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Windows 7: Post your 3D Mark Firestrike scores

18 Jan 2015   #591
SikMindZ

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Nice scores man. I used to have 3 7950's, which is the exact same card as the 280 and it's not worth the 3rd card to be honest, it only gives you maybe a 2000 bump in 3dmark and crossfire scales horribly in games as i'm sure you know and they are power hungry as hell.

If you'll notice in your 2nd score, your physics score was noticeably higher. If you can replicate that and still have your graphics maxxed out, then you should be able to go higher on those scores. I used to be able to get around 1150 or so on the cores and 1500 on the memory when I had 2, putting the 3rd hindered my overclocks, but was still able to hit 1500 on the memory pretty easily.

Anyways, I have a lot of experience with those cards if you ever need any help. What are you running your voltage at on them? They can handle a healthy voltage increase pretty well usually.


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18 Jan 2015   #592
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SikMindZ View Post
Nice scores man. I used to have 3 7950's, which is the exact same card as the 280 and it's not worth the 3rd card to be honest, it only gives you maybe a 2000 bump in 3dmark and crossfire scales horribly in games as i'm sure you know and they are power hungry as hell.

If you'll notice in your 2nd score, your physics score was noticeably higher. If you can replicate that and still have your graphics maxxed out, then you should be able to go higher on those scores. I used to be able to get around 1150 or so on the cores and 1500 on the memory when I had 2, putting the 3rd hindered my overclocks, but was still able to hit 1500 on the memory pretty easily.

Anyways, I have a lot of experience with those cards if you ever need any help. What are you running your voltage at on them? They can handle a healthy voltage increase pretty well usually.
No voltage increase so far. Nervous to try. I would be interested to pick your brain for *stable* voltage numbers. I'm only running the 1095 because it's the only stable numbers I could find on the innerwebs. Again, nervous to damage anything as it's a new set up for me. Anything over early 2000 numbers seems new to me, lol. So obviously I'm very happy. BUT I would like to push her as far as she can go stable wise, and then keep her there. So yes, I'd love to pick your brain. Any major issues at 1150 or was that stable? same question for the memory at 1500??

And ya, not so happy about the power hungry'ness but I did just upgrade to a 1300 psu (evga g2). So I should be good there.
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18 Jan 2015   #593
SikMindZ

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

they can handle 1250 voltage all day long. And yes 1150 was my rock solid stable core number, same with 1500 on memory. I could go up to around 1180, but would occasionally have problems, so i left them alone at 1150. I would say jump to 1200 on voltage and see how they do, what I mean by that is watch your core and vrm temps, try to keep core below 80 as a rule of thumb and vrm below 95-100. I have a corsair 1000 watt and was able to run 3 of them heavily overclocked all day long without problems. My 12v rail never went below 11.8 even under heavy benchmarking. My power supply can handle up to 83 amps, it idles around 20 amps and under heavy load would go up to 55. With my new cards however it only goes up to maybe 40.
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18 Jan 2015   #594
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SikMindZ View Post
they can handle 1250 voltage all day long. And yes 1150 was my rock solid stable core number, same with 1500 on memory. I could go up to around 1180, but would occasionally have problems, so i left them alone at 1150. I would say jump to 1200 on voltage and see how they do, what I mean by that is watch your core and vrm temps, try to keep core below 80 as a rule of thumb and vrm below 95-100. I have a corsair 1000 watt and was able to run 3 of them heavily overclocked all day long without problems. My 12v rail never went below 11.8 even under heavy benchmarking. My power supply can handle up to 83 amps, it idles around 20 amps and under heavy load would go up to 55. With my new cards however it only goes up to maybe 40.

How do I monitor temps when playing? Do I use benchmarking software and then check results after running? I've never messed with voltage. I know it's an option in Afterburner too... So it shouldn't be rocket science to alter the numbers but how do I check / monitor temps? And I like hearing a new rock solid stable CC and Memory. That's a decent bump from what I've been running too. Thanks.
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18 Jan 2015   #595
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Usually you can use a screen overlay in the overclocking software to display temps real time when gaming. I assume Afterburner has the feature if you dig around in the settings. But I find in some benchmarks such as this one it doesn't display them at all. Afterburner should record the min/max temps while running it though I think so you can check afterwards.

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18 Jan 2015   #596
Master Turkey

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

New Results using SikMindz "stable" settings. cc 1150 / mem 1500. Using Afterburner. Dual MSI R9 280s.

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18 Jan 2015   #597
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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18 Jan 2015   #598
SikMindZ

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SikMindZ View Post
they can handle 1250 voltage all day long. And yes 1150 was my rock solid stable core number, same with 1500 on memory. I could go up to around 1180, but would occasionally have problems, so i left them alone at 1150. I would say jump to 1200 on voltage and see how they do, what I mean by that is watch your core and vrm temps, try to keep core below 80 as a rule of thumb and vrm below 95-100. I have a corsair 1000 watt and was able to run 3 of them heavily overclocked all day long without problems. My 12v rail never went below 11.8 even under heavy benchmarking. My power supply can handle up to 83 amps, it idles around 20 amps and under heavy load would go up to 55. With my new cards however it only goes up to maybe 40.

How do I monitor temps when playing? Do I use benchmarking software and then check results after running? I've never messed with voltage. I know it's an option in Afterburner too... So it shouldn't be rocket science to alter the numbers but how do I check / monitor temps? And I like hearing a new rock solid stable CC and Memory. That's a decent bump from what I've been running too. Thanks.
Congrats on the scores bro! Very healthy score increase. You will see much better real world gaming framerate increases than you will firestrike score increases.

I've always used hwinfo. Just run a google search for it, it's free and I think you're going to love it once you see what all you can keep monitored. You have one or two monitors? I have two and usually keep all my monitoring software running on the second when I'm gaming, that way I can know if something is up and not find out the hard way. Also, if those settings are stable for you, then you can start to slowly increase until you get errors, then if you're still at 1.200 and your temps are ok, you can slowly work your way up to 1.250 to see if that stabilizes things. I'd suggest 1.225 then 1.250. If your temps are still ok after that, only go up to maybe .0012 at a time, but I personally wouldn't go any higher than 1.275ish, to me after that, you're pushing safety. However for an all day overclock, I wouldn't go any higher than 1.250 or 1.256 on the voltage.. Happy overclocking! Welcome to the club, man.

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If your cpu can handle 4.4 since it's the 4790k, I'd do it, It will probably put you over the 13,000 mark on firestrike. Mine can only do 4.3 and stay stable, mine's the 4770k. Also, make sure you're increasing your uncore/cpu cache, i'd say up to 4.2. If you do though, make sure to increase your voltage, i'd say an offset of .180-190 should be sufficient for stability. Are you leaving your cpu voltage on auto when you oc it? If you are, that's why you're having stability issues. The haswell can handle up to 1.350 before it starts to degrade, however I wouldn't ever go above 1.325 for an all day OC.
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18 Jan 2015   #599
SikMindZ

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hey, btw guys. When did I earn the honor of becoming a member?
I appreciate whoever did that, makes me feel special, hehe
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18 Jan 2015   #600
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SikMindZ View Post
Hey, btw guys. When did I earn the honor of becoming a member?
I appreciate whoever did that, makes me feel special, hehe

Here you go mate -

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