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Anyone got a clue why my Asus 670 DCII (non top) never goes above 40% TDP during maximum load? Is it something to worry about or just a faulty sensor or something? I'll attach a screen so you'll see what I mean smile.gif

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Anyone got a clue why my Asus 670 DCII (non top) never goes above 40% TDP during maximum load? Is it something to worry about or just a faulty sensor or something? I'll attach a screen so you'll see what I mean smile.gif

Thats really weird....I have two non tops and both get around 100-ish power target in Heaven....2560x1600 here too

I also notice your GPU usage is high, so its definitely working....not sure why PT is so low
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Anyone got a clue why my Asus 670 DCII (non top) never goes above 40% TDP during maximum load? Is it something to worry about or just a faulty sensor or something? I'll attach a screen so you'll see what I mean smile.gif


My non-top does the same thing. I think the max I've ever seen is like 34%... its weird I know...but changing the power target doesn't give me any different results for my overclock so I figure it might just be either a reporting error or Bios error...works just fine though...
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OK thanks, atleast I know its not unique then. And I haven't noticed any other weird stuff with it so I guess its OK smile.gif
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OK thanks, atleast I know its not unique then. And I haven't noticed any other weird stuff with it so I guess its OK smile.gif

Yup, nothin to worry about. It could be that Asus has such a high load capacity for the card that the actual load limit is well below 100% of the power limit so Asus, for overclocking purposes, just has like a divider in the bios that creates a crazy low power % which allows for a more consistent overclock...lol its just a guess, probably way off.
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mine non top makes peaks to 125%
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I'm sure there are alot of you that have 670 DCII SLI? How does that work out for you? I'm pretty sure I'll be buying a 2nd DCII in the coming days but people seem to recommend reference for SLI, although I'm not to keen on that since they seem noisy and doesn't keep the cards that cool. Yes I'm aware that reference are generally recommended because they exhaust the hot air instead of just whipping it around in the case but I'm still skeptical towards them for the above mentioned reasons of noise and lack of good cooling smile.gif
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I'm sure there are alot of you that have 670 DCII SLI? How does that work out for you? I'm pretty sure I'll be buying a 2nd DCII in the coming days but people seem to recommend reference for SLI, although I'm not to keen on that since they seem noisy and doesn't keep the cards that cool. Yes I'm aware that reference are generally recommended because they exhaust the hot air instead of just whipping it around in the case but I'm still skeptical towards them for the above mentioned reasons of noise and lack of good cooling smile.gif

I have two non tops in SLI....they are overclocked to top speeds though

Im running a haf X case with some extra fans....even on a very hot day, and turning up my DC2 fans to around 75%, I'm still in the low 60's during load in BF3....my motherboard PCI-E slots also have one space between the two GPUs....but I believe any mobo on the market pretty much has this feature nowadays

So don't believe the nay sayers who say reference is better when SLIing....as long as you have a decent case with decent cooling, and that extra slot between the two GPUs, you'll be fine
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Now I have a 120hz monitor, i'm thinking of buying a second Asus GTX 670 for my PC...SLI owners, is it worth it with this card? (NON TOP) In SLI I believe the slots run at x8...is this going to slow things down? Curently have a single Asus Direct CU ii GTX 670 NON TOP @ 1293mhz core running at x16 PCI-E 3.0.

The PCI-E slots are separated by a single PCI slot, hopefully there would be sufficient breathing room if I had 2 cards installed after moving my Asus D2X Sound card


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Now I have a 120hz monitor, i'm thinking of buying a second Asus GTX 670 for my PC...SLI owners, is it worth it with this card? (NON TOP) In SLI I believe the slots run at x8...is this going to slow things down? Curently have a single Asus Direct CU ii GTX 670 NON TOP @ 1293mhz core running at x16 PCI-E 3.0.
The PCI-E slots are separated by a single PCI slot, hopefully there would be sufficient breathing room if I had 2 cards installed after moving my Asus D2X Sound card Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I once answered a very similar question (also about 670's) in the Sabertooth Z77 owners club. I'll quote myself here, as it answers your question as well:

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You have nothing to worry about.

You might be interested in this article (they tested extensively how the GTX680 and 7970 performed with different lane configurations). Turns out, there's little difference between PCIe (3.0) x16 and x8 with the tested cards. For example, take one of their Battlefield 3 benchmarks (results vary per game, but never anything serious). 0.7% difference between PCIe (3.0) x16 and x8 (for the GTX680). You'd even be fine with PCIe (3.0) x4; only a 1% difference compared to x16. I don't think results for the GTX670 will be very different.

Quote from a later article on GTX670 SLI: "PCI-Express 3.0 x8 provides bandwidth that yields performance identical to that of PCI-Express 2.0 x16, and that PCI-Express 3.0 x16 makes these current-generation high-end GPUs no more than 1% faster" (regarding the 7970 and GTX680).

I'm probably going for a second GTX670 myself later this year as well. In my case, I'll be on PCIe 2.0 x8. Still, not much to worry about wink.gif. I'm more worried about temps, but I'm just assuming it'll be okay tongue.gif

I'm going to add my second Asus GTX670 (non-top as well) somewhere this week (more likely towards the end of the week, it still has to arrive and I have some exams to prepare). If you want, I can post results here in terms of temperatures and scaling. Can't wait for it that's for sure thumb.gif

I was most worried about temperatures myself, but I'm hearing stories that it should be fine. One of the main advantages of this card is that it is really quiet (even at 100% it's not that loud), so you can just ramp up the fan curve a bit if temps get uncomfortable.

In short, I don't think you have anything to worry about (and especially not in terms of scaling with x8 x8).

(PS: I'm also going SLI for 120Hz)
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