Originally Posted by Falcy
It doesn't say that much really.
Lower ASIC cards is often more "leaky". That means you will need more power to achieve a stable O/C. However the ASIC-value is up for debate.
So, high or low ASIC-value has very little to do with the actual final O/C results. I have seen low ASIC-value cards overclock to almost insane levels. And high ASIC-value cards that O/C very poorly. And the other way around aswell...
In my opinion, i choose a lower ASIC card, after what i have seen and also based on my own Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X, that card has a extremely low 59.1% ASIC.
However, that Vapor-X does 1200 on core easy and 1600-1700 on memory.
Since you have the boost version, 1000MHz, i think it is set to 1.25v as default? Atleast my former Gigabyte 1000MHz had 1.25v as default.
So what you need to do is raise the Power limit to +20%. Start there and try it out, it should be enough.
If you leave it to 0 you will, as you have noticed, get a throttling card.
Thanks a lot to all of you, but no matter what i try, i can´t unlock voltage control in MSI afterburner ( already check unlock voltage and read voltage in settings ), can´t do it by editing config file, neither a patch to MSI AB....
In TRIXX, i can change voltage, but the maximum value in VDDC is 1250 ...
Power limit is in +20, the maximum value avaiable.
Its weird, the best result i have in Kombuster or 3D mark in with 1030MHZ Core Clock and 1250MHZ memory clock ....
Well, there are good chips and bad chips, someone has to play with the bad ones Edited by ruiviterbo - 5/19/13 at 5:38pm