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Hi there guys, after some weeks of testing, I settled with the GALAX Hall of Fame VBIOS GALAX RTX 2070 Super VBIOS, it has 320W TDP Limit and 260W base, to add the VRAM clocks are at 1937Mhz instead of 1750Mhz, so if you have Micron VRAM do not even attempt to flash this, I only did it because I was already using +8000 daily with an undervolt.
A reminder that the Ventus GP has 235W base TDP and it's maxed to 100%, so you can not further increase it; my 2070S is 10DE 1E84, if you are gonna flash the Device ID HAS TO BE THE SAME, so if you flash any 10DE 1EC7 VBIOS the card will brick.
I think I tested most of the 2070S VBIOS which had higher power limit, and so far all of them worked BUT some of them with issues, so I will mention which of them I remember.
First, the ones that had issues:
  1. The ASUS Strix VBIOSs (OC and Advanced) [269W and 319W TDP limit, respectively] both can be flashed, but you will lose 2DP AND there is an issue where the card will pull like 280W base but with a stuck lower voltage of like 0.975v or less volts, so it won't boost properly and YOU will lose performance, so it is unusable (in the Ventus GP)
  2. The EVGA FTW 3 ULTRA VBIOS [338W TDP limit) will work, all the screen ports will work (3DP/1HDMI), but it will suffer the same problem as the ASUS VBIOSs where the voltage will be stuck at lower levels.
  3. Gigabyte AORUS, MSI Gaming Z and Colorful iGame Vulcan X OC VBIOSs [314W, 260W, 306/326W TDP limit respectively] suffer the same issue as FTW3 ULTRA.
  4. Palit VBIOS (being the 280W or 300W, be the Jetstream or Gamerock, or any model) works, the TDP will be used fully, BUT the fans are set at 50% of the base speed (So 100% with these vBIOS = 50% with other VBIOS or stock VBIOS), I recommend using watercooling if you want to use them. Note at the end.
  5. Inno3D Watercooled VBIOS (255W Base - 280W Max) works, TDP will used fully again, but as Palit, instead of 50% of the base speed, is more like 25% of the base speed, so if you want to use these you must use WC. The card will boost to 2010Mhz at stock.
  6. Any Gigabyte card will suffer low RPM speed and it will spin only 1 fan, the other will spin slowly all the time. (it just detects 1 fan)
Note: There are MAXSUM, GAINWARD and similar brands, all of them suffer the same thing as the PALIT cards.
Now, the ones that had minor issues or no issues.
  1. 2070S FE VBIOS [260W TDP limit] works without issues, no bug at all, at max TDP (260W) works without issues, but DO remember that the min fan speed is 41%.
  2. GALAX Hall of Fame VBIOS [320W TDP limit], the one I'm actually using now, has no issues, tho pay attention that the base TDP is 260W and maxed is 320W, so you MUST use a decent power supply to use this VBIOS, to add the fans are like 80% of the base speed, which isn't too bad since you won't reach really high temps either (my max were 70°C, on air), a good thing it has 0rpm mode. Note at the end.
  3. The ASUS EVO OC/non OC VBIOS [258W TDP limit] works but even if you max the slider to max the power usage (to reach 258W), it gets at most at 220W, so either the slider doesn't work with this VBIOS on this card, or the reading is incorrect. It has 0rpm mode too, fans are like 90% vs base speed.
  4. EVGA KO (235W base, 250W limit) works without issues, it has 0rpm mode
Note: IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT FLASH THIS IF YOU DON'T HAVE SAMSUNG VRAM
I hope this does helps someone, after ton of testing I would rank it like this (from 1st to 3rd).
  • First: GALAX Hall of Fame VBIOS, if you want to overclock a ton, since I gained between 75-105 Mhz flashing this VBIOS, but the card will get hotter 100%.
  • Second: 2070FE VBIOS, if you want a good overclock and do not mind the 41% min fan speed. (gained about 30-45Mhz flashing this VBIOS)
  • Third: EVGA KO, if you want a little overclock but you want 0rpm mode. (gained about 15-30Mhz flashing this VBIOS)
 

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Nice write up, lots of information in here. Have you considered doing a shunt mod to increase the power delivery?
Yup, but since I'm from Chile had to bought 8mOhm resistances from outside, they should be here this week tho, so I can test more lol.

Though the base Ventus GP is 235W (default VBIOS), I guess using those resistances on both Power entries should increase that to 235W*1.65 = 388W
 

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In conclusion, all attempts ending up to so-and -so results with side-defects.

Currently they are on eBay three sellers (France-Spain-UK) all selling damn expensive bricked cards for parts at 1/4 of the price.
Now I get a clue from were they are sourcing them, from rich kids which they burn their fathers money.
 

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I've tried so many vbios's I do know it makes no difference whether you have samsung memory or micron, I used the hof bios to get my 2070 super the fastest on 3d mark and it has micron memory.
 

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Has anyone tried the HoF vbios on the 2070 Super FE?
 
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