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980 Ti matrix platinum vs 20th gold

Doug2507
Level 10
Just a quick query on these...

Are the 20th cards binned for better core or is it purely down to different bios?
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Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Transcript of conversation overheard at ASUS facility; names redacted:

Int*rn: So, how do you go about binning the top end cards?

R***: Binning? *snigger*

J*: LOL

Int*rn: Yeah, I guess you have to sort out the higher ASIC chips and then test those?

R***: Oh, sure...err... ASIC sure...

Int*rn: And you have to individually then test those over a range of programs? must take some time?

R***: LOL

J*: LOL

Int*rn: Sorry, am I missing something?

R***: Listen, Maxwell is a mature process right?

Int*rn: Yeah...I guess so...and...?

J*: So, pretty much every chip off the line is going to do 1400 to 1500 on the core.

Int*rn: Really?

R***: Yep!

Int*rn: So the whole binning thing? *speechmark hands*

R***+J*: YEP! *wink*

Int*rn: But... surely if you say you select chips you have to?...

R***: Look at the beginning we take 10 or 15 chips and test them...the worst one does say 1266 base 1367 boost....BINGO....there's your binning...

Int*rn: Oh Chri*t, I get you...so it's just...ha ha cool...

R***: Yep! the chips that come in on Monday...Matrix...Tuesday...

Int*rn: GOLD EDITION!

R***: YAY!

J*: YAY! Hahaha

R***: AHHHhahaha

Int*ern: ACE! hahaha

R***: Welcome aboard.....

Disclaimer: Transcript made from the recollections of an inebriated hobo...may or may not entirely reflect reality...