Saturday, February 7th 2009

EVGA Makes GPU Voltage Tuner Software Official

EVGA today made its GPU Voltage Tuner (GVT) software utility official. The utility allows end-users to control the voltage of the graphics processor, a significant factor when it comes to overclocking. Within safe limits, increasing the GPU voltage facilitates higher maximum GPU core and shader clock speeds. The utility keeps in mind the majority of users that doesn't understand the specifics of voltage control, and its impact on overclocking.

Using a simple slider, the user can set the vGPU voltage from 0.82V to 1.18V and beyond, depending on the accelerator. The resolution of the scale is in milli-Volts, although the resolution of the slider may differ. Initial tests have shown even simple increases in voltages to send the maximum overclock for the core speed up by as much as 100 MHz. The initial graphics card support-base includes the GeForce GTX 260, GTX 280 and GTX 295 series accelerators by EVGA. Future releases may expand the support base. The application is available exclusively to registered users of EVGA graphics accelerators, and can be downloaded from here.



Extended graphics card support list follows.

EVGA GeForce GTX 260 series:
  • 896-P3-1260-XX
  • 896-P3-1262-XX
  • 896-P3-1263-XX
  • 896-P3-1264-XX
  • 896-P3-1265-XX
  • 896-P3-1266-XX
  • 896-P3-1267-XX
  • 896-P3-1268-XX
  • 896-P3-1269-XX
  • 896-P3-1270-XX
EVGA GeForce GTX 280 series:
  • 01G-P3-1280-XX
  • 01G-P3-1282-XX
  • 01G-P3-1284-XX
  • 01G-P3-1286-XX
  • 01G-P3-1289-XX
EVGA GeForce GTX 295 series:
  • 017-P3-1291-XX
  • 017-P3-1292-XX
  • 017-P3-1293-XX
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77 Comments on EVGA Makes GPU Voltage Tuner Software Official

#1
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
Is there plans down the road to attatch this to their Overclocking tool. just seems a waste to add another running process to your list when benching!
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#2
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
Hmm it wont let me download it even though my card is compatible :(
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#3
Kursah
There are limitations, my range on my 65nm 216 GTX260 is 825mv to 1288mv. So .8v to 1.13v. Fine, but in bios I can go up to 1.15v though in much larger steps...this is much more fine tuned so it may actually be more useful to maintaining a higher OC while running lower volts than going through bios.

:toast:

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#4
KieranD
im a try it out see if i can get a higher clock, temps are fine plenty headroom just seems to have hit oc wall

its a gtx 260

using bios voids warranty also so does frying it lol
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#5
Kursah
I haven't hit the wall at my current clocks on the stock 1.06v my card uses, but those clocks are a great mix of temps and performance. Really I can't complain, but now using a program to change voltage instead of flashing the bios, I might just have to see how much beyond the 720-ish range my 1.06v did max out at I can go!

:toast:
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#6
KieranD
requires log in so i need to register ah well another site that has my detials
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#7
KieranD
ive got a funny feeling paulieg reg this card already
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#8
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
can someone send it to me? im logged in and i have my 295's reged but it wont let me DL it.

idk why?
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#9
Kursah
KeiranD, Shouldn't matter, just make a sign-in at EVGA's site and you can download it...you just need an account, works for the site and forum. You don't need to have a product of theirs for an account there iirc.

:toast:

Edit will I might be wrong, I just downloaded it, didn't care much for the compatability list 'cause I knew mine would be ok.

Edit Part Deux: I'm sure TPU's servers will be providing link to this soon for those having issues too...I can't imagine it won't be distributed across the web shortly.
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#10
hv43082
Is this the kind of mod that can void your warranty?
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#11
KieranD
i got an account and i tried the DL link and it just went refreshed back to the same page red the log in fine print and it says requires 1 product registration

EIT: dont think it can void your warranty but just make sure you dont overdo it coz if it gets even slightly messed up its voided
can TPU not host the program or is it against some legal stuff
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#13
KBD
great tool but they are being kinda cheap when it comes to supported cards, why not extend it to 9000 series as well, these are the current mainstream cards afterall and they should benefit as well.
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#14
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: sneekypeet
Is there plans down the road to attatch this to their Overclocking tool. just seems a waste to add another running process to your list when benching!
You don't need to have it open. It changes voltages until you restart your PC.
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#15
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: hv43082
Is this the kind of mod that can void your warranty?
Yes it states when the program starts up that they are not responsible for damages done to the card if this utility is used.

by: KBD
great tool but they are being kinda cheap when it comes to supported cards, why not extend it to 9000 series as well, these are the current mainstream cards afterall and they should benefit as well.
Lack of digital voltage control on the 9000 and prior cards.
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#16
LAN_deRf_HA
So far so good, I dropped down from the default 1125mv to 1075mv, and my max 729/1458 oc still works. Wonder if the reduced heat will let me clock even higher.
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#17
SK-1
Love the cathode tubes...
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#18
Pixelated
This is what I like to see.
If you do not see your card on this list, please stay tuned for future releases as we are working on further compatibility.
Hopefully they will release one for the G80's. I would love to push my 8800GTX up to 700Mhz (without a warranty voiding volt mod), since it can already hit 647Mhz.
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#19
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: Binge
Lack of digital voltage control on the 9000 and prior cards.
by: Pixelated
This is what I like to see.

Hopefully they will release one for the G80's. I would love to push my 8800GTX up to 700Mhz (without a warranty voiding volt mod), since it can already hit 647Mhz.
impossible for the 8000 series cards... plz read :p, it will also void your warranty.
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#20
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: Binge
You don't need to have it open. It changes voltages until you restart your PC.
But there is a tick box for start with windows, as well does the Overclocking tool. I mean will it come as one package like ATItool when it carried the voltage features for the X1900series cards. Even if it doesnt need to be seen, to OC and Voltmod you need two processes as it is.

Maybe Im just splitting hairs here, but for uber benchers another process is not what we/they want when trying to achieve our best results possible!
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#21
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
The overclocking tool and voltage tool do not come up in the services after startup is complete. They stop and close themselves. I have no extra processes/services running since I installed EVGA precision or voltage tuner.

The voltage tuner simply does what Rivatuner can do. It will address and edit the hex value of your GPUvoltage in the digital VRM itself. That value resets with a system restart.
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#22
sneekypeet
Unpaid Babysitter
by: Binge
The overclocking tool and voltage tool do not come up in the services after startup is complete. They stop and close themselves. I have no extra processes/services running since I installed EVGA precision or voltage tuner.
Sweetness, I guess that solves that then doesnt it, still think it would be nice to have all together. Thanks for that bit of info Binge!
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#23
LAN_deRf_HA
Can't overclock any further, but I have been able to drop my temps by 8 degrees... so I can lower my fan speed and reduce noise at the least.
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#24
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
by: Psychoholic
so im guessing it wont work on my 285?
I'm wondering the same, since it isn't listed. That would be kind of odd though. Anyone know the answer to this?
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#25
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
EVGA has stated that they are not yet supporting the 285 at this time but it may be available for modding in the future.
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