Originally Posted by SlimJ87D
So you're telling me that my PSU, which measures watts, is wrong? Yeah, no thanks.
Stock Bios at 120%, which is it's max, 410 Watt to system
ASUS Bios at 110%, which is its max, 410 Watts to system.
What your'e saying is 410 =/= 410...
Again, thanks for your efforts in running these tests (so we dont have to lol). The only question I'd raise is whether furmark is the ideal method of testing. Given it is designed to maximise power draw, it would still hit TDP limits on the Strix BIOS and thus downclock... and, knowing what Pascal is like, no doubt overshoots the downclock, thus resulting in the 'low' power draw measurements.
I guess what im suggesting is, Furmark would only really prove the point if its power draw landed between 300W and 330W (which seems unlikely).
My own theory is that the different VRM configurations mean some extra load is being placed on the FE VRMs that pull power from motherboard voltage rail (whereas the Strix VRM configuration would be designed to pull the extra power from the 8+8 PCIE). Given the BIOS has 'sub limits' placed on each of the three power sources, it's likely to run up against the individual limit for the motherboard power source and trip the TDP limit power flag.
I guess the only way to test the hypothesis would be to apply the mod to the shunt which monitors power draw from the motherboard and leave the other two alone, whilst running the strix bios on an FE.Edited by mshagg - 4/11/17 at 3:15pm