Originally Posted by raemen
Hey thanks for the suggestion +rep
I was able to increase the clocks to 900/1375 on default volts. Also I was able to get a 8-15fps increase in BF3. But I'm using MSI Afterburner to set the power tune/limit to 25%. So I'm not sure if this is helping or not. With my custom fan profile I hit around 67c with 64-70% fan speed and that's from playing BF3 on ultra.
thats a very worthy framerate increase - especially for playing on ultra settings! my framerate would be terrible with ultra settings im sure! i used to be able to play at high settings with hbao @1920x1080 really smoothly - like 50-60fps constant with vsync but now i cant do that with a mixture of medium and high settings for some reason. i think its the bios in this motherboard as i had these weird slow down issues with it that the last bios update seemed to clear up. hoping they just tune it better so i can get the sort of performance i should be getting again! anyways - going off topic a bit there! if you want to figure out what powertune settings you need its easy. run furmark with desired clock speeds but powertune at 0%. have gpuz running in the background at the same time to. run the 1080 preset. look at how much power the card is drawing and see if the clock speeds are throttling down below the speed you set them at. take note of what happened. now try again with powertune at 20%. you should see that the card draws more power and the clocks dont throttle down so much, if at all! now try with 25% powertune and see if it draws anymore power and see if the clock speeds stay at what you set them at. basically you keep going up from 20% until the card reaches the maximum amout of power its gonna draw and the clock speeds stop throttling down under load.
also you shouldn't have this other problem with afterburner as it does a good job at holding the powertune, clocks and custom fan profile in place. but i find that sometimes my powertune resets when i restart the computer or on loading custom clock speeds with trixx. also trixx will say im using my custom fan profile but its actually on auto (i can always tell cos it sits at 24% most of the time on auto) so i have to switch it to manual and then back to custom. just a little heads up if you ever decide to use trixx instead of afterburner!
also what sort of framerates you averaging on bf3 and what res are you playing it at?