Originally Posted by strong island 1
I really don't think it's throttling. i think the memory timings on the ti were changed to give us 7000mhz out of the box and it's messing with benchmarks that like high memory clocks somehow. I was able to score over 16000 gpu score with my 780 ti which blows away a lot of the watercooled titan gpu scores. The only benchmark the titan does better in is valley. But also we are comparing the performance of the Kingpin to a really special titan that mr. too short had. I can score 98.8fps in valley with my ti which doesn't beat mr. too shorts score but beats all of my titan valley scores. There aren't a lot of titan scores close to mr too short's score. The titan had some awesome memory chips on it and a really golden titan is going to beat a lot of current gpu's in valley. But for 3dmark I would much rather have a ti or kingpin over a titan.
I hear you, but I am not convinced there is no throttling.
There are more than a few Titans on HOF with over16000 gpu score. Most of the Titans benched on this forum here were probably before the volt unlock? And, after all the good watercooler benchers had moved on to the 780 classy or the 780 classy Ti. Lol.
I bet if you still had your Titan, you probably could have beaten the 16000 gpu score on water. (I hope.
With more cores, KPE should be scoring much better, even on water. I am still a bit mystified about the memory puzzle. Sure it may be more stable under extreme cold, but if doesn't scale with extreme cold than its a handicap, even if the core can scale. I believe someone already tested the KPE here on extreme cold, and it bugs out between -40 to -70 on ln2
Even if the Sammy's can be stable upto -120, the core is not.
My money is on bios and/or driver throttling, as we all know that the hardware is fully capable by looking at other gk110 series cards with a lot less oomph on the pcb than this card.
But, that's just a gut feel as the software on this is bit of a black hole due to the programmable chip which no one has been able unlock, except for kingpin maybe.
Just a theory..... Edited by provost - 2/7/14 at 4:49pm