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Originally Posted by Spiriva View Post

I think you just have to play the lottery, both my Evga FE 1080 overclock to 2200mhz with the stock bios (ek waterblock) and then Ive read about Evga FE 1080´s who wount get over 2025mhz.

Not one of those 1080's had a waterblock on them then..... Hehe.

Seems to me the caveat is cooling. The LEAST a 1080 should do on a waterblock is 2100mhz.
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Not one of those 1080's had a waterblock on them then..... Hehe.

Seems to me the caveat is cooling. The LEAST a 1080 should do on a waterblock is 2100mhz.

For sure. Temperatures are holding me back with the MSI ARMOR, it gets really hot when the voltage nears 1.1v and throttles. Tiny little heatsink.
 
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SiriusLeo: Thank you for the explanation on parallel water cooling. I had forgotten about that. thumb.gif
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For sure. Temperatures are holding me back with the MSI ARMOR, it gets really hot when the voltage nears 1.1v and throttles. Tiny little heatsink.

Not surprised.

What I'm seeing is people either forgetting that when a VRM is cooler it's energy conversion ratio is higher... or they just plain didn't know.

This combined with lower core temps equals some nice gains.
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Hi all, I have been following and reading this thread for a while and now I need advice.

Originally I was waiting to get the Gigabyte 1080 Xtreme but then they announced the WaterForce variant.

Since it seems that cooling is the main difference between all stock bios 1080s, I'm not sure if I should get the Gigabyte 1080 Xtreme WaterForce or just buy a reference EVGA 1080 and get a G10 bracket and Corsair H110.

The EVGA route ends up being cheaper by around 150 USD - when converted - in my country.

Thoughts?
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Hi all, I have been following and reading this thread for a while and now I need advice.

Originally I was waiting to get the Gigabyte 1080 Xtreme but then they announced the WaterForce variant.

Since it seems that cooling is the main difference between all stock bios 1080s, I'm not sure if I should get the Gigabyte 1080 Xtreme WaterForce or just buy a reference EVGA 1080 and get a G10 bracket and Corsair H110.

The EVGA route ends up being cheaper by around 150 USD - when converted - in my country.

Thoughts?

G10 doesn't cool the card well enough without heatsinks on VRM. Pfft, RAM too.
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Anyone heard anything about FTW waterblocks or a release date for the classy? Tried google but couldn't find any good info.
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I validated my card with gpu-z but when I fill out the member form it says incorrect validation. Anyone can help me?
post #2589 of 11183
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Originally Posted by snafua View Post

I've been reading a lot of tests with flashing the Strix bios and high clocks not pushing out the performance. Are there any tests on the Strix itself doing the same?

I assume it would be but would be nice to know.
Sorry if I missed the comparison somewhere here.

the strix PCB has different components (power section chokes etc) than MSI or FE models... and different memory timings too. Several users posted about lower performance with higher clocks on the strix bios when flashed to a different PCB some weeks ago. Luckily no one cooked a component (different I2C commands control these differnt VRMs/chokes). I suspect there is a lot of error correction at the higher clocks in these cross-flashed examples. Sometimes a cross flash can really work well (980 strix bios from Shammy to the 980 Kingpin was one - nicknamed the KingStrix at the time)... probably more blind luck that anything. redface.gif
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the strix PCB has different components (power section chokes etc) than MSI or FE models... and different memory timings too. Several users posted about lower performance with higher clocks on the strix bios when flashed to a different PCB some weeks ago. Luckily no one cooked a component (different I2C commands control these differnt VRMs/chokes). I suspect there is a lot of error correction at the higher clocks in these cross-flashed examples. Sometimes a cross flash can really work well (980 strix bios from Shammy to the 890 Kingpin was one - nicknamed the KingStrix at the time)... probably more blind luck that anything. redface.gif

have you figured out a way to unlock the pwr limit beside shorting the resistors?

maybe a pencil mod for memory voltage would be nice too
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