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    Just leaking some of the captains thoughts, next big comp may be near march. With a subzero category!

    And any donations for prizes would be excellent, especially over the pond!

    lol buildzoid, durvelle is part of our team. Think he wants in on your 590 lol
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    Well derp now I look clueless.
    As for the GTX 590, if I do put it up it will be without cooling but with the Epower boards because I was planing on using the cooler on my FM2 build. I must warn you because according to my power calculator the card will pull 500+ watts at 1.1V because whatever Nvidia may have done the GTX 590 is still just a pair of GTX 580s glued together and each of those pulled 250W.
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    Guys I'm having problems with my rankings on HWbot. Basically HWbot thinks that an older worse SPi 32m(6m 59s) score is better than my latest SPi 32m(6m 42s) and so I'm not getting any points for my best submission. I also wan to know if there are any tweaks for Heaven that I should be aware of because my score with my R9 290 and R9 290X crossfire at 1165/1375 is just 4873 points.
    EDIT found the problem the primary GPU(290X) has a too low temperature target and throttles I'm also gonna have to put more space between the cards and make a some kind of heat shield because the R9 290(72C°) is frying the R9 290X(84C°).
    EDIT my rankings got fixed
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    So I just ran Unigine a couple times on my R9 290X alone and guess what I discovered. That as always my R9 290X has a terrible core and amazing memory the core won't go over 1140 without artefacts but the memory does 1575mhz no problem but how much good is 1575mhz memory when the core can't get over 1140mhz. I hope that at least the R9 290 gets 1200mhz on the core.
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    I've seen this a number of times that the 290 overclocks better.

    Think when I get a new gpu it will be the 290.

    The rankings usually take time to update as well
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    maybe a server problem, i would make sure all is correct and try again in a bit.
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    Does anyone know of some way to force a GPU to always run 3D clocks because when I start Unigine my GPUs stay at 300mhz for the first 2-4 seconds which really lowers my score because my minimum FPS is 2.8FPS it also drops the frequency down to 900mhz between scene transition and doesn't ramp back up to 1190mhz fast enough which isn't as bad but it still hurts my scores.
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    there is a way through bios editor (probably not one for R series yet), and MSI afterburner had a way in a config file.

    havent messed with this for a long time, ill do some research

    (and yea i had the same problems before)

    also turn the powersaving stuff off, powerplay i think its called

    just found there may be a registry edit, or change to driver file.
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    After playing PS2 yesterday and glancing at the clocks and voltage of my card I'm starting to believe that the inability of my R9 290 to go over 1140mhz is because of the dynamic voltage control. I was testing to see if I could play PS2 at 1150mhz without artefacts and I could that is until the boost algorithm decide that it's a good time to drop voltage down to 1.173V for some inexplicable reason. I swear that if there is one thing I would like to see on the next series of GPU is a that they put some kind of option to make custom 2D BLR and 3D profiles with options to hard lock voltage and I'd also be interested in having access to VRAM timings
    And I blame the existence of all the stupid GPU boost algorithms on Nvidia because if the kepler cards didn't have it AMD wouldn't have copied it.
    EDIT: jsut found my R9 290 is dead(won't display image tried all slots and it's definetly GPU because the 290X works) so it's getting RMAed on the weekend because I was planning to return a set of RAM I bought so I'll do both now.
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    Figured out how to override most of the GPUs boost control by using ASUS GPU tweak to control 2D and 3D profiles and TRIXX to add 200mv to the core and force constant voltage. I still didn't get rid of the intial FPS bug but I did manage to take full control of my R9 290X happily benching at 1165mhz and 1600mhz memory speed(So I'm guesing I have Hynix RAM).
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    Doing a Heaven Bench session gonna up load vid of it on YT
    OK I hit the limit 3257.918 running @ 1215/1660 with artefacts caused by core clock.
    I still have the start of test low FPS bug even with my clocks constantly pegged at 1215/1660mhz so I guess it's related to Unigine loading in textures.
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    You are not the only person getting the lag of changing clocks in heaven, also happens in 3dmark tests as well. I noticed theres also a delay in changing of volts, hence using force constant voltage works best.


    Post a link if you made a vid.
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    I figured out how to get rid of all the lag after the 3FPS start but the start is something I just can't fix so I won't bother. I checked over my first video and I decide it wasn't all that good so I'll be doing a full blown guide how to get around the card down clocking(had it pegged at 1215mhz for the length of my run) between scenes and how offset voltage control behaves. I can't make the guide right now so I'll be doing it tomorrow after I play with driver settings to get better performance and I'll add that to the guide.
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    I hit 4026 pts in heaven. I have plenty of footage and will be editing and uploading it tomorrow at school because I only know how to use Final Cut Pro(Mac school and I needed art credits) for movie editing and because my internet is too slow for uploading(0.5Mb/s).
    To illustrate what my simple but somewhat dangerous(you can brick your card if you do it wrong) tweaks achieved I went from 3200pts to 4026pts that's a 25% increase by just getting the GPU clocks to not drop during scene change and setting all the driver options to low.
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    We got back to 36th place finally, great benching guys!

    Firekiller also smashed a decent hwbot prime! Well done all!
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    Video for R9 290X tweaking is up here is link.
    I need a camera man. The video is terrible.
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    says the video is private, im not on my google account.

    what do i need to do to see it?
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    FIXED
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    nice video, a lot of crashing/freezing but a good raw clip. Ill be using this for 3d benches.

    so anyone want to give me some tips on the old 3d benchmarks? 01/03/aquamark etc


    This new platform will take a lot of learning!

    3770k 5.4ghz and gts450 any clocks?
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    I want you 3770K

    XD
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