Originally Posted by Addsome
So running the strix bios on a FE should be safe?
It looks that way so far, with the following caveats:
1) You lose one of your DisplayPort outputs as the Asus card only has two.
2) Your max fan RPM will be lower (3600rpm) versus the FE card's 4800rpm, so if you are overvolting or coming close to the stock cooler's limits, you will thermal throttle worse now instead of TDP throttling. This may or may not be desireable depending on the type of load you were putting on the card. You're sort of trading some steady state performance for peak performance this way.
3) The stock fan curve on the Asus tries to turn the fans off at idle, so you might notice the blower speed moving around a bit more at idle temps, and your idle temps being higher than before. This is easily solvable with a custom fan curve in your overclocking program of choice - this won't get you higher than 3600rpm, though.