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I have done a few more tests to compare the stock XFX Core Edition 290 Bios to the 390X NOMOD Bios.

All tests were performed at 1080p with 1100mhz core clock and 1350mhz mem clock +50 power +75mV core +19mV aux in AB.

DiRT Rally / Ultra Preset / XFX Core 290 Bios




DiRT Rally / Ultra Preset / NOMOD 390 Bios




GRID Autosport / Ultra Preset / XFX Core 290 Bios




GRID Autosport / Ultra Preset / NOMOD 390 Bios




Metro Last Light / XFX Core 290 Bios




Metro Last Light / NOMOD 390 Bios




Valley / ExtremeHD / XFX Core 290 Bios




Valley / ExtremeHD / NOMOD 390 Bios




FireStrike / XFX Core 290 Bios




FireStrike / NOMOD 390 Bios





Just to note these tests were with the v1.3 NOMOD for 290 Bios.

RESULT - A nice little performance boost well worth having. biggrin.gif
 
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I have done a few more tests to compare the stock XFX Core Edition 290 Bios to the 390X NOMOD Bios.

All tests were performed at 1080p with 1100mhz core clock and 1350mhz mem clock +50 power +75mV core +19mV aux in AB.

DiRT Rally / Ultra Preset / XFX Core 290 Bios




DiRT Rally / Ultra Preset / NOMOD 390 Bios




GRID Autosport / Ultra Preset / XFX Core 290 Bios




GRID Autosport / Ultra Preset / NOMOD 390 Bios




Metro Last Light / XFX Core 290 Bios




Metro Last Light / NOMOD 390 Bios




Valley / ExtremeHD / XFX Core 290 Bios




Valley / ExtremeHD / NOMOD 390 Bios




FireStrike / XFX Core 290 Bios




FireStrike / NOMOD 390 Bios





Just to note these tests were with the v1.3 NOMOD for 290 Bios.

RESULT - A nice little performance boost well worth having. biggrin.gif

Wow these are some really nice tests! Mind if I add them to the OP to showcase what this BIOS can do?

Note: If there is anyone out there that has a card that supports the MEM - MOD BIOS would you be willing to do some tests like above? I am sure that with the MEM - MOD BIOS you will see even greater performance gains! thumb.gif
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Wow these are some really nice tests! Mind if I add them to the OP to showcase what this BIOS can do?

Note: If there is anyone out there that has a card that supports the MEM - MOD BIOS would you be willing to do some tests like above? I am sure that with the MEM - MOD BIOS you will see even greater performance gains! thumb.gif

Thanks and no probs adding to OP thumb.gif

I will try out the MEM-MOD Bios shortly although I have my doubts that it will boot as this particular card has poor vram but we'll see you never know. If it works I will run more tests no probs.

EDIT: I'm happy to report that the MEM-MOD bios has flashed ok and no brick cheers.gifspecool.gif

I will run some more tests now see if theres any improvement.
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Thanks and no probs adding to OP thumb.gif

I will try out the MEM-MOD Bios shortly although I have my doubts that it will boot as this particular card has poor vram but we'll see you never know. If it works I will run more tests no probs.

EDIT: I'm happy to report that the MEM-MOD bios has flashed ok and no brick cheers.gifspecool.gif

I will run some more tests now see if theres any improvement.

Perfect! I am glad that the MEM-MOD BIOS flashed properly for you! I can't wait to see the results of this. If you wouldn't mind just complete the exact same tests that you did in your previous post! That will give us all the most accurate representation of what each BIOS is capable of!

Also, I added your first round of tests to the OP, thanks again!

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Just ran Valley again and got a black screen right at the end of the benchmark @ 1100c 1350m. The NOMOD Bios has been rock solid so the tighter timings must be having an effect on the vram. The score was 65.1 fps 2723 points so very slight gains, just saw it before it black screened.

Dropped back to 1100c 1325m for FireStrike



EDIT: Will try a little more voltage shortly to try and stabilize for the same clocks and re-run the tests.
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I have re-ran the tests with the 390 MEM-MOD 1.4 Elpida Bios flashed to my 290 for comparison.

Again all tests were performed at 1080p with 1100mhz core clock and 1350mhz mem clock +50 power +81mV core +25mV aux in AB. As you can see I had to boost the voltage a little for stability in some tests but even with +100mV core I couldn't get Metro LL benchmark to complete without a blackscreen at these clocks.

DiRT Rally / Ultra Preset / Elpida MEMMOD 1.4 390 Bios




GRID Autosport / Ultra Preset / Elpida MEMMOD 1.4 390 Bios




Valley / ExtremeHD / Elpida MEMMOD 1.4 390 Bios




FireStrike / Elpida MEMMOD 1.4 390 Bios



http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/7840880

Looks like these games don't benefit from the tighter timings but the benchmarks have gained a little. Finally cracked 13K on FireStrike = RESULT. applaud.gifband.gif
 
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I have re-ran the tests with the 390 MEM-MOD 1.4 Elpida Bios flashed to my 290 for comparison.

Again all tests were performed at 1080p with 1100mhz core clock and 1350mhz mem clock +50 power +81mV core +25mV aux in AB. As you can see I had to boost the voltage a little for stability in some tests but even with +100mV core I couldn't get Metro LL benchmark to complete without a blackscreen at these clocks.

DiRT Rally / Ultra Preset / Elpida MEMMOD 1.4 390 Bios




GRID Autosport / Ultra Preset / Elpida MEMMOD 1.4 390 Bios




Valley / ExtremeHD / Elpida MEMMOD 1.4 390 Bios




FireStrike / Elpida MEMMOD 1.4 390 Bios



http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/7840880

Looks like these games don't benefit from the tighter timings but the benchmarks have gained a little. Finally cracked 13K on FireStrike = RESULT. applaud.gifband.gif

Wow very nice scores indeed! But yes I would have to agree that the "NO MOD" bios is much more stable for 24/7 usage than any of the "MEM MOD" BIOS files. I'm not sure why this is but it just seems that a lot of cards do not like the altered timings. Oh well, thank you for all of the testing though!

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Has anyone successfully flashed an ASUS DirectCuII R9 290 (R9290-DC2OC-4GD5)?

(I did search the thread for "Asus")
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Has anyone successfully flashed an ASUS DirectCuII R9 290 (R9290-DC2OC-4GD5)?

(I did search the thread for "Asus")

Not that I know of but all R9 290 / 290X cards have a dual BIOS switch so you are safe to try out flashing this BIOS on your card. Worst case scenario if it doesn't work you just re-flash it back to the old BIOS from DOS. biggrin.gif
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I'm guessing Plug2k isn't on OCN, only guru3d forum?

I'd like to see his awesome power saving clock/mem speeds be included into the "final" modded BIOS we come up with here. Down to 80mhz core/mem speeds on idle is ridiculous, and also very nice reduction in voltages. They absolutely sip power at such low clocks and voltage lol.
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