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XFX 8GB 290X Overclocking Results

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Vellinious

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Well, played with this GPU over the last few weeks and think I've pretty much maxed it out on the stock bios. I'm currently working on getting a custom bios done for it, but...it's proving a lot more difficult to find something that will work, than I had hoped.

Anyway, the numbers. On air I was able to achieve clocks around 1240 on the core and 1710 on the memory with +200mv in short bursts. I found that the performance at those clocks were about equal to the 970FTW (custom bios, water cooled) I had at it's best. So, fairly impressed.

Once I put it under water, and could properly push the card I was able to reach benchmark clocks as high as 1336 core, and 1812 memory. At these clocks, it surpassed the 970 by quite a margin.

The results!

Valley -- Extreme HD preset -- 3513
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Heaven -- Extreme presets but run in 1920 x 1080 -- 1862
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Firestrike -- 13828 overall / 15782 graphics score
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I couldn't quite break 16k graphics score in Firestrike...that was kind of the goal that I had set for myself when I decided to try this card, but...maybe with a good custom bios I'll be able to push it past.


And a pic of the rig it's stationed in....cause, I just love this thing. = )
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Nice work man! Keep on posting stuff like that, But change the title to xfx 290x 8gb overclocking and results so people will understand that this thread is about it.
 
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Vellinious

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Guess I hadn't thought to say "overclocking". I do love this card... I was able to finally break 16k graphics score in firestrike. Almost 19k GS with tess tweaks. A little bit of extra voltage was all I was able to accomplish with a custom bios.... It's unfortunate. I was hoping for much more.

It would seem my "forums skills" are lacking....can't figure out how to change the title. = P

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Vellinious

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Yeah...did that. It just changed the name at the top of my first post, but not the thread title? /shrug
 

Shiozaki

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i keep telling people to buy a used 290x over a 970 but nooooo, amazing work man looks like one hell of a card.
 
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Thread title updated.

Thank you!

I've been toying with some of the bios settings, and have found a little more voltage to make up for the vdroop. Was able to push up to 1331 last night on some of my test runs on FS Ultra. Previously I was only able to reach 1317 in GS1 and GS2. Ultimately, I'd like to see 1350.
 

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I've been toying with some of the bios settings, and have found a little more voltage to make up for the vdroop. Was able to push up to 1331 last night on some of my test runs on FS Ultra. Previously I was only able to reach 1317 in GS1 and GS2. Ultimately, I'd like to see 1350.

Good luck:)