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Yes they are running at speed. And yes im looking at useage. Tdp is under 70%. I think its driver related?
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Yes they are running at speed. And yes im looking at useage. Tdp is under 70%. I think its driver related?

Hmm I'm still puzzled somewhat by how my card runs and it's TDP usage. It's running as it should, GPU usage is 98-99% under full load, scores are what they should be. But when I set the slider bar for the power limit all the way up to 300% in afterburner, how come it doesn't even come close to that when under load? I guess I'm asking that to anyone who can answer that, or shed some light on that for me... thanks.
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Ya same here. It's driving me crazy. But the power limit slider is kinda weird or buggy. If I slide to 300% my oc of 1430mhz became unstable.but if I leave it around 200 I'm good. Same thing with my fan speed. If I go over 68 on fan speed il get a crash with them clocks
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Ya same here. It's driving me crazy. But the power limit slider is kinda weird or buggy. If I slide to 300% my oc of 1430mhz became unstable.but if I leave it around 200 I'm good. Same thing with my fan speed. If I go over 68 on fan speed il get a crash with them clocks

I have wondered this myself. thinking.gif Maybe I should try lowering mine a little and see if I can go higher with the core. I just figured maxed out would be best.
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Im running 2.2.3 but ya try and keep it around 200 and take fans off auto and put fans at 65%. Then give that a whirl
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Im running 2.2.3 but ya try and keep it around 200 and take fans off auto and put fans at 65%. Then give that a whirl

Cool, will do. I don't use fans though...that's my waterblock in my avatar. wink.gif
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Hmm ... it looks like the new gen of cards is overclocking less and less. And it's not just a few people.

I wonder if the ASIC % on the newer cards has dropped or something else has changed?
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its cause the nvidia voltage lock..so why pay the premium for binned chips when you cant push them. some people want to push them but im sure most people just buy the card for looks and the cooler..im very happy i bought my cards when i did.otherwise id probably be pretty upset seeing all these high clocks of over 1400mhz and others cant even clock over 1300mhz..i really feel for you guys.
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From what I see, EVERY Lightning boosts to ~1202 MHz on unlocked LN2 BIOS by default. With all the talk of the latest versions not being binned as well as earlier models, which leads to much lower OC potential, is it even still worth purchasing these cards over other high end 680s? I'd like to get at least 1300 MHz on the core and anywhere from +400-500 MHz on the memory, but if I can't even potentially reach those numbers, would there even really be a reason to OC the card? For stability, would I lose much noticeable performance in gaming if I just left it on the default unlocked LN2 BIOS and played using the ~1202 MHz clock?
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