Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
BiG StroOnZ

AMD Blocks/Disables Overclocking the Memory for the Radeon R9 Fury X

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

One interesting thing that we just learned this week is that AMD will not allow you to overclock the memory when the first Fiji cards are released. AMD feels that the memory technology is too new and there is more than enough bandwidth, so they are locking down the ability to overclock the memory in AMD Overdrive. This might change down the road, but for the time being only the core clock can be overclocked by end users.

 

Source: http://www.legitreviews.com/amd-fiji-arrives-radeon-r9-fury-x-details_166515#OpQZsfoAmLt9ajjt.99

 

Remember that amazing performance everybody said they were going to gain from even slightly overclocking the memory on HBM, well apparently you won't get any performance improvements from doing that because there will be no memory overclocking on the card at all. AMD Disabled the feature, therefore you will be limited to Core overclocking entirely. I know a lot of people are going to say, well HBM is new blah blah blah blah. Listen, if NVIDIA blocks overclocking on Laptops and people throw a fit, then people should throw the same fit when a company tells you cannot experiment with overclocking their new memory system because it's better for you. It's all about freedom of choice, that's the beauty of using PC. Here a company is saying you don't have that freedom to experiment yourself. There should be equal treatment for AMD doing this. Mind you this might change in the future, but for the time being when the cards release you won't be able to do any memory overclocking at all. Of course it's not like you are limited by bandwidth from HBM, but that's not the point, right?


                                                                                    .:. Taking us further, and further from entropy [ .:.

Spoiler

                                             How to free up space on your SSD                                                    

Spoiler
Spoiler

                                                                        Kymatica Revision 3.5

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k @ 4.3GHz Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti ~ TU116-400-A1 ~ (OC 6G 2x Windforce) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB @ 2133MHz @ 9-10-11-28 SSD: Crucial M500 240GB (OS/Programs/Path of Exile/Grim Dawn) HDD1: WD 1TB Blue (Diablo III/Other Games/Storage/Media) HDD2: Seagate Barracuda 7.2K 500GB (Backup) HDD3: WD Caviar 7.2K 400GB (Backup) HDD4: WD Elements TB External WDBWLG0040HBK-NESN (Backup/Additional Storage)  CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100 in Pull (w/ 2x Delta FFB1212EH 120mm) Case Fans: Noctua NF F12 industrialPPC-2000 (x3 120mm) PSU: Seasonic X-Series X-1050 1050W Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 Monitor: Samsung C27F396 Curved 27-Inch Freesync Monitor Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Trigger-Z (Cherry MX Brown Switches) Mouse: Roccat Kone XTD Mousepad: Corsair MM350 Premium Audio: Logitech X 2.1 Speaker System Headset: Corsair VOID Stereo Gaming Headset (w/ Sennheiser 3D G4ME 7.1 Surround Amplifier) OS: Windows 10 Pro (Version 1903)

 

                                                                                                       

Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone is probably going to find a way around and make it possible.. But still, why say its for overclockers then only allow for overclocking the core and that is it?


 

Spoiler

Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

Spoiler

(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

DangerousNotDell New Parts For Main Rig Build Log, Señor Shiny  I am a beautiful person. The comments for your help. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well... that memory runs at 500 MHz. They probably did that because someone could think that a (for example) 50 MHz OC is nothing... But it's quite considerable (10 % OC)

Still I'd never lock OC capability.


This is a signature.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Someone is probably going to find a way around and make it possible.. But still, why say its for overclockers then only allow for overclocking the core and that is it?

unless they hardware lock it


My sound system costs more than my PC.        Check out my S340 build log "White Heaven"        The "LIGHTCANON" flashlight build log        Project AntiRoll (prototype)        Custom speaker project

Spoiler

Intel i7 4790k | ASUS GTX770 | ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S | Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB | NZXT S340 | Seasonic Platinum 760 | modded H100i | Ducky ONE White TKL RGB | Logitech MX Master 2S | 2x Samsung 850 Pro 512GB | WD Red 4TB Samsung 58" 4k TV | 2x Behringer NEKKST K8 | BIC Acoustech H-100II | Scarlett 2i4 | 2x AT2020

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

WaitWait wait wait...

You are imagining that people will come up with excuses for amd? On this forum?

Have you been living under a rock?

3,5gb fiasco was legions of people defending Nvidia, but if amd so much as farts they get Shit for it.

Either you haven't been paying attention or you live in opposite world.

Also funny how you want make it more unbalanced by promoting amd bashing even more. Pathetic attempt.

Link to post
Share on other sites

This shouldn't shock anybody. With a new memory technology, this makes sense. It's not AMD being greedy or anything.


CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K - Motherboard: EVGA X99 FTW K - RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) - GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SuperSC ACX 2.0+
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 - Storage: 2x WD 1TB HDD - 1x 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD - PSU: Corsair RM750 - Cooling: NZXT Kraken x61

Link to post
Share on other sites

So the "overclockers dream" is a big LIE! False advertisement. Shame on you AMD.


CPU: Intel Core i7 7820X Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX Mobo: MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 (3000MHz/16GB 2x8) SSD: 2x Samsung 850 Evo (250/250GB) + Samsung 850 Pro (512GB) GPU: NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE (W/ EVGA Hybrid Kit) Case: Corsair Graphite Series 760T (Black) PSU: SeaSonic Platinum Series (860W) Monitor: Acer Predator XB241YU (165Hz / G-Sync) Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Case Fans: Intake - 2x Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM / Radiator - 2x Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM / Rear Exhaust - 1x Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-3000 PWM

Link to post
Share on other sites

unless they hardware lock it

Some people are really into hardmodding cards.

 

Do you really need to OC it though?

They're supposed to be selling it as a overclocking card. Hence the watercooling.


 

Spoiler

Senor Shiny: Main- CPU Intel i7 6700k 4.7GHz @1.42v | RAM G.Skill TridentZ CL16 3200 | GPU Asus Strix GTX 1070 (2100/2152) | Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula | HDD Seagate 1TB x2 | SSD 850 EVO 120GB | CASE NZXT S340 (Black) | PSU Supernova G2 750W  | Cooling NZXT Kraken X62 w/Vardars
Secondary (Plex): CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 @1.099v | RAM Samsun Wonder 16GB CL9 1600 (sadly no oc) | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | Motherboard ASRock H97M-Pro4 | HDDs Seagate 1TB, WD Blue 1TB, WD Blue 3TB | Case Corsair Air 240 (Black) | PSU EVGA 600B | Cooling GeminII S524

Spoiler

(Deceased) DangerousNotDell- CPU AMD AMD FX 8120 @4.8GHz 1.42v | GPU Asus GTX 680 4GB DCII | RAM Samsung Wonder 8GB (CL9 2133MHz 1.6v) | Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z | Cooling EVO 212 | Case Rosewill Redbone | PSU EVGA 600B | HDD Seagate 1TB

DangerousNotDell New Parts For Main Rig Build Log, Señor Shiny  I am a beautiful person. The comments for your help. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book. I have to be a good book.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

This shouldn't shock anybody. With a new memory technology, this makes sense. It's not AMD being greedy or anything.

No no take the pitchforks out, it's time for an amd hunt because fuck them for trying new technology right? :P

Link to post
Share on other sites

Your quote says "in AMD Overdrive". So will it be possible with other overclocking applications?


CPU: i7 4790K  RAM: 32 GB 2400 MHz  Motherboard: Asus Z-97 Pro  GPU: GTX 770  SSD: 256 GB Samsung 850 Pro  OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit

Link to post
Share on other sites

No no take the pitchforks out, it's time for an amd hunt because fuck them for trying new technology right? :P

No.

 

...We do it because it's AMD. That's why. 


CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K - Motherboard: EVGA X99 FTW K - RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) - GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SuperSC ACX 2.0+
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 - Storage: 2x WD 1TB HDD - 1x 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD - PSU: Corsair RM750 - Cooling: NZXT Kraken x61

Link to post
Share on other sites

No.

 

...We do it because it's AMD. That's why.

I don't do that.

But yeah I see what you mean.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP

Your quote says "in AMD Overdrive". So will it be possible with other overclocking applications?

 

Probably with a custom Bios.


                                                                                    .:. Taking us further, and further from entropy [ .:.

Spoiler

                                             How to free up space on your SSD                                                    

Spoiler
Spoiler

                                                                        Kymatica Revision 3.5

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k @ 4.3GHz Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1660 Ti ~ TU116-400-A1 ~ (OC 6G 2x Windforce) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB @ 2133MHz @ 9-10-11-28 SSD: Crucial M500 240GB (OS/Programs/Path of Exile/Grim Dawn) HDD1: WD 1TB Blue (Diablo III/Other Games/Storage/Media) HDD2: Seagate Barracuda 7.2K 500GB (Backup) HDD3: WD Caviar 7.2K 400GB (Backup) HDD4: WD Elements TB External WDBWLG0040HBK-NESN (Backup/Additional Storage)  CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100 in Pull (w/ 2x Delta FFB1212EH 120mm) Case Fans: Noctua NF F12 industrialPPC-2000 (x3 120mm) PSU: Seasonic X-Series X-1050 1050W Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 Monitor: Samsung C27F396 Curved 27-Inch Freesync Monitor Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Trigger-Z (Cherry MX Brown Switches) Mouse: Roccat Kone XTD Mousepad: Corsair MM350 Premium Audio: Logitech X 2.1 Speaker System Headset: Corsair VOID Stereo Gaming Headset (w/ Sennheiser 3D G4ME 7.1 Surround Amplifier) OS: Windows 10 Pro (Version 1903)

 

                                                                                                       

Link to post
Share on other sites

TBH, doesn't seem like you need to OC it.


Someone told Luke and Linus at CES 2017 to "Unban the legend known as Jerakl". That's about all I've got going for me.

Link to post
Share on other sites

So the "overclockers dream" is a big LIE! False advertisement. Shame on you AMD.

If they said this in advertising for this then yeah it is false advertisement.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Uhh, that was legions of people bashing Nvidia?

Well yes.

But the hordes defending them were much larger.

The 970 is still a good card, but just saying, they have their fanboys rooted Deep in this forum.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well yes.

But the hordes defending them were much larger.

The 970 is still a good card, but just saying, they have their fanboys rooted Deep in this forum.

Well..alrighty then.


.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Serous question, how much of a performance gain can you can by only OCing the memory?

Really depends on the application what engine, take the unigine Valley benchmark for instance, it gains massively higher scores from overclocking memory, but games seem to benefit quite a bit less.


Stuff:  i7 7700k @ (dat nibba succ) | ASRock Z170M OC Formula | G.Skill TridentZ 3600 c16 | EKWB 1080 @ 2100 mhz  |  Acer X34 Predator | R4 | EVGA 1000 P2 | 1080mm Radiator Custom Loop | HD800 + Audio-GD NFB-11 | 850 Evo 1TB | 840 Pro 256GB | 3TB WD Blue | 2TB Barracuda

Hwbot: http://hwbot.org/user/lays/ 

FireStrike 980 ti @ 1800 Mhz http://hwbot.org/submission/3183338 http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/11574089

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×