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Voltage lock on Strix 970

Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:42 am

When playing with the clock speeds with Asus GPU Tweak II, I've managed to get the card to +150 boost clock, +1000 memory clock (1403/8010) while retaining full stability at any situation, without errors or crashes across a variety of workloads, from "realistic" benchmarks, games, up to even the likes of the OCCT 3D stress test in error-check mode. With some help of a power and temperature limit bump up to 120% and 91C, up from 100% and 79C - left them linked. Curiously, temps never went past 75C, and usually peaks about 72-73C, even with no AC turned on in the room. (Dealing with a room temp of about 29-34C if no AC here during daytime. Yay equator.)

Though, now I wish I could throw in more voltage. The tool doesn't appear to allow me to throw in more voltage. It caps itself at about +38mV. That's not much of an overvolt, huh? Same deal with MSI Afterburner. Whoops.

Now I kind of wish I had a better chip in the silicon lottery, or the voltage could be unlocked. Though, I've also heard that the card needs to do some hardware modding to even be able to boost voltage, so... I guess I'm out of luck here, no? Hopefully I'm wrong about it...

(By the way, how good/bad is the overclock for this particular variant of 970?)
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Re: Voltage lock on Strix 970

Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:07 am

What are your cards stock speeds?

I have not really tinkered with my ASUS 970 STRIX much, it came clocked at 1216mhz/1355mhz boosted.
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Re: Voltage lock on Strix 970

Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:11 am

liquid_mage wrote:
What are your cards stock speeds?

I have really tinkered with my ASUS 970 STRIX much, it came clocked at 1216mhz/1355mhz boosted.


1253 core boost/7010 memory speed. A 12%/14% boost on paper after my OC compared to factory OC (19% compared to reference boost). Yours came in 1355 boosted?

Things like this and the TR review is what made me wish I had the MSI card... too bad it was unobtainium back when I bought my card.

EDIT: I'm now trying some stability tests with a raised clock speed after the maximum amount of overvolting allowed has been set to see the true limits of the card. Wish me luck... A minor overvolt of +40mV-ish isn't harmful at all, right?
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