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[VC] GALAX overclocks GTX 1080 to 2.2 GHz on air, 2.5 GHz with LN2

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http://videocardz.com/60923/galax-overclocks-gtx-1080-to-2-2-ghz-on-air-2-5-ghz-with-ln2
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According to Mad Tse, the 8-pin power connector design on reference design is not really a limitation for overclocking. The reference board is using different components than custom designs. MAD points out that reference cards are most likely using locked BIOS. He also mentions that his card was using increased voltage up to 1.3V, which is not possible on reference cards.

While the 2.5 GHz clock he achieved using LN2 cooling is already impressive, it’s not really as important as the clock achieved using air-cooling only. GALAX HOF GTX 1080 is supposedly able to overclock up to 2.2 GHz, without any extreme modifications.

However it is uncertain if NVIDIA approved this card design and its unlocked BIOS, so we don’t know if retail cards will be able to achieve similar frequencies.
post #2 of 105
Percentage wise, its not really that impressive. Meh.
post #3 of 105
If it costs less then 900€, i'm buying it over Classified wink.gif
post #4 of 105
I have never realy understood why nVidia's bioses are so locked, i mean why limit themselves to some semi arbitary power limit and mV value?
post #5 of 105
now its a big ordeal to just hit 2.2k lmao

pascal is pretty funny

Nvidia casually show 2.1k on a FE saying yeh well we just picked a random card and overclocked it for 10 mins

here you go guys! 2 x faster

this time round has shown Nvidia being very sleazy and deceiving

now people are getting hyped for 2.2k?

- NVIDIA overclocks the card for you to near max

- call reference card founders charge $100 extra

- aftermarket cards start at $599 but Nvidia has already the price @ 699

- bios hardware locked

- most cards not getting waterblocks, more restrictions

- new sli bridge not compatible with EK blocks

- use only a 8 pin on FE forces ppl to buy aftermarket close to the FE price but no waterblock support

- weaker cores, not much increase when overclocking


am I the only one seeing this
Edited by Asus11 - 6/4/16 at 10:38am
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Pascal so far has turned out to be quite a disappointment in terms of overclocking.
Hopefully some bios mods will help to loosen it up a little

I can only hope that most of these overclocking limitations are a limitation of the bios and not the architecture itself.
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GALAX OVERCLOCKS TO 2.2GHZ ON AIR !!! WOHOO!!


In before the thermal throttling and thermal shutdowns, artifacts and such.
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now its a big ordeal to just hit 2.2k lmao

pascal is pretty funny

Nvidia casually show 2.1k on a FE saying yeh well we just picked a random card and overclocked it for 10 mins

here you go guys! 2 x faster

this time round has shown Nvidia being very sleazy and deceiving

now people are getting hyped for 2.2k?

- NVIDIA overclocks the card for you to near max

- call reference card founders charge $100 extra

- aftermarket cards start at $599 but Nvidia has already the price @ 699

- bios hardware locked

- most cards not getting waterblocks, more restrictions

- new sli bridge not compatible with EK blocks

- use only a 8 pin on FE forces ppl to buy aftermarket close to the FE price but no waterblock support

- weaker cores, not much increase when overclocking


am I the only one seeing this

Other people are claiming around around 2.1Ghz on the founders edition card too. Hitting 2.1Ghz doesn't seem to be that rare at least among review samples. What we does seem to be true at the moment however is that people aren't getting much more that ever, regardless of the fancy aftermarket boards being used.
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You guys have short memories. Before gtx 9 series an 11% overclocks on a GPU was considered very good. I can't remember a radeon graphics card, except perhaps a souped up 4890, that saw much more than 15% overclocking. On the green team, you have to go back to the 8800GTX days to find something comparable to the 980ti. The GTX 4 and 5 series in particular ran hot and didn't see much extra on the top end.

It's a good 25% faster than the 980ti and it is obvious that a TI addition with more cores and faster memory will come out eventually. I would say enthusiasts are doing pretty good so far thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by mothergoose729 View Post

You guys have short memories. Before gtx 9 series an 11% overclocks on a GPU was considered very good. I can't remember a radeon graphics card, except perhaps a souped up 4890, that saw much more than 15% overclocking. On the green team, you have to go back to the 8800GTX days to find something comparable to the 980ti. The GTX 4 and 5 series in particular ran hot and didn't see much extra on the top end.

It's a good 25% faster than the 980ti and it is obvious that a TI addition with more cores and faster memory will come out eventually. I would say enthusiasts are doing pretty good so far thumb.gif

Gtx 470 overclocked from 600 to 700+ and gtx 460 could easily go from 600 to 800 Mhz from what i remember, 260 also had some overclocking potential from what i remember.
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