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I'm ready to join the club, here's my validation (How do I submit a form?): http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details.php?id=56f8c



Anyway, I got my G1 980 yesterday, ASIC quality 77.8%. It boosts to 1392 MHz out of the box, but very soon after always throttles back to 1380 (Power limit?). I tried overclocking it on stock voltage and power limit and got similar behavior at 1532 MHz throttling to 1520, haven't pushed the core farther (stable there though, shows promise). The VRAM (Samsung) seems like a complete dud though, it causes Unigine Heaven to occasionally freeze at only +325 MHz or above. sad-smiley-002.gif

What's a safe amount to raise my power limit and core voltage by (with Afterburner)?







On a separate note, the 980 is faster than I thought it would be (comparing it to my old 780 GHz, 970, 970 SLI, and both a 4 GB and 8 GB 290X). It runs Watch Dogs at 2560x1440 with everything on ultra minus HBAO+ and AA at a 99% constant 60 FPS, AC: Unity runs admirably as well (both Watch Dogs and Unity ran pretty poorly on my 290Xs in comparison, 980 is acting like 40-50% better in those games for some reason; Driver overhead on CPU, Gameworks?).

There are several games where my 3770K is struggling to keep up with my 980. The 980 is (just barely in the most demanding games) almost ideal for 1440p gaming with a 60 FPS target (few things it won't handle at that level with high-ish settings, AC: Unity being one but just barely), very nice. I'm feeling fairly optimistic about resale value too.
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There are several games where my 3770K is struggling to keep up with my 980. .

Like what?

My 3570k did just fine with SLI 980s for a few days while I had my Haswell-E rig down to take care of an algae problem. Even my sons Anniversary Pentium did admirably(but often pegged 100%) with one up against a 4k monitor.
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Like what?

Probably games without proper multithreading support like any blizzard game.
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Anyone here have a Gigabyte G1 gaming 980 and know how to flash the Vbios on the card? It will not let me use NVFLASH or @bios. I get a file read error, I also noticed my card uses .F## files not .ROM/.NVR files. My monitor just has compatibility issues when I hook up the DVI as well as my HDMI the HDMI connection will randomly drop out now and then to a black screen. I have the updated bios downloaded from gigabyte's site that is ment to fix this issue, just cant put it on the card to fix the issue. If anyone knows how to get around this flashing issue that would be amazing.
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Originally Posted by Serandur View Post

I'm ready to join the club, here's my validation (How do I submit a form?): http://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details.php?id=56f8c



Anyway, I got my G1 980 yesterday, ASIC quality 77.8%. It boosts to 1392 MHz out of the box, but very soon after always throttles back to 1380 (Power limit?). I tried overclocking it on stock voltage and power limit and got similar behavior at 1532 MHz throttling to 1520, haven't pushed the core farther (stable there though, shows promise). The VRAM (Samsung) seems like a complete dud though, it causes Unigine Heaven to occasionally freeze at only +325 MHz or above. sad-smiley-002.gif

What's a safe amount to raise my power limit and core voltage by (with Afterburner)?







On a separate note, the 980 is faster than I thought it would be (comparing it to my old 780 GHz, 970, 970 SLI, and both a 4 GB and 8 GB 290X). It runs Watch Dogs at 2560x1440 with everything on ultra minus HBAO+ and AA at a 99% constant 60 FPS, AC: Unity runs admirably as well (both Watch Dogs and Unity ran pretty poorly on my 290Xs in comparison, 980 is acting like 40-50% better in those games for some reason; Driver overhead on CPU, Gameworks?).

There are several games where my 3770K is struggling to keep up with my 980. The 980 is (just barely in the most demanding games) almost ideal for 1440p gaming with a 60 FPS target (few things it won't handle at that level with high-ish settings, AC: Unity being one but just barely), very nice. I'm feeling fairly optimistic about resale value too.

Below is the form you use (per PCModderMike)
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19OMFLfQ1u0SptL6kP_JVKv3HHCFDBNp8JbO4QamFJ8Q/viewform


Question. How can you tell if the CPU is holding back your card? I've had experience where the 980 would crash if I go anywhere over 4.2 MHz on my i7 2600K, but did not experience this when I had my 2x 680s.
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Probably games without proper multithreading support like any blizzard game.

DX12 is coming soon, hopes that this will bring some improvement in this department.
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DX12 is coming soon, hopes that this will bring some improvement in this department.

Should be enough to reach steady 144fps in raids but still not great that blizzard didn't managed it up to now.
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Should be enough to reach steady 144fps in raids but still not great that blizzard didn't managed it up to now.

I agree and fortunantly I'm not a blizzard addict. smile.gif
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Has anyone changed the thermal paste on their 980 cards? If so, what is the best paste to use? I know everyone will have different opinions and that's fine. I am trying to get multiple responses, so I can research them. It's been awhile since I've used any and all I have is the Artic AS5 and that's 4 years old. Below are some of the ones I've looked at so far.

Tuniq TX-4 High Performance Thermal Grease
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Innovation Cooling Diamond "7 Carat" Thermal Compound

Thanks...Al
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I just built a new loop and used GELID Solutions - GC-1 High Performance Thermal Compound. I think you would be safe in using any of them.
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