Hard mods are out of my league as well
, that's what got me into the soft mod for Hawaii. There are distinct benefits of both but the soft mod is way more accessible to the masses once tested, both together also enhance OC'ing.
Soft mod can also be very powerful, for example the Stilt for mining roms did :-
- Elpida B-die performance issue fixed by rewriting the timings and the MC straps correctly.
- Hynix Gemma-die performance improved by rewriting the timings and the MC straps correctly.
- Enhanced the VRM configuration, yielding >5% improvement in VRM efficiency on the medium leaking test samples.
- 50% of the RBs (ROP) shedded, one array (16) from each of the SHs (0/1) to improve the power and the thermal.
DO feel a little alone at it at present
, originally when the Hawaii bios modding thing started on Guru3D there were 3 of us going at it hard IMO. There were also many testing and reporting their results, some sharing their own experience of a mod they tried and failed or worked, which helped things a long a lot. It was a great thread to be part of.
I was hoping someone (besides buildzoid) would come forward to try things and help me looking at PP table as well.
The Hawaii bios reader was such a benefit also, after its conception, which @Oneb1t
This allowed some quick reading of various roms, there was more variation between some roms due to some cards being custom PCB. This variation did also aid marking values, marking/comparing them manually how I'm doing now (and we were doing at first then) is very time consuming. Hawaii reader can be updated IMO to include Fuji support, it's open source code (link to the repository