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Just to let you folks (who want powertune+voltage support) that a new version of Trixx is coming that will support the reference 6900 cards. It should be coming soon
Any idea what version that is? I figure 3.0.6 or 3.0.7? I ask because I decided to update Trixx earlier today (I had 3.0.2 for at least a couple months), and now I got 3.0.6, but it's not listed in available version/changelog on the site.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/ssc/TriXX/
As you can see here, 3.0.5 is the latest beta version on the changelog listed. I'm running 3.0.6 but voltage controls on it for my reference but shader unlocked 6950 doesn't work. So I guess 3.0.7 will be the one to do it. Or maybe Voltage controls just won't work on a shader unlocked version of a reference sapphire card 6950?
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I tested with a Watt-O-Meter and atleast on idle, the power consumption didn't change with: +20% -> -20%
I will not change unless its 100% GPU usage in Furmark and such.
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post #33 of 49
I can confirm voltage control still not working in trixx for my 6970
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Afterburner + PowerTune works fine on my unlocked Sapphire 6950
I restarted twice just to make sure the settings stuck on boot and they do.
I'm using Afterburner version 2.2.0 Beta 1
    
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Any idea what version that is? I figure 3.0.6 or 3.0.7? I ask because I decided to update Trixx earlier today (I had 3.0.2 for at least a couple months), and now I got 3.0.6, but it's not listed in available version/changelog on the site.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/ssc/TriXX/
As you can see here, 3.0.5 is the latest beta version on the changelog listed. I'm running 3.0.6 but voltage controls on it for my reference but shader unlocked 6950 doesn't work. So I guess 3.0.7 will be the one to do it. Or maybe Voltage controls just won't work on a shader unlocked version of a reference sapphire card 6950?
Yea it lists 3.0.5 on the website but is 3.0.6 on the software. The next version should be here soon and will support reference 6900 cards.
    
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My 6950 is unlocked to 6970.
Power is set to +20%. I Also overlock with AB, it does not reset.
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Afterburner + PowerTune works fine on my unlocked Sapphire 6950
I restarted twice just to make sure the settings stuck on boot and they do.
I'm using Afterburner version 2.2.0 Beta 1

did you bench and test or only saw that the slider was at +20%.

I can confirm that powertune does not work with overclocking through AB. It shows as +20%, but it isn't working.

Shogun 2 is a very badly coded game that brings elite systems to its knees. Part of that bad code means overclocked cards throttles the core. I confirm that the core does not throttle when overclocking through CCC 840/1325 and +20%, but does throttle when overclocking through ab same clocks and CCC showing +20%.

Also, flashing to a 6970 bios does not give you increased tdp. the chips that regulate tdp seem to be hard programmed from the factory.
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funny....I use AB for voltage and OC and CCC for the +20%power. When you set up your OC profile through AB you need to go back into CCC and reset the fan and power selections. Once you do that you can close out CCC and the settings will stay active. I run my 6950 at 950/1300 @ 1.25 and have throttling. I go back in and set up my overdrive to have +20% and hit apply and I no longer have throttling but still have my 950/1300 clock speed.
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did you bench and test or only saw that the slider was at +20%.

I can confirm that powertune does not work with overclocking through AB. It shows as +20%, but it isn't working.

Shogun 2 is a very badly coded game that brings elite systems to its knees. Part of that bad code means overclocked cards throttles the core. I confirm that the core does not throttle when overclocking through CCC 840/1325 and +20%, but does throttle when overclocking through ab same clocks and CCC showing +20%.

Also, flashing to a 6970 bios does not give you increased tdp. the chips that regulate tdp seem to be hard programmed from the factory.
It does really stick for me. To test, I just ran 3DMark 11 with and without AB active. I applied my overclock settings in CCC (925/1325, +20%) with MSI AB closed/inactive and got 5290 3DMarks. Then I opened up MSI AB, applied the same settings (925/1325) and ran 3DMark again, got 5285 3DMarks
    
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funny....I use AB for voltage and OC and CCC for the +20%power. When you set up your OC profile through AB you need to go back into CCC and reset the fan and power selections. Once you do that you can close out CCC and the settings will stay active. I run my 6950 at 950/1300 @ 1.25 and have throttling. I go back in and set up my overdrive to have +20% and hit apply and I no longer have throttling but still have my 950/1300 clock speed.
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It does really stick for me. To test, I just ran 3DMark 11 with and without AB active. I applied my overclock settings in CCC (925/1325, +20%) with MSI AB closed/inactive and got 5290 3DMarks. Then I opened up MSI AB, applied the same settings (925/1325) and ran 3DMark again, got 5285 3DMarks
a better measure would be if somebody had some killowatt meter, they could determine for us.

what is your score with powertune on 0%? having the same score with or without powertune tells us nothing without a baseline.
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OK, I will test definitively later today when I get home. I will run 3DMark in both situations with powertune 0%, then again with powertune +20%
I also have a kill-a-watt and will use it to monitor power consumption out of the wall.
    
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