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Little.Big.Fiji

by Clarkzor

19
9 Comments

Details

Date Published

Oct. 31, 2016

CPU Clock Rate

4.8GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

40.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.05GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

5GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

30.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

50.0° C

Description

This build is an updated version of my previous build, The Red Assassin. The major difference between this build and the previous build is the addition of the R9 Nano and the larger power supply. Though the Nano/Fury X combo may not have been the "smartest" combination, I felt like going for a unique build that I personally have yet to see too many of.

This desktop is mainly used for school work, gaming and virtual reality. I am very pleased with the quality and performance with AMD and their products when it comes to gaming in 4K. Very pleased just how quiet and cool the whole system runs at full load. Though as many of you may have assumed the CPU is indeed a significant bottleneck to the system, especially when running programs in crossfire, despite the CPU being overclocked to 4.8GHz. Despite the CPU bottleneck, the system is still able to run almost any game at 4k 60fps, I plan on replacing the CPU, RAM, and MoBo once Zen is released next year. I'm excited to see how the system turns out and I hope you guys enjoy seeing the changes as they come.

Comments Sorted by:

vagabond139 5 Builds 3 points 20 months ago

There is zerp way you are getting 40C under load. I am guessing you are using HWMonitor or something like that. For AMD CPU's you will have to use AMD Overdrive to get the thermal margin of the CPU if you want a accurate way to see how hot the CPU is running.

Eltech 19 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

For AMD CPU's you will have to use AMD Overdrive to get the thermal margin of the CPU if you want a accurate way to see how hot the CPU is running.

I very much agree.

LeMMingSlayeR 17 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Nice build!

 Despite the CPU bottleneck, the system is still able to run almost any game at 4k 60fps

Aside from having to load the textures, higher resolutions really don't stress the CPU much more than lower resolutions. From a CPU standpoint, you shouldn't see much more utilization at 2160p than you do at 1080p, so long as the settings are the same. I played Gears of War Ultimate on my FX8350/GTX970 at 1080p and also at 2160p on my Samsung TV, and while I had to turn the settings down to medium to play at the higher resolution and keep a good framerate my CPU wasn't even over 75% utilization.

oneflygtiguy 5 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

This is a solid build and for sure you can get some 4k action on it. With a 9590 and two 980ti's my 4k action is solid at 60fps most games maxed out. Is the 32gb of mem just because or do you really need that much memory? You could 86 those and get some 2133 2 x 8gb and wake it up some. If not already on turn on HPC in the bios. It worked for me on two different Gigabyte Motherboards.

FACUNDO 13 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Are you doing a CF between the R9 Fury X and the Nano? Or you can't and I'm wrong?

Clarkzor submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Yes, from what I understand as long as both cards are using the same architecture, in this case the fiji architecture, you can run them in crossfire.

Yahtadi 1 point 20 months ago

Whats the brand of "clock" in your desk mate?

Clarkzor submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

It's a Timex T715, always on time!

Cam84 2 Builds 0 points 20 months ago

I actually got better fps maxed out at 1440p than 1080p maxed out on a fx 8350 4.7ghz Gtx 1070 ,granted I was forcing a bottleneck with the fx 8350 at 1080 with some settings but I want eye candy and as much fps as I can get! I bought parts in the order of what gets me the most fps for less! Gpu , then 1440p 144hz monitor, then a cpu, mobo, ram(ordered a 6700k). The monitor got me more fps by dumping the load on gpu if the reasoning seemed off. If it didn't I just had an awesome monitor till I fixed the rest lol also I do get a stutter every now and then not often but it's pretty smooth supriseingly! I'm not sure if this stutter is gsync or the fx chip winding out or what. It could even be gpu drivers but it's only like 3 to 4 times a gaming session. I do know I get 90+ % cpu and 99% gpu and no throttleing on the gpu it stays at 2100. That's a pretty good balance and more than I was expecting at the time!