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3D mark firestrike R9 290 crossfire score - good or bad?

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July 4, 2014 3:14:19 PM

So I was wondering if I get the score I should get. http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/3466717?

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July 4, 2014 3:30:10 PM

That looks pretty damn good. My single 290X in the rig in my sig scored only 8778 when my i5 was @ 4GHZ.

Edit: Just re-checked with my current OC and got 9381 for a score this time.
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July 4, 2014 3:43:35 PM

clutchc said:
That looks pretty damn good. My single 290X in the rig in my sig scored only 8778 when my i5 was @ 4GHZ.


Nice. I got them WC. Another question. How to OC a cpu? How do I know which voltage I should take? Which programs are best? I know I should use prime 95, and than theres the temperature program. hwmonitor, realtemp, coretemp?
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July 4, 2014 3:51:36 PM

JustNeedSomeHelp said:
clutchc said:
That looks pretty damn good. My single 290X in the rig in my sig scored only 8778 when my i5 was @ 4GHZ.


Nice. I got them WC. Another question. How to OC a cpu? How do I know which voltage I should take? Which programs are best? I know I should use prime 95, and than theres the temperature program. hwmonitor, realtemp, coretemp?


With your CPU's unlocked multiplier, you may not need to touch the vcore. Just increase the CPU's clock multiplier, testing with something like Intel Burn Test in between increases while watching temps. If the temps remain good, you may get to the point that it won't boot to Win7 or won't pass IBT. At that point you can either back off and live with that, or increase the vcore a small amount and keep going. Personally, I like leaving the vcore at stock if possible. No small clock freq gain is worth prematurely aging my processor with excessive voltage.
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August 18, 2014 3:30:07 PM

I oc'd my 3770k to 4.6 ghz and got 15900. You should try oc'ing your cpu. Don't worry about the gpus. If you can push the overclock on them without throttling (the problem I faced requiring me to underclock the factory overclock and undervolt slightly) then go ahead. If anyone knows if my problem might be overcome by flashing the bios let me know. One of my cards consistently runs 10C lower while benchmarking.
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August 18, 2014 3:37:15 PM

@ jman1968
Does that 10C difference remain even if the cards are swapped around in their slots? When I was running dual cards, the bottom card was always cooler.
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August 18, 2014 4:08:45 PM

I'll try that. I didn't even think about that as I posted. I doubt there will be a difference as it probably is just the placement. Thanks for the reply. Any suggestions on ways around it? AMD says the cards are designed for 95C (and the top card definitely hits that), but there is clear evidence of thermal throttling when I oc or run more voltage. My best performance on Unigine Valley 1.0 came when I underclocked. Probably not a major difference given the capabilities of the card, but I'm still new at this. Also, I don't have the best tower for airflow. It's a mid-tower chassis.

My specs:
i7 3770k oc'd to 4.6 ghz
gigabyte r9 290 windforce oc in crossfire
asrock z77 extreme 4 mobo
corsair 4 gb ram x 2 oc'd to 2000 mhz.
corsair rm 1000w psu
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August 18, 2014 5:20:56 PM

Graphical stress testing apps will take the cards' temps higher than most games will. But if the MB is one that has the cards extremely close together, that will aggravate the heat issue too. And the case really needs to be roomy and have good airflow if two R9-290X cards are going to be used. What case are they in? And what's your case fan situation?

The single 290X in the case in my sig needs to have the case fans at near full speed to move sufficient air for the card to pull in enough fresh air to maintain decent temps when running a stress testing app like Furmark.
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