Originally Posted by Laithan
I firmly believe (we can't prove yet) that no matter what you do there will be no way to fully eliminate PWR perfcaps on a single 8-pin 10x0. They are gimped at the hardware level. This was gouge marketing and a sleezy move by NVIDIA IMO.
Flashing that "SC" BIOS seemed to show that the power limit had been increased (also evident by memory overclocking having an advantage since O/C memory uses a lot more power). It could technically allow a higher boost if the reason the GPU couldn't boost higher was PWR perfcaps. Having said that, I would agree with you that flashing that BIOS would just allow you to stay at a higher boost, longer and most likely not provide any additional O/C headroom.
Once we can get to the voltage I think this will change potentially however the way things are looking voltage may not help Pascal much.... and if it DOES it might ONLY be under H2O or better cooling (we already see that Pascal runs very hot, even hotter than I think GM204 was)..This is a bad sign for voltage and AIR headroom...
I try playing around different bioses i even flashed 8+6 pin bios on my founders like i told you in the other topic..
For the first time i saw red dots/graphical errors (core related) on my 1080 which i never seen before on stock bios instead of a instant crash pwr limited crap..
Power limiting is reporting way below what it should, but i think is reporting only the 8PIN/pciex power draw and not the 6 pin so the reading its fine and dont affect the gpu. it doesnt have the 6pin and is not going to request more of something it dont have on a hardware level... Extra vrm phases have nothing to do here other than cleaner power supplied to the gpu which in this gpu seems useless with the low voltages ...
I got more room to play but you need to keep that core cold.... The mem overclobability is a placebo i got mine to do 800+ mhz that dont mean it performs as such, error correction kicks in .. Im still playing with it learning this gpu top to bottom.
I have very good success and stability with the EVGA SC Bios (1x8pin) on my Zotac founders. it behaves like it is tweaked no throttles no nothing other than the bios set throttling points every 10c.. I have a hybrid mod on it and the low rpms on the fans dont affect me.
I dont think the voltage would help us at all..
Im achieving the same overclock in 1.012mV as on 1.093mV
At least in maxwell i could get 155 mhz extra with that kind of bumpEdited by zGunBLADEz - 7/2/16 at 6:40am