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Before I start, let me say, my card is an unusual case. It WILL NOT run at higher 1.162V, EVER ... unless I bump the voltage up to 1.175V using evga voltage tuner (the volt tuner in AB does not do anything, only the evga one does).

Please do not offer me troubleshooting suggestions on this point, trust me when I say ... it does NOT run at 1.175V ... no matter WHAT.

Considering my card does over 1300MHz at only 1.162V, this never bothered me in the past, cause I could use VT to push 1.175V if I wanted to.

HOWEVER ... I just updated to the latest beta driver (313.96) and suddenly, the highest voltage available in Voltage Tuner is 1.150V. Same version of Precision, all I did was change the driver, and I discover that my max voltage is suddenly limited to 1.150V.

What the HELL, man. I'm really irritated by this mad.gif

I'm just posting this in case anyone else has an odd card that doesn't do 1.175V unless 'coaxed' like mine ... do NOT update to 313.96 driver unless you don't care about being able to hit 1.175V anymore.
    
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yeah i heard lots of reports about things like this. i have a hunch that nvidia is gimping their last gen cards little by little every driver update, so that the next gen cards will appear to be much more powerful than the last gens.
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yeah i heard lots of reports about things like this. i have a hunch that nvidia is gimping their last gen cards little by little every driver update, so that the next gen cards will appear to be much more powerful than the last gens.

That is a... disgusting tactic.
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the last years realize that nvidia-amd drop down the performance by the drivers to buy their new models....older drivers run much much better.
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I noticed that too. Hasn't effected my OC at all fortunately, still boosting past 1350
 
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the last years realize that nvidia-amd drop down the performance by the drivers to buy their new models....older drivers run much much better.

That is patently false, there are articles out there that actually benchmark the performance from launch drivers to drivers at the time of a new product launch, they show steady improvements in nearly all cases.
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That is patently false, there are articles out there that actually benchmark the performance from launch drivers to drivers at the time of a new product launch, they show steady improvements in nearly all cases.
totally disagree with that..these company's correcting only the bugs to the new drivers..the real performance is dropped down.....you think nvidia or amd care about us???? no way. its company's who want money..They do everything to get the new model.
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Yes the latest BETA driver maxes out at 1150mV, in most cases it still should boost to 1175mV though....
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That is patently false, there are articles out there that actually benchmark the performance from launch drivers to drivers at the time of a new product launch, they show steady improvements in nearly all cases.
totally disagree with that..these company's correcting only the bugs to the new drivers..the real performance is dropped down.....you think nvidia or amd care about us???? no way. its company's who want money..They do everything to get the new model.
Conspiracy theorist, LOL. The people who bench and notice the difference between driver releases don't drive product sales.

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Conspiracy theorist, LOL. The people who bench and notice the difference between driver releases don't drive product sales.

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ok you have your opinion..i have mine.. wink.gif
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