Originally Posted by ValValdesky
Discussed on those threads, the card can and will boost to its max stable boost clock which average is 1400~ the problem is that once you get under heavy load and tdp reach the limit the core would fluctuate a lot, down to 1110 and so, while other cards don't have this problem, at most they would just drop 13mhz once they hit 72ºC, the major problem is that having just a 4+2 power phases not even increasing the tdp on the bios helps let alone increasing the pci-e power, which is exactly the problem DeathAngel74 is facing.
There are also some discussion on the EVGA forum but I'm sure you won't like to take those in consideration since they are from the EVGA forums...
This is why EVGA released the new SSC with 6+2 power phases, the first batch of the 6+2 card actually came with the 4+2 bios, which caused the same exactly problem and later was addressed with a bios update which also added the no fan policy below 60ºC, sadly you can't download the bios update from the evga forums anymore but you can find those bios in techpower up and in some are also in here.
This is also can be somewhat recreated by cloning the EVGA bios settings into another bios and flashing into a card like a G1 970, it isn't exactly the same but it can somewhat showcase what the problem is.
I also found this, https://www.reddit.com/r/nvidia/comments/2xds25/do_not_buy_a_evga_970_ssc_from_bestbuy/
You aren't listening, jr. An updated bios is all that's needed to fix the power limit issues on the EVGA cards. It's been done...A LOT. I did it myself. The fact that Dark is having power limit issues at 1500+, does not in any way, shape or form, tell me that they can't run stock clocks without hitting a power limit perf cap. All it really tells me, is that Dark got unlucky, and either had that low % of cards that just don't overclock very well, OR, that his card was somehow borked.
My EVGA ACX 2.0 cards, with a stock bios, would hit the power limit of 187 watts with a 1500ish overclock. I raised the power limits in the bios, kicked the voltage up to 1.275v, and am running 1600+ clocks in every benchmark run I do, and NEVER hit a power limit. They're both pulling right at 290 watts.
Now....if you're going to continue on this path, without even considering the evidence, other than what you read about cards with STOCK BIOS files, then I'm just going to ignore you...because I just don't have time for your ignorance.
There....all better. lol
And...btw....if you look back at one of my previous posts, I put a link from the EVGA forums talking about the power limits, and how to solve them. I responded quite frequently in it, because I do browse those forums occasionally for entertainment purposes. lolEdited by Vellinious - 11/6/15 at 5:57pm