Originally Posted by OrionBG
I have two 2080Ti cards, one EVGA XC and one EVGA XC Ultra. both are Reference PCBs.
What is the highest TDP BIOS I can flash on those? I'll be running them water-cooled.
On my old 1080Ti I had an unlimited everything BIOS but I don't know if there is one for the 2080Ti compatible with reference PCBs.
Ideally I'm looking for a BIOS that can do around 500W - 600W as I'll be running them both in the same system and there is also going to be a Threadripper 3960x so I want to have some power left for it
I guess this have been asked many time but the thread is so big nowadays... and the first post did not (or at least I did not find) if a BIOS from a non reference card can be flashed to a reference PCB card...
You have a few options as I have the same card, Depending on what your BIOS chip is of course.
For a BIOS that can do 5-600w there are really only 3 options
Galax HOF XOC
Those Bios have pretty much unlimited power limits but they have some slight drawbacks.
The Asus XOC has a 1000 watt limit, no overvoltage, memory clocks stuck in 3d mode and you cannot use voltage curve editor.
The Kingpin XOC works great but the voltage is locked to 1.125v and the memory clocks do not go into 2d mode and you cannot use the voltage curve editor.
The Galax HOF XOC works better I feel as you can use the voltage curve to control the voltage, Clocks work normal in 2d mode but with the only available BIOS that you can download you cannot adjust the power target and you cannot save a profile as it will cause a BSOD.
The Kingpin XOC can be flashed to any card regardless of the BIOS chip version
The only available download of the HOF XOC bios can only be flashed to Older BIOS chip versions unless you have a CH341A USB programmer(that is how I do it)
As far as I know there are only a few Bios that work perfectly on the XC Ultra That I would use and that would be,
Asus Matrix/White with a 360 watt power limit.
EVGA FTW 3 with a 373 watt power limit.
Galax/KFA2 with a 380 watt power limit.
There are a few more BIOS files with a higher limit but they do not work properly, example. the 450 watt HOF Bios does not work properly on the XC Ultra as the XC/XC ultra are only 2 8 pin.
Me personally I use the HOF XOC Bios for daily use as the voltage curve works so when I want to just game I can use my normal [email protected]
and then If I want to bench I can crank it up however high I want.