Originally Posted by BelowAverageIQ
I am not anti-XSPC, just stating that I have had issues with one of their GPU blocks. My RAD's are XSPC RX 480's which have copper core and fins. They love low speed fans and from what I can see do a great job.
After the problem I had, decided to use EK blocks. yet everyone canned them especially the nickel due to issues in the past.
I dont think that any component in WC from any manufacturer is without risk. It is a loaded gun, we just hope to minimize any risk by buying what we think are quality components, building a loop and hope it doesnt leak or corrode.
Sorry for going off topic.
Back on topic what POWER LIMIT
should I set in AB Beta 16 with the Rev. 2 bios??
Rev. 1 was a maximum of 125%
Rev. 2 Is a maximum of 300%
The readme states:Default power target 300W instead 350W with 200% slide unlocked to 600w "Yup The King Must have a good amount of it"
Am I right in saying that at default 100% it is 300W, 200% is 600W what about 300%?????
Originally Posted by Luke212
i found this difficult to understand as well. can someone please update the post to read: The default power target is now 300% instead of 350%, and the 200% slide is unlocked to 600W.
It will prevent the question being asked in the future!
The PT is the increase of TDP (thermal design power) which is determined by the chips maker (GK110 =250W) but this is not a fixed value, refers to the maximum amount of power the cooling system, in this case a chip, is required to dissipate. The TDP is typically not the most power the chip could ever draw, but the maximum power that it would draw when running "real applications". This ensures the chip will be able to handle essentially all applications without exceeding its thermal envelope, or requiring a cooling system for the maximum theoretical power.
"TDP is meant to be the wattage of the processor at load. I say "wattage" because it is unclear if this is meant to correspond most immediately to how much power is consumed in watts, or how much heat is produced in watts, but as near as I can tell the TDP is pretty much meant to indicate both" GL
(where C is capacitance, f is frequency and V is voltage)
Now, you dont have to make complicated calculus or anything like that because you have this chip here:
It monitors real-time voltage and power draw and its where AB gets its reading from the VRM´s!
Stock bios come with 250W TDP (AKA PT) so when its at 100% you will have 250W of power draw, if you increase it to the max stock 106% youll get: 250x106%=265W
The same is with modded 300/400/500W bios what you see in AB or precisionX is the percentage above what you set!
Ex: with a 500W bios (Slider set to maximum of course) you see 60% usage, this equals to: 500x60%=300W
YOU CAN DIRECTLY CONTROL TDP WITH THE SLIDER!
Now, why has AB a 300% slider while PrecisionX uses 200% for the same bios with the same PT?
Well, AB and precision have different interfaces so the readings are different for the same thing, just keep in mind the base TDP value and make your calculations from there
It doesnt matter what the % slider is in any program, just increase it if you having stutters or frame drops and when making calculations always make them from the base TPD:
aW x b% = cW (a= bios base TDP, b= OSD TDP, c= aproximate power draw)
(Skyn3T Team)Edited by OccamRazor - 12/2/13 at 7:34am