Originally Posted by GRABibus
With the ASUS Strix bios t4, the power is unlocked.
I have flashed my Gigabyte with this ASUS strix Bios in order to be able to go beyond 1.093V.
After Bios flashing, the slider of power appears like this because power is unlocked
Before Bios flashing, the power slider could be managed, but max voltage was 1.093V
Are you able to go beyond 1.093V with your MSI Bios ??
I'm stuck at 1.093V. I'm OK with it, though, because my card doesn't need more Voltage; it needs more Power
. I can sometimes reach max speeds with less than 1.093V. With no Voltage limit, you may be over-driving your processor, DRAM or controller since you can't control where that Voltage goes. This is especially bad for your card if you have a high 'ASIC Quality' chip. Unfortunately, there's no way to determine the ASIC Quality of these chips. And I wish they'd called it 'ASIC Value' or something, because in my experience, when I can keep the heat down, lower "Quality" chips have proven a hell of a lot faster when overclocking.
If your Power is
actually unlocked, I can't understand why you're getting fireworks. I know that my BIOS does have a slightly higher stock Power Limit than the average GTX 1080 card, but with no limit, you should be able to pull even more power. I do know that if I try to run at 2202MHz with the power set to default I get fireworks or it craps out.
I submit that you may have unlocked Voltage
, but Power is now completely locked on your card
That, or maybe your card is not using the available Power for some other reason?
I suggest you lower your voltage to a max of 1.093V, set your max MHZ to 2176 or so, and run that Furmark GPU Benchmark test I mentioned and see if you get [Power:1] showing on the last line of blue while the test is running.
For comparison: When I run Furmark GPU Benchmark [Preset: 1080 (FHD)] with my Afterburner curve I sent you set to max settings of 2176 MHz @ 1.093V:
While running the Benchmark, I get limit:[Power:1]
GPU Clock [maximum] = 2176.5 MHz
GPU Core Voltage [Maximum] = 0.994V
Total GPU Power (normalized) [% of TDP] = 108.2 %
GPU Power [Maximum] = 289.290 WattsEdited by Beagle Box - 4/13/17 at 8:21am