Overclocking - Let's See How Far We Can Go
I played around with overclocking on the HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQ X2 for a while, and every time I tried to crank up the voltages on the card, I was hit with black screens and huge artifacts. Scaling down the voltages back to stock, and increasing the clocks - I thought I was alright, but nope.
Double checking everything, I tried again. This time, just slightly increasing the GPU clock by 50MHz worked - but there was no change in frame rates with an overclock that small. The RAM I couldn't touch without glitching all over the place. If you were looking to overclock a Radeon R9 390X, this is about as good as you're going to get - the Hawaii architecture is being pushed to its limits right now.
Power consumption on the HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQ X2 is about in line from other 390X cards that we've been testing.
As you can see, we have 380W for our full system, which is the same power consumption as the much faster EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+.
Apart from our sound testing, the HIS Radeon R9 390X IceQ X2 was completely silent. We put it under some pretty heavy Battlefield 4 loads, benchmarking loads, and so much more, without a problem.
With the fans spinning at 100%, it's one of the loudest cards we've tested. But, not many people will be throwing the fan speed up to 100%, so you should have a whisper quiet experience with the card.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Quick Specs and Availability & Price]
- Page 2 [Packaging & Detailed Look]
- Page 3 [Card Specifications & Cooling Setup]
- Page 4 [Testing Method & Test System Configuration]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Synthetic]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - 1080p]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - 1440p]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 4K]
- Page 9 [Performance Summary]
- Page 10 [Overclocking, Power Consumption and Sound Testing]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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