Originally Posted by Echoa
Figured Id show you guys what happened to my 290x xP pcb is bubbled slightly and is actually damaged by the rupture of the VRM (sorry couldnt get closer) decided on the Sapphire Nitro 470 Ill be getting it this week
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Ouch. What kind of overclock were you running on it?
DX12 Stock Settings 16.7.3 - 69.06 FPS
DX12 Stock Settings 16.9.1 - 69.24 FPS
DX12 OC 16.7.3 - 76.94 FPS
DX12 OC 16.9.1 - 77.40 FPS
DX12 OC Tess OFF 16.7.3 - 83.34 FPS
DX12 OC Tess OFF 16.9.1 - 78.45 FPS
Card runs fine at stock settings, but applying my OC gives artifacting only during the second scene. I have never seen any kind of artifacting in this game for the bench or any time playing it at these settings.
I tried reducing and then eliminating my RAM OC and it didn't help the artifacting. I then tried increasing core voltage all the way to +102mV from +24mV and it didn't help the artifacting. I tried reducing my core overclock to 1375, then 1350, and it actually made the artifacting worse somehow. I then figured screw it, if going down is worse artifacting let's go up! Set 1425 core without adding voltage and windows crashed
I may try scrubbing and installing the drivers again, but I have a bday party to attend and won't be back home for a while.
Currently I would say 16.9.1 doesn't hold any tangible benefits for RotTR, and these drivers may negatively impact OC performance. I would have to try running Time Spy to see how it acts there.
No negative effects in Time Spy it would appear
Edited by Roboyto - 9/18/16 at 11:03am