Originally Posted by maarten12100
I find it mind bogling that a bios that is a exact match still is said to be different however I and naennon have talked about this and it seems that the vendors actually got a slightly modified bios then the Nvidia ref bios which is the difference between those.
I went back and loaded his again, with the card warning and beeping at me again.....hate loading different bios than mine since have to reload drivers then.
Though his does cause throttling on mine( pic below), I did get higher score, ie less throttling on fire strike despite same core. before as soon as I saw throttling, just assumed it would be same, ran only first test. My score on 8 different versions of my bios on fire strike at same core max of 1202, highest was 9940x2, 9939x1, and lower. On his was 10033, and his bios had throttling on only 2/4 tests vs 3/4 on mine even when I had duplicated his settings, except the greyed onces which cant change like boost table. And his throttling magnitude was less.
I am going to try raising power limits on his, and see if can completely eliminate throttling on mine...but yeah something is different with his bios and mine, something I cant edit. Maybe hard coded power limit higher on his?