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NVIDIA's GTX 680 voltage control restrictions explained

Discussion in 'NVIDIA' started by qubit, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. qubit

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    It's all to do with electromigration and maximizing GPU life.

    Looks like Legit Reviews got an exclusive on this as nvidia talked to them about it, here.

     
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    With so many page views, I'm surprised that no one cares about this enough to comment over something so significant. qubit scratches his quantum head, perplexed

    One can certainly take the cynical view that nvidia is doing this to protect their interests by reducing the number of RMAs they have to deal with or that they don't want the much cheaper GTX 670 being overclocked and performing as well as a stock GTX 680 or better.

    Regardless, electromigration does happen and does reduce lifespan and performance, so there is truth to nvidia's claims, regardless of any other motives.
     
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    i dont think EVGA was given that answer honestly as to why pull their ebot or w/e it was, sound like a spyware bot anyway
     
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    X company says this, someone says that. It's been discussed in another thread during the initial story. There's not much left to discuss I guess. :ohwell:
     
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    this could be combined with the topic about it
     
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    Can't merge into news posts.
     
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    But the motives they explain are common knowledge.

    Take Intel for instance they achive there Boost well with in spec v1.2 and still have room for OC by user with-in that v1.45000 recommended spec

    What Nvidia did which seams dumb. They take the chip and basicklly voltage it to the brink thinking no-one of the "enthusiast" buying an "enthusiast" card from them with their chip will not OC. Just seam silly
    They admit there is no degridation for the chip at the voltage and boost frequencies for the normal life span, Why not run it at that spec all the time and get rid of the "Microstutters" the GPU-Boost causes. 3 WQHL drivers later and they just manage to minimize the microstutters which they said they were gonna fix back in June.

    Nvidia
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    *but we already did it for you so dont touch it.
     
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    Thanks E, I did look in the nvidia section about this and hadn't seen that it was reported in the news section. At least I understand why now. :)

    Please feel free to close the thread if you feel it would be more appropriate.
     

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