Sapphire Tri-X R9 290x Bios switch ?

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  1. Faustrecht

    Faustrecht New Member

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    R9 290 X (Sapphire)
    While looking around in google about my GPU i found some information about a BIOS-Switch.

    But i could not find it.

    I wanted to Flash this card but a Second Bios as Insurance is nice if something goes wrong.
    Anyone know where i can find it ?

    Here is what i found but i see no switch.
    https://www.eteknix.com/sapphire-r9-290-tri-x-4gb-graphics-card-review/2/

    Kind Regards from Germany
    And Thanks in Advance. =)
     
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  3. SpajdrEX

    SpajdrEX Ancient Guru

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    It can be seen in the fifth picture

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    Or you mean you don't have it on your card at all?
     
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  4. Faustrecht

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    Thanks u guys.
    Well that is a really small switch and under my desk is not so much light.
    I switched it now. but well the GPU needs a long time to boot up. i think i will flash it I can boot it with HDMI (TV) but with DVI it refuses. o_O
    If i switch back then it boots normally.

    Does anybody know which bios sapphire uses for this card ? Maybe just AMD´s Stock bios or is it a modified one ?
     

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  7. Faustrecht

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    Well reading my version with GPU-Z.

    https://prnt.sc/p9evuk these are my results

    My bios seems even not listed on your link. Maybe not an original. I ve bought this card as second hand maybe this guy flashed it already.
    I will try to flash the newest one.

    I think offline is the safest method. (USB)
    or is it possible with windows running ? The last time i flashed a card is years ago (Was a NVDIA 6600GT)
     
  8. Shonk

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    The latest bios for the original R9 290 Trix is 0.15.044.00.011.000 this was released from sapphire to fix a
    black screen problem by overvolting it by 25mv amd actually fixed this in the driver in around 2015 anyway
    so the 25mv overvolt shouldnt be needed and just adds heat

    015.043.000.001.000000 was what mine came with new
    there was also a revision with Samsung ram that had a specific firmware with it for samsung ram
    and also a revision with lower clocks

    your id's are the same as mine so yours should be cross flashable to my version fine
    make sure you backup both banks of your firmware one is UEFI one is Not UEFI
    the EUFI version also boots on non UEFI pc's
    flash to the non uefi bank

    You could maybe try My Bios that i run on mine
    but yours may be a low bin product with lower clocks so it may or may not work

    Its
    the 0.15.044.00.011.000 UEFI (Came named as 285PF5HB.U44 from sapphire in the 2014 update)

    its here
    https://www.techpowerup.com/vgabios/215911/215911

    Details of my modifications

    Amd UEFI Gop Updated to 1.69.0.15.50 May 23rd 2019
    Fan Target 2 Changed from 80 °C to 73°C
    Fan Speed at Target 2 Changed from 47% to 64% (Target used to be 47% but moved this to bedroom pc that doesnt have as good cooling so upped the target to compensate for the bad cooling in that pc was fine at 47% but i prefer lower temps)
    VDDC Offset Removed (4 set to 0) (the 25mv overvolt)
    TDP Changed from 225 to 238
    Power Limit Changed from 225 to 238
    TDC Limit Changed from 216 to 229
    Memory Changed from 1300 (5200) to 1400 (5600)

    GPU Clock Changes
    (I used the values from the Sapphire R9 290X VaporX and scaled them by % from my clock e.g. 1080 DPM7 on VaporX to my 1100 DPM 7)

    DPM 1 483 to 526 (VaporX was 516)
    DPM 2 699 to 800 (VaporX was 785)
    DPM 3 888 to 924 (VaporX was 907)
    DPM 4 930 to 979 (VaporX was 961)
    DPM 5 965 to 1029 (VaporX was 1010)
    DPM 6 991 to 1075 (VaporX was 1055)
    DPM 7 1000 to 1100 (VaporX was 1080)

    if it doesnt work you just flip to the other bios position then once in windows flip the switch back and flash the old bios back on
    I have been running this bios since 2015 and its fine on my card but your mileage may vary

    I say again back up both bios's before messing around
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2019

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