Originally Posted by Finners
yeah i get similar, mine goes up to 1226 i think then drops down to 1215 when the temps creep up. but gpu-z shows 1203.
As far as i know nvidia have set it to have a maximum boost of 1124 if the temps are low enough for them to think its safe, as your under water that would be why. the 53Mhz boost GPU-z reads is the minimum the card will boost
That is how I understood this too. I guess I just never asked that many people about it so I could verify it or not. Now that I have my understanding is confirmed. I appreciate the feed back.
Yeah was reading a little bit more about it while you were answering my question. Only thing left for Nvidia to do now is unlock these voltages. So the GTX 680 owner can destroy every benchmark out there.
I would have to say that is my only complaint about this card. They (Nvidia and their partners) castrated the GTX 680's voltage. Yes I understand they were going for power savings and thermals (Compared to their previous gen cards) but I wish they would've left a little more room for those who want it. 1.17v and 1.21v (Hardware Monitored) is not cutting it. They are capable of much higher capacity.
From a quick google it seems 53Mhz is the minimum boost and nvidia boosts an additional 13Mhz for every 10 degrees below 80C so 70-79 should have a core speed of 1072Mhz, 60-69C 1085mhz etc...
I've read this too.... it all depends on the temps. So water cooled cards will have an advantage as long as they don't run out of voltage space like I mentioned above.