Tuesday, October 24th 2017

GIGABYTE Updates its RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC BIOS with Increased Power Limit

GIGABYTE today released an updated graphics card BIOS for its GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC / WindForce OC (GV-N208TWF3OC-11GC) graphics card, with significantly increased power limits. The card originally ships with a power-limit adjustment headroom of up to of 290 Watts. The new BIOS increases that all the way up to 366 W. The default power limit for both BIOSes is 260 W, so you'll have to use GIGABYTE's Aorus Engine utility to increase the power limit manually to 366 W instead of 290 W.

The increased power limit helps the card sustain its GPU Boost frequencies better, since there is more electrical headroom. The new BIOS, however, don't tinker with temperature limits. 84°C is still the temperature at which the GPU will begin to lower clock speeds to bring down temperatures, and 88°C is the temperature limit. GPU Boost uses a combination of factors such as utilization, power limit, and temperature to increase GPU clock speeds, to increase performance. You can find both the new BIOS, and the original BIOS for this card below. You use the BIOS at your own risk.
DOWNLOAD: GIGABYTE High Power Limit RTX 2080 Ti BIOS | GIGABYTE RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC Original BIOS Source: GIGABYTE USA Forums
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9 Comments on GIGABYTE Updates its RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC BIOS with Increased Power Limit

#1
Upgrayedd
Would like to see that test.
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Assimilator
Why they didn't release it with these values at launch is anyone's guess...
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xkm1948
Probably gonna let well cooled GPU maintain that ~2100MHz core for sustained load. As of now mine can only do ~2050 sustained load. But the fan is unbearablely loud at that temp ( I have custom fan curve that pushes those fans to ~3500rpm at 100%)
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Fluffmeister
xkm1948 said:
Probably gonna let well cooled GPU maintain that ~2100MHz core for sustained load. As of now mine can only do ~2050 sustained load. But the fan is unbearablely loud at that temp ( I have custom fan curve that pushes those fans to ~3500rpm at 100%)
A 2080 Ti humming along a 2Ghz+ My heart bleeds for you. :D
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Steevo
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Why they didn't release it with these values at launch is anyone's guess...
Power consumption numbers.
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#7
Fluffmeister
All the cards will likely top out around the same speed anyway, so it will just suck more juice for no reason at all.

It should no doubt benefit the tiny niche that want to go that extra metaphorical mile though.
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xkm1948
Fluffmeister said:
All the cards will likely top out around the same speed anyway, so it will just suck more juice for no reason at all.

It should no doubt benefit the tiny niche that want to go that extra metaphorical mile though.
During CUDA loads the core hovers around ~1500. I am new to CUDA based acceleration so might take a while to learn. What I did find out is by increasing overall power limit, the sustained clock during CUDA load improved to ~1700. Still very far from the 3D application clocks of 2000+ though.
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