Originally Posted by wholeeo
So just to confirm, even if applications like GPUZ show your power states fluctuating and lowering when idle they are incorrect when the mod is applied? I was under the impression that it was AB that was incorrect,
The volt mod and consequently Zawarudo´s tool work thorugh AB interface to operate the voltage controller NVC4206, so, only AB is linked to the controller getting the accurate readings from the monitoring chip INA3221!
All other programs get their readings from driver feed and as you well know are locked to 1,212V, so anything beyond that is not read!
Here, read my article about TDP:"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)"
Originally Posted by FarmerJo
is anyone having trouble with afterburner beta 18 and going above 1.3v even with the new tool?
AFAIK no! i haven't had any reports besides not being able to do the mod but that is because people post their questions instead of going to the OP to check whats new and/or fixes!
(Team skyn3t)Edited by OccamRazor - 1/27/14 at 2:55pm