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Any ETA of WHQL for this?
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there is a review dont remember where,,, that this drivers some how override the thermal limite so that way
you GPU runs at a higher speed... resuting on a gpu being more hot...

test was done on a GTX780Ti old drivers temp where 83C, with new drivers it went up to 87C
post #1003 of 1057
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

GPU temps should be higher in situations where the CPU bottleneck is lessened and the GPU is allowed to work harder because of that.

Would there be a bottleneck even on a single 780Ti with an Intel 4770k @ 4.2ghz? I thought it was more common on SLI / CrossfireX setups. Please enlighten me.

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there is a review dont remember where,,, that this drivers some how override the thermal limite so that way
you GPU runs at a higher speed... resuting on a gpu being more hot...

test was done on a GTX780Ti old drivers temp where 83C, with new drivers it went up to 87C

This makes sense.
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Would there be a bottleneck even on a single 780Ti with an Intel 4770k @ 4.2ghz? I thought it was more common on SLI / CrossfireX setups. Please enlighten me.

For every situation where you notice a game run better than on the previous drivers, this simply has to be true or the better FPS or game running smoother (higher min FPS?) would make no sense.

There's also the situations where AMD's Mantle helps a lot, so "bottlenecks" caused by DirectX and the driver can definitely be real even on top CPUs.
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Would there be a bottleneck even on a single 780Ti with an Intel 4770k @ 4.2ghz? I thought it was more common on SLI / CrossfireX setups. Please enlighten me.
This makes sense.

Many games are CPU limited with a 4770k at times, particularly RTS/MMO and large-scale FPS games - the more GPU power you throw at them or the higher FPS you try to achieve, the more likely you are to run into cpu limits
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there is a review dont remember where,,, that this drivers some how override the thermal limite so that way
you GPU runs at a higher speed... resuting on a gpu being more hot...

test was done on a GTX780Ti old drivers temp where 83C, with new drivers it went up to 87C

[H] said that their 780Ti ran 13MHz faster than before... That's exactly one boost state higher and it's completely normal for GK110 cards to vary a bit.
 
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Originally Posted by EliteReplay View Post

there is a review dont remember where,,, that this drivers some how override the thermal limite so that way
you GPU runs at a higher speed... resuting on a gpu being more hot...

test was done on a GTX780Ti old drivers temp where 83C, with new drivers it went up to 87C

Yeah, I remember that nonsense as well, possible Hardocp maybe. But being a 780 owner, you should know that was a load of crap because boost doesn't work that way.

If Nvidia was playing around with the thermal throttle, all it would do is allow the card to keep the boost clock constant until the higher throttle point is reached.

For the record, both of my 780 Ti boost to 1019 mhz out of the box. This did not change with 337.50 so the rumor is nonsense.

I've also had no difference in temperatures. I play every game with Precision-X onscreen display for temps, clocks etc.
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^Isn't this all kepler boost?
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exactly. Boost 2.0 is a dynamic auto-overclock. You could get +13mhz just from your room being slightly cooler.
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Besides, it's not like a random 1% change in clock speeds in one review will actually change the fact that a lot of people with fixed clock speeds (like the ones doing testing in this thread) have seen huge gains in CPU bound situations.

The driver helps with CPU overhead, depending in your situation you see big gains or small gains or no gains at all. But it doesn't change what this driver actually does.
 
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