Originally Posted by ProHitZ
Why do so many cards stop at 2088? Is it some kind of limitation? I´ve clearly entered higher numbers in afterburner but it still stops at 2088, seen a lot of other cards aswell with the same clock. GPU-Z and afterburner reports everything to throttling the card (voltage, power limit, temperature etc) which seems impossible because the values are good. A MSI Gaming X btw.
IIRC, since Kepler, Nvidia has "GPU clock straps". The GPU die can't run at every frequency (2085, 2086, 2087, 2088,...); it only runs at pre-defined straps like 2065MHz and then 2088MHz and then 2094MHz (just examples). For whatever reason, GPU overclocking tools still offer us 1MHz increments, even though the GPU doesn't use those.
You may still be in the 2088Mhz strap? Or, you've already tried a bigger jump like 2110MHz, which definitely should put you into the next strap?
Or, hell, with Pascal overclocking as it is, it could be something completely different, haha
About the throttling: everything is being throttled? That is funky. I'm not sure I follow, but I don't have a card yet. :-/