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AMD R9 290 (Non-X, Pro, etc) Owners Club

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Orangey, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Orangey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

    Posts: 8,289

    Seeing as how the one that was made at launch has fallen flat and wasn't particularly inspired, here's the place for you to proudly display and talk about your "Bang-for-Buck King" cards. I'll also be adding all relevant links to guides/info about the 290. :)

    NO NEED TO FLASH FOR VOLTAGE CONTROL ON STOCK BIOS, USE AFTERBURNER:

    AMD R9 290 - You know it's cheaper! Save yourself some money!
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    Honour Roll

    Post your proof of purchase pics here and be recognized among the ranks of discerning yet frugal enthusiasts! Feel free to include a link to any benchmark screenshots/logs as well. :)


    1. Orangey [[ Make: MSI || Number of cards: 2 || Cooling: Water || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: OG cards (launch!) ]]
    2. LtMatt [[ Make: VTX || Number of cards: 3 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Tri-fire FTW! ]]
    3. tommybhoy [[ Make: Powercolor || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Unlocked to X; modded AC 5870 Xtreme with Alpenföhn ]]
    4. Defconluke [[ Make: MSI || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: BF4 Edition ]]
    5. GoogalyMoogaly [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 2 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: N/A ]]
    6. Sacrifice [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: firestrike 10600; 1200/1550 bench / 1050/1400 24/7 ]]
    7. Ragnahex [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 2 || Cooling: Water || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: N/A ]]
    8. Vegeta [[ Make: VTX || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Water || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Arctic Accelero Hybrid ]]
    9. Dazboots [[ Make: Powercolor || Number of cards: 2 || Cooling: Water || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: 1200/1500 benchable ]]
    10. Confused Stu [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 2 || Cooling: Water || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Arctic Accelero Hybrid 2 ]]
    11. wndsr [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 3 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: N/A ]]
    12. atomic7431 [[ Make: VTX || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Unlocked to X ]]
    13. Rangerjr1 [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Water || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: 1235/1500 (24/7) 1340/1700 (bench) / +100mV (24/7) 1.525v(Bench) ]]
    14. flopper [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/1183884 || Notes: so many sapphires~ ]]
    15. jrodga2k5 [[ Make: VTX || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: will it unlock? ]]
    16. thewanted [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 2 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: N/A ]]
    17. Tute [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: N/A ]]
    18. tayto_0 [[ Make: VTX || Number of cards: 2 || Cooling: Water || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: N/A ]]
    19. humbug [[ Make: Powercolor || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: PCS+ ]]
    20. thefogo [[ Make: Powercolor || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: PCS+ ]]
    21. hardkore [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Vapor-X ]]
    22. gerico [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 2 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Vapor-X ]]
    23. Gerard [[ Make: MSI || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: ref ]]
    24. shankly1985 [[ Make: MSI || Number of cards: 2 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Gaming Editions ]]
    25. Clov!s [[ Make: Powercolor || Number of cards: 3 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Ref ]]
    26. gt_junkie [[ Make: MSI || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Gaming Ed ]]
    27. foster grant [[ Make: XFX || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: DD ]]
    28. teh_captain [[ Make: Powercolor || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: PCS+ ]]
    29. Dempsey22 [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Ref ]]
    30. thebennyboy [[ Make: Sapphire || Number of cards: 1 || Cooling: Air || Box shot / rig shot || Bench data: N/A || Notes: Tri-X ]]

    We also have a google spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/169sRiaUoBiLTBZwX2RP3G7KnGgqIHkgmpGjRw0YTph8/edit?usp=sharing


    Custom coolers

    MSI Gaming Edition [ http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-239-MS&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752 ]
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    Sapphire Tri-X [ http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-341-SP&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752 ]

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    Gigabyte Windforce 3X [ http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-133-GI&groupid=701&catid=56&subcat=1752 ]

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    HIS IceQ X2 Turbo [ http://videocardz.com/48615/first-pictures-radeon-r9-290-iceq-x2-emerge ]

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    OcUK TechLabs Kraken pre-fitted [ http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-070-TL ]

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    ASUS DirectCU II [ http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-334-AS ]

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    Powercolor PCS+ [ http://videocardz.com/48598/powercolor-radeon-pcs-r9-290-r9-290x-detailed ]

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    XFX Double Dissipation [ http://videocardz.com/48543/xfx-launches-radeon-r9-290x-r9-290-double-dissipation ]

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    Waterblocks

    XSPC Razor [ http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-289-XS ] || Backplate [ http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-290-XS&groupid=962&catid=1520&subcat=2327 ]

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    Koolance VID-AR290X [ http://koolance.com/video-card-vga-amd-radeon-r9-290x-water-block-vid-ar290x ]

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    EK EK-FC 290X [ http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-461-EK&groupid=962&catid=1520&subcat=2327 ] || Backplate [ http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-462-EK&groupid=962&catid=1520&subcat=2327 ]

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    Aqua Computer Kryographics 290X [ http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=WC-166-AQ&groupid=962&catid=1520&subcat=2327 ] || Backplate [ http://shop.aquacomputer.de/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=3150 ]

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    Useful links


    OcUK Benchmark Leaderboard Threads

     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2015
  2. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 31,773

    Location: United Kingdom

    Good man. Wasn't sure if you were going to do it or not. :)

    Here's mine.

    LtMatt [Make: VTX] [Number of cards: 2] [Reference PCB: Yes] [Cooling: Air] [Box shot / rig shot] [Clocks: 947/1250 (24/7) 975/1250 (bench)] [Volts: -0.50mv (24/7) -0.50mv(Bench)]

    Don't know if you want to simplify the above a bit, seems a bit complicated. :p
     
  3. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 21, 2012

    Posts: 28,195

    Location: Dalek flagship

    +1
     
  4. Orangey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

    Posts: 8,289

    Done. :)
     
  5. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 31,773

    Location: United Kingdom

    That's better. :)
     
  6. Orangey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

    Posts: 8,289

    Now let's get some people on the board! Red team go!

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  7. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 31,773

    Location: United Kingdom

    Our national anthem. :cool:
     
  8. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 31,773

    Location: United Kingdom

    Be interested to know if any 290 (or 290X for that matter) owners have experimented with under volting the gpu using the new offset method? I have found that if i go below 0.050mv that sometimes i will get browser flicker, or flicker at Windows desktop. I assume because the lowering of the off set voltage is also lowering the idle voltage, causing the flickering. Games and benchmarks under 3D load were stable at -0.075mv, its just the 2D load which was giving me problems.
     
  9. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 21, 2012

    Posts: 28,195

    Location: Dalek flagship

    Undervolting:eek: wash your mouth out with soap for using words like that.:eek:
     
  10. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 31,773

    Location: United Kingdom

    :p

    For gaming, i love a good tweak. Sure i could be boring and use stock settings like every tom dick and harry out there but wheres the fun in that? The fun i have is lowering voltage, power draw, heat and fan speeds to within an inch of instability then settling for that. For benching? Of course not but thats a different matter. My benching time will come, but no point running before i can walk and before i master the Hawaii gpu. ;)
     
  11. Kaapstad

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 21, 2012

    Posts: 28,195

    Location: Dalek flagship

    I must admit that at stock the 290Xs seem to have the volts set way too high.
     
  12. LtMatt

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 31,773

    Location: United Kingdom

    AMD have a habit of doiing that ever since they introduced Boost to Tahiti.
     
  13. Martini1991

    Caporegime

    Joined: Sep 18, 2009

    Posts: 27,820

    Location: Dormanstown.

    I was running my R9 290 with a custom fan profile which kept it 92c max at 1150MHZ at +0.100mv.

    I'm running it stock at 1000MHZ (I have a 290X BIOS on it) and suddenly my FPS has increased (It's now getting no higher than 81c on my fan profile and it's not too bad heat wise)

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    But I know it wasn't throttling, unless it was error correction (But I was running it at 0.05v for ages till Bionic Commando of all things caused artefacts)
     
  14. LtMatt

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    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 31,773

    Location: United Kingdom

    What fan speed?
     
  15. Martini1991

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    Joined: Sep 18, 2009

    Posts: 27,820

    Location: Dormanstown.

    As fast as it needed to be to maintain the temps, but my overclocked one was decently loud.

    I should have bought 3DMark so I could do some proper testing, I don't want to wait for the benchmark to finish.
     
  16. LtMatt

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    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 31,773

    Location: United Kingdom

    I've gone full retard custom fan profile rather than relying on powertune to alter the fan. This keeps the fan pretty quiet and keeps gpu temps at 90c or lower under heavy load. Stii a work in progress though and i hope to get the final fap fan speed lower than 60% and still maintain 90c or lower.


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    Last edited: Dec 25, 2013
  17. Martini1991

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    Joined: Sep 18, 2009

    Posts: 27,820

    Location: Dormanstown.

    Oh yeah, custom profile required, these cards just don't work with auto :p

    But still doesn't explain how my 1000MHZ is besting my 1150MHZ :p
     
  18. GoogalyMoogaly

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 29, 2010

    Posts: 6,954

    Location: Cornwall

    Glad I'm not the only one that found the default behaviour caused throttling.
     
  19. Jamous

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 7, 2007

    Posts: 1,074

    Location: Scotland

    I have an unlocked VTX3D 290 and one of the new batch VTX3D's on order, though looking at LtMatt's thread an unlock looks unlikely.
     
  20. Ragnahex

    Hitman

    Joined: Oct 8, 2013

    Posts: 903

    i have 2 saph ref cards but i put them under water so don't need to mess around with fan profiles ;) they sit at about 45 degrees but love this thread it will save me a hell of a lot of searching about. 2 really is the magic number for this card for some reason 1 just seemed lonely and had to get it a friend
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2013