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R9 290 getting out performed by my gtx 770

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Posted · Original PosterOP

i recently bought an R9 290 and i installed it and i didnt notice any differences so i decided to do some benchmarks of my own and found out that my gtx 770 lightning is outperforming it by about 10-20 fps in all the games i tested.

can anyone help me?

 

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Shouldn't be the case in any games, you installed the drivers right


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i recently bought an R9 290 and i installed it and i didnt notice any differences so i decided to do some benchmarks of my own and found out that my gtx 770 lightning is outperforming it by about 10-20 fps in all the games i tested.

can anyone help me?

If you dont like it you want to trade the 290 for my msi gtx770 so that you can sli?

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What games are you test this in?

Battlefield 4, Guild wars 2, League of legends w/OBS streaming, and beamNG

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Is it a reference r9 290? it might be throttling if you have poor airflow. also, the gtx 770 lightning is one beastly card. 

it is the reference 290 but it has more than enough airflow  

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Shouldn't be the case in any games, you installed the drivers right

yup when i got it i used DDU and whipped all my existing nvidia drivers and then i installed the amd drivers (i think its 14.4?)

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If you dont like it you want to trade the 290 for my msi gtx770 so that you can sli?

i appreciate your offer but i would rather solve the problem instead of avoiding it, but then again i only spend $235 on it;)

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i appreciate your offer but i would rather solve the problem instead of avoiding it, but then again i only spend $235 on it;)

Lol so you must have gotten an miners dirty laundry card :P it honestly might just be that the card is worn out and downclocking itself to avoid crashing. Have you monitored the core and memory clocks along with the volts while you are testing it? Also offer still stands if you change your mind and want sli awesomeness :P


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Go into the catalyst drivers and change the max fan speed to 100% or go into afterburner and make a more aggressive fan profile, this will lower temps and keep the card from thermal throttling. Use MSI afterburner to look at clock speeds after gaming or use the on screen display, that'll let you know if you're down clocking. I purchased a miner card back at the beginning of April and it's running like a champ. If it still doesn't work after that, RMA it.


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Go into the catalyst drivers and change the max fan speed to 100% or go into afterburner and make a more aggressive fan profile, this will lower temps and keep the card from thermal throttling. Use MSI afterburner to look at clock speeds after gaming or use the on screen display, that'll let you know if you're down clocking. I purchased a miner card back at the beginning of April and it's running like a champ. If it still doesn't work after that, RMA it.

i took a picture of it but i dont know how to upload pictures here. http://imgur.com/aN4Pndd

thats after 20 min of gaming.

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i appreciate your offer but i would rather solve the problem instead of avoiding it, but then again i only spend $235 on it;)

did you get it for cheap (and used)? probably an abused miner card which the seller sold because its not fast.

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did you get it for cheap (and used)? probably an abused miner card which the seller sold because its not fast.

i bought it from a miner who sold his whole farm (some 80 290's) 

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i bought it from a miner who sold his whole farm (some 80 290's) 

I think we found the problem right there. There must be a reason why he sold them, probably he has worn them out and decided to get some PROPER mining hardware (gamimg gpus suck at mining lol).


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I think we found the problem right there. There must be a reason why he sold them, probably he has worn them out and decided to get some PROPER mining hardware (gamimg gpus suck at mining lol).

he probably was selling because it wasnt worth it anymore

 

reference card running 24/7 at max temperatures for who knows how long mining dogecoins. Goodluck with your card.

wasnt ran at max temps, and it was in a claimant controlled room

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i bought it from a miner who sold his whole farm (some 80 290's) 

maybe he screwed you over? the GPUs arent meant to run 100% 24/7,thats why it maybe got slower

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maybe he screwed you over? the GPUs arent meant to run 100% 24/7,thats why it maybe got slower

What? GPU's are made to be at 100% for as long as the user needs, performance degradation will not happen, the silicon will simply stop working.


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dont come here to tell me that the card just "wore out". cards dont wear out either they work or they dont.

Oh yes they DO wear out, just like cpus. If you run them at full load 24/7 with poor airflow for months they will start dying and performing worse.


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Oh yes they DO wear out, just like cpus. If you run them at full load 24/7 with poor airflow for months they will start dying and performing worse.

LOL.................


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dont come here to tell me that the card just "wore out". cards dont wear out either they work or they dont.

They can wear out and they will. The VRMs have been pushed to their limits and are breaking. Gaming GPUs are not meant to be run 24/7.


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he probably was selling because it wasnt worth it anymore

 

wasnt ran at max temps, and it was in a claimant controlled room

maybe they were running it overclocked and over volt-ed all this time. Over voltage can degrade the GPU.

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If the card was that worn out, I doubt it will only be slower. I'd expect artifacting and crashing too if that was the case.


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