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That said ComputerBase confirmed the rumors from PCGamesHardware. The so-called Extreme overclocking (2050+ MHz) on STRIX GTX 1080 is poor. All cards are locked to 1.25V maximum, and when the voltage gets close this value, card become unstable. Neither bypassing VRM controller nor removing TDP limit has made any difference. However once LN2 is in action, the clock frequency can go up to 2400 MHz.

Either way, the chase of mysterious 2.114 GHz clock advertised by NVIDIA has still not found its conclusion, even on this custom card.

Memory overclocking is a different story. There is no problem achieving 5600 MHz clock (11.2 GHz effective), but the GPU Tweak tool has an error showing lower clock, so some caution is advised.

I recommend that you check the link below for more information (like temperature and noise test



WELLLLL....sounds like this will put off a lot of people that want to overclock the card. Unless they make custom bios.

For me, not so much, since I will likely not touch anything on it.
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Sorry, not news. It was also posted in the other 1080 threads.
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All cards are locked to 1.25V maximum, and when the voltage gets close this value, card become unstable.
Just raising the voltage on its own makes the card unstable? But why? wth.gif
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"crazy amounts of overclocking"

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Just raising the voltage on its own makes the card unstable? But why? wth.gif

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Is this an issue with the Asus card or the GPU design? I'v been waiting for AIB 1080s to release before buying, but will different designed pcb even help on these? If GPU, may as well buy the one that runs cool and quiet for decent price instead of looking at the specs if they all OC like crap.
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Also bad cooler. As loud as reference while cutting 10C off the reference load temperature.
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ahh no overclocking head room on the cards its madness.. So the fan settings could be kept low & quiet. Not as much of a need for water cooling then..
     
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Is this an issue with the Asus card or the GPU design? I'v been waiting for AIB 1080s to release before buying, but will different designed pcb even help on these? If GPU, may as well buy the one that runs cool and quiet for decent price instead of looking at the specs if they all OC like crap.
all 1080 max out at around 2050-2100.
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Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post

Is this an issue with the Asus card or the GPU design? I'v been waiting for AIB 1080s to release before buying, but will different designed pcb even help on these? If GPU, may as well buy the one that runs cool and quiet for decent price instead of looking at the specs if they all OC like crap.
all 1080 max out at around 2050-2100.

So, there is basically no reason to buy the higher end custom 1080s since it will always perform the same. I thought adding another 6/8 pin would have relieved the voltage issue and allowed for over 2100.

I guess this means whichever quiet custom cooling 1080 comes out at the cheapest will be the one I buy since power phases and power delivery doesn't matter at all.
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