R9 280x Owners Thread & overclocking discussion!

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by StealBalls, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. youngspawn98

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    Hope the Pic size is not too big, because if i get smaller we cant see numbers :S
    Link the Album so people can see it in bigger Res: https://imageshack.com/a/0BVq/1
     
  2. youngspawn98

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    I must say that the last Bench part " Fire Strike Extreme ", is the one that eat alot of Gcard :D but my Temps is Table.
    I used SpeedFan to monitor GPU temp, but as you can see on the right side of the screenshot.
    Well i ran the bench right after each other and i forgot yo reset fanspeed log, so the Temp Diagram look Bumpy on the temp :)
     
  3. cfcboy97

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  4. youngspawn98

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    I think i was because i also ran the Demos too, but i should go make a test again, but i made the test right after each other :) Maybe thats why the system is slow? Dunno :) Or some one have the idea why its so low?

    Or its maybe i ran the oldest version :)? Well mine is ninja pro version, maybe i should download the new free version :)? It may run the Gcard better and use the features.
     

  5. youngspawn98

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    Well I have a the old 3770k and you use the 1150 socket with 4k series There should not be that big differents on the CPU :)?
     
  6. ACMPraetorian

    ACMPraetorian Member Guru

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    One of my friends has bought the R9 280X by Sapphire and he has nothing but issues with it.

    I was wondering if you guys had noticed something similar with your R9 280X GPU's.

    First off.

    He's re-installed windows clean
    Installed Cat 13.12 WQHL.

    Ingame on skyrim, shows the following image.
    [​IMG]

    I advised he possibly needed to increase the power to his card via CCC to +20 to try to counter the corruption as has been suggested by other people experiencing the same issues.

    Witcher 2 displayed the following:
    [​IMG]

    After reverting back to stock clocks he still has image corruption
    [​IMG]

    The third image shows the image corruption that shows for him like 99% of the time, This issue also occurs on Firefox and while watching youtube video's.

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    also advised him to downclock his 280X to the stock clocks of a regular 280.

    He ran skyrim and loading the game resulted in a BSOD.
     
  7. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    RMA the card. It has unstable memory.
     
  8. thatguy91

    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    I agree, it looks like a gpu memory issue.
     
  9. ACMPraetorian

    ACMPraetorian Member Guru

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    Cheers guys, 3 others including myself has said virtually the same thing.

    It'll be one of those rarities.. a dud card from the outset.

    Thanks, He's going to RMA.
     
  10. youngspawn98

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    Well Back to OC 280x, sign they is a post about OC :D
    I found out that there is a qlimax, after the top. I doesnt gonna help O.C. more with out a propper cooling system.! And Standard fans from the different Brands is good enough.


    Remember min is the R9280X-DC2-3GD5 ! Not R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 company O.C.
    This is the Default stats for R9280X-DC2-3GD5 (The one i have):
    Grafikmotor : AMD Radeon R9 280X
    Busstandard : PCI Express 3.0
    Videohukommelse : GDDR5 3GB
    Engine clock
    GPU Boost-clock : 1000 MHz
    GPU Base-clock : 850 MHz
    Hukommelses-clock : 6000 MHz ( 1500 MHz GDDR5 )
    Hukommelsesbrugerflade : 384-bit



    And the R9280X-DC2T-3GD5 (company O.C:) have same stats allmost:
    GPU Boost-clock : 1070 MHz
    GPU Base-clock : 970 MHz



    On all test The temp is under 65*C!
    When we talk about score! It is the FireStrike only! Because the other tests go up and down randomly.
    Well 3Dmark test: I Uinstall my old ninja version! And reinstalled a free updated Version.
    AMD Catalyst Display Driver14.1 Beta


    Default: 1000 GPU 6000 Memo with standard fan speed.
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2511670


    All other OC. is with custom fan speed! And remember that! even that it not say anything about Fas speed!
    And Standard GPU val and Standard Power Target! If i had Custom Powertarget! I will say it!

    Default: 1000 GPU 6000 Memo with custom fan speed. Better cooling, the better score then default 1000.
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2511773

    1070 GPU 6000 Memo with custom fan speed. Better cooling, the better score. It give a high score then 1000!
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2511921

    1100 GPU 6000 Memo with custom fan speed. Better cooling, the better score. It give a high score then 1070!
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2512046


    "Power Target 0120!"
    1100 GPU 6000 Memo with custom fan speed and Power Target 0120. Better cooling, the better score. It give a high score then 1100!
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2512169

    "Power Target 0120! + GPU Vol 1300" to make it work, default 1200 make it crash.
    1160 GPU 6000 Memo with custom fan speed and Power Target 0120. Better cooling, the better score. It give a high score then 1100!
    But on Full load max *C was at 70*C. 70 is limit, and to give the Gcard a good long life and still perform good, you have to keep it below 70 or max 65 or to be sure! under 60*C
    Abit lets in score then 1160 gpu and 6400memo. And Powertarget 0120 and GPU vol 1300, but there is only little bit different.
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2512941


    "Memo is now 6400 and not default 6000!" " And still default Power"

    1000 GPU 6400 Memo with custom fan speed. Better cooling, It does not make better score then default Settings!. At this point Memo speed increase does not effect the Score, sign the GPU speed is not fast enough to handle the speed memo max out.
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2512388

    1070 GPU 6400 Memo with custom fan speed. Better cooling, Score is abit less then 1070 GPU 6000 Memo with custom fan speed, but it i think the GPU core speed it not fast enough to handle the memo speed.
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2512544

    1100 GPU 6400 Memo with custom fan speed. Better cooling, Abit faster then 1100 GPU 6000 Memo with custom fan speed and abit better score. There is not that big different!
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2512685

    "Power Target 0120!
    1100 GPU 6400 Memo with custom fan speed and Power Target 0120. Better cooling, the better score. It give a high score then 1100!
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2513197


    "Power Target 0120! + GPU Vol 1300" to make it work, default 1200 make it crash.
    with custom fanspeed / 1160 gpu and 6400memo. And Powertarget 0120 and GPU vol 1300(3Dmark crashed when i try to run 1160 without raising power from 1200 to 1300). :( So i had to raise it.
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2511468
    Same test secound time, better score but Temp is 70*C and it does get over 72*C not good!
    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2513372


    Conclusion:
    When we look at the setting Close to Default! I Doesnt make any different on your OC memo abit up from 6000 to 6400, only few fps different. But Custom fan speed Cooling does make a different. Sign Cores is on a cooler temp, it does make a better perform in case of full load situation, because it have some temps to give and get higher on, of the cool numbers.

    The memo clock does only effect if you clock the GPU core, same functions as Motherboards/CPU /RAM. Speed Ram does allways run on full speed, if your CPU is not Clock. So no point in paying for 2600mhz rams if you CPU is only 3.4 or less. Then the rams gonna be Down clocked to 667 or less anyway, if you not force them to stay up on the big numbers, that not gonna do any differents anyway. Same point with GPU and memo. No point in rasing Memo speed if you GPU speed is low.

    Well back to the point. And as we can see on the many links i made the the different tests with different powertarget and core volt + Frequency. There is some sudden Situation, where the Gcard need a Fast Memo speed, But it so few fps 0.1 or 0.3 different. That it does do that much different.

    And if you use the default fans on the Gcard to set your Fan speed, you want to make it work fast cool and quiet. So in my case, my fan start to make noise at 50% so i keep them on 45% speed on 40-60*C, after that it raise it self to 60 and higher depends on temp.
    So for my case there was no point in going to clock it to 1160 on the GPU core. And Remember the Bench push the limit on your Gcard. So you may not see the Gcard go so high on the Temp numbers. And if you go for 1160. You can play without raising the GPU core Volt, but if you comes in a situation, where the Gcard need to go up to the max load! You Screen will fail! or the game will crash/white out no respond! sign the core donĀ“t have enough power!
    "Remember! Raising the GPU volt, will make you core more hot and temps will get higher because there pass more voltage on the core!" And sign it get hot by perform and the volt there pass on the core. The Fan gonna go louder on the noise, if your setting is on more fan speed.

    So i will keep it on 1100/6400 with 0120powertarget and default core power on 1200. And it stay under 60*C
     

  11. youngspawn98

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    Hey! I had changed and abit change in my system setup. I was too sleepy after all the tests. That i forgot to think about testing the setup cfcboy97 run his with. He run it at 1100/6600, but i have my powertarget at 0120 to be sure it can run it. You can see it on the 3Dmark link he postest. He do 7568 on Firestrike! But remember that he OC. his cpu! So on PhysX and Combine test he should do better ^^. And 1100/6600 does alot more on score than if you ran on 1160/6400. :D

    Back to the point, well I just made the test right now! and the temps was max around 65-66*C ofc i run my own custom fan system!

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/2515992
     
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  12. Ishan

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    After a lot of searching i came to this website and it seems I'm having the same exact issues like your friend.

    Some screenshots from my problematic graphics card. These are the types of artifacts & flickering I'm getting, which are similar to your friends' card:



    I RMAed my card and they told me they're sending me a new one but i'm quite worried that the new one will also display these types of problems since a lot of users on ASUS forums are complaining that this entire batch is faulty because of overambitious OCing of stock limits set by AMD.

    Did your friend RMA it? And if so, were his issues with this card resolved? My card is not from Sapphire though. It's ASUS-R9280X-DC2T model, which is supposedly the best one in ASUS this series.

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    I had to remove the links\images since i need to have 10 posts min to post links. Anti-spam script on this website. I will post them later when i have that post count.

    I just need to know whether your friend's problem was resolved by RMA or not.
     
  13. mokasin

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    Guys should i get 280x or gtx770? Which version of both cards would you buy and why?
     
  14. Twiddles

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    Is it me or are these 280X (true 280x's, not like mine :p) Scoring lower OC's than the 7970?
    On my first try I got 1175 on the core and 1675 on the mem, with the 280X BIOS I scored a lot higher :S Could anybody explain?
     
  15. Bsham

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    My R9 280X is sitting stable @

    1195 core clock(from standard 1050)
    1750 memory(from standard 1500) using MSI Afterburner

    Mine's a HiS iTurbo though so got a cooler the size of a hippo

    Reason it's at 1195 core is this card hates 1200 for some weird reason. Oh and had to up the mV to 1250 but it's stable as a rock.

    1352 score on Unigine Heaven Benchmark 4.0
     
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