Originally Posted by GoldenTiger
Absolutely.... that's why I think oc-to-oc comparisons are pretty silly, to be honest, and why I place far more value in stock-to-stock numbers from reviews.
*Semi Rant Alert*
I used to put faith in stock numbers bit ever since Boost it's stupid silly to measure at "stock" since nothing from NV will come @ a "stock" frequency anymore. One Titan could auto boost a core at "stock" to 1050 while another could auto boost to only 900 both are technically "out of the box stock" but would give VERY different numbers obviously.
At this point I care more about is max AVG clocks which for Titan seems to be about 1150-1175 much like 7970's topped out at, and I mean gaming stable not benchmarking as I could raise my own settings a bit and get more in benchies but crash in FC3. Some cards get a bit higher and some a bit lower, but yeah I stopped caring about this new "stock" when every new NV card basically auto OC's to an unknown number. I prefer AMD's boost since they go a set number and not a random one based on silicon but I'd still prefer the one clock and none of this boost nonsense.
I don't need my hand held when trying to find stable clocks on an OC, as we've seen from the 680/Titan GPU boosts are WAY
more trouble than it's worth with the throttling based on temps or tdp or random magical unknown numbers the cards dreams up.
If I don't have the voltage for a clock crash my driver or BSOD me don't throttle my clocks and voltages down.
Nothing going forward will be "stock" as the way we used to view it but things will still be "out of the box" , OotB sounds and looks weird though so idk what I'll call it but it won't be "stock".