Originally Posted by d3v0
Just pulled the trigger on a Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080Ti 11G for $680. General thoughts in here on that particular model? I personally like how the vrms are cooled by the heatsink and it doesnt seem wattage or thermally limited as badly as reference cards or some other AIBs are.
Pairing that with my new Acer Predator XB271HU (1440p, 165hz, IPS) I snagged for $599.
I have an EVGA Supernova G3 750W I purchased and havent yet fired up. I bought it on ultra sale, for something like $80 and have just held it for this moment. The moment I finally retire my ten year old PCP&C 610w silencer.
I heard that Aorus software is really bad, are we all using MSI AB for overclocking still? its been ages since I did an OC on my GPU. I just used a modded/OC bios for my 970 and set it/forget it.
The Aorus software can set your rgb color, and I installed it at the same time as afterburner and lets just say I reinstalled windows
Aorus for color then get rid of it.
Also some guy here, about a month ago, who also had an Aorus had relatively poor performance with an F3 or F4 vbios and played around with some vbioses and found the other Aorus one to be among the best performers even though the clocks were in the mid 2000s. Wish I could remember which one was better.
I had a similar experience with my waterforce F2 vbios where I can get about 2037 and get roughly the same scores as 2140 on the xoc vbios so I switched back.
So if you can keep your card in the low 60s and be pretty close to the top graphics scores with similar cpus with the voltage and power sliders up, you probably don't need to flash around your vbios.
And with your power limit being high, your biggest worry will probably be keeping the card thermally steady and quiet and the voltage curves work great for that. KedarWolf made a video on how in the op.
I generally run lowered volts even though I don't have to worry about power or temp limits. It just seems more enjoyable to have a quiet rig running well within it's limits.