I'm really really curious, if i plug in 8+8+6 pins, is the extra 6pin won't be used? What if i decided to reflash the stock vbios and use the LN2 switch am i going to gain anything from the 8+8+6?
No, the "DS" BIOS on all the extreme cards doesn't even have an entry for the 3rd PCI-e power. It is not possible to use with the DS BIOS.
Use GPU-z to monitor perfcaps... You'll never be PWR limited (showing you don't need it) unless you're using furmark (avoid it, BAD for your GPU/VRMs) at extreme levels. 100% of "real world scenarios" (including benchmarks) will not have any perfcaps with the MUMOD BIOS.
Thanks man really appreciate your fast and non-bull**** responses. Last question do you recommend using 750GQ EVGA to supply a fully overclocked Ryzen 7 1700 system?
Well, I am of the opinion that your PSU is one of the most important components of your system, ESPECIALLY when overclocking. I also feel that you don't want to exceed 80% of the PSU's capacity for efficiency and clean power. I don't particularly care for EVGA products in general however it does look like that PSU is of decent quality at first glance. I would say read reviews... 750W is low in my opinion. Although in most cases you'll never reach maximum CPU and GPU power utilization simultaneously I like to plan for that possibility and also to plan for future upgrades. I have seen overclocked CPUs draw a TON of power (and high amps) and I am not personally familiar with Ryzen CPUs however I'd guess that they can pull a lot of power also. Would you be just fine with a 750W... maybe! I am just a "go big or go home" kind of guy
Still rocking my 980Ti with your air mod bios on it. The performance from it is so good that it still doesn't really feel worth it to upgrade to the newer cards. Sure, if you compare them at stock clocks the 980Ti loses, but I think we're a little beyond stock here, and there are no Laithan bios to take the new cards over the top. : )
Hi bud, good to hear things are still working well.. Although I cannot take much credit (the true credit goes to whoever made MBT along with this community) I appreciate the compliment. I wish I could have continued.. I would have enjoyed it... <sigh> It was great fun actually and helped me get through a nasty divorce. The people here have always been great. 7,867 posts in this thread and I cannot really even remember one troll... lol
I might finally be tempted to upgrade my 980Ti's and jump right to 3080Ti (depending on the price). Red Dead Redemption 2 is now officially the only game that I cannot run at max settings (then again, almost nobody can lol) and SLI is a mess right now. I think 3080Ti might be a true single 4K/60 solution under all conditions even RDR2, but we'll see .