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AMD Radeon R9 290 4 GB Review

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Temperatures are quite high. Especially its gaming temperatures at 94°C seem very high, but AMD apparently had no other choice since the card had to be kept at somewhat sane noise levels (it's still extremely noisy).

Clock Profiles

Modern graphics cards have several clock profiles that are selected to balance power draw and performance requirements.

The following table lists the clock settings for important performance scenarios and the GPU voltage we measured. We performed the measurement on the pins of a coil or a capacitor near the GPU voltage regulator.

GPU Voltage
Desktop300 MHz150 MHz0.98 V
Multi-Monitor300 MHz1250 MHz0.98 V
Blu-ray Playback440 MHz1250 MHz0.98 V
3D Load947 MHz1250 MHz1.17 V

CCC Overdrive Limits
Core1500 MHz
Memory2000 MHz
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