I have the Gigabyte Windforce 3 R9280x with a factory OC to 1100mhz.
Since yesterday ANY game i play only goes up to 1000mhz.
My PC is not struggling with anything.
- The temps are average and well below 60.
- CPU has enough ressources left,
- The RAM is only half used,
- Games load fast as usual.
So why the throttle?
The only thing i can think off is that it doesn't go to 1100 (or whatever i choose in afterburner) simply because it doesn't need to .. but still.. It went to 1100 or 1080 if i asked for it a few days ago playing the very same titles.
PS: Just ran Tomb Raider benchmark at Ultimate settings to make sure i use my card to the fullest. It didn't move .. clock is stuck at 1000mhz.
you are right! I've managed to find a game that would make it go to 1100 again. Was kinda scared for a second here since i could observe this for the whole evening, but maybe it was just a coincidence. Usually it always was using the max clock. Don't know.. maybe it finally starts to work as it should.