Originally Posted by deadman3000
Noob here. I am trying to overcome throttling on my MSI RX 480 Gaming X once I overclock past a certain clock rate/voltage/PL. Someone suggested I was being limited by the power limit even though I have the newest Trixx release set to +50. I can get to a point where the 480 throttles the core clock quite severely once I push so much voltage to it to get past screen anomalies. There appears to be no 'balance' where I can get a stable overclock and no throttling. For instance I can get to 1370Mhz +50 PL and +66mV but running Firestrike loop stress test it throttles after a few minutes hitting past 73c (max temps I get are 76/77c tops). I am sure it has more headroom there temperature wise? So will this get me past that throttling without burning the card so to speak?
Please correct me if you think I am being dense
Power draw increases with temperature, so if you were running cooler you could run more frequency in the same power.
I can't speak for the MSI card, but this
tool will allow you to trick your VRM logic into thinking it is consuming less power. You can push more voltage and tweak many other things as well.
The setting you want s "Current scale."
If you watch the "GPU Power" in GPU-z you will see that it drops when you press "Half."
Keep the temperatures under 85C and you should be good, but 80C or lower is better.