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Wait wait wait, if it is saying 100% TDP on GPU-z (which I assume your getting your numbers) does that indicate the card is pulling as much as the card designed to take? What does it actually mean?
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Wait wait wait, if it is saying 100% TDP on GPU-z (which I assume your getting your numbers) does that indicate the card is pulling as much as the card designed to take? What does it actually mean?

It's not pulling the max it's designed to take in this situation. The G1 and MSI have a max of 300w via hardware specifications, the Gigabyte G1 is limited to 280w via bios and the MSI is limited to 220w via bios. In the case of my card 100% is 250w, and 112% is 280w, my card is pulling up to ~250w at peaks during load in GW2.

The power limit settings are very deceptive/arbitrary, 100% does not always mean the card is pulling it's hardware limit, it is simply a bios/software limitation.
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Ah, thank you for the explanation. But in your case (or the gigabyte's case) it's not pulling the BIOS limit either at 100%, which is odd. I guess I should just look at what it's actually pulling not the TDP percentage. In the ASUS case, it looks like 196W (bios limit) will be 100% TDP and thus why it was getting throttled.

Now I understand.
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Saw the complete on the 'egg that the Strix is voltage locked. Can any owners confirm or deny this? Thanks.
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Saw the complete on the 'egg that the Strix is voltage locked. Can any owners confirm or deny this? Thanks.

i think strix is not voltage locked, problem is that strix is not refference card and i tried afterburner and precisionx voltage control nothing changes

only asus gpu tweak can change voltage but i dont know is it a bug or what but core voltage stays always same 1.2120 only gpu vrm voltage changes

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Guys I'm looking at buying two of the Gigabyte G1's for SLi? Am I going to have any problems doing this as I note the intro on page 1 suggests they aren't a good idea for SLi setups?
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i think strix is not voltage locked, problem is that strix is not refference card and i tried afterburner and precisionx voltage control nothing changes

only asus gpu tweak can change voltage but i dont know is it a bug or what but core voltage stays always same 1.2120 only gpu vrm voltage changes

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It is because Asus 970 strix the voltage is set in bios to max of 1.212 .

Other cards have that raised to 1.26 or so , so you can raise it in software .
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Guys I'm looking at buying two of the Gigabyte G1's for SLi? Am I going to have any problems doing this as I note the intro on page 1 suggests they aren't a good idea for SLi setups?

First, fill in your system specs so people know what kind of system you have when you ask for help.

This was mentioned because the card is BIG. It depends on how much spacing you have between your PCI-E slots. In my case, I'd be weary of doing SLI because on the bottom card, 2 of the 3 fans would be blocked by my PSU. There literally would be 1-2 cm between the card and my PSU.
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My system is

3570 @ 4.4GHz
16GB DDR3 @ 2133MHz
1000W SIlverstone PSU
MSI Z77 M power Motheboard
2 x MSi GTX670's
Phantom 410 mid tower case

The CPU/MB/RAM will be next on the list of things to be changed next year if a worthwhile processor upgrade becomes available.

My current 670 SLi setup is ok for temps/ventilation. The G1's (although very long, apparently 310mm) will fit, as is, because I have removed one of the HDD bays from this case. Only the HDD cage in line with the PSU remains.

I assume these G1's are no significant amount thicker the 670's?
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My system is

3570 @ 4.4GHz
16GB DDR3 @ 2133MHz
1000W SIlverstone PSU
MSI Z77 M power Motheboard
2 x MSi GTX670's
Phantom 410 mid tower case

The CPU/MB/RAM will be next on the list of things to be changed next year if a worthwhile processor upgrade becomes available.

My current 670 SLi setup is ok for temps/ventilation. The G1's (although very long, apparently 310mm) will fit, as is, because I have removed one of the HDD bays from this case. Only the HDD cage in line with the PSU remains.

I assume these G1's are no significant amount thicker the 670's?

I have a Phantom 410 too. Have to sandwich the cards. SLI top card 85C bottom 70C, my ambient room temp 25C. Running both at 1506 MHz Core no Memory overclock ATM. No voltage +100 Powerlimit +130 Offset Core. Steady no down clocking.

Had to set my case fans to a profile that ramps from 50% to 100% when my motherboard / PCIe slot temps go above 52C becuse its been reaching 60-70C. With a single or dual GPU I never had Mobo temp warnings as I do in SLI. Not water cooling. I'm probably repeating some things you already are familiar with but for me this is my first SLI.

In my situation I probably should have gone with MSI Gaming on air sandwiched because in SLI there's actually more spacing in between the two. I'm not sure if that would have helped my temperatures or not though. However the Gigabytes became available first as the fates decided and it does aesthetically match my rig perfectly. smile.gif


     
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