I've heard a lot of people swear by raising the power limit of their card. I think my card runs games just fine with the power limit at stock. Am I missing out guys? Will I see gains @ +20, or +50?
The power limit is set at default to conserve energy (electricity)....by moving it to +50 you disable that feature and the throttling that will occur when you get into some heavy usage requiring more power. If your going to play, enable overdrive and set your power limit to as high as it goes.
Thanks! I'll try it out. Should I expect higher temps @ 50+ in demanding scenarios?
The default temperature where it starts throttling is 94c. If you have a 'target temperature' like my reference card, then you can set the temperature lower. It is very exact. You don't need third party tools. I set mine at 85c and it never gets over 84c. The fans have never been over 53%
I have an asus R9-290X DC2 OC 4gb, and I never see temps over 85c. Mine usually stays under 75c in games using vsync @ 60fps. I'll keep the power limit +50 just in case.
Theoretically yes, some do, some don't. I run my 290X at 1080/1400 (slight bump over stock 1020/1350) at 0%, and don't have any throttling or stuttering.
Yeah...and what third party program do you use to accomplish the same thing? The question is about raising the Power setting from it's default , power saving mode. Raising it to +50 disables the power throttling...no matter how you do it.
I use Sapphire Trixx, and both the VDDC Offset and Power Limit are both at 0.
So I have a question for you guys....
I was told by AMD and by others that the ULPS is the thing that conserves energy... not the power limit...
Even so, last time I increased my power limit it crashed my entire system... why is this? Never understood why it would do that... and that only happened when I was playing a game btw.
They both are designed to save electricity. Really, google is full of answers for both programs.
I did "Google" to get to here. So what does that tell you?
I'd rather use this source (AMD) to get my answers about AMD related issues, you know? LOL ISN'T THAT INSANE?! USE AMD TO GET AMD RELATED ISSUES? WOW! Who'd have thought...
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