2151 @ 1.093v +550 mem
Running higher mem here would make my score lower and lower still as ram speeds increased and pwr seen more and more often.
2151 @ 1.093v +600mem - Palit BIOS (scaling returns)
On the Palit, my scaling returns and the card begins to scale again with higher mem speeds.
I did the below...to confirm how pwr instances affect my scores. I clocked my card even higher to 2164 at the same 1.093v where the card was now drawing even more power. And as you can see, I pull and pull on the mem clock and the scores increase as pwr instances decrease. This is on the stock FE bios.
You have to actually have to need the power the Palit offers otherwise there is no need to go to it especially if you are seeing lower performance with it. This again was not the case for me, but if it is for you don't do it. My situation is a little different as I'm the only one I've seen drawing that much wattage. As you can see by my post, 2100-2151 is where the pwr limit begins to be easily observable. A few places at 2100 and more and more places as clocks increase along with instances of pwr.
For me to fathom how the Palit can score lower while drawing more power provided all other variables are the same (at the very least bins voltage temperature) is beyond my understanding of physics and electrical engineering.Edited by KraxKill - 5/1/17 at 11:32am