Thank you for the guide. Can you really confirm that 125% power consumption gpu are max 245 Watt? Some reviews messed around 260-300 Watts. Could you show a graphics or table with the power consumption @stock and @ oc to have price / performance comparison ? I would like to overclock but electricity costs and performance increase should go more or less hand in hand.
I just noticed that this guide is a forum post And had a new thread created in the overclocking section.. Anyhow, my issues below:
I'm curious what are the better practices of stability testing this thing. I am at +90 core clock and +600 mem clock. When I run 3DMark Time Spy Extreme Stress Test, the test goes through fine but sometimes ends up below the 97% mark, at like 96%ish. Temperatures are <80C all the time (top is mostly around 77C) and the card can surely go all the way to 88 if it wanted to. So maybe there's some sort of background notification coming in (got focus mode enabled) or some sort of update check during the test 😕
So my question is.. Is this stable and I can leave it there? Or is this unstable, will affect my gaming stability and frame rates, and I should move it down so I always get 97%+?
Silent Scone@ASUS wrote:
If the test isn't crashing then you're most likely stable. The pass rate gets lower as the sustained Boost Clock is reduced. In this instance it will be due to temperature. You can settle for this, or experiment with the fan curve in order to reduce temperature. Time Spy Extreme is quite taxing, so it's probable that you will see a higher sustained frequency in games.
The problem is that in the 3D Mark stress test report, the temperature of the card does not go over 77C. Can the <97% still be due to temperature?