Originally Posted by KraxKill
The card is on water, on an x41 AIO mod. Very basic but it has a slightly larger radiator than a standard AIO. 30% more volume. 140mm vs the 120mm EVGA unit for example. It's running two noctuas in push pull and I'm using liquid metal TIM on the die to help further with the temps. People debate if the trouble is worth it, but I've had good results with it.
I am stable benching and looping through everything at 2075. As I'm sure you've noticed throttling is a peeve of mine. Perhaps too much so. I'll admit it. Heaven, Valley, Firestrike, TimeSpy games you name it all bench and loop at a solid 2075 for me. Since this is where my highest scores are as well it will be where I leave it unless there is some magic bios to be had that unlocks more potential. Unlikely.
I also found 2088 to be solid in everything as well, but my scores do not improve as I begin to bumps the power limit 3-4 times during the bench which despite running a higher clock actually keeps my scores flat or lower depending on the bench. Valley is abot the same. Firestrike drops a few points. Heaven is about the same but lower as well.
2100-2113 and the quick go I had at 2135 is stable in Valley and in ARMA3 only. But performance, even in Valley begins do go down since at this clock I'm hitting the Pwr limit even more frequently than before and the temps start to creep past 35 as well.
I feel you'll likely be somewhere in the 2050-2100 range with your card once you get it on water. Assuming 35-40C. Higher will be tough without undervolting (lower stability in exchange for lower draw) to stay off the limiter or hard modding the power delivery.
I've had the card since the 10th with plenty of time to explore it, but you've got me thinking...I may try running my top bins at lower voltages to see if I can stay off the little bumps of power limiter and still maintain stabliity at 2088. If I can, this would improve my scores at 2088 by a tiny bit and make it worthwhile running the card there. Will see.
Enjoy the project and good luck! Feel free to PM if you wish. I'm good with the voltage curve and am always willing to bounce ideas.