Review - AMD Radeon R9 290X
#21
I found this review of AMD Radeon R9 290X http://gaminglaptopunder1000.org/review-...n-r9-290x/
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#22
what does that have to do with hashcat, or even with compute in general? reviews like this have been out there for well over a month now, and are completely worthless for our purposes. from a compute perspective, the 290X is a complete failure.
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#23
Where can I get this "b49" referenced in the first post? I am trying to get my R290 working.
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#24
You request a beta key, though I wouldn't count on it. We have a good number of beta testers already.
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#25
(11-25-2013, 10:09 PM)radix Wrote: You request a beta key, though I wouldn't count on it. We have a good number of beta testers already.

I have a 7970 in there as well I guess I'll just keep using that until the release.
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#26
these cards will throttle down like crazy this way. that stock cooler sucks really bad..
try getting them under water cooling, you will be happy with them trust me.
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#27
I had opportunity to do some limited testing with a couple of 290X. I had the same problems with varying (low) clocks even at really low temperatures until I set minimum clocks (ie. custom->aLevels[0]) to same value as the max clocks. After that it seems to work like a champ so far. And fortunately, if it reaches 94 degrees, it will still throttle way below the pegged minimum if needed.

Whoa, at 100% fans these cards sound like leaf blowers.
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#28
Would you be so kind as to post performance results? I'm particularly interested in descrypt and md5crypt.

Thanks!
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#29
hey magnum, interesting that you were able to set the minimum clocks and that resolved the problem. I attempted to do so as well as alluded to in my previous post / update, but was unsuccessful. however, this was using the first beta driver to support the card, so i wonder if it was fixed in a later driver.
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#30
Yeah I use a slightly newer beta. I'll post more results in a few days but as far as I can tell the problem with ever-changing clock figures is gone!
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