Originally Posted by hellm
i don't know about Hawaii, but Polaris is capable of at least the same power draw
if u just want to find the highest oc, set a voltage in WattTool, like 1300 mV, then reboot and use Wattman to figure out the highest stable clock rate.
Well Polaris isn't no Hawaii haha. I could pull nearly 500 watts with my R9-290 when fully overclocked and bios modded.
I've yet to go over 220 watts with P10 yet. Two different beasts in terms of heat production, and overclock tools. I am sure support will mature for Polaris much like it did with Hawaii.
I mean all I had to do with Hawaii was edit the bios, and flash it on, and presto my clocks were set to 1300mhz core /1625mhz memory with +150mv on the gpu core from stock which was 1.1 volts I believe. I set powertune to 50% and never had any throttling issues. I used Sapphire Trix for testing and it worked flawlessly.
I think it took me all of about 3 hours to figure out its max oc, and program it into bios, and then its been running for 3 years since. With P10, I've used wattman, Asus gpu tweek, msi after burner, watt tool, and seems like they all have their caveats and don't all work just flawlessly.
Gonna have to give it more time than I expected to get better publishable results for my website. If i cannot figure it out then this waterblock isn't going to get a very favorable review, since it only added about 25mhz addional overclock over the stock cooler using just wattman. Making an sort of value proposition for the water block completely toast with the only good things being it looks cool and runs silent.