Does anyone have a hard time getting these cards to clock lower than 1.0v @ whatever TDP or Base 3D clock speeds are? I have a GTX 960 that when idle on the desktop downclocks the GPU Core clock and GPU Memory frequency MUCH lower than the TDP or Base 3D clock speeds, and into the .8v range, much lower than my GTX 970 SSC+, and using only ~10-15 watts compared to ~45-50watts on the 970 at idle/desktop.
Should have tried that right away so thank you for the reminder.
It ended up being related to the refresh rate, which kind of makes sense. Changing from 1440p 144hz to 1440p 60hz allowed it to drop to 135mhz core and 162mhz memory at .85v. I'm surprised it jumps to 950mhz and 8000mhz respectively once I up the refresh rate. My other monitor on the 960 machine is 1080p 60hz so that makes more sense now. 6% TDP (300watts in BIOS), or straight to 16% TDP from the refresh rate.
Sorry, Im having a bit of issue digging though the thread, Any good I2Cs on these cards? I thought I read somewhere the SSC and FTW are the only ones that have good I2Cs but can't find any information.