms of noise/performance ratio. I wanted to try something new and see if there is anything better but it didn't turn out to good as you can see biggrin.gif
Edited by Krzych04650 - 7/6/16 at 12:13pm
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Did you try disable Power Efficiency in the Crimson control panel?
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Did you try disable Power Efficiency in the Crimson control panel?

Yes, I also set power target to +50%. This card is just faulty, thanks to this crazy coil whine that it has it works like an engine so I can hear how it works. It has some micro breaks in operation that causes microstutter and flicker, and it is choking when those frequency drops are present. I tried to record it but microphone in my phone is not even able to catch those crazy whining sounds. It was working fine for some first 15 minutes, except for coil whine, I tested FreeSync and was amazed that 45 FPS is now smooth, and then it started to have those problems, no matter if FreeSync was on or off, drivers reinstalled and etc.
Edited by Krzych04650 - 7/7/16 at 4:34am
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MSI gaming VS Sapphire Tri-X

Anyone have any opinions on which is better?
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Yes, I also set power target to +50%. This card is just faulty, thanks to this crazy coil whine that it has it works like an engine so I can hear how it works. It has some micro breaks in operation that causes microstutter and flicker, and it is choking when those frequency drops are present. I tried to record it but microphone in my phone is not even able to catch those crazy whining sounds. It was working fine for some first 15 minutes, except for coil whine, I tested FreeSync and was amazed that 45 FPS is now smooth, and then it started to have those problems, no matter if FreeSync was on or off, drivers reinstalled and etc.

45fps is the limit for smooth, below that it starts to lag/stutter/slow down. Depends on the game too, freesync works awesome on my lg but once it drops to like 45-40 you can tell its slowing down.


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MSI gaming VS Sapphire Tri-X

Anyone have any opinions on which is better?

Most people will prob say Sapphire as it cools much better then the MSI especially the VRMs.
    
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Most people will prob say Sapphire as it cools much better then the MSI especially the VRMs.


Yeah I am leaning towards the Sapphire anyway... seems MSI has a super gimped warranty in Australia, 1 year here VS 3 years elsewhere.
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temps are good for me with the sapphire nitro 390x

I played GTA V at 3480x2160 at 30hz. and temps stayed at around 70c



my monitor is lg 34um67 and AMD VSR is disable for it, even though its a freesync monitor.mad.gif

but for my monitor 4k is 5120x2160p. and using custom resolution settings wont accept the 5120

if VSR was working. I could of done it at 60hz




so why no VSR support for 21:9

my older nvidia 780 DSR supported it. but performance sucked at higher res due to lack of enough memory

this 390x seems to handle higher res pretty well.
Edited by deskiller - 7/8/16 at 7:38am
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From what I uderstand there was an earlier driver with vsr for ultrawide then it was dropped
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After switching from a low airflow case (h440) to a high airlflow Thermaltake Core V21 my card's tempurature and oc'ing ability has improved significantly.

Now im sitting comfortably with 1180/1750 (+75mv & 50% power limit)

Who knew the airflow helped? (or coincidence)
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After switching from a low airflow case (h440) to a high airlflow Thermaltake Core V21 my card's tempurature and oc'ing ability has improved significantly.

Now im sitting comfortably with 1180/1750 (+75mv & 50% power limit)

Who knew the airflow helped? (or coincidence)

Airflow always helps, especially with open cooler instead of reference ones.

If anyone is interested, heres my findings with Rise of the Tomb Raider in dx11-dx12 and the new patch. As we can see, dx12 is FAR better.

    
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