I recently got 8th place in the Heaven top 30 thread (at 274 fps), with my CPU @ 4475MHz on the first Core Complex, memory at 3800MHz/1900 fclk and my 1080tis @ 2025/5899 with Kboost on in Precision XOC, stock voltage, 100% fan and side panel/fan filters off. I'm trying to beat that 279 fps and get it as high as possible to beat some people at Heaven
My cards are 6696 models and my BIOS is 86.02.39.01.90 (from around March 2018), with no power limit issues (as I can see 127% power usage on both cards in say, looped Fire Strike Ultra combined test). Both are on the slave BIOS. These cards have always overclocked like crap on the core and I don't think it's heat related, if I try and raise both to 2037MHz and max out the voltage, most benches crash to black screen before they can even heat up, and I have to hard reset my rig (hold the power button).
In this situation, should I try to flash the EVGA K|NGP|IN bios and possibly shunt mod? Or since the pair is crashing instantly on raising the core frequency (at like 40c top/35c bottom) within a second or two, will this not make a difference because it's not power related? Should I try flashing the BIOS from this thread?
Should I also regress drivers to 390.xx if I can on Win10 Pro 1903? (These were the best performing drivers before RTX dropped)
I want to redo every bench I did on HWBOT with my 1080tis, multi-gpu and single, now that I get a huge boost to overall score because my physics score is like 35k with this new CPU + memory, but want to get my core OC higher if possible
Any advice appreciated. Thanks