yup another one.
Originally Posted by szeged
atleast it didnt blow up this time, just a bad bios flash it seems
Not a bad flash, but drivers related and design issue.
Originally Posted by Killer344
Not a bad bios flash, I already tried reflashing the original bios.... and it happened after installing an older set of drivers, with the stock bios...
What lead me to this conclusion is "Drivers Issues that trigger the circuit board and cause the dead GPU
Do you guys remember this?[MC] Nvidia 320.18 WHQL Display Driver is Damaging GPUs
This is another big fact of the that too.
Originally Posted by OccamRazor
It makes you think, doesnt it? the other 2 HOF also blew WITH stock bios, now yours just "dies" also with stock bios...
Someone at Galaxy Dev. Dep. must be thinking: "Ups! "
Galaxy rep already said: http://www.overclock.net/t/1393791/official-nvidia-gtx-780-owners-club/10740_20#post_20947450
it was: "a simple software/firmware/driver problem" so perhaps you take this quote and RMA your card as it died probably due to a"a simple software/firmware/driver problem" as you didn't OC, just installed old drivers and were using original bios(firmware), so i believe you qualify in this: "a simple software/firmware/driver problem"
Sorry to quote: "a simple software/firmware/driver problem" so many times but its a catchy "answer" don't you think?
Im a Titan guy but if i were in the 780 route i wouldn't buy HOF that's for sure because of "a simple software/firmware/driver problemS
" they might have!
Just my 2 cents and My honest to GOD opinion
P.S. I recall they were looking into Skyn3t´s bios! What happened? Was not good enough? Why? So many questions and no answers!
His bios are the best and no one can say the opposite! Earlier this month he found a problem in a MSI bios and corrected it!
Galaxy should hire him to correct their bios too because if this new dead HOF is due to the same"a simple software/firmware/driver problem" then Galaxy has a real problem in their hands as these "a simple software/firmware/driver problem" might come popping up more frequently!
Now I have collected some info that you guys already know.
HOF design vs Reference design component's.
what's better and what's not?
Is it make difference ?
how much and how?
what's trigger the issue to kill the GPU?
I don't have any answer but lot question's. the biggest is, WHY
The GALAXY GeForce GTX 780 HOF Edition runs at a 1006MHz base clock with a boost clock at 1058MHz. However,
thanks to the improved cooling, our GALAXY 780 HOF runs at a real-time frequency of 1.1GHz while gaming
in every game!
Compare that with the reference GeForce GTX 780 which runs at 863MHz base clock and 900MHz boost clock
Our real-world GPU frequency while gaming, with our reference GTX 780 got up to just 900MHz, while gaming,
right at the boost clock. Therefore, a reference 780 runs at 900MHz while gaming, and the
GALAXY GTX 780 HOF Edition runs at 1.1GHz while gaming, a whopping 200MHz faster out-of-the-box.
NVIDIA suggests a power supply of at least 600 watts with both 6-pin and 8-pin PEG connectors standard to
supply the 235 watt max TDP for the card and components.
*The second feature you should take note of is the Hyper Boost technology. This engages proprietary circuitry
on the video card to allow higher core clocks. Quoting GALAXY:
Pressing the Hyper Boost button engages special circuitry and internal optimizations, pushing clock speeds
into overdrive and raising fan speeds accordingly. Hyper Boost increases core clocks by up to 8% beyond
GPU Boost 2.0’s dynamic overclocking function and users’ custom OC settings
. Multiple world record benchmark
scores have been broken already as a result.
The third feature, which is unique, is GALAXY’s advanced dual fan cooler with hybrid vapor chamber heat pipe design.
The GALAXY GTX 780 HOF uses a combination of vapor chamber and heat pipes. There is a 70x70mm vapor chamber on top
of the GPU. There are four 70mm nickel plated heat pipes. Then there are dual 90mm low noise EBR liquid bearing fans
on board. GALAXY is using a fire-resistant polycarbonate, anodized metal and die-cast aluminum alloy housing.While the "TITAN reference cooler" GTX 780 runs up to 80c, the GALAXY GTX 780 HOF Edition should run about 10
degrees cooler, at 70c, maximizing GPU Boosts capabilities. It should also be a few degrees cooler at idle.
After running the GTX Titan and GTX 780 through the game a half dozen times each, the GTX 780 was faster through the
game at 1920x1080. At 5760x1080 the GTX Titan takes over but the GK110-equipped GTX 780 delivers excellent results.
The fourth feature is that the GALAXY GTX 780 HOF Edition is using high quality custom components on a custom white
printed circuit board. GALAXY is employing CHiL CHL8318 VR11.1 compliant top-of-the-line digital PWM with an 8+2 phase
power. For reference, reference GTX 780 is 6+2 phase
CHiL CHL8318 VR11.1
? Intel VR11.x compliant Digital PWM Controller
? Programmable 1-phase to 8-phase operation
? Configurable switching frequency from 200 kHz to
1MHz per phase with accuracy better than 2%
? Customized Digital Over-Clocking Features
o Easy-to-use SMBus Gamer command
o Gamer VID control up to 2.3V, Gamer Vmax,
VID Override or Track, Digital Load-Line Adjust,
Gamer OC/OVP, Gamer OFF pin, Gamer OTP
? CHiL Efficiency Shaping Features
o Variable Gate Drive
o Dynamic Phase Control
? 1-phase to 4-phase PSI for Light Loads
? Adaptive Transient Algorithm minimizes output bulk
? Designed for use with coupled inductors
? Enables Thermal Phase Balancing
? SMBus Fault Indicators: OVP, UVP, OCP, OTP
? SMBus interface for configuring and monitoring; SMBus
commands include monitoring input current and power
? Compatible with CHiL ATL Drivers and tri-state Drivers
? Nine bytes of NVM storage available for customer use
? +3.3V supply voltage; 0ºC to 85ºC Ambient operation
? RoHS Compliant, MSL level 1 package
CHL8318 supports three NTC temperature sensors to report
temperature and trigger VR HOT and OTP faults. Digital
thermal balancing allows proportional current imbalance
More infor about CHiL CHL8318 VR11.1
. There are high quality POSCAP capacitors on board for longer lifespan. You will find 10x Coiltronics copper high
frequency high current power inductors rated for up to 70A at 125C
.There is an IR3550 PowIRstage DrMOS 4.0 compliant chipset which replaces multiple MOSFETs and driver chips in a
single package. It provides a massive 60A current at up to 90% efficiency. The GALAXY GTX 780 HOF is able to deliver
up to 480 amps of current to the GPU. As mentioned, there is a custom 10-layer white PCB with optimal signal routing used.
The GALAXY GeForce GTX 780 HOF offers an overvoltage option and the ability to go beyond the 1.15v limitation NVIDIA sets.
It’s a bit tricky, and you have to accept the consequences, but it does work after some fiddling around. We found that
it refused to work properly with Hyper Boost disabled. We could not get voltages over 1.15v, and clock speed overclocking
was highly hampered. However, once we enabled Hyper Boost, then overvoltage worked great, and we were able to get it up
to 1.2v, which made a huge difference in the overclock.
This is excellent for LN2 users who want to really crank it up. In fact, the GALAXY GTX 780 HOF Edition has won many
GPU Boost 2.0 allows some additional leeway when it comes to overclocking by allowing the end user to set both power and
thermal limits on the clocks or each one independently. Initially they are linked together so that when you increase one
the other follows with a maximum limit of 106% on the power limit and 94 °C for the thermal limit. As you will see in the
temperature section we came no where near that thermal limit so the limit for this card was the available voltage and clock
speeds it would run with that voltage.
LN2 overclock contests as the fastest GTX 780 in the world.
All of this won’t be cheap of course, the current street price and MSRP for the GALAXY GTX 780 HOF Edition are $689.99,
which is $40 higher than a reference GTX 780. That extra $40 buys you a fully customized video card that ships with the
highest real-time GPU frequency in games we’ve seen yet, incredible overclocking headroom, and an extremely efficient
Galaxy came in the non-reference game a bit late with the GeForce GTX 780 HOF but when they did, they totally set a new
mark in GPU design and performance. I will be honest to you guys, since its first unveil i have been a fan of the GTX 780
Hall of Fame with it claiming impressive records on both air and LN2 cooling
So here we are once again looking at the GALAXY GeForce GTX 780 HOF Edition performing faster than the GeForce GTX TITAN
out of the box. We are also getting the same gameplay settings. Add in the overclock, and it is much faster than the TITAN.The GALAXY GTX 780 HOF Edition offers a lot more over the standard reference GTX 780.We managed to take the GPU to 1.2v with Hyper Boost enabled,
which is great. One thing NVIDIA has done on
Kepler GPUs this generation is to lock the voltage at 1.15v max
. When we find a card that allows us to raise this
voltage that is a good thing for the hardware enthusiast. That voltage increase allowed us to take this GPU up to
while gaming, which is amazing performance on a GTX 780. In fact, it was capable of going higher, but it
started artifacting. There is a lot of potential in this board if you want to go the LN2 route.
The first adjustment netted a dynamic boost clock of 1100MHz on the core for a hefty 200MHz boost over the reference
boost clock. Further tuning got the boost clock up to 1202MHz, which proved stable through all of the gaming tests.
I could run higher clock speeds through some of the games but not all with 3DMark being the primary failure point. Even
so that's about a 34% boost in clock speed on the Kepler core. The memory was a lot less forgiving when it came to
overclocking, only reaching 1612MHz or about 7%. Every bit helps when you chase benchmark scores.
GALAXY has backed up those good looks with top-of-the-line components meant to extend the lifespan and to handle the
overclock. It sports a higher power phase than a standard GTX 780 and can deliver more power to the GPU than a
standard GTX 780.
The GPU is clocked at 1006 MHz stock and 1058 MHz boost and 6008 MHz effective clock for the memory. The PCB is
entirely custom with an CHiL CHL8318 VR11.1 powered 8+2 phase power supply featuring POSCAP capacitors and IR3550
rated at 60A
An aluminum base is used to cool the 6+2 phase power circuit and eliminate board flex to improve longevity.
The best part about the PCB itself is that its colored white and design scheme of the cooler matches it. It comes with a
triple slot cooler which may be a downside for some users, power is provided through two eight pin connectors. The cooler
features two large fans cooling the vapor chamber heatsink below it that’s equipped with three large heatpipes. A hyper
boost hardware overdrive switch is located on the I/O that further boosts clocking speeds. The Galaxy GTX 780 HOF retails
at $689.99. (Product Link)
Read more: http://wccftech.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-custom-models-roundup/#ixzz2fO1uI51uW
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Tree HOF Gone on all different word location, Argentina, Egypt and USA "IIRC"
PS: Please I'm not here to cause any war or bash any company. I ask any of you to respect and talk with honesty. NO FLAME.
This may go to a separated thread. but I decide to post it here since 90% of the 780 owner's are here.Edited by skyn3t - 10/9/13 at 9:52am