Originally Posted by KedarWolf
Yes, but that doesn't change the fact that the Asus BIOS hits the power limits less often and throttles less because of that. Plus people are getting higher stable clocks with it. And your power supply output isn't really the definitive answer as to whether or not the BIOS is pulling extra watts. You might want to run that nvidia-smi.exe command someone suggested while benching with Furmark running, that would really tell you if it's pulling more wattage.
First off, the stock voltage for the Asus starts at 1.062V so you're going to actually hit power limits sooner.
Second, this bios thinks the card has access to 350 watts but it doesn't. So it'll keep your clocks where they are because it thinks you have 350 watts to draw from but you do not. You're running a gimped OC and that's why your score is worse in benchmarks. And this is the worse thing that can happen because people here think "oh look, my clocks aren't changing." this is equal to me just going to a point on the graph and force locking with ctrl + L at a voltage and core which shouldn't be done if you don't have the power to actually run that core at that voltage in power hungry games, you get worse performance.
Third, as I played Witcher 3, the Asus bios, even though I capped it at 1.050V with a voltage curve, would increase voltage on its own to 1.081V and even 1.092V. From here on my perf cap, it was bouncing in the green zone over and over again. This is probably happening because the Asus bios thinks there is 350 watts available to it and there isn't. WE CAN ONLY DRAW 300!
If someone did a shunt mod, the Asus bios might work better. But by itself it just cripples your performance.
You should at least update your Asus topic and let people know this doesn't magically overcome power limiting. If anything, it. Causes power limiting since the voltage starts at 1.062V unless you down volt it with a curve which again doesn't work.Edited by SlimJ87D - 4/11/17 at 8:09am