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What's the max safe voltage for a reference board? I'm at +168mv 1200mhz. Core And Vrm1 max 70-75°... I'm worried about the coil noise at high load...i dont want to stress the components too much... Vrms are OK but i don't want to damage the inductor or the capacitors... Any advice?
The reference boards have a 350A+70A+30A VRM. It has been know to handle up to 1.7V with the core under LN2. You are not going to hurt that VRM while using air/water cooling without a modded BIOS.
 
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The reference boards have a 350A+70A+30A VRM. It has been know to handle up to 1.7V with the core under LN2. You are not going to hurt that VRM while using air/water cooling without a modded BIOS.
I'm not worried about the vrms...but the other component... All the corrent flow into the inductors and the capacitors are stabilizing it
 
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I'm not worried about the vrms...but the other component... All the corrent flow into the inductors and the capacitors are stabilizing it
The inductors are 71A @ 125C and the caps are more dependent on operating temps
 
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hi all ,
fire strike : 10544 ( 12060,14651,4462 )
all air coolin .
nice thread , keep on , super . u are e great comunity - thx for ideas & help .
 
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hi all ,
fire strike : 10544 ( 12060,14651,4462 )
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nice thread , keep on , super . u are e great comunity - thx for ideas & help .
ahahah another Swiss :D and more to it a 290(X) user :D
 
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So I've been trying to figure out how to manually control the IR 3567B controller on the R9 290X. After making a mistake due to the public datasheets being bland and useless I ended up with this:

It kinda looks like some modern art and yes it does still work. The details as to why I did this are on my blog.
 
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Here is a couple of 290X Tri-X cards. I love this crossfire performance.

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Hello everyone,

I've had my Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X for about 1,5 years now and lately I've been getting pc freezes at an increasing rate and always at specific moments. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem.

The freeze (as far as I know) always happens when I watch a video in a browser in fullscreen, usually about 5 seconds after making a web video of any kind fullscreen.

The freeze looks like this:
  • Screen immediately goes black
  • After about 1 or 2 seconds sound starts looping and glitching out.
  • Nothing responds anymore
  • Only way to get out of it is holding power button or pressing reset button.

My further hardware is this:

CPU: i5- 4590 @ 3.30GHz
Memory: 2x 4GB @ 1600 MHz.
OS: W10
Storage: SSD + HDD

Any advice on what this might be and how to fix this?
 
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Retired my XFX 290x's for two 980TI's. Already sold one 290x on ebay for 220.00.
 
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Retired my XFX 290x's for two 980TI's. Already sold one 290x on ebay for 220.00.
Does the lifetime warranty transfer to the new owner on those?
 
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It used to. One time.
 
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I'm building a new, less outdated system and was wondering if my i5-4690k devil's canyon 3.5GHz BX80646I54690K cpu is a good match for this card, or if I should just go with a 280 or even less since I'm not investing in the i7? No point in over-buying a videocard if my cpu will limit it. Opinions?

My current system is plagued with freezing up, artifacting, video/audio not syncing, etc, and I'm a little worried about choosing the 280 which was my original plan as I've read that they have artifacting issues, which is why I ended up reading all 40 pages of posts on this thread. It sounds like the 290X is a good card that can be overclocked later if I find I need more performance in the next few years (or I could even add a second one), which is my goal on this build, putting in all parts that have a lot of room to be upgraded later if I start getting annoyed by performance issues. When I started choosing parts for this build, I was looking at R9 270's, and I just seem to keep thinking that I wont be happy with that in 2 or 3 years (but then I could always just buy a new videocard when that time comes).

Also: There's R9 390's that cost less than R9 290X's, and I don't really understand that. I would have thought that the lowest 300 series would be "better" than the highest 200 series, but it's not? I would really like to stay under $250 on this build, but I'm a little fluid on that number (and watching newegg sales).
 
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I never had any artifacting with my 280Xs, in Crossfire or alone. I used them with an i7-2600K and also an i5-4690K. I saw solid performance with them.
When I went to 290X GPUs I saw better performance with them. It was noticeable too. The 290s are 4GB cards. I wish that I had bought 8GB cards instead, but I got a great deal on three of them.

Your 4690K will keep up with whatever you buy. Very good little CPU.
 

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When I went to 290X GPUs I saw better performance with them. It was noticeable too. The 290s are 4GB cards. I wish that I had bought 8GB cards instead, but I got a great deal on three of them.
If you don't mind elaborating, can you tell me a few annoying scenarios in which you have thought "well cr*p, I should have gotten the 8gb's instead"? It would help me predict my likelihood of thinking the same thing later, although I can't really afford anything over 4gb anyway. My game recommends "1024+ MB VRAM" so I'm sure 4gb is overkill (but I'll be able to run all the settings on maximum for the first time ever!!! That's going to feel so freaking amazing. Grass, sweet lovely swaying grass!)
 
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I never ran into those annoying scenarios. But I'm running the 290s in Crossfire.
The reason that I wish that I had got 8GB cards is that games are going to be able to use more and more RAM as time goes on.
8GB will be relevant, and probably quicker than we think it will.
 
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Hey did these cards support full HDMI audio out on both connections? I never used it, don't know about that technology.
 

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Drivers are updated by Amd often, so i presume Audio does work. In hardware properties it shows the Amd Audio Hdmi device.
 
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Bumpin'. Had some black screen issues, I googled it and I read that underclocking VRAM* should work. Also I have a high-quality but low-wattage PSU**. I guess that improving memory cooling and upgrading the PSU would help..?

* Memory is without any cooling since I have an asetek-based AIO cooler and memory chips are just there without any cooling
** XFX TS 430, Seasonic as OEM and with Japanese caps

Card is XFX R9 290 Black Edition aka factory overclocked reference card. I bought this without cooler since I had the AIO cooler already. MX-4 paste between GPU and the block, VRM has heatsinks attached with thermal glue and fan blowin' to them. The AIO cooler of the GPU is Arctic Accelero Hybrid-III 120 with a Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1450rpm attached to the radiator.

English is not my native language so I'm sorry for any possible errors. I guess everything neccessary is still clear. :)
 
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I sold my 970s and bought the XFX 8GB 290X to play around with for a few months until the new tech comes out this summer. Have to say, I'm pretty impressed with this card. It overclocks like crazy. Good lookin card and block.

 
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Bumpin'. Had some black screen issues, I googled it and I read that underclocking VRAM* should work. Also I have a high-quality but low-wattage PSU**. I guess that improving memory cooling and upgrading the PSU would help..?

* Memory is without any cooling since I have an asetek-based AIO cooler and memory chips are just there without any cooling
** XFX TS 430, Seasonic as OEM and with Japanese caps

Card is XFX R9 290 Black Edition aka factory overclocked reference card. I bought this without cooler since I had the AIO cooler already. MX-4 paste between GPU and the block, VRM has heatsinks attached with thermal glue and fan blowin' to them. The AIO cooler of the GPU is Arctic Accelero Hybrid-III 120 with a Gentle Typhoon 120mm 1450rpm attached to the radiator.

English is not my native language so I'm sorry for any possible errors. I guess everything neccessary is still clear. :)
Black screen could be because your PSU is too weak - I'd upgrade the PSU as soon as possible. Until then I'd try lower clocks on the 290X to save some energy and preventing the PSU from shutting off your PC again (if I'm right in thinking what the reason was in the first place). And btw. you should of course cool the memories, that's very risky of you to drive the card without Ram cooling!
 
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When I bought this card, I had my sights set on hitting 15.5k graphics score in Firestrike. After seeing how well this card overclocks, now I'm thinking I can break 16k. Need to get a custom bios made to clean up the voltages...that's next on the list of "to dos".

Run done at 1307 on the core and 1790 on the memory.