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Clocks went up, but performance still the same. Anyone else having similar problems?
 
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Originally Posted by PatrickCrowely View Post

Clocks went up, but performance still the same. Anyone else having similar problems?
OCing wont reallty get you a whole lot more performance. Maybe 1 or 2 FPS on a really good OC. Thats what ive noticed, atleast.
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I wouldnt use that firmware guys..
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OK, in deed the higher (closer to borderline of stability) overclocks become more stable now... but I noticed at what price... that's all thanks to lower actual TDP under load so it doesn't exceed the Power Target too much (which might have been a problem initially in original BIOS). .... however it manages to keep the TDP at lower levels thanks to more aggressive power throttling on the core in extreme situations.

... so in summary, yest the overclock is stable, but might bring slightly less performance because of deeper power throttling.

e.g. here on my updated GTX 670 and OC'ed to +145core (1243 actual) & +525mem (3522 actual) I ran 3dmark11 (more stressful than Heaven3.0) with graphs from precision. just look how deeply it undercuts the core clock boost during the Test#1 in 3dm11.
check the graphs on right side of screen, 2nd from top is the actual TDP and the 3rd from top is the Core (should be constant under load). as you note my core OC was throttled down by nearly 150MHz, however it seems that it happened before the TDP spike occurred (GPU BIOS compensating in advance?), so the TDP max levels were fine at a cost of lowered performance.

another question. have anybody noticed that enabling Adaptive VSYNC in NVIDIA control panel yields higher benchmarking scores versus "3D app controlled (default)"?
The performance is lowered? oh hell no, no thank you.
But I am going to try it once.
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I wouldnt use that firmware guys..
The performance is lowered? oh hell no, no thank you.
But I am going to try it once.
LOL! That's classic! tongue.gif
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post #665 of 7931
There is absolutely no harm in trying it out - As you can always flash back. This new "Firmware" is no more than a new BIOS from whatever manufacturer.

However, like General123 stated, this new FIRMWARE will most likely drop your performance slightly - I tried it, and still scored the same within 3DMark11 and Heaven - But as it is currently un-modded I was "Stuck" on the 1350 CORE that the DEFAULT BIOS also had me wallbanging at.

And thanks for the Adaptive Sync "Ninja"-tip wink.gif
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post #666 of 7931
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Hey I installed Firestorm but it keeps popping up messages that say FAIL at the end. For example if I click the bios button then save bios, when I go to save the rom on my desktop it gives me another message saying FAIL.
WTH

run the firestrm as admin. right click on the .EXE file and run as admin and try again
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OCing wont reallty get you a whole lot more performance. Maybe 1 or 2 FPS on a really good OC. Thats what ive noticed, atleast.

Oh okay, thanks... I appreciate it. Flashing back to norm....
 
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tecfreak could you redo the EVGA 4gb bios to allow for a higher maximum power target? During BF3 the % regularly goes over 122% and that causes the core to dip and drop all over the place. Not sure why it wasn't doing it earlier, but with the added voltage the power% goes much higher. And I seem to have achieved a maximum overclock of 1240 on the core and +350 on the memory.
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I tried the new BIOS from EVGA. Actually it did nothing compared to the original BIOS.
I still can do +95 +600 (1323 MHz/3703 MHz).
The only thing I noticed is my temps jump to high 60s faster than before but I dunno maybe its just me.
Maybe people who tried it and can't get their old clocks stable are not originally 100% stable.
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im waiting for tecfreak to tell us what evga changed in the new BIOS. I'm loving his ref evga volt mod
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