Originally Posted by killeraxemannic
Have you ever seen it go higher than that? That's why I am wondering about mine. I haven't found anyone who has said that theirs boosts to what mine does regularly. I am trying to figure out what determines the boost as it seems everyone's card is different.
It'll be interesting to see if there's any common thread.
I remember with Kepler there was what I called 'the Kepler Boost', which was a fixed value that a given card would always clock up to (above and beyond the 'boost' clock', per GPU-Z), UNLESS it was being limited by thermals or TDP.
EVERY card had some set amount of Kepler Boost when it came from the factory, and it was always a multiple of 13MHz core. Some people had a 26MHz boost, some a 104MHz, some a 130MHz ... one person I think even had a 152MHz Kepler Boost ... and he also was able to OC the HAY-ELL out his card in the end. Mine I think has a 130MHz boost, and it turned out to clock exceptionally at the top end.
Again, this was based on measuring what your card would run at ABOVE the specified 'boost clock'. Every card was different back with Kepler too ... well, I mean, apart from the Kepler boost always being a multiple of 13MHz
ALthough it seems that Maxwell and Pascal are a LOT more sensitive to downclocking, I would GUESS that a similar phenomenon is still going on with both these generations ... everybody's cards has a 'set amount' they can auto-boost above their rated 'boost clock' ... provided there's no other limiting factor.
And the card YOU got ... looks to have a very very high 'Pascal Boost' rating, so I'm betting you'll find your top-end is VERY high ... if the same logic holds true with Pascal as did with Kepler ...Edited by brettjv - 6/28/16 at 1:21am