Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC 4 GB Review 40

Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC 4 GB Review

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Temperatures



Overall, temperatures are very good, especially during gaming, where the card is also pretty quiet. I, however, still see some potential to quieten down the fan a bit since there is plenty of temperature headroom to do so.

GPU Temperature Comparison
IdleLoad
ASUS R9 290X DC II OC37°C78°C / 94°C
Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X OC36°C73°C
MSI R9 290X Gaming40°C79°C
PowerColor R9 290X OC44°C93°C
AMD R9 290X49°C93°C / 94°C
Important: GPU temperature will vary depending on clock speed, voltage settings,
cooler design, and production variances. This table just serves to provide
a list of typical temperatures for similar cards determined during TPU review.


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
Clock
Memory
Clock
GPU Voltage
(measured)
Desktop300 MHz150 MHz0.96 V
Multi-Monitor300 MHz1300 MHz0.95 V
Blu-ray Playback440 MHz1300 MHz0.95 V
3D Load1040 MHz1300 MHz1.16 V
CCC Overdrive Limits
Core1500 MHz
Memory2000 MHz
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