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Should i set this setting to adaptive or max performance anybody can give comment?? thanks
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anyone gets comments??
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I would try both settings and see how it reacts.. If you don't see any framerate difference in games or benchmarking then set it at adaptive. If you do notice a difference then Performance is the way to go.

I think that adaptive clocks down the GPU clocks at idle so it would be a big energy saver.

If you can get MSI Afterburner and confirm this adaptive setting for me, that would be great! If it just downclocks the GPU at idle like I think it does then you want it set at this.

Good luck!
Edited by Talon95 - 5/25/11 at 8:09pm
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I would try both settings and see how it reacts.. If you don't see any framerate difference in games or benchmarking then set it at adaptive. If you do notice a difference then Performance is the way to go.

I think that adaptive clocks down the GPU clocks at idle so it would be a big energy saver.

If you can get MSI Afterburner and confirm this adaptive setting for me, that would be great! If it just downclocks the GPU at idle like I think it does then you want it set at this.

Good luck!
thanks i have tried both already , but i didnt see any fps difference if i set to max performance... but i dont get it how come some people suggest to set it with max performance since i havent encounter any dowclock issue
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post #5 of 7
Just set it to adaptive then, you'll save quite a good bit of money on electricity expenses... I imagine those 580's running at full clocks 24/7 would be a huge power hog and waste, adaptive clocks should save you power each year. There was a study done on how much money it takes to power each of these video cards and it was pretty expensive, so downclocking at idle will save money.

I imagine the electricity bill is only worse for Folders.
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Actually card will downclock to 50mhz when not running 3d applications regardless of this setting.
This setting is only to choose between 400 mhz low 3d mode and full 3d mode.
For example,card would run at 400 mhz when you start the game and are still in the menu / opening movies etc.
As soon as you actually start the game,card will go to the full clocks.
This also might effect some other 3d aplications which may not require full clocks.
You should not see any perfomance drops with it enabled,I tested it with a lot of games and it always activate full clocks before game starts
Edited by digiadventures - 5/26/11 at 9:17am
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post #7 of 7
Unless you're having problems w/games not jumping up to full 3d clocks when gaming, you should leave it on Adaptive.
    
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